Next Gen Pastor

Vernal Christian Church is very passionate about reaching people and helping them be all they can be in Christ – hence our mission statement “To Know Christ and Make Him Known.” We want to see people meet Jesus, become His disciples, decide to be a part of this fellowship of believers, and become actively involved in serving God’s Kingdom. We describe ourselves as a Christ-centered, Gospel-driven, Bible-believing Church.

We are a non-denominational church that belongs to the Restoration Movement of independent Christian churches. In accomplishing our mission, our staff is comprised of a full-time Senior Pastor, a part-time Children’s Director, a part-time Office Administrator, and a part-time Nursery/Pre-School Director. Serving alongside them, our church is governed by a team of 3 Elders who are responsible for the spiritual welfare of our congregation. We have a team of 8 Deacons who serve as leaders and helpers with all of our ministries.

Our average attendance on a Sunday morning exceeds 320 adults, teens and children. Our Sunday Worship service includes contemporary Christian music and weekly communion, offering and invitation times.

The Next Gen Pastor is a key member of the pastoral team responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of the Next Gen Ministries at Vernal Christian Church. This role involves providing leadership, spiritual guidance, fostering a sense of community, and creating opportunities for kids, students, and young adults to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
He will work closely with the senior pastor and other ministry leaders to ensure that the church’s vision and mission are being carried out effectively through VCC’s Next Gen Ministries.
He will have a passion for discipling and equipping families to live out their faith in their homes and communities.
He will understand, embrace, and champion the mission of helping others discover new life in Christ.
Must be humble, teachable, responsive, and respectful of authority.
The successful candidate for this role will exhibit strong teaching, leadership, and administrative gifts.

 Next Gen Ministries at Vernal Christian Church are as follows:
Nursery & Preschool (Birth – 3 yrs.)
Kids Zone (Pre 4 – 5th Grade)
Ascent (Middle School students 6th - 8th grade)
Summit (High School Students 9th- 12th Grade)
Young Adult (18 - 30 yrs.)

This position is determined to be full-time (approximately 50 hours a week), including Sunday ministry activities. The Next Gen Pastor is expected to keep somewhat consistent office hours, however, the actual tasks will be considered flexible and fluid in any week’s time schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Spiritual Leadership:
Weekly High School Student ministry (Wednesday evenings).
Weekly Young Adult ministry (Friday evenings).
Kids Zone worship and lesson time (2x per month).
Middle School ministry (1x per month on Sunday morning)
This role also includes weekend preaching in the worship center 4 – 8 times a year. 

Lead and model a Christ-centered life for Next Gen Ministries (kids, students, young adults), and volunteers.
Provide direction and leadership to Next Gen Ministry staff and leaders.
Build a thriving young adults/college ministry from the ground up.
Develop and deliver engaging and relevant sermons, teachings, and small group discussions in Next Gen settings including:
Create a safe and nurturing environment for kids, students, and young adults to explore and deepen their faith.
Equip and empower Next Gen staff members, ministry leaders, volunteers, and parents to mentor and lead effectively in their ministries and homes.

Worship and Outreach:
Plan and organize worship services, events, camps, and outreach programs specifically tailored to Next Gen ministries.
Encourage and facilitate Next Gen involvement in local and global mission activities.

Pastoral Care:
Provide emotional and spiritual support to students, kids, and their families during challenging times.
Foster strong relationships with students, kids, parents, and guardians.
Provide pastoral counseling within church as needed.
Visit with families of VCC during times of crisis, illness, or death.

Team Collaboration:
Work together with all Next Gen ministry leaders to create thriving kid, student, and young adult ministries.
Collaborate with other church staff and leaders to ensure a cohesive ministry approach.
Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, planning sessions, and church-wide events.

Administration & Staff:
Oversee Next Gen ministry Staff members and volunteer team members.
Engage in weekly meetings regarding curriculum, schedule, special event planning and evaluation (eg. VBS, CIY).
Manage and oversee all Next Gen ministry budgets, resources, and program scheduling.
Ensure Next Gen team maintains accurate records of attendance, activities, and communication.
Ensure Next Gen team coordinate, schedule, and ensure all adult volunteers and student leaders are equipped as needed.
Oversee and inspire Next Gen ministries to set annual goals in coordination with the vision and mission of the church as a whole.

Assist with churchwide Pastoral ministry duties, including preaching, teaching, counseling, and pastoral care as deemed appropriate by the Senior Pastor.
Actively participate in Sunday morning service, setup, missions, and church events.
Officiate funerals and weddings, as requested.
Conduct or refer premarital counseling prior to performing any wedding.
Participate in weekly staff meetings, and weekly planning meeting with Senior Pastor.
Serve on Board of Ministries & meet with Board of Elders monthly.
Oversee plans and coordinate fall Harvest Party.
Support and attend ministry events as a leader and a member of the congregation.
Other responsibilities as needed.

Travel requirement:
Mostly local travel, but some out of town travel for retreats, camps, conferences, and mission experiences.
Be involved and engaged at local middle schools, high schools, and college.
Spend time with kids, students, and young adults where they are (school, games, competitions, concerts, etc.)

This position is deemed by VCC as a full-time ministry position.
Salary will be established formally based on the ministry experience and educational background by the elders.
This will be evaluated annually as well as health insurance benefits, vacation/sick days, convention expenses, and reimbursement for ministry expenses.
As a Pastor of Vernal Christian Church, the elders will approve an appropriate housing allowance as submitted in accordance with IRS guidelines.

Application Process:
Interested candidates are invited to submit:
Completed and signed Vernal Christian Church Employment Application form (email to receive link).
Resume with cover letter and two references.
Teaching Video (link to preaching online).
Links to all social media profiles.
A personal introductory video. This is a short, non-professional, self-shot cell phone video that helps us get to know you personally. Let us know who you are, your family, your goals, your hobbies, and what you’re passionate about.

Information, videos, and links can be sent to