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NorthRidge Church

Brighton Discovery Island Lead

NorthRidge Church
Brighton, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 02/28/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: over 10000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

PAY STATUS:                                 Part Time, Hourly                 

APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE:     Sunday – Saturday, up to 28 hours per week, flexible schedule                                               

Required 2 Saturdays/month


  • Arrive 30 min. prior to ministry start and remain     until all children and volunteers depart
  • Volunteer ministry time in addition to paid     ministry
  • Attend Personnel meetings and DI Team meetings

DEPARTMENT:                               Discovery Island Kids’ Ministry


REPORTS TO:                                 Discovery Island Director


RELATES CLOSELY WITH:        Volunteers and Discovery Island and Brighton Staff


OVERSEES: All Brighton Discovery Island ministry and volunteer teams


PURPOSE OF POSITION:  To represent Discovery Island programs at the Brighton Campus; implementation of events for children and families; provide leadership, vision, direction, and support to the staff and volunteer team.  Provide spiritual, creative, innovative and growing environments for children and volunteers. Excel in communication, both written and verbal.    




  • Collaborate with DI staff and volunteer     leadership to develop creative programs
  • Teach and produce DI programs using current     technology and forms of media including      Lead Small App
  • Maintain open communication with Discovery     Island Kids’ Ministry team and volunteers
    • Communication/respond within 24 hours
    • Lessons distributed by Wednesday
    • Any follow up by Saturday
  • Enlist and develop DI Leaders
  • Lead Brighton volunteer teams
  • Oversee equipping and training for volunteers     while maintaining an updated list
  • Coordinate Discovery Island curriculum use and     programs to maintain consistency and continuity, in direct alignment with     Plymouth campus. 
  • Build relationships with staff and volunteers     
  • Lead and/or support Brighton Discovery Island outreach     programs/family events.
  • Schedule & oversee all aspects of DI First     Steps classes
  • Support Special Needs Ministry in Brighton
  • Recommend ministry needs to DI Director
  • Additional responsibilities assigned by     Discovery Island Director  
  • Submit absence request 2 weeks in advance to DI     Director




  • Maintain a growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • ·       Support and comply with the teachings of the church.
  • ·       Attend NorthRidge Church services.
  • Reflect the NorthRidge 16 Word Mission at all times





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • A clear passion and calling for children’s ministry within the church
  • Creative communication skills
  • Administrative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates the gift of leadership
  • Commitment to team approach to ministry
  • Commitment to the development of leadership within the ministry of NorthRidge Church
  • Member of NorthRidge Church
  • Approved employee application and background verification on file
  • Comfortable sharing your faith with others
  • Enjoy working with staff as well as volunteers
  • Initiative with a positive, professional attitude





  • Professional / practical experience leading teams and developing programs
  • Undergraduate degree is beneficial




  • Passion for ministry to children
  • Leadership
  • Creative Communication
  • Administration