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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Next Level Church - Kid's Ministry Director

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Yorktown, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 09/27/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Located in historic Yorktown, Virginia, Next Level Church is a five-year-old church plant.

The founding pastor, Rob Shepherd, has been on a church staff in various roles since he was 18 years old. One of those churches was the fastest growing church in Virginia, and the other was a multisite mega church. In 2011, Rob started to feel the push from God to start a new church, and after much wrestling with God, seeking a lot of advice, and mustering the courage to leave a very comfortable job at a great church, Rob took the plunge and set out to plant a church. Hence, Next Level Church was born on April 8, 2012. A team of 60 people helped start the church. Within a few weeks that number reached an average attendance of 133. Since its humble beginnings, Next Level has grown to an average of 400 in weekend services. In Easter of 2017, Next Level had its largest attendance to date, with 635 people.


Next Level Church is committed to making a difference in the world and everything they do points back to helping people love Jesus. Everything they do is directed to honoring Him.


  • Weekly Attendance: 400
  • Location: Yorktown, VA
  • Denomination & Affiliations: Non-Denominational

About the Position:

Next Level Church is seeking a high-level, high-capacity, hungry to learn leader who can work both independently and collaboratively as the Kid’s Ministry Director. Functionally, this position will oversee strategic leadership and planning for volunteers leading the Tots (birth - 4 years old) and Kids (Kindergarten - 5th grade) ministries. They will bear responsibility for administering and developing the comprehensive standards, curricula, and programming elements for each area of oversight, and ensure its successful implementation and alignment with the overall vision of the church.

With a five-year-old church plant, there is freedom to take risks, experiment, and grow. Therefore, this position will prove to be a great opportunity for someone who is gifted in strategic development and leading people.

What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Kid’s Ministry Director:


Preferably a bachelor’s degree in a related field.


The successful candidate for this position will be highly relational, with complementary skills in strategic development. They will possess a pioneering spirit with a strong desire to nurture, expand, and maximize the potential of family life at Next Level Church. The ideal prospect will possess a foundational understanding of systems development and relational management in both congregational and staffing spheres of the church. They will complement the esteemed culture of Yorktown, and embrace the community and its surrounding regions.

  • Strong leadership aptitude, with capability to lead above and beyond themselves.
  • Preferably have 2-3 years’ experience in a church of 1,000 or more, with proven leadership capacity in organizing, leading, and planning, for a church of a 2,000, at minimum.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to initiate and implement plan of action.
  • Industrious in use of time and resources.
  • Evidence of experience, skills, and giftedness, which can provide the basis for successfully achieving the purpose of the position.


About the Location:

Yorktown is steeped in 400 years of American history, with hundreds of historical sites and attractions in the area that draw visitors from around the world each year. Yorktown is part of the Historic Triangle (along with Williamsburg and Jamestown), and is rich in Revolutionary and Civil War history. Yorktown is also the eastern terminus of the TransAmerica Trail, a bicycle-touring route created by the Adventure Cycling Association.

Historic Yorktown is comprised first of Water Street, a small strip along the beach on the river; it contains several small restaurants, a park, a hotel, a pier, an antique shop. In May 2005, a building was constructed with more shops and restaurants, enhancing what is known as the "Riverwalk" section on the waterfront.

With its proximity to beautiful beaches, rivers, the Blue Ridge Mountains, outstanding schools, and a high quality of life, Hampton Roads is undoubtedly a great place to live and raise a family.