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Pastor/Director of NextGen Ministries 

MINISTRY PURPOSE:  The mission of First Baptist – Topeka is, Sharing Christ, Nurturing People.  We believe this life change happens through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  First Baptist is searching for a Pastor or Director of NextGen ministries who is passionate about sharing and showing this Good News with the next generation.  The person in this full-time ministry role will provide leadership and oversight to students and their families.  


REPORTS TO: Lead Pastor



  • Oversee children and youth Sunday School, Wednesday Family Night activities and worship programming

  • Work with Children and Youth Education Committee and Youth Leadership Team to plan activities such as camps, youth group, special activities, short-term mission trips and fundraising

  • Assist in organizing childcare for church activities

  • Recruit, train, and multiply volunteers who assist with children and youth ministry activities

  • Reach out to, and build relationships with children and their families in areas such as

    • First Baptist Church Childcare Center

    • Jardine Elementary and Middle School

    • Upward sports programming

    • Other children and youth in the community

  • Partner with the entire family

    • Communicate well using email, social media platforms, church communications, and other outlets

    • Develop relationships with the entire family

    • Provide spiritual support (pastoral care)



  • Attend weekly team meeting with First Baptist staff members

  • Attend monthly board meetings

  • Attend monthly Children and Youth Education Committee meetings



  • A strong relationship with Jesus Christ and an understanding of the Christian faith

  • A clear calling and passion to work with children, youth and their families 

  • (Preferred) a degree or background in ministry

  • 2 or more years of experience in leading students, student ministry, children’s ministry or both

  • Creativity and innovative thinking about ministering to the next generation 

  • Flexible and highly organized with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence 

  • (Preferred) live in the Topeka area (Shawnee County, KS)




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