Bible Education for Public-School Children in Rural Appalachia


Bible Education for Public-School Children in Rural Appalachia


We are looking for an individual or couple to reach out to children in the Appalachian areas of southwest Virginia, southeast Kentucky, and east Tennessee. This is an opportunity for someone called to children’s ministry with a passion to serve in some of the poorest rural counties in the nation. Opportunities exist to develop “released-time” education programs in various counties in the area. These programs give children the opportunity to go off school grounds for a short period to learn about the Bible and Christian faith. A philanthropic foundation in the area may provide help in networking and establishing release-time programs. There are also opportunities for initial, short-term funding. Additional ministry including VBS and camp ministry should be developed to form a year-round, full-time ministry to children in the area. While this position requires raising full support, the candidate may be able to join a team and share some ministry expenses.

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assess, strategize, and implement appropriate ministry activities
  • Plan and lead Bible education programs for children
  • Develop and maintain relationships and communication with schools, parents, children, and churches
  • May include outreach to teens and parents
  • Raise full financial and prayer support
  • Maintains a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness
  • A love and desire to work with children
  • Experience working with children’s ministry
  • Ability to teach the Bible to younger audiences
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Desire and ability to mentor students
  • Appreciation for Appalachian culture
  • Valid driver’s license, CDL a plus
  • Ability to raise support

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree; or 1-2 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. One year of college-level Biblical studies preferred.

InFaith is a nondenominational mission that enables called and committed followers of Christ to serve with purpose and passion within our nation’s borders. With over 160 field staff serving in 33 states, we use many different ministry methods to achieve one simple mission: share Jesus with the people of the United States.