Next Gen Minister

Virginia
Posted 4 months ago

Next Gen Minister
Overview:
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.

About Smithfield Christian Church:
Smithfield Christian Church is an independent non-denominational church in
Southeastern Virginia (Hampton Roads) with the mission to Love Like Jesus. In the
past year SCC has seen significant growth of Sunday worship attendance, growth in
“next steps” like baptisms and Life Group participation, and growth in our ministries to
children and students. In addition to the current growth, SCC is located in Isle of Wight
County, which is the 7th fastest growing county/independent city in Virginia and our
property is across the street from a new housing development that is in the works for
2024. Because of this current and potential growth, and through prayerful
consideration, our leadership has seen fit to pursue the new staff position of Next Gen
Minister to lead and develop the current and future ministries to our children and
students, ages birth through twelfth grade.

Currently, the programing of SCC’s children’s ministry is primarily on Sunday
mornings with a nursery, toddler class, preschool-kindergarten class, and an
elementary-aged worship time. The programming of of SCC’s youth ministry is
primarily on Sunday evenings for a combined 6th-12th grade Life Group with activities,
a lesson, and group discussions, as well as events throughout the year.
Learn more about Smithfield Christian Church through our website:
www.smithfieldchristian.com.

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.
~ Love Like Jesus ~

Responsibilities:
• 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 to jthompson@smithfieldchristian.com with Next Gen
Minister in subject line.
• Background check (provided by SCC) is required before employment.
• Immediate start is available.

Job Features

Job CategoryPart-time Ministry

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