Job Board

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Youth and Children's Ministry

NextGen Pastor

First Baptist Church of Topeka
Posted: 09/09/2021
Salary/Range: Full-time, Competitive and Evaluated on Experience and Education
Topeka, Kansas

MINISTRY PURPOSE: The mission of First Baptist – Topeka is, Sharing Christ, Nurturing People. We believe this life change happens through a relationship with Jesus Christ. First Baptist is searching for a Pastor or Director of NextGen ministries who is passionate about sharing and showing this Good News with the next generation. The person in this full-time ministry role will provide leadership and oversight to students and their families.

REPORTS TO: Lead Pastor

• Oversee children and youth Sunday School, Wednesday Family Night activities and worship programming
• Work with Children and Youth Education Committee and Youth Leadership Team to plan activities such as camps, youth group, special activities, short-term mission trips and fundraising
• Assist in organizing childcare for church activities
• Recruit, train, and multiply volunteers who assist with children and youth ministry activities
• Reach out to, and build relationships with children and their families in areas such as
o First Baptist Church Childcare Center
o Jardine Elementary and Middle School
o Upward sports programming
o Other children and youth in the community
• Partner with the entire family
o Communicate well using email, social media platforms, church communications, and other outlets
o Develop relationships with the entire family
o Provide spiritual support (pastoral care)

• Attend weekly team meeting with First Baptist staff members
• Attend monthly board meetings
• Attend monthly Children and Youth Education Committee meetings

• A strong relationship with Jesus Christ and an understanding of the Christian faith
• A clear calling and passion to work with children, youth and their families
• (Preferred) a degree or background in ministry
• 2 or more years of experience in leading students, student ministry, children’s ministry or both
• Creativity and innovative thinking about ministering to the next generation
• Flexible and highly organized with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
• (Preferred) live in the Topeka area (Shawnee County, KS)

HOW TO APPLY: • Send your resume, cover letter, and questions to Pastor Nate at or call

(785) 267-0380.

• @firstbaptisttopeka

To Apply: Pastor Nate at or (785) 267-0380