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Director of Next Generations

Director of Next Generations

Company: Wilmot Centre Church
Contact Person: Chris Rutledge
2463 Bleams Rd
Petersburg, Ontario , N0B 2H0
Phone: 519-634-8687

Position Description


Wilmot Centre Church is a rural church, just on the outskirts of Kitchener, Baden, and New Hamburg, ON. We are in a unique position to impact many surrounding communities, showing the love of God in tangible ways, and helping those we encounter to follow Jesus.


We value the next generation, and desire to see our young people equipped to follow Jesus and take the love of Jesus with them in all the spaces they go. Therefore, we are seeking a passionate and capable leader to support and grow
our Young Adult, Senior High, and Junior High student ministries. The Director of Next Gen Ministries will play a key role at Wilmot through:

VISION SETTING: Working closely with the Lead Pastor and Executive Director to establish vision for Next Gen ministries at Wilmot.

TRAINING: Raise up and train a leadership team that are committed to leading, supporting and teaching youth and young adults within the church, and local community. Leadership is not about doing it all yourself. Its about empowering those around you to lead as well.

PLANNING: Plan and direct Next Gen ministry efforts throughout the year, in consultation with the Lead Pastor and Executive Director, with prayer, conceptual forethought, and organization. Ensure teaching and curriculum choices
are theologically accurate and consistent with Wilmot’s Statement of Faith and Practices. Ensure that all events are well-planned, and support the vision for Next Gen ministries at Wilmot.

GROWTH: Posture Next Gen ministries for future growth and life-changing impact, by intentionally reaching out to the surrounding community.

PASTORING: Engage with the Wilmot congregation, forming relationships and establishing trust. Facilitate times of spiritual discussion, prayer, teaching and encouragement for students, staff and volunteers in a manner consistent with Wilmot’s Statement of Faith/Practice. Participate in preaching during Sunday services as needed. Will work with pastoral staff to provide leadership of the church when other staff members are away, and will assume pastoral and discipleship care of the Next Gen students and teams, as well as other members of the congregation when called upon.

OTHER DUTIES: While working in this role, additional tasks and duties may be assigned, and will be at the discretion and direction of the Executive Director and Lead Pastor.


  • Previous education/training completed with a bible college preferred
  • Previous demonstrated experience leading a youth ministry with a church, or working with young people
  • Pastoral mindset and willingness to mentor, provide spiritual counsel, teaching, and encouragement
  • Previous demonstrated experience in directing and working cooperatively with staff and volunteers
  • Experience in technical arts/videography/social media an asset
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, adaptable, and possesses an attitude of servant leadership
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Agreement with Wilmot’s Statement of Faith/Practices


The Director of Next Gen Ministries is required to perform their job function on-location at Wilmot Church, as well as remain accessible throughout the week by phone or email as needed. The Director of Next Gen Ministries’ regular work hours include serving on Sunday mornings.


At Wilmot, we care about the mental, emotional and spiritual health of our employees, and creating an environment in which our staff can thrive. In the course of their duties, the Director of Next Gen Ministries may experience stressful situations, fast-paced work, long or variable hours (including evenings and weekends), competing demands, and difficult conversations. We are committed to working with employees to minimize the mental, emotional, and spiritual impact of their ministerial role. We support staff in creating healthy work/life boundaries and seeking personal growth opportunities and support when needed. We believe that when our staff are thriving, our ministries will thrive too.


Interested candidates can submit a resume to Chris Rutledge, Executive Director, at no later than November 27, 2022. Wilmot welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For more information, please call Chris at 519-634-8687 or check out our website

Posted: November 14, 2022 | Expires: December 16, 2022
Posted Under: Pastoral - Youth/Youth Worker
Career ID: [ 11423 ]