Ministry Associate for Children’s Discipleship – Statesville, NC

Ministry Associate for Children’s Discipleship

Position Summary:

The Ministry Associate for Children’s Discipleship will oversee the church’s existing ministry children (ages birth through fifth grade). The Ministry Associate is a full-time staff member of South River Baptist Church and is accountable to the church membership through the supervision of the Senior Pastor. He reports to the Pastor for Family Ministry and Missons. He is expected to work an average of 35 hours per week. The position begins as an internship for six months and then will be evaluated for consideration to serve on the pastoral staff.


  • Direct volunteers who work with children, seeking to enhance the various

children’s ministries (i.e., Sunday School, GROW, Children’s Church, VBS, Summer Day Camps).

  • Incorporate spiritual growth lessons into all children’s activities at South River.
  • Provide leadership in providing a meaningful, age-appropriate worship experience for children (Children’s Church – ages 5 to grade 2).
  • Serve as a resource to the VBS Director in planning, conducting, and evaluating the annual Vacation Bible School.
  • Work with Pastoral staff to develop Family Driven Faith focus in ministry areas.
  • Work with Family Pastor to develop evangelistic camps.
  • Ensure a safe environment for children physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Serve as a spiritual role model for preschoolers and children and encourager for their families.
  • Whatever is assigned by Senior Pastor.


  • Must possess a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Must have a definite call to Family Ministry seeking to strengthen the faith of parents and young age children.
  • Must pursue a college degree or have equivalent past experience ministering with children. 
  • Must fulfill the standard for ministers found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.
  • Must be creative, energetic, organized, kind-hearted, patient, and caring.
  • Must hunger for God and His Word.

Please send resumes to:

Chris Thompson, PhD

Headmaster, Headwaters Christian Academy

Senior Pastor, South River Baptist Church

2659 S. Chipley Ford Rd

Statesville, NC 28625

704-876-1520 (office)

704-6193458 (cell)