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Mountain Park Community Church

NextGen Pastor/Director

Mountain Park Community Church
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Date Posted: 03/21/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor - College Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Church of God -- Anderson
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Title:  NextGen Pastor/Director

Reporting:  Reports to the Discipleship & Family Pastor

Classification:  Full-time, Exempt

Direct Reports

  • Student Ministry Associate (full-time)
  • Children’s Ministry Associate (full-time)
  • NextGen Administrative Assistant (part-time)
  • College Ministry Intern (part-time)


Who We Are  

Mountain Park Community Church (MPCC) is a thriving church in beautiful Ahwatukee, an affluent area within sunny Phoenix, Arizona. This community has a true small town feel and is known as the “largest cul-de-sac in the world” because of the nearby mountain ranges and tribal lands secluding it from the rest of Phoenix. Starting as a church plant nearly 30 years ago, MPCC has grown to one of the largest churches in the area averaging over 1,600 on Sunday mornings. The local community features excellent schools, abundant sports and outdoor activities, beautiful desert surroundings, and a health conscious culture. Through a major freeway expansion project, God has given MPCC a unique opportunity to relocate two miles down the street to a prominent spot at the "gateway" of our community. We're in the process of building a brand new, state of the art, $11M building with expanded children and student areas to handle projected growth. We'll be in the new facility in June of 2017, so this is an ideal time for a NextGen Pastor to come on board and help shape the future of MPCC.


Position Summary

The NextGen Pastor/Director is responsible for all aspects of the discipleship strategies from birth to young adult. This role manages and leads the NextGen team including a full-time Children’s Ministry Associate, full-time Student Ministry Associate, part-time coordinators, interns and over 100 volunteers. The key objectives of this role are to assure ministries are aligned with the overarching mission of Mountain Park, work together collectively as a single team, and strive to partner with parents and families in passing faith to the next generation.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assure a safe, welcoming and fun environments for all areas of ministry with children, students, and college-age
  • Lead ministry areas in support of the overall mission and strategy of the church through amazing children, student, and college-age programming on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, as well as annual camps, trips, special events, and other various needs
  • Serve as one of the primary teachers and personalities in weekly student ministry large group gatherings
  • Manage and lead the NextGen team to include but not limited to hiring, scheduling, distribution of duties, coaching, training, performance reviews, discipline and termination when necessary.
  • Recruit, develop and lead over 100 volunteers
  • Support the development and implementation of HomeTeam strategies to equip and empower parents as the primary disciplers of their children, this includes serving as the champion of Relay, an intentional strategy to equip parents at each stage of their child’s spiritual development
  • Lead Fellows, a weekly intensive discipleship program with High School seniors preparing to launch into adulthood
  • Assess the ongoing effectiveness of ministry areas including programming, staff, and volunteers; lead adjustments and changes as needed
  • Responsible for the development and management the budgets and calendars for ministry areas
  • Meet regularly with the NextGen team to provide ongoing coaching, feedback, and leadership
  • Provide updates and feedback to the Discipleship & Family Pastor for coaching, reporting and improvement



1.  Education

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Preferred: Master’s level work
2.  Essential Experience
  • Minimum of five years’ experience leading children and/or student ministry at a church averaging at least 500 in attendance
  • Experience preparing and teaching biblical messages to audiences of at least 100 students and/or adults
  • Previous supervisor experience preferred
  • Previous experience in recruiting, leading and developing over 100 volunteers is preferred
3.  Essential Qualities
  • Commitment to MPCC mission, values and leadership
  • Align with the MPCC Personality of
  • Safe yet Dangerous
  • Fun yet intentional
  • Confident yet Humble
  • Spiritually mature Christian with a consistent track record of Christ-like behavior including…

…knows the story

…trusts the author

…living with margin

…thriving in my family role

…thriving in my kingdom role

  • A self-starter who has a strong work ethic
  • Enthusiasm and joy – a naturally “bright” face and smile
  • Emotional and relational intelligence; ability to quickly build relational equity and maintain a strong rapport with children, students, parents and volunteers
  • Effective in verbal and written communication
  • Someone who models/desires healthy biblical relationships


  1. Additional projects and responsibilities may be necessary as requested by the Discipleship & Family Pastor.
  2. Job descriptions at MPCC are fluid - meaning this job description represents the minimum expectations when it comes to tasks and areas you may be working in. The reality is that we work as a team and there are numerous other tasks that will require the participation of the person holding this position.


Mountain Park Community Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer