Job Title Preteen Director Date: August 2023
Department Student Ministry
Reports To Connections Pastor
Part Time 20 Hours per week
To lead, direct, develop and grow the Preteen Ministry (SURF) of New Covenant Community Church and its mission: Love and lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus.
To disciple 5th and 6th graders through Biblical truth to prepare them for Junior High by creating fun, engaging environments where students experience belonging in a loving community.
1. Commitment to lead and develop the SURF team.
Recruit, train, equip and encourage SURF leaders to be effective and spiritually mature.
Develop a strong team of leaders to invest in the lives of students through ongoing training
and team building.
Create and maintain new volunteer opportunities within the SURF ministry.
2. Provide sound teaching of God's Word to students.
Prepare and teach Biblically sound messages that are engaging and relevant to the life of
preteens. (Sunday morning and Wednesday night)
Recruit and develop other SURF ministry leaders to teach.
Select and guide implementation of any curriculum.
Research and evaluate teaching strategies.
3. Create fun and engaging environments to connect students in community.
Wednesday night service
Sunday morning Service
Camps, retreats, and conferences
Small Group Gatherings
4. Partner with parents in the spiritual development of their student.
Provide resources for parents, keep parents informed on events and what students are learning -
walk with parents through tough phases and difficult decisions.
Encourage, pray for, meet with, counsel and be available to parents.
5. Collaborate with Junior High and High School Pastor.
Work together to ensure a seamless transition from SURF to Junior High.
Work together to build familiarity with Junior High Pastor and SURF students.
6. Collaborate with Children's Director for Vacation Bible Adventure (VBA/X).
Work together to plan and implement an exciting and spiritually vibrant week of VBA/X.
7. Other duties and responsibilities.
Lead or participate in regular staff meetings and other meetings or events as specified by the
Assist in the preparation of Sunday, Wednesday, or other special services and events as needed.
Perform other duties as directed by the Connections Pastor.
Key Success Factors (and Fit):
A respected leader of Godly character – when people hear your name there is a strong, positive,
confident reaction that things will be led well.
Strong Biblical knowledge and ability to communicate effectively.
A leader that attracts and develops people of high integrity to be part of their team.
Someone that will pour into team members through coaching, correcting and challenging.
A creative thinker who works hard to engage students and attract new students.
A leader that models servant leadership and is easily teachable.
An emotionally stable leader with a healthy and balanced family/home life.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution preferred.
Volunteer or paid experience in either children's, preteen, or youth ministry.
Upholds New Covenant Statement of Faith (available upon request).
Models the characteristics of a Deacon/Pastor as laid out in 1 Timothy 3.
Spiritually Mature/Growing Shows Self-Awareness Good Team Member
Communicates Effectively Manages Conflict Builds Effective Teams
Action Oriented Develops Talent Ensures Accountability
Drives Vision/Purpose Instills Trust Collaborates