NextGen Pastor

Berkley, Michigan //

About Berkley Community Church

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 a growing church of 250 regular attenders with a roster of approximately 40 students (middle school / high school) and 75 kids (birth-5th grade). Additional number of kids in Wednesday Awana (unchurched and from other churches).

Job description


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. This pastor would be the primary leader and innovator 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. They would have a pastor’s heart, qualifications, and family desire to build relationships and invest into this amazing church and community.


  • Youth Ministry (approx. 65% of time/energy)
      • Enthusiastically embrace the vision, mission, values and culture of Berkley Community Church.
      • Create and strive towards youth ministry specific vision and mission.
      • Lead the coordination and facilitation of engaging weekly middle school and high school gathering that are biblically accurate and culturally relevant. Be primary teacher to students.
      • 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.
      • Develop and sustain regular communication with parents.  Seek opportunities to build relationships and spiritual counsel to parents.
      • Recruit, train, and lead a team of adult leaders and student leaders.
      • Love the students! Pastor the students and engage in their lives (hang outs, sports games, build relationship outside of youth group, etc.)
      • Help to integrate the student ministry into the overall body of the church.
      • Be intentional about being an outreach focused ministry.  (i.e. evangelistic events, where possible establish a presence schools in order to support current BCC students and reach others.)
      • Submit and manage the annual student ministry budget and demonstrate financial responsibility.
      • Network with other student ministry pastors as a means of support and community building.


    • Family Ministry (approx. 25% of time/energy)
      • Provide vision and leadership in Children’s Ministries.
      • Lead and assist ministry leaders (Promiseland, Promiseland Jr., Toddler, Nursery, Awana) regarding curriculum, leader recruitment and development, and encouragement (lead the leaders).
      • Serve in Wednesday evening Awana ministry.
      • Coordinate family ministry events occasionally throughout year to enrich and be opportunities to bring in new families.
    • Other Pastoral Responsibilities: (approx. 10% of time/energy)
      • Hold regular office hours with availability to meet with pastor, elders, youth and/or parents on individual basis.
      • Attend, participate in and support appropriate and corporate worship services and ministry events as a Pastor of the church.
      • Build relationships in church and provide pastoral care duties if needed (weddings, funerals, visitation, and counseling).
      • Based on gifting, need, and opportunity, this pastor can also expect to participate in other potential roles such as preaching, worship leading, counseling, church strategy, service planning, outreach, etc.


    • Meet biblical qualifications of a church leader.
    • Agree with doctrine of our church statement of faith.
    • Able to teach the Word of God effectively.
    • College/Seminary degree.
    • Preferred (but not required) experience in church or para-church organization.
    • Have maturing personal spiritual growth with a family and a social life that honestly reflects your spiritual life.
    • Has a passion to pastor students and families and see them transformed by the Gospel.
    • Has skills and disciplines capable of leading top-notch family ministry.


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