Director of Next Generation Ministries

Date Posted: December 7, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
Neelsville Presbyterian Church
Germantown, MD, USA
Job Type: Ministry Director,Youth Pastor
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Philosophy of Ministry

We believe the Church is called to shepherd people of all ages into mature faith by gospel-driven transformation. Neelsville Presbyterian Church (NPC) has a vision for cultivating flourishing, multi-generational discipleship. An integral part of this vision is found in God’s instruction in Deut. 6:4-9, which speaks to the necessity of spiritual formation through family discipleship. God commands His people to live in His love, learn His instruction, and teach their children to do the same.

While the family is God’s primary means for evangelism and discipleship for our children, the Church also plays an important role, by providing opportunities for instruction, spiritual formation, and service for children and youth. We also recognize the importance of investing in our families by equipping parents and grandparents to live into their calling and pass the faith on to the next generation.

The hope for our Next Generation ministries is to be gospel-centered, Christ-exalting, biblically saturated, Spirit-led, deeply supported through intergenerational relationships of the church, and eagerly reaching out to the community through its families. These ministries should be defined by the following characteristics:

  • Welcoming, enjoyable, meaningful and safe environments for all activities.
  • Support to families as they encourage children and youth toward spiritual flourishing that produces disciples of Jesus Christ that visibly live out their faith.
  • Broad and effective “in-reach” to our kids and families and outreach to the community.
  • Positive, consistent, and effective communication with families, congregation, and community.
  • Winsomely reformed theology.
  • Prayerful leadership.

Position Overview

The Director of Next Generation Ministries has the principal responsibility of leading NPC in our efforts to effectively equip our families for discipleship.  We will consider ordained and non-ordained candidates. The Director, with the Session and Pastors, will lead by casting a vision for how NPC will facilitate and support family-centered discipleship for children from birth through 12th grade.

The Director will supervise the current, part-time Coordinator of Children’s Ministry, lead the youth ministry, and eventually supervise the future Coordinator of Youth Ministry and lead with them in recruiting, training, and mobilizing NPC children and youth ministry teams, interns (as available), and the congregation to support our Next Generation ministries.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with ministry staff, interns, pastors, elders, and ministry teams to develop and communicate a comprehensive discipleship strategy for families.
  • Give vision, direction, and oversight to children and youth ministry programs, volunteers, and staff, including participation and coordination of teaching at children/youth gatherings and events.
  • Recruit, train, and mobilize ministry teams for Children and Youth ministries, encouraging personal, relational ministry to children and students through Sunday school, small groups, mentoring programs.
  • Cultivate a ministry culture that is engaging, relevant, substantive, and fun.
  • In conjunction with the Pastors, provide pastoral care as needed for children, youth and their families.
  • Guide families into deeper participation in the larger community and mission of NPC.
  • Join with Session, staff, and mission teams to foster a ‘missional’ mindset in family ministry, encouraging and equipping families, youth and children for relational outreach.
  • Identify and/or develop classes, seminars, and events with a focus on spiritual formation for families and equipping parents and grandparents for discipling.
  • Communicate effectively through technology regarding updates on Next Generation ministries.
  • Cultivate professional and ministry development for staff and volunteers.


  • Meet regularly with the Senior Pastor, contribute to weekly staff meetings, provide a monthly written report to Session, and help develop a yearly budget.
  • Participate as a full, active covenant partner of NPC.
  • Abide by NPC’s Child Safety Policy.

Attributes Required

  • A deep commitment to prayer, Christ, and gospel ministry.
  • Personal affirmation of ECO standards.
  • Passion to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • An ability to recruit, encourage and equip a team of servant leaders.
  • An ability to mobilize people and catalyze momentum in family ministry.
  • Spiritual vitality, integrity and respect for others.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.

Preferred Experience and Education

  • Vocational/ministry experience in children, youth and family ministries (2 to 5+ years).
  • Theology, ministry, or education degree. (Both ordained and non-ordained candidates will be considered.)
  • Experience ministering in multi-ethnic, urban/suburban communities.
  • Experience ministering with children with special needs.
  • Experience using social media and technology.

This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. You will be eligible for Personal Time Off based on your regularly scheduled hours per week according to the Neelsville PTO policy. NPC is an at will employment and requires acceptance of personnel polices outlined in NPC’s Employee Handbook. Salary Compensation commensurate with education and experience.

How To Apply

Please contact us at [email protected].

Thank you!