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Youth and Children's Ministry

Pastor/Director of Next Generation (NextGen) Ministries

First Baptist Church (Topeka, KS)
Posted: 10/18/2021
Topeka, KS

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
    • First Baptist Church Childcare Center
    • Jardine Elementary and Middle School
    • Upward sports programming
    • Other children and youth in the community
  • Partner with the entire family
    • Communicate well using email, social media platforms, church communications, and other outlets
    • Develop relationships with the entire family
    • 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)
To Apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and questions to Pastor Nate at or call (785) 267-0380