Preteen Ministry Director at New Covenant Community Church
Fresno, California

Job Description


Job Title

Preteen Director

Date: August 2023


Student Ministry

Reports To

Connections Pastor

Part Time

20 Hours per week



Position Purpose:

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.


Job Summary:

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.


Essential Responsibilities:

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

• Outreach events

• 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

Connections pastor.

• 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




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New Covenant Community Church
1744 E Nees Ave
Fresno, California 93720


New Covenant Community Church
(559) 298-0688
[email protected]



Fresno, California
Job type
Part Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Church Ministry