Clarkston Community Church

Next Gen Program Director

Clarkston Community Church
Clarkston, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 02/03/2018
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Church Staff - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Church of God -- Anderson
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Program Director



Coordinates content, production teams, and physical spaces in order to create unforgettable and transformative weekly ministry environments for kids and teens, while also providing leadership for one weekly Children’s Ministry team and one weekly Student Ministry team. You win when the ministry environments engages the next generation with the message of God’s story and meaningfully connects them with a team of small group leaders (SGLs) who are investing in them relationally.


Duties and Responsibilities


- Create engaging, gospel-centered, ministry environments for both kids and students
- Schedule worship teams, tech teams, storytellers, and other Large Group volunteers for each weekly experience
- Ensure new volunteers are oriented in the specifics of their role, as well as supplied with the equipment and materials needed to  

  perform their role well.

- Utilize the Orange curriculum to its full potential in our local context: 252 Basics (Elementary) and XP3 curriculum (Teens) -

- Ensure that both large and small group spaces are setup and utilized well to accomplish the mission of our Kids and Student


- Create communication systems that enable leaders to effectively communicate with each other, parents, and with their groups
- Be an active and contributing member of the Next Gen Ministries Staff team


Children’s/Student Ministries

- Act as Team Leader for one weekly Elementary Kids’ Group and Assistant Team Leader for one weekly Student Ministry Group.
- Take the lead on planning, organizing and leading Children’s ministry-specific events such as retreats, mission events/ trips, and

  social events for these groups.

- Lead Teacher for Pioneer Wednesdays and Rotational Teacher for Voyage Thursday’s and Pioneer Sunday’s. Provide  

  leadership and serve during our After School Event on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Preferred Qualifications and Attributes:

- Highly Organized - Able to trouble-shoot, create processes and systems with a strong eye for detail.
- Creative - Able to make content and physical spaces come to life and inspire others with that vision.
- Team Player - Thrives in a team environment, collaborative on projects, and contributes meaningfully to teams.

- Leader of Leaders - Able to develop and lead volunteer leaders who in turn organize and lead the ministry.

- Flexibility – Adapt ministry environments to be more effective, taking risks with a team, and move at a fast pace

- Tech Savvy - Able to work efficiently within a PC and MAC environment, quickly learning new software.


Skills – Writing, editing, producing, directing, leadership, and management.


Preferred Education and Experience

Post-secondary education in a related field
Experience leading in Children’s and Student ministry environments within a local church
Experience with editing and implementing curriculum to suit a local church context. Ideally, Orange curriculum Experience in stage production, drama, musical performance, interior design, and audio/video tech Experience with Microsoft Office, ProPresenter, and online file storage
Vocational experience working in Children’s or Student Ministry


Character and Behavioural expectations

Perfection is not expected; growth is. Leaders are expected to strive to “live a life worthy of the calling they have received” (Eph. 4:1). Some of the characteristics evident in an effective leader include:

Committed to a growing, dynamic, and personal relationship with Jesus. Includes personal spiritual practices such as reading God’s Word and having an active prayer life.
Eager to learn, attend conferences, read books, network with other church leaders.
Committed to the larger Church family and maintaining unity. Models life lived within community for others.

Integrity and honesty in both leadership and personal life (Luke 16:10)
Healthy relationship with family and others outside of the ministry (1 Tim. 3: 4, 5). 

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