Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

First Baptist Church of Newnan, Georgia, whose campus is situated in a vibrant downtown just one block from the historic courthouse square, seeks a Senior Pastor to lead and shepherd our multigenerational congregation in fulfilling its mission to effectively reach a rapidly growing community with the gospel.  Established in 1828, First Baptist Newnan has been "holding forth the Word of Life" in the City of Homes for almost 200 years and is poised to experience both numerical and spiritual growth as its members desire to continue to be used as a lighthouse for the gospel in ministering to and reaching this community for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Senior Pastor will bear the core responsibilities of leadership, preaching, vision casting, and staff oversight, among others. He shall have in his care the spiritual and moral welfare of the congregation and shall disciple and equip leaders for ministry through personal relationships and modeling of a Spirit-filled life.

Those who meet the requirements of 1Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9 and preferably have obtained a Master of Divinity or comparable seminary degree and have a minimum of five years of experience as a Senior Pastor or other relevant experience are invited to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to cnfgbefrnepu@soparjana.bet

For more information about the Senior Pastor position at First Baptist Newnan, you may contact the Pastor Search Committee at cnfgbefrnepu@soparjana.bet.

Purpose:  The Wednesday Night Dinner Host (WNDH) is responsible for overseeing the FBCN Wednesday Night Dinner meals August-May (using Coweta School Schedule).

Accountable to: FBCN Staff Representative and Food Services Committee (FSC)

Qualifications:

  • Must be a Christ follower with a growing personal walk that aligns with the mission and beliefs of FBCN.
  • Must be knowledgeable in special needs diets.
  • Must be able to read and speak English.
  • Must have excellent people skills and the ability to collaborate with a team.
  • Must have proficient working knowledge of a commercial kitchen.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and coordinate, with the staff representative and FSC for all scheduled Wednesday Night Dinner.
  • Plan and execute all WND meals from purchasing items, preparing food, and coordinating servers.
  • Coordinate additional items/ equipment purchases with staff representative.
  • Create, plan, and maintain a budget to cover all WND needs.
  • Keep kitchen clean (including but not limited to all pantries, freezer, refrigerator, storage cabinets)
  • Keep all extra ingredients labeled and dated
  • Assist in serving line, kitchen and/or dining room needs

First Baptist Church Child Development Center has a mission to provide the very best care for one of God’s greatest gifts, Children!  We are looking for 2 teachers immediately for our 11:45am to 6:00pm shift.  Prospective teachers should love seeing children learn and teach by example.  Our students range from 6 weeks to 4 years old and teachers lead the children in developmentally appropriate activities encouraging healthy spiritual, physical, social, and emotional development.  We operate on the Coweta County School schedule with the exception that we are open for all teacher workdays.

Responsibilities:

Interacting with every child as an individual and part the group, while introducing and building on age-appropriate academic and biblical lessons.   Nurturing an environment of respect and safety.  While taking care of the children’s needs including servings snacks and meals, diaper changing and potty training.  Communicating with parents and other appropriate staff on the child’s development and progress.  Complete daily cleaning tasks to maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe environment. 

Lead Teacher Requirements:

Technical Childcare Certificate, CDA, TCD in Early Childhood Education/Development. College Degree + 3 months experience.  Background Check Required.  The ability to work creatively and follow a lesson plan.  18 years of age.

Assistant Teacher Requirements:

Background Check Required.  The ability to work creatively and follow a lesson plan. 16 years of age.

Preferred Qualifications:

CPR and First Aid Certification; Fire Safety; Experience working in a licensed Childcare environment.

Please access our employment application on our website: www.fbcnewnan.org/daycare. Only candidates who meet all minimum qualifications will be contacted for interviews.

Job Type:  Part-time

Pay: $12.00 - $13.00 per hour

Purpose:                              The Director of Children’s Ministries will provide full-time leadership to the children’s ministries of First Baptist Church, Newnan.  This includes: laying a foundation of God’s word, leading and growing children and parents into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and nurturing and loving children and their families at First Baptist and the community.

Accountable to:                   Minister of Education

Supervises:                           Children’s Interns and Volunteers

Time requirement:               Full Time

Ministry Areas:                     Nursery, Preschool and Children and their families

Spiritual Gifts:                      Leadership, Administration, Teaching

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and passion to share that faith
  • Agreement with the doctrinal statement of First Baptist Church
  • Consistent spiritual and moral character and lifestyle, complying with the decorum of FBCN
  • Passion for children and their families, be high energy, hard working and have the ability to recruit/motivate others in sharing Jesus with children and their families
  • Previous experience in Children’s Ministry opportunities with knowledge of ways of relating to children in age-appropriate activities and ministries
  • Bible teaching competencies and skills in teaching children
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills as well as interpersonal relationship skills
  • Highly motivated/visionary individual who follows through with plans and opportunities
  • Ability to organize, coordinate work, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Innovative and creative individual who looks for the God given attributes in each child
  • Ability to relate and have compassion for all varying socio economical levels of children and their families
  • Flexible, detail oriented, and decisive with the ability to organize and lead/recruit volunteers in ministry opportunities
  • Ability to coordinate several activities at once and quickly analyze and resolve specific problems
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in team situations as well as the ability to work independently
  • Knowledgeable computer skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

 

Responsibilities:

  • To minister to children and their families (babies – 5th grade)
  • To creatively help children to know, love and follow God with all their hearts, souls and strength
  • To recruit, train, and supervise children’s ministry staff and volunteers and provide general spiritual and emotional care for the children in the ministry
  • To reach out to parents in helping their children. This care may include how to teach children biblical truths, forms of proper discipline and how to deal in crisis situations
  • To plan and organize weekly ministries: Sunday School, Children’s Worship, Preschool and Children Team meetings, Child Check-in Area, Wednesday Children’s Mission Programs
  • To promote events and ministries for children and their families while sharing the gospel of Jesus and enhancing each child’s spiritual journey (VBS, Camp Sonshine, etc.)
  • To have a comprehensive understanding of all facets of children’s ministries-current in teaching techniques and curriculum development
  • To help provide a safe, secure, and warm environment of all of the children and their families at First Baptist
  • To oversee the promotion of events and ministries for children

Other Responsibilities:
Support of the entire church ministry and activities, including:

  • Contact visitors, new families and absentee children & families
  • Lead Children’s Ministry Team
  • Complete other assignments as directed (i.e. First Connection)
  • Support other ministers and ministries in sharing the gospel at First Baptist Church
  • Plan and support all ministries in Outreach to schools and community
  • Supervise Nursery Coordinator
  • Attend Staff Meetings
  • Participate in all services and ministry opportunities (Deacon’s Meetings, etc.)
  • Provide meals and visits to new babies and families

The tasks of the Pastors’ Assistant consist of sometimes complex administrative duties in support of the Senior Pastor.  This includes daily interaction with employees at all levels, including all minister of the church. Serves as back-up to the Accounting Clerk; working 4-8 hours per week in the Finance Office.

Accountable to: Senior Pastor

Time Requirement:  Full-time. (Min 38 hours/week)

Qualifications/Requirements:

Priorities

  • Relieve Senior Pastor of administrative detail
  • Coordinate workflow. Update and chase delegated tasks to ensure progress to deadlines
  • Take initiative in Senior Pastor and/or absence
  • Knowledge of Decorum/Personnel Policies Manual to ensure consistent performance of routines

Confidentiality

  • Perform to earn Senior Pastor’s full confidence
  • Assure discreet handling of all business

Communication

  • Compose correspondence/reports for signatures
  • Arrange essential mail in priority action order for Senior Pastor
  • Check deadlines on incoming requests and put preliminary work in play
  • Inform Senior Pastor of illness, hospitalizations, deaths and other crisis of the membership
  • When funeral service is scheduled at FBC, implement proper notification and preparation procedures

Phone

  • Handles all inquiries within capacity
  • Arrange “callbacks” to protect Senior Pastor’s time
  • Provide backup materials for callbacks
  • Route calls elsewhere as needed

Administrative Duties

  • Maintain a comprehensive file of sermons
  • Type and maintain prayer needs for weekly prayer guide
  • Prepare Senior Pastor’s articles for publication
  • Coordinate baptismal services by securing dates, contracting candidates, sending follow-up letter, prepare baptismal certificates, arrange to have baptistery filled, and secure personnel or assist Pastor with actual baptism
  • Gather, compile and report information relevant to Senior Pastor’s area of responsibilities
  • Participate in planning functions (calendar planning)
  • Acts as an information source on policies, procedures, processes and practices
  • Process/track purchase orders for Senior Pastor as required
  • Update mail and phone directories
  • Update Senior Pastor’s Outlook address book and distribution lists for all committee members and deacons
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Suite and ACS software (Automated Church Services) to create, revise, and communicate documents and files as required for completion of job duties
  • Maintain list of new members
  • Proof worship pages, newsletters, and publications
  • Record retention responsibility in accordance with church policy

      Deacons

  • Assist Chairman of Deacons with the Deacon election process.  Compile list for final Deacon ballot; coordinating Deacon Ordination Service
  • Provide administrative support to Chairman of Deacons
  • Gather & prepare material for monthly Deacon meetings
    • Prepare agenda
    • Gather, compile and prepare ministerial staff reports and Deacon Ministry Team reports
    • Gather monthly financial reports
    • Email/mail monthly Deacon packets to Deacons, Deacon Emeritus and ministerial staff
  • Compose correspondence/reports for Deacons
  • Provide list of Deacon families for each Deacon upon request
  • Type and maintain a comprehensive file of Deacon minutes and Quarterly/Annual Church Conference minutes
  • Reassign Deacon families when current Deacon’s term expires

     Visitors

  • Screen to control interruptions
  • Provide back-up data as needed
  • Arrange amenities as needed
  • Schedule visits away from Senior Pastor’s area to protect priority/private tasks

      Appointments/Meetings

  • Maintain master ACS church calendar for all ministers; ascertain which events require Senior Pastor’s presence
  • Fix commitments to maximize Senior Pastor’s time efficiency; allow decision/desk time

Backup for Accounting Clerk

  • Basic bookkeeping and accounting tasks
  • Sort and file documents, and perform calculations
  • Ensure that appropriate and accurate accounting records are maintained in the following areas:
    • Accounts payable and accounts receivable
    • Payroll (including quarterly 941 reports)
    • General ledger
    • Monthly income statement and balance sheet
    • Bank accounts and investment/tax reporting
  • Post contributions and make deposits when necessary

Keep ACS (Automated Church Services) up-to-date

  • Add new member profiles and pertinent information
  • Update current information as needed and email address changes to staff

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support Ministerial staff as needed
  • Support the 13 standing committees as needed
  • Maintain Ministerial staff’s on-call schedule
  • Coordinate First Connection
  • Prepare Annual Church Profile (ACP)
  • Coordinate Quarterly & Annual Church conference
  • Assist with new member assimilation
  • Maintain schedule of Worship page inserts
  • Maintain schedule of Commissioning services
  • Load new member information in ACS and assign a Deacon
  • Prepare new member packets

Perform any other responsibilities as assigned.

For more information or to apply contact Clare Whitlock at pjuvgybpx@soparjana.bet

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