Berkley, MI United States
Berkley Community Church
Non-Denominational / Converge MSC
The NextGen Pastor will love, pray, and create a ministry experience that engages kids and students and encourages them to develop a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Located in a suburb of Detroit, Berkley Community Church is passionate about reaching families with the Gospel through Sunday and mid-week ministry. BCC is an exciting church of 175 regular attenders with a roster of approximately 25 students (middle school / high school) and 20 kids (birth-5th grade).
This pastor would be the primary leader and revitalizer of the youth ministry, as well as leading and encouraging a team of volunteer children’s ministry leaders to bring a solidified gospel vision from birth to graduation. There is an excellent core of lay leaders already in place.
Covid years have led to the need to innovate a new ministry. Now, more than ever, a Bible-centric is needed for youth and adults. Exciting things are happening at BCC! A newly renovated 300-seat sanctuary is opening this Spring. We are looking for the right man to join the Sr. Pastor to lead this church and community into deeper fellowship with Christ. They would have a pastor’s heart, qualifications, and (if married) spousal support to build relationships and invest into this amazing church and community.
o Youth Ministry (approx. 50% of time/energy)
o Enthusiastically embrace the vision, mission, values and culture of Berkley Community Church.
o Create and strive towards youth ministry specific vision and mission.
o Lead the coordination and facilitation of engaging weekly middle school and high school gatherings that are biblically accurate and culturally relevant. Be primary teacher to students.
o Plan and lead retreats, mission trips, and other special events that provide spiritual growth opportunities for both the unchurched and churched students in our community.
o Recruit, train, and lead a team of adult leaders and student leaders.
o Love the students! Pastor the students and engage in their lives (hang outs, sports games, build relationship outside of youth group, etc.)
o Help to integrate the student ministry into the overall body of the church.
o Be intentional about being an outreach focused ministry. (i.e. evangelistic events, where possible establish a presence at schools in order to support current BCC students and reach others.)
o Submit and manage the annual student ministry budget and demonstrate financial responsibility.
o Network with other student ministry pastors as a means of support and community building.
o Family Ministry (approx. 40% of time/energy)
o Provide vision and leadership in Children’s Ministries.
o Lead and assist ministry leaders (Promiseland, Promiseland Jr., Toddler, Nursery) regarding curriculum, leader recruitment and development, and encouragement (lead the leaders).
o Awana was an exciting ministry here for many years that got lost in the rubble of Covid. New mid-week ministry is needed! There is a blank slate!
o Coordinate family ministry events occasionally throughout year to enrich and be opportunities to bring in new families.
o Other Pastoral Responsibilities: (approx. 10% of time/energy)
o Hold regular office hours with availability to meet with pastor, elders, youth and/or parents on individual basis.
o Attend, participate in and support corporate worship services and ministry events as a Pastor of the church.
o Build relationships in church and provide pastoral care duties if needed (weddings, funerals, visitation, and counseling).
o Occasional Sunday preaching.
o Other responsibilities as is gifted.
o Meet biblical qualifications of a church leader.
o Agree with doctrine of our church statement of faith.
o Able to teach the Word of God effectively.
o College/Seminary degree (or in process of completing).
o Preferred experience in church or para-church organization.
o Have maturing personal spiritual growth with a devotional, family, and social life that honestly reflects.
o Has a passion to pastor students and families and see them transformed by the Gospel.
o Has skills and disciplines capable of leading top-notch family ministry.
Email resume to [email protected]
Email resume to [email protected]
Handout: NextGen Pastor Job Description 2023 – Berkley Community Church.pdf