Staff Member Search

FBCLS is seeking a full-time Minister to Children!

Staff Search

First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit is seeking a full-time Minister to Children to lead our ministry to children in grades K-6 and their families. To inquire, please send a resume and cover letter to



First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit is a church with 157 years of history, but a willingness to try just about anything to reach new people. Sunday morning attendance averages about 700 people of all ages, with two different worship services. The church’s mission is to love God, love people, and make disciples. The church is committed to making a difference in the lives of people in Lee’s Summit and beyond. FBCLS is part of Churchnet (formerly known as the Baptist General Convention of Missouri), and it allows its members to designate missions giving through either Southern Baptist Convention or Cooperative Baptist Fellowship channels. The church loves and takes care of its staff. More information about the church can be found at


About our Children's Ministry

We have an active ministry to kids and their families. Sunday mornings include small group and large group experiences using the Orange curriculum. Sunday evenings we have a thriving ministry called First Arts Academy (led by a part-time children's ministry associate) that provides quality music and arts training for children. Wednesday evenings we use Lifeway's TeamKID curriculum. Our kids enjoy Vacation Bible School, summer camp, local mission projects fellowships, and other special activities. We have many committed volunteers who serve in the children's ministry, and we are in the process of renovating the children's ministry facilities. The Minister to Children works closely with the Minister to Preschool and Minister to Students to develop a cohesive overall ministry to future generations.


About Lee’s Summit

Lee’s Summit is a southeastern suburb of Kansas City. It is a growing city of around 100,000 with an outstanding public school system. It has a small town feel, but is right next door to all of KC’s cultural, athletic, dining, and shopping opportunities. Lee’s Summit consistently appears on "best places to live" lists. Find more information at,, and

About the Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who:

-Loves God and loves people

-Has a passion to see kids and families transformed by the Gospel

-Can lead our ministry to connect with all different kinds of kids

-Is skilled in communicating with children and adults

-Is creative and willing to try new things to keep ministry fresh

-Is a team player who can work with other leaders in our overall ministry to families

-Loves to inspire and equip volunteers

-Has experience in ministry with children, and has an appropriate educational background (seminary training or education degree strongly preferred)