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Director/Pastor for Families

First Baptist Church

Minneapolis, MN

Category: Family Pastor

Posted on: July 17, 2019

Job Description:

Serve our families through promoting a healthy vision for Biblical marriage and parenting, and train and equip lay leaders to disciple our kids and youth.

Equip and Train Lay Leaders and Volunteers
- Develop and execute a plan for leadership development and volunteer coordination to support family ministry plans.
- Recruit, equip, train and coach leaders and volunteers for our kids and youth ministry.
- Meet with leaders to provide support and encouragement.
- Mentor leaders to develop relationships with our families, youth and kids outside of regular programs/events.
- Work with rest of the ministry staff to identify and cultivate future lay leaders in family ministry programming.

Plan and Coordinate Programs (Kids and Youth)
- Work with Senior Pastor and elders to develop a ministry plan that best disciples our kids and youth.
- Oversee the scheduling and work of volunteers who serve our kids and youth in weekly programs and for special events.
- Regularly_noemailmunicate with our leaders, volunteers and families in the kids and youth ministry areas.
- Build a strong discipling relationship with our parents, youth and kids.
- Coordinate childcare for special events.

Plan Equipping Seminars (Marriage and Parenting)
- Plan and promote seminars that equip our people in the areas of marriage and parenting.
- Recruit trainers and speakers for events.

Plan Events for Families
- Plan events for our families and congregation that are relationally oriented.
- Create environments for connection and celebration among our congregation.
- Work with Senior Pastor to_noemailanize and coordinate regular parent-child dedications.

Other Responsibilities
- Supervise budgets for Families, Kids and Youth.
- Mentor and direct interns who are connected with the Family Ministry area.
- Proactively engage in relational discipleship with members and new attendees.
- Promote a culture of relational discipleship within our congregation.
- Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

The governance of First Baptist Church is transitioning to a plurality of elders model of leadership. If the right candidate for this position is also desiring and qualified to serve as a pastor with and under the authority of the elders (as seen in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9), we will change the position title and provide_noemailmensurate_noemailpensation for that individual. In this context, the job description would also include the following responsibilities:
- Provide preaching ministry to the congregation as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
- Serve as a pastor and shepherd to our congregation.

About First Baptist Church:

First Baptist Church is located in downtown Minneapolis. Throughout its 165-year history, God has done some incredible work through the people of our church. Here at First, it is all about Jesus. We want to see lives and our city renewed through relationship with Jesus. We seek to put him at the center of all that we do, and are always asking the question, "Is this what Jesus wants for our church?" This question guides the work we do as we help to make, mature and multiply disciples in and through our community. Our home is found in the west part of Downtown Minneapolis. Within a half mile of our building, there are approximately 21,000 people who also call this area home. The largest segment are young professionals, who work in professional and service jobs in the downtown area. We also have large segments of Baby Boomers who have moved downtown as empty-nesters, as well as those living at or below the poverty line. We are excited to reach our neighbors with the gospel.  


- Fulfills the scriptural qualifications of a deacon (1 Timothy 3:8-13). - Have a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and regularly articulate that relationship. - Agreement with the church's Statement of Faith and discipleship process. - Have a desire for personal spiritual growth and accountability. - Effective communicator of Biblical truths to multiple age groups. - Seminary education or equivalent ministry experience. - Experience leading and managing programs. - Experience training leaders. - Experience leading individuals and teams to accomplish ministry programs and objectives. - Experience with discipleship to families, youth and/or kids. - Experience teaching kids or youth. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director/Pastor for Families
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Family Pastor
50,000 - 60,000
Organization Type:
Baptist - Other
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Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

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First Baptist Church
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1021 Hennepin Av
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