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15 Jun

NextGen Ministry Director

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Position Summary:  The NextGen Ministry Director will develop, implement, direct and promote ministries that are relevant to the next generation (12-30 years old) of St. Mark’s and our community. The NextGen Ministry Director is strategically minded, administratively skilled, aggressive with recruiting and team development, has a serving heart, and values relational ministry.

The NextGen Ministry Director guides the five primary next generation ministries: Worship, Small Groups, Service, Education, and Fellowship.

Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Establish healthy and faith based relationships with youth and young adults
  • Manage and lead the NextGen team to include but not limited to recruiting volunteers, scheduling, distribution of duties, coaching, training, etc.
  • Equip and develop leaders to assist with leading the NextGen ministries (education, worship, fellowship)
  • In conjunction with the Director of Christian Education, Director of Music, and lay leaders, develop fellowship, spiritual, worship, and learning opportunities (e.g. worship service, group meetings, special events, retreats and mission projects)
  • Assists the Director of Christian Education and Director of Music with the solicitation and training of volunteers to help with NextGen ministry programming
  • Lead ministry areas in support of the overall mission and strategy of the church through weekly programming, as well as annual camps, trips, special events, and other various needs
  • Maintain effective and regular communication with youth/parents and young adults via phone, text, email, social media, etc.
  • Serve as one of the primary teachers and personalities in weekly worship and other large group gatherings
  • Support the development and implementation of a HomeTeam strategy to equip and empower parents as the primary disciplers of their children at each stage of spiritual development
  • Be supportive to the youth and young adults by attending school, sporting, community events, etc.
  • Effectively promote the NextGen ministry within and outside the congregation via newsletters, announcements, newspapers, website, social media, and other outlets
  • Educate, advocate, and empower the members of St. Mark’s to grow and expand NextGen ministries
  • Maintain up-to-date contact information of youth and young adults
  • Be a team player willing to support and participate in worship, education, and vacation bible school and confirmation ministry
  • Attend meetings as necessary
  • Meet regularly with the NextGen team to provide ongoing coaching, feedback, and leadership
  • Provide updates and feedback to the Senior Pastor for coaching, reporting and improvement
  • Abide by the policies and procedures of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church as outlined in the Personnel Policies and Procedures Handbook


  • Education
    • Required: Bachelor’s degree in a related field
    • Preferred: Master’s level work
  • 25 years of age or older preferred
  • Minimum of three years’ experience leading children and/or student ministry at a church averaging at least 300 in attendance
  • Experience preparing and teaching biblical messages to audiences of at least 100 students and/or adults
  • Musical proficiency preferred
  • Previous supervisor experience preferred
  • Previous experience in recruiting, leading and developing volunteers is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Favorable background check
  • Passage of all drug testing requirements

Key Accountabilities:

  • Abiding faith in God
  • Spiritually mature Christian with an active faith life and genuine passion for being a disciple of Christ
  • Commitment to St. Mark’s mission, values and leadership
  • Maintain positive relationships with youth, parents, volunteers, and staff
  • A self-starter who has a strong work ethic
  • Emotional and relational intelligence; ability to quickly build relational equity and maintain a strong rapport with students, parents, young adults and volunteers
  • Able to demonstrate practical knowledge and skills in leadership
  • Flexible and able to manage change
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of NextGen culture and ability to utilize this understanding in ministry
  • Timely and responsible
  • A good listener, mentor, and caregiver

Position Type:  Full-time

Expected Time Requirement:  40+ hours per week with some evenings and weekend required by nature of the position’s responsibilities

Direct Report: Senior Pastor