Cornerstone Church - NextGen Pastor - Cheshire, CT

  • NextGen
  • Cheshire, United States

Cornerstone Church - NextGen Pastor - Cheshire, CT

Job description



To serve the vision of Cornerstone Church by way of the next generation, student life, development, and pastoral care.

NextGen Pastor Job Profile

Capabilities, Characteristics, & Key Qualities:

  • Deep devotion to God and love for His Word
  • Gifted (collaborative) leadership skills (on and off the platform) - Proven leader/ministry leader. Genuine love for people and concern for the spiritual well being and discipling of the team.
  • Value for perspectives and feedback of others
  • Embraces healthy evaluation
  • Skilled at biblical conflict resolution
  • Articulate (able to communicate well on the platform)
  • Humble attitude
  • Innovative and creative
  • Quick (and life-long) learner
  • High degree of emotional intelligence
  • Able to develop a team-oriented culture through training, mentoring and teaching
  • Willing to engage with others in accountable relationship
  • Theologically and doctrinally aligned with Cornerstone Church

  • Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership to the NextGen Ministry
  • Facilitate creativity by providing an ideas-oriented environment
  • Lead team at a realistic pace allowing for each other’s personal best
  • Function as primary leader for youth services
  • Shepherd the volunteer teams
  • Communicate with key people with clarity and in a timely manner
  • Deliver expectations of others in the creative process in a timely manner
  • Meet regularly with Sr. Pastor and others involved in leadership relevant to youth services and special events

  • Other Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the youth department by developing a small groups ministry approach
  • Recruit volunteers and build multiple teams with the capacity to fulfill the vision and dreams of ministry
  • Develop strategic plans for the department in alignment with the overall church mission, vision, values and strategies
  • Oversee creation and implementation of the NextGen budget
  • Be a pastor to the general church family

  • Reports to: Senior Pastor

    Compensation Package:

  • Total compensation negotiable based on experience and education
  • Entire package may be proportioned to accommodate the needs of person (salary, retirement, or health insurance)

  • Requirements



    Cornerstone Church is seeking out a strong, visionary leader who has the ability to develop leaders, cast vision and develop strategies that will promote growth within the NextGen department.


    A huge priority this year is the youth mininstry. There is a vision to raise up and disciple the next generation and develop young leaders. Even through Covid and the lack of a full time youth pastor, the youth group has grown to 35-40 students. The Church is positioned for breakthrough. There's a lot of momentum across the board. Attendance is growing. Outreach is strong. The best years are ahead.


    A huge priority in the youth ministry will be to create a culture of discipleship - a place where students grow in their faith but also discover their gifts and begin to serve. It will be important for the NextGen Pastor to foster this culture.


    This leader must be organized and have the ability to lead themselves and their department. It won't be micro-managed. They will be trusted to manage the NextGen budget, lead their area with excellence, and develop leaders.