Preteen Associate, Children's Ministry

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church | Marietta, GA

Posted Date 7/11/2024

Job Details

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church - Marietta, GA
Full Time
4 Year Degree



  1. Above all, to grow closer to Jesus Christ. Through intentional, daily time with the Lord, seek to keep Jesus Christ as the priority of your life, realizing that prayer, Bible study, and Christian discipleship are essential to growing in God’s will each day.
  2. Seek to emphasize quality, Christ-centered relationships for both family and friends. We therefore highly encourage a strong work-life balance for all employees.
  3. Actively seek to be an individual who emphasizes a spirit of teamwork, flexibility, and quality in all aspects of daily work.


JOB SUMMARY: Specific to this role, is to focus on directing and leading 4th and 5th graders to spiritual growth and development. Other responsibilities and management include developing spiritual servant leaders for 4th and 5th grade. As part of the Children’s Ministry Team, plan, develop, organize, administer and evaluate specific programs and events annually for all children 1-5th grade.



  • Oversee and develop a ministry for the spiritual development for 4th grade and 5th grade.
  • Manage curriculum, develop community through multiple avenues including programming and events.
  • Recruit, train and disciple 4th - 5th grade adult leaders.
  • Create an environment on Sunday mornings different from grades 1-3.
  • Provide a mission experience that 4th - 5th graders plan, execute and lead.
  • VBS responsibilities include: Collaborate in development of theme; train 100 + Middle School students for leadership; Plan and execute mission project for 5th grade; Provide separate VBS program for 5th graders (VBS Extreme)
  • Teach 4th & 5th graders how to share their faith as well as how to become disciple makers.
  • Provide pastoral care to children and families, specifically those in 4th and 5th grade.
  • Participate in Gospel Presentations, Counseling, in a leadership role for Children’s Baptisms.
  • Manage Preteen Ministry Budget
  • Work with Children’s Team to provide support and leadership on all 4th and 5th grade Wednesday night Missions RAs and GAs.
  • Participate in development of mission trips and mission opportunities for children and their families.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in all regular ministry staff meetings, monthly church staff meetings, staff retreats, training, etc.
  • Support the Senior Pastor and all other church staff.



  • Team Values
    • Trust - We are for one another. We have the courage to offer and receive honest thoughts and feedback, while also protecting our relationships.
    • People-First - We believe that people are our first ministry priority. Events and programs are important only to the extent that they allow us to love and serve people.
    • Health - We desire to be the healthiest version of ourselves: relationally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
    • Collaboration - Our overall mission and vision drive what we do. We work hard to destroy ministry silos and believe that we are better when we work together.
    • Development - We desire to grow and improve in our work. We strive to multiply our impact by training and developing others to follow God’s calling.


  • Critical Skills
    • Project Management experience.
    • Computer Skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Publisher, ProPresenter, and Media Software.
    • Abilities to relate to children personally and in programming.
    • Able to manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously.
    • Handles all sensitive information with the greatest possible confidentiality and care.
    • Works flexibly with a variety of personalities.
    • High attention to detail.
    • Self-Motivated
    • Flexible



  • Bachelor's degree preferred, seminary degree a plus.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in Student or Children’s Ministry desired



  • Ability to lift up and carry 50 or more pounds
  • Able to walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Physically able to work inside and outside in various weather conditions

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