FBC Macon

Nurture. Love. Serve. ALL.

We’re proud of our Baptist history and heritage, but we’re also proud of our diversity. At First Baptist you will find a group of people coming from a variety of different church backgrounds and denominations who have found a home at the “top of Poplar.” And while our congregation comes from all over middle Georgia, we are a downtown church and see it is our mission to be the presence of Christ to our InTown and College Hill communities here in Macon.

Associate Pastor for Children and Congregational Life

 

The First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon, GA, is seeking a full-time associate pastor to focus on children and congregational life.

We are a historic, progressive, and diverse Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregation located in the heart of a revitalized downtown community. A bachelor’s degree with relevant experience is highly preferred. Ordination is not required, but title and pastoral responsibilities will vary depending on theological training. We are seeking a “connector” who will strengthen the ties of our growing, intergenerational congregation. Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and list of references to search@fbcxmacon.org. We will begin reviewing applicants May 3, 2019.

Job Description

Reports to: Pastor

Classification: Management, salaried

Staff liaison for: Children’s committee, Church Life committee, Accessibility servant team, Baptism servant team, Congregational Care servant team, Publicity servant team

Principal Function: 

The Associate Pastor for Children and Congregational Life will coordinate a comprehensive ministry of spiritual formation to the children of the church (birth-5th grade), as well as coordinate programs for church-wide fellowship, giving special concern for fostering meaningful intergenerational relationships.

Responsibilities:

CHILDREN

Coordinate comprehensive ministry of spiritual formation to children of the church (birth to 5th grade).

  • Lead a program of children’s Bible study, including Sunday School, that nurtures all participants to grow in a faith that is authentic, thoughtful and curious. 

  • Develop in children an understanding of Christian missions by providing support for preschool and children’s leaders in Sunday School, missions organizations, and graded choirs (in consultation with Graded Choir Coordinator), securing resources and materials, recruiting teachers, providing communication and offering logistical support.

  • Serve as supervisor of all children’s ministry staff and volunteers. 

  • Oversee church nursery and supervise nursery coordinator.  

  • Coordinate W.O.W. (Working on Worship) program for preschoolers during the morning worship service, including recruiting teachers and volunteer helpers and developing an overall curriculum for the program.

  • Work with VBS director to coordinate Vacation Bible School.  

  • Plan and coordinate special and seasonal activities for children throughout the year, including special Sunday School programs.

  • Plan and coordinate yearly discipleship classes with pastor.

  • Coordinate children’s ministry objectives with the pastor.  

  • Give thoughtful consideration to making sure the ministry to children accepts, includes, and values all people.

Lead children and their families in fellowship.

  • Plan and conduct social and recreational activities for children. 

  • Build relationships with children and their families through personal contact and taking an interest in their lives.

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE

Coordinate opportunities for church-wide fellowship and retreat.

  • Collaborate with church life committee to coordinate and plan all church-wide fellowship gatherings.

  • Attend to the church’s commitment to foster meaningful intergenerational relationships.

  • Collaborate with church life committee to coordinate and plan all church retreats.

  • Coordinate church involvement in community, ecumenical, and interfaith gatherings.

  • Work closely with church office to maintain church calendar.

Coordinate efforts to reach out to guests and engage new members into the life of church.

  • Serve as staff liaison to guests and new members, providing materials about the church and connecting them to ministry and mission opportunities within congregation.

  • Coordinate with hospitality and publicity servant teams to maintain church promotional materials.

Participate in the overall pastoral responsibilities of the church.

  • Perform general pastoral duties, including worship planning and leadership, pastoral care, and occasional hospital and home-centered visitation.

  • Be actively involved in the community, building relationships with both members and non-members.

  • Be actively connected to the larger Baptist and Christian world through participation in CBF events, as well as interdenominational and ecumenical organizations.

WEEKLY SERVICES

Sunday
Sunday School at 9:45am
Morning Worship at 11:00am

Wednesday Evening
We begin with a meal at 5:30pm. Music and missions activities are available for adults, youth, and kids. Learn More

 

CONTACT US

511 High Place
Macon, GA 31201
Directions to FBCX

Telephone: 1.478.742.6485

Email: office@fbcxmacon.org


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