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Topeka Baptist Church – Topeka, Kansas


Topeka Baptist Church is a growing, contemporary, evangelistic, non-denominational Baptist church. TBC has grown to average of 800 weekly attenders. Through our 3 core principles of connect, grow and serve, we seek to connect people to God, facilitate spiritual growth through God’s Word, and give opportunities for serving the body of Christ together.


Job Description Proposal for Children’s/Family Pastor/Director

Overall Function:

To assist the Pastoral team in the care of the members of Topeka Baptist Church.

Primary Responsibilities:

Overall Leadership of Children’s Ministry

Provide vision and direction for Children’s Ministries (including Sunday school, children’s church, AWANA Clubs, and other programs/events)

Develop and communicate educational goals that are appropriate for each age/grade level and are consistent with the church’s stated purpose

Develop annual ministry plans and budget

Keep the Children’s Ministry at the forefront by regularly communicating its needs, present issues, and future direction to pastoral staff, parents, volunteers, and congregation.


Oversight of Children’s Ministry Volunteer Staff

Develop and implement a volunteer staffing plan which includes recruitment, training, evaluation, and recognition.


Oversight of Curriculum Selection

Ensure a comprehensive curriculum plan exists, and oversee the selection of specific curriculum that is aligned with the church’s statement of faith and the educational and spiritual growth goals of the Children’s Ministry.

Provide teacher support and evaluation of curriculum / teaching plan for Children’s Sunday school program.


Coordination of Other Children’s Programs

Coordinate and provide oversight to special children’s programs and events (including, but not limited to:  Trunk or Treat, Vacation Bible School, AWANA Clubs, etc.)


Working Collaboratively with Parents

Support the biblical mandate that parents have the primary responsibility to evangelize and disciple their children (provide resources and, as necessary, training for parents)

Collaborate with other church ministries to offer family-friendly programs and events (i.e., for the whole family)



Has a love for children and a desire to teach children and their families biblical principles and the Word of God.

Has the ability to administrate and organize children’s ministry volunteers and events.

Oversee purchase of all needed materials for children’s ministry.

Manage and operate within yearly department budget

Attend weekly staff meetings for Bible devotions, prayer, planning, direction and support

Participate in pastoral responsibilities (when applicable), preaching (when senior pastor absent), hospital visitation, funerals, counseling, discipleship, etc.

Strong interpersonal and relational skills

Ability to be flexible and adapt


Compensation Package:

Hours: Full-time position

Salary: Negotiable, based on experience

Paid time off: Vacation and holiday paid time off

Health Insurance: 100% paid premium for full-time employees and family


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in church ministry, children’s ministry and/or Bible preferred

Experienced in children’s ministry

Understanding of church culture and leadership



For consideration and questions contact the Administrative Pastor Jeff Rhoades:

Topeka Baptist Church – Topeka, Kansas

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