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The Journey

Newark, Delaware, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor - College Pastor - Youth Pastor
Church Size:
1001 to 1500
Job Type:
The Journey
Job Description:

Provides vision, leadership, and direction for all NextGen ministry areas, which includes Journey Kidz, Journey Students, and Journey U. Oversees and empowers the NextGen Core Team to create a streamlined development process for Journeyers birth through age 24. Serves on the Directional Team as a champion for families, students, and children.



• Follower of Jesus with strong character

• In agreement with “What We Believe” and “Leadership Core Values”

• Likeable and fun to be around

• Abnormally high work ethic (an executor who makes things happen on a regular basis)

• At least one year experience serving and succeeding (based on core value analysis) in a leadership role at The Journey or another similar church environment, exhibiting above-average creativity and initiative and the ability to consistently motivate and lead self and others

• Healthy relationships with existing staff and leaders (in current position and/or at The Journey)

• A demonstrable calling to ministry

• A passion for children, student, and family ministry


Essential Functions:

• Develops, oversees, and implements the vision for Journey Kidz, Journey Students, and Journey U

• Oversees and empowers the NextGen Core Team to carry out the vision of NextGen at The Journey

• Recruits, develops, and trains high-quality leaders for staff and J-Team roles

• Responsible for developing and maintaining the NextGen brand

• Oversees all internal and external communication that represents NextGen

• Develops and maintains all security standards

• Oversees quality of all NextGen environments and functions

• Champions NextGen at The Journey by serving on the Directional Team representing families, students, and children

• Develops and oversees the vision for spiritual development from birth through age 24; facilitates the transition of children, students, and young adults between Journey Kidz, Journey Students, and Journey U

• Implements innovative, fun curriculum throughout Next Gen that reflects the teaching of The Journey

• Oversees all aspects of department administration to include: budget forecasting, purchasing, departmental account tracking, and all Human Resources functions, including conducting annual reviews with all direct reports


General Responsibilities:

• Participate in weekly staff meetings

• Attend all weekend gatherings, lead (two out of three semesters) or join a J-Group each semester, and serve in some way outside of essential functions on a regular basis

• Practice the personal habits of reading the Bible, praying for others, and giving your first

• Champion gather, connect, and serve

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About the Church

The Journey

The Journey is a non-denominational, life-giving church in Newark, DE. Founded in 2007 by Lead Pastor Mark Johnston, The Journey began out of a passion for reaching people with the life-giving message of Jesus, especially those who’d never experienced church or had given up on it. Pastor Mark and his team wanted something different from the traditional approach they’d all been used to with a long list of programs and responsibilities and protocols. They started something something simpler – real church for real people. Their More...