We seek a strategic thinking, highly relational Director of Preteen and Middle school Ministry.
Seneca Creek allows its youth leaders a wide latitude to innovate and the freedom to pursue new ideas.
Ideal candidates must have experience ministering in a multi-ethnic, racially diverse context. They must confidently address relevant issues facing youth with grace and truth that is not judgmental or condemning. They must possess excellent public speaking skills with the ability to contextualize the gospel in culturally relevant ways, including the effective use of media. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and a self-starter able to think strategically and define a path forward to accomplish ministry initiatives.
Lead, manage, and oversee ministry to youth 5th – 8th grade ensuring that programs and systems are aligned with the overall church vision and values and effectively accomplishing our mission.
Recruit, equip, and deploy teams of volunteers to carry out relational ministry that strives for excellence in reaching and discipling students.
Plan, staff, and execute a Sunday worship experience that is relevant and engaging for 5th -8th grade students.
Develop and lead an effective student small groups ministry that is strategically discipling students in biblical literacy and HOPE as described in the SCCC Vision.
Develop intentional activities and events designed to equip students to reach out and impact their schools, community, and world.
Ensure that our Student Ministry takes the precautions necessary to protect our students from injury or abuse and mitigate our risks by ensuring that our child protection policy is observed.
Help develop and facilitate a cohesive ministry pipeline from childhood through young adulthood, including collaborating with other staff to develop effective bridges between age groups.
Develop relationships and maintain regular communication with parents of students.
Collaborate with other pastors and directors to carry out the church’s strategic initiatives to effectively accomplish the mission and vision of the church.
Read, study, attend seminars, network, etc. to ensure continual personal and professional growth.
Qualifications and Abilities:
A mature faith in Christ as demonstrated by a life that is growing in the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
Ministry Leadership Experience
Formal youth ministry and/or theological training from an accredited institution is desirable.
Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build rapport with adult volunteers and students.
Strong cultural competence and the ability to minister effectively in a multi-ethnic, culturally diverse setting.
Passion and willingness to manage the tension between outreach and discipleship.
Ability to connect with a multi-ethnic congregation in a mixed urban/suburban setting.
A team player with a commitment to the unity of the staff team and church
Teachable and curious, continually pursuing personal and theological growth
Ability to affirm, practice, and uphold an egalitarian theology.
Ability to fully commit to the beliefs, mission, vision, and values of Seneca Creek Community Church
This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package that includes:
A retirement savings plan with employer contributions