Southern Baptist Convention

First Baptist Church Dayton is seeking a Pastor of Students and Family Ministries to come alongside our lead pastor, deacons, and congregation to revitalize our Student and Children’s Ministry. We are looking for a pastor who desires to build a student and children ministry which will glorify God in all things. We are looking for a man who as a pastor is full of energy, dedicated to hard work, and willing to invest his life in students and children. This pastor will be given the freedom, within the scope of FBC’s vision, to use his gifts and skill-set to build and lead these ministries. With our facilities, proximity to the schools, and the support of our leadership, the sky is the limit for the pastor who takes on this position. If this position interest you after looking at the qualifications and responsibilities listed below, please email your resume, a picture of you and your family, 2 sermons (if available, not mandatory), and a list of references (only the references of the final three candidates will be checked) to

75% of responsibility – Student Ministries
• Develop a student ministry 6th-12th grade which is Christ honoring and culturally relevant
• Recruit, equip, and train volunteer leaders
• Teach student life group Sunday Mornings
• Preach/teach Wednesday night student gathering
• Plan, prepare, budget student outreach events (weekly, monthly, annual)
• Attend High School and Jr. High school events and extra-curricular activities
• Build relationships with the parents of students
• Be involved in the community building relationships with organizations that will help student engagement

20% of responsibility – Family Ministries
• Develop a children’s ministry 1st – 5th grade which is Christ honoring and culturally relevant. Once developed, the responsibility will be to oversee the family ministries.
• Recruit, equip, train volunteer leaders
• Teach Children’s Church as needed
• Build relationships with parents of children
• Plan, prepare, budget children outreach events

5% of responsibility – Church Administration
• Weekly Staff Meetings
• Available for weddings, funerals, counseling as needed by Lead Pastor
• Teach Preschool Chapels on rotating basis with Lead Pastor
• Manage any tasks assigned by Church leadership

Experience Desired:
• Experience in Student and/or Children’s Ministry, experience in both a plus
• Experience serving as paid church staff, experience overseeing church staff a plus
• Experience in building a youth or children ministry from the ground up
• Experience in building a team of volunteers
• Experience in working in a team environment within a church staff setting

Education Desired:
• Bachelor’s Degree with biblical emphasis, student/children’s ministry emphasis a plus

Skills Desired:
• Team Player
• Ability to cast and communicate vision creatively, consistently and clearly
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, relational skills and emotional IQ, with the ability to encourage and inspire
• Ability to self-critique ministry and make changes if/when necessary
• Effective preaching/teaching skills with clear evidence of teaching for transformation
• Ability to develop teams and lead people to do ministry
• Ability to be the bridge between students and parents bringing the Gospel into focus

Character Traits Desired:
• Integrity.
• Enjoys laughing and having fun
• Soft heart.
• Passion for Christ.
• Passion for discipleship (holistic discipleship, not just Bible study).
• Fun to be around
• Loyal
• Able to receive constructive criticism

Note from our pastor:
I have served on church staff for 17 years. I want you to know whoever the Lord leads to this position, I will be your biggest advocate. We have a lot of hard work to do, but I desire for us to work hard together to continue in the dynamic work that lies ahead for FBC Dayton. If you are hired for this position, be assured you will receive from me, support, encouragement, counsel, and constructive criticism to help your ministry be the best it can be for the Lord and FBC Dayton! – Pastor George


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Pastor Search Team

First Baptist Church, Dayton

202 E Houston St
Dayton, TX 77535-2801
(936) 258-8231

Among the tall pines of Southeast Texas in the countryside Northeast of Houston is the dynamic First Baptist Church of Dayton, Texas. This loving Church Body has a passion to bring people closer to the One and only Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 'We exist to exalt Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and missions.' Whether you are a growing Christian or just beginning to seek answers to life's most important questions, we hope and pray we can clearly point you in the direction of the only One who has the answers, Jesus. If you are young, old, married, divorced, widowed, searching, healthy, happy, or hurting we encourage you to join us as we "Seek the Lord with all our hearts" knowing that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Come join the excitement at First Baptist Church in the friendly town of Dayton, Texas. See you in church.