Pastor of Next Generation Ministries at First Baptist Church of Topeka
Topeka, KS

First Baptist, an American Baptist Church, 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
o   First Baptist Church Childcare Center
o   Jardine Elementary and Middle School
o   Upward sports programming
o   Other children and youth in the community
·       Partner with the entire family
o   Communicate well using email, social media platforms, church communications, and other outlets
o   Develop relationships with the entire family
o   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)


First Baptist Church of Topeka
3033 SW MacVicar Ave.
Topeka, Kansas 66611


Rev. Dr. Nathan Marsh
(785) 267-0380


Topeka, KS
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
45-50,000 a year including salary, housing, insurance
Ordained position
Exempt status
Creative Thinking
Next Gen Ministry
Working with Adolescents
Working with Children
Church Ministry