Director of Community Life at New City Church
Oakland, CA 94619

New City Church in Oakland, California is a young church plant in partnership with Orchard Group ( and the EFCA ( New City is a gospel-centered, multi-ethnic and multi-generational church committed to disciple-making, evangelism, justice, and church planting. With years of full-time ministry experience in different settings and contexts, lead pastor Gabe Garcia is committed to leading New City in both depth and width: deep in discipleship and wide in gospel impact.

Our Mission is Simple

We aim to lead everyday people to a joy-filled life in Jesus.

Our Vision is Big

We envision a future where we’re unleashing joy-filled followers of Jesus to make disciples, bring renewal to our city, and start new churches.


This position is not only a great opportunity to execute ministry, it’s an opportunity to help develop and create a vision that will impact Oakland and the Bay Area for years to come. New City is excited to see how God answers our prayers to fill this position and add this key member to our already diverse and high-impact team.

If you are interested in this position after reviewing the job description, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] .


Director of Community Life 

Position Description | Full-Time

Position Overview


New City is actively seeking to hire a director of Community Life. This full-time position will focus on the community and discipleship goals achieved through Sunday services and weekly City Group gatherings.


Reporting Structure

The Director of Community Life reports to the Lead Pastor.


Oversee Sunday Guest Experience at New City
-Oversee the overall guest experiences at New City, developing strategies and initiatives to improve the experience for everyone.
-Provide leadership to both the set-up and hospitality teams.
-Recruit, train, and equip ministry team members to fulfill the needs of both the set-up and guest experience teams.
-Provide spiritual leadership and guidance to team members serving under the Director of Community Life.

Oversee City Groups
-Develop yearly strategy and goals for the small group ministry at New City.
-Oversee a team of volunteers to develop weekly City Group curriculum that corresponds with Sunday sermon series.
-Regularly assess the health and effectiveness of the small group ministry, making adjustments and improvements as needed.
-Foster a sense of community among small group leaders, organizing regular gatherings, training events, and times of encouragement and fellowship.

Required Qualifications

-Be a stable, mature, and growing Christian with an exemplary personal life.
-Spiritual gifts relevant to organization, management, and leadership.
-Have a sound knowledge of Scripture and an ability to apply Scriptural principles in ministry.
-Have at least 3 years relevant ministry experience.
-Be in agreement with the doctrinal statement and ministry vision of New City Church.                                                                                                                                            -Driven to accomplish specific goals in alignment with the vision and mission of New City.
-Someone who is highly relational and finds joy in building relationships with a diverse congregation and community.

Desired Attributes

Humble, Hungry, & Smart (borrowed from Patrick Lencioni). This is someone who sacrificially gives themselves to lift others towards flourishing in Jesus without looking for the applause or praise of others. This is someone who is driven to fulfill God’s calling on their life as it aligns with the mission and vision of New City. And someone who works efficiently without needing micromanagement.

Typical Work Week

A typical work week at New City is Sunday-Thursday with occasional gatherings on Saturday. The staff gather either digitally or in person for times of training, vision casting and practical ministry execution. Sunday gatherings start at 2pm and usually wrap up by 7pm. Throughout the week the Community Life Director will be expected to find time for vision planning, administrative responsibilities, and lots of relational time with existing and potential leaders.

Financial Package

Salary: TBD

Benefit Stipend: TBD


Benefits & Perks

-Up to 1k annually towards coaching and development
-Up to 1k annually towards individual or marriage counseling
-Flexible Hours and remote work options
-One paid day per month for prayer, rest, and solitude


New City Church
3806 Loma Vista Ave
Oakland, California 94619


Liz Myers
[email protected]


Oakland, CA 94619
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry