Middle School Director

Middle School Director POSITION VISION: We are looking for someone to oversee all things Middle School Ministry. This person will be able to take ownership of the Vision for Ward Students, as laid out by Director of Ward Students, [The vision of Ward Students is to help students connect to God, His will for their lives and to the people around them] and implement it in the context of Middle School Students. The main objective of this role is to bring energy, excitement and connection to Middle School Students and their parents. POSITION QUALITIES Leader…Relational…Energetic…Team Player…Self-Starter…Decision Maker…Person Developer… POSITION PRIORITIES: - To build relationships with Middle School students, their parents and our leaders. - To develop a strong leadership culture in Middle School Ministry (both adults and students) - Establish a strong Middle School Ministry Program o Reaching and empowering Middle School Students to impact the people around them o Middle School Programming that accomplishes the “Why” of Student Ministries POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: PROGRAMMING: • OVERSEE PROGRAMMING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL  Weekly Services o Games • Schedule games for Sundays Morning and Sunday Nights • Schedule someone to introduce and facilitate games o Creative Elements • Help to plan, create and implement any creative elements for the worship Services o Host / Speak as necessary o Schedule host and speakers • Develop and Empower Leaders for/in these roles  Small Groups o Check in with Small Group Leaders • How is their health: spiritually, emotionally, and mentally? • How is the health of their group? • How can we help them grow/succeed? • Is there anything we need to know? o Create Small Group Dialog for Middle School o Email Small Group Dialog to leaders o Provide Snacks for Groups • You decide how often • EVENTS  Develop and Oversee a team in the planning, organization and execution of monthly events for Middle School  Reserve rooms/Locations/Transportation  Locate/Purchase any supplies needed • TRIPS/RETREATS/CAMPS:  Work with the team in the planning of trips, retreats and camps o Schedule leaders o Reserve locations and transportation o Purchase any supplies necessary LEADERSHIP: • WEEKLY SERVICE PLANNING:  Work with Student Leadership Team to plan worship services  Work with Student Leadership Team to develop Small Groups and Curriculum. • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT  Identify, recruit and train leaders o Small Group Leaders o Small Group Coaches o Welcome team (adults and students)  Help in the implementation of the Leadership Development plan for Middle School Leaders • PROGRAMMING AND STRUCTURE  Periodically review the programming of Ward Students Middle School  To recognize organizational systems in place that need to be changed or removed  To recognize organizational systems that need to be in place and implement them • COMMUNICATE WITH PARENTS AND STUDENTS  Utilize Social Media to communicate useful information o Facebook, Instagram, Remind 101  Develop a schedule of communication • MEETINGS:  Middle School Small Group Leader Meetings/Training  Weekly Service Planning Meetings  Student Ministries Team  Staff Huddle  Weekly Check-in and Monthly Development with Student Ministries Director RELATIONAL DEVELOPMENT • Regularly invest in relationships with students, parents, leaders and volunteers outside of regular programming.


Congregation Size: 
1,000 - 5,000

Employment Type:

Job Type:

Contact Name: 
Jonathan Haden
40000 Six Mile Rd


Email Address: 
How to Apply: 
Email your resume and cover letter to Jon Haden at jon.haden@ward.church