Little Rock, Arkansas
The Family Pastor provides leadership to families, giving special attention to equipping parents with opportunities and resources to evangelize and instruct their children in the Lord. He is also responsible for creating discipleship environments where pre-school and elementary-aged children learn to know and respond to God rightly through instruction in the gospel and basic Bible doctrines. He serves in collaboration with the other pastors (especially the Pastor of Student Ministries), Elders, and other ministry team leaders to initiate and maintain programs and activities that will encourage faith-nurturing relationships among both parents and children.
- Provide oversight of children’s and family ministries and their respective teams, building relationships with volunteers demonstrating a love and concern for their welfare.
- Oversee a team of ministers, teachers and volunteers in providing Christ-centered, biblically-based learning experiences for children ages pre-K through 6th grade that will prepare and encourage them toward a life modeled after Jesus Christ. The prioritization of these ministries are:
- Children’s and Nursery Ministries (Pre-K through 6th grade)
- AWANA Ministry
- Care Group Child Care
- Vacation Bible School
- Reformation Celebration
- Facilitate the discipleship of parents who have children 12-years-old and under focusing primarily on the dads of families with children 12 years of age and under. Personally disciple a limited number of parents (especially dads). Identify and recruit additional mentor couples who can disciple younger parents in their parenting. In short, encourage, support, and equip parents to become biblically-based disciples who make disciples for Christ in their homes.
- Work in concert with the Pastor over Equipping Hours classes to develop and offer classes which will equip parents to be better parents.
- On a periodic basis, visit each equipping hour class under the purview of the Family Pastor to offer guidance and or suggestions for improvement and to ensure sound doctrine is being taught.
- Oversee the church administrative staff and fiscal operations to include accounting, payroll, required state and federal periodic reporting, weekly financial reports to the Elders and Deacons, (in concert with the Board of Deacons) prepare the annual budget, and annual audit. This includes working with the Board of Deacons to maintain all church facilities and acting as liaison between the church staff, the Board of Elders, and the Board of Deacons.
- The Family Pastor reports to the Board of Elders with a willing, cheerful, and obedient attitude, and submits to the authority of the Pastor/Teacher and the Elders.
- Prefer MDiv with 3 yrs. pastoral ministry experience in administration and/or children’s ministry; will consider new graduates.
Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]