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Associate Pastor of Families

East Pickens Baptist Church
Pickens, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 12/21/2017
Categories: Church/Ministry
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

East Pickens is an established church with a contemporary ministry mindset.  It’s the best of both worlds—stability and innovation!  We are looking for the man who will pastor the teams necessary to reach and disciple the next generation of the Pickens, SC area, just 30 minutes west of Greenville, SC and 30 minutes east of Clemson, SC.  The position of Associate Pastor of Families will oversee all of our ministries from birth to 6th grade.  We currently have over 600 people on our campus every Sunday, with over 20% of those attendees who are under the age of 10.  This position will be demanding, managing 100+ regular volunteers and 150 children under the age of 6th grade.  It will take someone who can lead from stage, but who can also create systems of ministry teams as we continue to grow.  You will join a ministry team with 4 other full-time, and 2 other part-time staff, along with a new ministry intern program.  We work in the context of teams at East Pickens—no ministry silos allowed!  We aren’t looking for a newbie in children’s ministry or someone who is looking for a stepping stone. 


Come join our amazing team!

To apply, you must provide the following:

  1. A ministry resume. 
  2. Links to your online presence demonstrative of your current ministry
  3. On a separate document provide the following information:         
  • Tell us about your conversion to Christ. 
  • How would you describe your personality to someone who has never met you? 
  • Tell us about your family. 
  • Who/what (besides the Bible and Jesus J) are your top ministry influences?
  • From your current ministry assignment, what do you sense has been your greatest accomplishment thus far?  (This isn’t bragging, we just want to know what you’ve been up to!)

Job Description

Associate Pastor of Families


The ideal associate pastor for this position should be someone with a deep love for Jesus Christ and His people; someone with a passion to disciple all ages of children and their families; someone with a vision to expand the breadth and relevance of the age-graded ministries of the church; someone who understands the importance of discipleship and biblical literacy; someone who is able to thrive in a team environment; and someone who is able to connect well with all ages of people.


The Nursery, Preschool, and Children’s Ministries of East Pickens should be:

-Excellent in quality                             

-More substance than flash  

-A safe environment                           


-Relevant to current culture               

-Evangelistic and discipleship-oriented

-Family-oriented in scope                  

-Integrated into the greater culture of the church

-Led by volunteer teams                     

-Positioned for numeric growth




-Lead, by example, the disciplined Christian life exhibited by an exemplar attitude, a vibrant personal devotional life, personal evangelism, and a love for Jesus.

-Recruit, develop, mentor and schedule volunteers to accomplish the work of the ministries under your care.

-Cultivate an atmosphere of camaraderie and teamwork with everyone involved in the ministry.

-Set the example of servant leadership by leading in a way that demonstrates humility and the willingness to do what he asks others to do.

-Set the example of excellence by doing his best and expecting the best from everyone else.

-Provide pastoral care, as needed, including on-call weekends.


Nursery, Preschool, and Children’s Ministries

-Organize and lead the nursery, preschool, and children’s ministries of the church under the supervision of, and in cooperation with, the Senior Pastor.

-Recruit and oversee the appropriate lay ministry directors and volunteers to accomplish this very important work (Ex: Nursery, Preschool Sunday School, Children’s Sunday School, Kids Worship, Mid-Week Children’s Program, Vacation Bible School, Club 56, etc.)

-Provide vision and direction for the intentional discipleship of all the children entrusted to this ministry.

-Coordinate a calendar of ministry activity that will foster evangelistic opportunities, positive peer group development, spiritual growth, and fun events for all ages under this position.

-Cultivate a ministry culture that encourages parent involvement in every facet of the ministry.