Children & Youth Internship

@ Smithfield Christian Church
  • Smithfield, Virginia View on Map
  • Denomination: Non - Denominational
  • Job Category: Children’s Ministry, Youth & Teen Ministry
  • Date Posted: November 29 2023
  • Application closes: February 29 2024
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    Job Description

    The Next Gen Minister is a part-time position is to oversee and develop the ministries that serve the children and students, ages birth through twelfth grade of Smithfield Christian Church.

    Personal Characteristics:

    • First and foremost, a growing relationship with Jesus.
    • A desire to see God’s church grow and make a difference in the Smithfield community.
    • A heart for young people to develop personal and growing relationships with Jesus and a passion to help parents guide their children to love and honor God.
    • Organizational skills such as time management, interpersonal relationships, persistence to finish projects, and commitment to excellence in all areas of ministry.
    • A personal involvement in the life of the church, such as, Bible studies, social events, and service opportunities.
    • Previous ministry experience, volunteered or paid, with children and/or students is required and at least a bachelor’s degree in children’s ministry, youth ministry, or another similar ministry is preferred.


    • Oversee and direct the overall programing for SCC’s Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry by providing directional leadership.
    • Lead, encourage, and develop our team of Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry volunteers as well as help new volunteers find their calling in these ministries.
    • With the assistance of volunteers, provide the needed spiritual and pastoral shepherding for the children and teens of SCC as well as their families.
    • Attend weekly staff meetings (Monday 9:30am) and attend semi-annual Ministry Team Leader meetings (second Monday of the February and September, 6:00pm).
    • Meet with Senior Minister for monthly for 1-on-1 meetings for coaching, quarterly goal review, and planning.
    • Be a team player by assisting the other ministry teams of SCC when available.

    Compensation/Office Hours Expectations:

    • Semimonthly direct deposit pay.
    • Work hours total 20 hours a week and workdays negotiable. Remote work is available for some of the weekly hours.
    • 3 weeks of paid vacation per year and sick leave.
    • Most federal holidays are given in addition to vacation days.
    • “Flex-time” between Christmas and New Year’s Day to allow for family time.
    • Yearly convention and personal development allowance.
    • Yearly retirement contributions.
    • Work laptop is provided as well as other needed technology equipment.

    For more information or to Apply:

    • Send questions and/or resumes by email with Next Gen Minister in subject line.
    • Background check (provided by SCC) is required before employment.
    • Immediate start is available.
    Application closes: February 29, 2024

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