● Are you an innovative leader, energized by reimagining ministry?
● Do you love connecting with kids, students, and their families?
● Do you thrive leading and empowering volunteer teams?
● Do you have a heart to connect with the community, taking Jesus outside the walls of the church?
● Are you missionally oriented, comfortable and energized when connecting with a wide array of cultures?
If this resonates, we invite you to consider applying to become the NextGen Director
As the NextGen director you’ll be responsible for building a dynamic discipleship environment for children, students, and their families. You’ll have the opportunity to build strong systems while innovating creative solutions to reach families in our post-pandemic world. You’ll be encouraged to build
relationships outside the walls of the church and to create experiences for families to do likewise. See the full job description here. We’re looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years of demonstrated success in leading a ministry, and who are aligned with the EPC theologically.
● Build volunteer teams: Recruit, onboard, coach, equip, and empower a team of volunteer leaders. Implement an ongoing program of training, care, and connection through regularly scheduled gatherings, individual connections, and regular written communication.
● Cultivate a safe and welcoming environment between children, students, and volunteer leaders, leading all to experience a healthy, Jesus-centered, authentic community.
● Grow relational connections with children, students, and families (inside and outside the congregation) through presence at events and strategic meet-ups. Encourage volunteer leaders to do likewise.
● Facilitate and nurture active collaboration with the staff from Tri-Cities Young Life and Wildlife.
● Create and lead a comprehensive, relevant, and developmentally appropriate ministry formation program that engages a growing number of children, youth, and their families on a consistent basis.
● Create and execute milestone events that resource and empower parents to consistently disciple their children and youth.
● Plan, execute, and promote periodic community outreach events that reinforce an outward facing vision.
● Build and execute a volunteer onboarding process, including application and background checks, pre-service training, and ongoing training to maximize effectiveness in the role.
● Support volunteers through timely delivery of lesson plans, providing materials, and ensuring ministry spaces are set up before scheduled ministry.
● Maintain and update volunteer and participant databases, event calendars, relevant church website content, registration forms, and compliance documents.
● Steward the physical care and oversight of the ministry areas, ensuring organized, updated, and inviting environments. Advocate and cast vision for capital improvements as needs become apparent.
● Create, submit, and adhere to an annual ministry budget.
● Ensure ministry programs align to and support the vision and mission of the church.
● Actively participate in weekly staff Bible study and meetings.
● Align to established systems, protocols, schedules, and communication norms.
● Lead monthly children and youth committee meetings.
● Submit a monthly update to Session, reporting on ministry goals, activities, wins, and challenges.
● Committed, mature believer and growing follower of Jesus Christ.
● College degree or equivalent experience youth and family ministry, or related field. Seminary education preferred.
● Proven ability to work in a team setting, collaborating with staff and committee members.
● Motivated and self-disciplined, with demonstrated execution and time management skills.
● Demonstrated experience in building and leading volunteer teams.
● Effective written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
● Engages in a regular rhythm of personal spiritual disciplines.
● Aligns with the Evangelical Presbyterian reformed tradition and theology and Centerville’s statement of faith.
● Reports to: Senior pastor
● Position: Full time, exempt
● Work Schedule: Typical schedule is Sunday through Thursday, with some evenings and early mornings required, 40 hours/week.
● Compensation: Competitive $80,000
● Benefits: Medical, dental, cell phone and supply allowance, professional development allowance, vacation and sick leave.