Weekly Attendance: 750
Denomination: Baptist - SBC
The Neighborhood: Arlington, Texas
The Role: The Children’s Pastor at Lake Arlington Baptist Church will lead the church in planning, promoting, conducting, and evaluating a comprehensive program of Christian education for children.
Meet Lake Arlington Baptist Church:
In 1938, a small group of people met under a shade tree near Tarrant Road and Freddie Street in East Fort Worth for Bible study and worship. A short time later, Tarrant Road Baptist Church was organized with 28 members. For thirty years, the church experienced God-driven growth through love and care to its community. In an effort to reach out to a new community, God provided new property in Southwest Arlington, and on December 8, 1974, Lake Arlington Baptist Church (formerly Tarrant Road Baptist Church) broke ground for its new location. Again, Lake Arlington Baptist Church (LABC) has experienced tremendous growth by providing a loving atmosphere for families and individuals wanting to know and serve God.
About the Children's Pastor:
The Children’s Pastor at Lake Arlington Baptist Church will lead the church in planning, promoting, conducting, and evaluating a comprehensive program of Christian education for children.
The Children's Pastor will:
Serve as childhood educational resource person and advisor.
Develop education and training opportunities for various age groups within the congregation concerning KATL ministry.
Review educational and curriculum materials and make materials available for use.
Guide in the selection, enlistment, training, and evaluation of workers for KATL programs and ministries.
Direct and promote Kids Rock Worship service and coordinate leadership.
Direct and promote regular KATL Connection Group outreach programs, leading workers to visit prospects and absentees.
What you bring:
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Although not required, a master’s degree, further theological training, or a seminary degree is a great bonus.
The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in a similarly sized church as Lake Arlington, particularly in a children’s ministry setting.
Have a strong walk with God
Have a passionate calling to Children’s Ministry
Be a great team player
Build relationships with kids, parents, volunteers and staff
Maintain a vital and growing personal walk with the Lord through committed Bible study, prayer and meditation.
Maintain proper priorities in your home and be a spiritual influence on your spouse and children, if married.
Develop personal evangelism opportunities within and outside the church.
What it’s like to live in Arlington, Texas:
Arlington is a principal city in the U.S. state of Texas, located in Tarrant County. It is part of the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, approximately 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of downtown Dallas.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's estimate, the city had a population of almost 379,577 at the end of 2013 making it the third-largest municipality in the metropolitan area. Arlington is the forty-eighth-most populous city in the United States, the seventh-most populous city in the state of Texas, and the largest city in the state that is not a county seat.
Arlington is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, the Arlington Assembly plant used by General Motors, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV, Texas Health Resources, American Mensa, and D. R. Horton. Additionally, Arlington hosts the Texas Rangers' Globe Life Park in Arlington, the Dallas Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium, the Dallas Wings at the College Park Center, the International Bowling Campus (which houses the United States Bowling Congress, International Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fame), and the theme parks Six Flags Over Texas (the original Six Flags) and Hurricane Harbor.
Arlington’s has a strong education system with a total of five independent school districts as well as dozens of public and private charter schools not affiliated with any independent school district. On a night or weekend off, explore the city of Arlington by visiting Six Flags, the Arlington Museum of Art, attending a show at Theater Arlington or Mainstage Theatre, or catching a Rangers or Cowboys game. All in all, Arlington is a welcoming and entertaining place to live for any couple or family.
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