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The Chapel

Children's Director

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Denomination: Non - Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 1200

Neighborhood: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The role: The Children’s Director will work to achieve the Chapel’s mission and vision by partnering with the Student Ministry Director to champion the Family Life Value while providing leadership and direction the Chapel’s Children’s Ministry at its two locations.


Meet The Chapel:

In 1972, The Chapel on the Campus was established in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by a group of people who were concerned for the spiritual needs of students on the Louisiana State University campus. Over the years, The Chapel not only succeeded, it thrived, growing beyond its own expectations in size and impact. Its success has been attributed to its commitment to its founding vision to share the Good News of Jesus on the campus, in the community through ministry, and around the world through missions.

In the early 2000s, The Chapel’s impact was moving beyond the campus. In response, the elders initiated a stewardship campaign to provide funding to revitalize campus ministry and to relocate part of the congregation to a new facility. Ministry to collegians was enhanced by starting a Sunday evening service called Refuge 7:37 and opening a free coffee shop named Common Grounds. Community groups, leadership training, and mission opportunities helped students mature in their faith and adopt a global mission mindset. College ministry has established ongoing student involvement in China and the Czech Republic and in local missions to serve the poor and needy. As part of the strategy to relocate some of the congregation, a temporary Chapel location was established at The Dunham School in June 2003. This temporary location found a permanent home when The Chapel received The Oaks Community Church and merged ministries in October 2006. This second location is named The Chapel in the Oaks.

Although The Chapel has changed from the early days when it had no building, no set place to meet, and only one staff member, one thing has remained the same: The Chapel’s ongoing commitment to glorify God by introducing people to salvation through Jesus Christ and helping them develop into committed disciples who help others meet, know and follow Jesus.

The Chapel, under the leadership of Dr. Kevin McKee who became Senior Pastor in 2011, looks toward 2020 with renewed vision to pray, prepare people for ministry, promote service in the community, and plant churches.

About the Children's Director: 090416-TK-002

The Children’s Director will work to achieve the Chapel’s mission and vision by partnering with the Student Ministry Director to champion the Family Life Value while providing leadership and direction the Chapel’s Children’s Ministry at its two locations.



The Children's Director will:

The effective Children’s Pastor will achieve the following goals during the first 12 months of work:

  • Provide global leadership to the Children’s Ministry by championing the philosophy and program alignment between Chapel locations.

  • Prove leadership and direction to the Sunday morning Children’s Ministry program at both locations.

  • Be a champion of The Chapel’s Family Ministry model, working in partnership with the Student Ministry Director to engage and equip families to nurture their children in the faith: milestone markers in a kid’s life, equipping classes for parents, etc.

  • Give leadership, direction and mentoring to the paid Children’s Ministry team: PreK and Elementary Coordinators, and PlayCare Director

  • Recruit and develop volunteer teams that will reach and disciple children and their families -- both those who are following Jesus and unchurched families in the community.

  • Provide pastoral care and support to children and their families.

  • Oversee Children’s Ministry events and retreats.

  • Be responsible for The Chapel’s matrix to measure the growth/health of the Children’s Ministry.

  • Give leadership to the use of technology and other social media outlets to reach and communicate Children’s Ministry events, etc.

  • Oversee the financial stability of the yearly Children’s Ministry budget.

What you bring:


The ideal candidate for this role will have a bachelor’s degree in the same field, or a related track of study. A seminary degree is a plus but is not required.

Experience / Skills

The ideal candidate will have three to five years of experience on a paid staff leading or connected with Children's Ministry. Experience working or leading at a multisite church would be helpful for this position.

Personal Characteristics

  • Have a track record of spiritual maturity and character consistent with biblical leadership.

  • Be a relational leader who values fun and doing life with children and their families.

  • Have a passion to reach and disciple unchurched children.

  • Have an understanding and agreement with the Orange and D6 Family Ministry strategies.

  • Be a self-motivated leader, loving to live life on a team without the need for  micromanagement.

  • Be able to communicate and convey biblical truth on an age appropriate manner.

  • Be a problem solver, having a successful track record of project management.

  • Have the ability to recruit, develop, train and lead teams of volunteers and paid staff.

  • Agree with and embrace the culture, vision, and doctrinal statement of The Chapel.

  • Have the ability to supervise and work with different personalities, and possess a high level of emotional intelligence and a relatable personality.

  • Have a great sense of humor and brings a fun spirit to the team.

  • Someone who is an innovator, a pioneer, and a risk taker, who can think creatively and outside of the box with a solution mentality.

  • Someone who is a hard worker, does all things with humility, and is influential, motivating, and encouraging to their team, through their work in leading by example, as well as in their direct leadership and mentorship of those who report to them.

What it's like to live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 


The Baton Rouge area, also known as the "Capital Area," is the middle ground of South Louisiana cultures, having a mix of Cajun and Creole Catholics and Baptists of the Florida Parishes and South Mississippi.

With a prime, central location—just an hour away from New Orleans and Lafayette—Baton Rouge is the perfect city to explore the eclectic culture of this amazing state. Nicknamed the “Red Stick,” the city’s rich past as an ocean port and center for antebellum commerce add spice to the local character. There are many points of interest along the shady streets with their gracious old homes. The landscape is unique to the state, with lush, wet forests of evergreen, live oak, and magnolia trees growing in the area. Especially to the West, lie areas of mixed agricultural use, sugar plantations, and marshland, with areas of woodland and pine forest to the North.

A colorful political history is deeply entwined in the culture of Baton Rouge; it can be found both in the storied past of local dealmakers, showcased at the Old Louisiana State Capitol, and in the political history that is being written now inside the art deco skyscraper that serves as the current capitol. As home to the main campus of Louisiana State University and several smaller colleges, the city buzzes with the energy of youth while holding fast to its traditions in Southern lifestyle and historic sites. LSU's home football games dominate the fall social calendar when fans perfect the art of tailgating and pack the immense Tiger Stadium. A revival is underway in the city center where attractions range from a riverfront casino to the USS Kidd floating museum to the ultra-contemporary Shaw Center for the Arts, which clusters an art museum, gallery spaces, theaters, and restaurants in the heart of downtown.

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