Cornerstone Church - NextGen Pastor - Cheshire, CT
GENERAL 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 WordGifted (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 othersEmbraces healthy evaluationSkilled at biblical conflict resolutionArticulate (able to communicate well on the platform)Humble attitudeInnovative and creativeQuick (and life-long) learnerHigh degree of emotional intelligenceAble to develop a team-oriented culture through training, mentoring and teachingWilling to engage with others in accountable relationshipTheologically and doctrinally aligned with Cornerstone Church
Provide overall leadership to the NextGen MinistryFacilitate creativity by providing an ideas-oriented environmentLead team at a realistic pace allowing for each other’s personal bestFunction as primary leader for youth servicesShepherd the volunteer teamsCommunicate with key people with clarity and in a timely mannerDeliver expectations of others in the creative process in a timely mannerMeet regularly with Sr. Pastor and others involved in leadership relevant to youth services and special events
Oversee the youth department by developing a small groups ministry approachRecruit volunteers and build multiple teams with the capacity to fulfill the vision and dreams of ministryDevelop strategic plans for the department in alignment with the overall church mission, vision, values and strategiesOversee creation and implementation of the NextGen budget Be a pastor to the general church family
Reports to: Senior Pastor
Total compensation negotiable based on experience and educationEntire package may be proportioned to accommodate the needs of person (salary, retirement, or health insurance)
CHALLENGE & OPPORTUNITY
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.
BUILDING FOR GROWTH
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.