Advent Church

NextGen Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Eric Voris


I love this role because it offers a high level of leadership and influence at a church that is poised to make a huge impact in the community! There is growing momentum behind the fresh vision from the Lead Pastor (who also happens to be an incredible guy), and the area is exploding with growth. This role has almost unlimited potential for someone looking to build a ministry and train leaders for the sake of expanding the Kingdom.

About This Organization

Advent Church has a rich history in the Northeastern suburbs of Memphis and is poised to make a huge impact in the coming years. The church was planted in the 1970s in the up-and-coming area of Cordova as part of the PCA. They have since shifted and become a part of the EPC to better align with their theological stances. That being said, they are not “overly Presbyterian” and have a pretty diverse collection of Christian backgrounds represented both on their staff and in the congregation. They really live out their creed: in essentials – unity, in non-essentials – liberty, in all things – grace.

The most recent change that has brought incredible momentum to the Advent community is the new Lead Pastor, Caz Minter, joining the team in 2021. Caz is a team builder, an experienced leader, and the kind of guy people just love to be with. Caz has a long track record of leading churches and navigating change, and has used those skills to breathe fresh life into the Advent community.

Position Description

The NextGen Pastor is a “player-coach” in charge of crafting and running a ministry for students in 6th-12th grade that helps gather and equip God’s people with the grace of the Gospel. He/she will also provide vision and leadership to the Children’s Ministry staff.

The NextGen Pastor is someone who is passionate about living out the Great Commission by making disciples among students through large groups, small groups, and one-on-one ministry. This is a ministry that is built on God’s Word and values God’s grace. The Director is someone who thrives in a relational ministry that is well-connected to the mission and life of the church as a whole.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare messages, Bible studies, and activities for all youth programming and equip others to do so.
  • Provide oversight, and development, and help establish the vision for the Children’s Ministry.
  • Counsel youth and families when needed.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate all AYM programs, trips, retreats, and other youth programming.
  • Assist other Advent staff when needed, working cooperatively on church-wide programs and projects.
  • Maintain Youth Department Finances (expenses, receipts, billing)
  • Communicate with parents, students, and church about upcoming events and wins
  • Manage Youth staff, Children’s staff, adult leaders, and seasonal intern(s)
  • Attend youth events and/or equip volunteers to do so (school plays, sports games, etc.)

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Passion for the Gospel
  • Ability to share the good news of Christ and disciple through it
  • Ability to recruit and lead adult volunteers
  • Knowledge of theology and youth culture and the intersection between them
  • Ability to communicate Biblical truths to students
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with parents and the church
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff

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