Minister of Education (Review, Choose And/Or Revise These Statements Orcreate Your Own.)

Minister of Education (Review, Choose And/Or Revise These Statements Orcreate Your Own.)

The Baptist General Convention does not determine the requirements or responsibilities of a staff person in a local church. The recommendations below are only suggested items to include in a job description. We recommend that your church personnel committee review each item in the following job description, determine which items are appropriate for your church, revise them and/or add others according to their discretion, and share them with the church body for their input. It is especially important thatthe search committee compare each item to your church’s by-laws, also, as they should not be in conflict. The by-laws overrule any item in the job description.

Minister of Education (Review, choose and/or revise these statements orcreate your own.)

Principal Function: The Minister of Education is responsible for assisting the church program organizations, except the church music program, in planning, conducting and evaluating comprehensive educational programs.

Job Classification:This position is an exempt (salaried) and full time position.

This position is a non-exempt (hourly) and part-time position.

Working Relationships:The Minister of Education reports directly to the pastor.


  • Lead the church in planning, conducting and evaluating a comprehensive program of Christian education.
  • Serve as educational resource person and advisor to the leaders of church programs and service organizations. Coordinate and unify the various organizations to avoid conflict, duplications and overlapping.
  • Develop special education and training projects such as camps, retreats, and study seminars for various age groups within the congregation.
  • Lead the church to be aware of the educational and curriculum materials available and lead the church to choose the most suitable.
  • Guide in the selection, enlistment, and training of workers.
  • Recommend suitable educational building space and equipment.
  • Develop and administer a Sunday School/Bible Study visitation program.
  • Support the pastor in visiting hospitals, nursing homes, etc., and, when called upon, assist in counseling, performing weddings, conducting funerals.
  • Maintain an adequate system of records.
  • Direct and promote meetings for training and preparation of Sunday School/Bible Study leaders.
  • Formulate an annual budget to be recommended to the Budget Planning Committee.
  • Comply with all established church policies and procedures as well as all applicable federal and state laws.
  • Serve as Staff Advisor for church committees as assigned by the pastor.

Perform other duties as assigned by pastor.

Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

The position of Minister of Education requires:

  • A high school diploma.
  • A college degree.
  • A seminary degree.
  • ___ years of experience as Minister of Education on a Baptist church staff or a comparable Baptist denomination service position.
  • The ability to listen and to communicate clearly, both orally and in written form.
  • Exceptional speaking skills and the ability to speak confidently before groups.
  • Quality leadership skills.
  • Exceptional administrative skills.
  • The basic ability to use computer software, such asWord, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Commitment to biblical Christian principles and teachings both professionally and personally.
  • Passing criminal, financial and sexual misconduct background checks.

I have read the above job description and agree to fulfill the responsibilities and requirements described therein.