Clairmont Presbyterian Church

Director of Next Generation Ministries

 

Clairmont Presbyterian Church’s mission is to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and make Him known to others. We are a multi-generational church family that is excited that God has planted us in the vibrant and diverse community of Decatur, Georgia. We are a family of Christ- followers who worship God, connect with the community around us, and continually look to grow together in our faith. For more information about our church and ministries, please see our website: www.clairmontpres.org.

 

Our mission field extends from our pews to the ends of the earth.

 

Our vision is that:

  • Every member is a whole-hearted disciple of Jesus Christ.

  • Every member is a missionary of God’s good news.

 

We are seeking a full-time Director of Next Generation Ministries who is:

 

  • Called to be an enthusiastic, mature and growing disciple of Jesus Christ whose life and faith inspires others to follow the Lord as well

  • Called to read, teach, and live the Scriptures as the Word of God for all persons

  • Committed to helping Clairmont Presbyterian Church spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our congregation, our community and our world

  • Committed to God’s mission field in the lives of children and youth

  • Equipped by the Spirit with creativity and experience to encourage this ministry to grow in directions and with a depth we have not yet imagined

  • Experienced in the planning and implementation of classes, events and programs which encourage education and fellowship in Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries.

 

Mission and Purpose of the Director:

To lead Clairmont’s Children, Youth and Families to know Jesus Christ as their personal savior and to understand and heed His call for growth during their respective Christian journeys both to deepen their faith and to equip them to make Christ known to others.

Generally, the Director will supervise, plan and implement all Family, Youth and Children’s Ministry Programs. The Director will manage 1-2 Interns specifically assigned to the Next Generation Ministries teams.  Collectively the team will coordinate programs and classes in Christian Education for children (Birth through 5th grade), the Youth Program (6th through High School), and Families.  The ideal candidate will have an enthusiasm for sharing his/her personal walk with Christ as well as a disciplined approach to the development of classes and programs for CPC members at various stages of life to continue their individual growth as Christians while participating in Christian fellowship.


Responsibilities of the Director include:

  • Cultivating relationships with CPC children, youth and families to encourage their growth as followers of Jesus Christ;

  • Recruiting and training adults who can also engage in the Next Generation Ministries;

  • Designing a ministry calendar that cultivates opportunities for education, evangelism, Bible study, fellowship and service; 

  • Overseeing and implementing a Sunday School program for children, youth and families;

  • Working with the Next Generation Ministries Elder(s) to organize regular meetings of the ministries teams;

  • Coordinate volunteer teams implementing major events (e.g., Vacation Bible School)

  • Providing growth opportunities for parents of children and middle-school, high school and college-aged students;

  • Implementing Programs to connect with members of our surrounding community to build relationships with children, youth and families of other churches as well as those that do not attend church to connect them to Clairmont and more importantly, to Christ’s love for them;

  • Attending weekly CPC staff meetings;

  • Coordinating responsibilities for the Next Generation Ministries with the Interns;

  • Encouraging opportunities for Children, Youth and Families to integrate into the life of Clairmont; 

  • Assisting in leading Sunday worship on occasion;  

  • Nurture ministry with students at local universities;

  • Responsibility for the Sunday nursery to include re-staffing post pandemic.

 

 

Supervision:

The Director of Next Generation Ministries will be a member of the professional staff of Clairmont Presbyterian Church. The Director will work in partnership with the Next Generation Ministry Elder(s) and committee and will report to the Senior Pastor for day-to-day oversight.  This is a full-time position which provides benefits for the successful candidate.

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to ministrydirectorsearch@clairmontpres.org

 

 

Qualifications/Requirements: Minimum requirements for the successful candidate will include:

 

  1. A Bachelor’s degree and work experience in Christian education and spiritual formation.

  2. Excellent judgment, superior interpersonal communications skills, solid organizational, project management and time management skills. Familiarity/ability to learn new technologies.

  3. The ability to follow the policies and procedures outlined in the Church’s Handbook;

  4. Clearance of a criminal background  check   

 

 

 

Compensation: This is a full-time exempt position paying $50,000 annually plus benefits. It is expected that the Director will work an average of 40 hours per week. The actual hours worked per week will vary based on the Church’s worship and educational calendar.