The Summit Church, Durham, NC
The Summit Church, a multi-site church serving Raleigh/Durham, NC, is a discipleship-focused church with a culture of sending believers out to carry the gospel to places where it is not known, both locally and globally. When Pastor J.D. Greear arrived in 2002, he re-envisioned what once was Homestead Heights Baptist Church and led the 40-year-old church of 300 to re-launch itself with a new name and a new vision to reach its community and world with the gospel. Today, more than 8,000 worshippers gather weekly, making The Summit Church one of Outreach magazine’s “top 25 fastest-growing churches in America." With a goal to plant 1,000 new churches by 2050, The Summit Church has already planted more than 60 churches in the US and around the world and maintains a strong church planting residency program to equip new planters. In the coming years, the church hopes to see more campuses planted in North Carolina and more church planters sent to the nations.
To support their growth and vision, The Summit Church is seeking a Kids Pastor who will be responsible for giving leadership, vision, and oversight to the Kids Ministry at The Summit Church as they seek to partner with families and raise up a generation that loves Christ and His mission. This position will speak directly into the Kids Ministry across all Summit campuses. While all of the ministries at The Summit Church will function within the framework of the larger church vision, the Kids Pastor will seek to creatively implement that vision in a relevant and effective manner with children from birth through 4th Grade at all Summit Church sites.
The ideal candidate will possess, at minimum, a bachelor's degree from an accreddited college or university. They will also have at least 5 years of church staff experience, and multi-site experience would be a plus. They will also have a proven track record of working in a children's ministry setting committed to reaching the unreached, working within a community, and promoting innovation through collaboration. The successful candidate will show a high degree of effectiveness in leadership, communication, organizational skills, and strategic planning.
The Summit Church serves the Triangle area of North Carolina, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (“RDU”) area. Durham is one of three “corners” of the Triangle area. The RDU area is a quickly-growing community that has a melting pot of southern culture with east coast urban flavor. It is the home to numerous universities and the Research Triangle Park, which creates a highly educated, internationally diverse demographic landscape. Durham has been named "America's Best City" by Businessweek.com, "Most Educated City in America" by Men's Health, and "Healthiest City for Women" by Women's Health. Not to mention GQ named Raleigh one of "America's Coolest Towns" and Southern Living listed it on their "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South." Home to numerous professional and college athletics, as well as an exceptional and diverse art scene, the RDU area boasts a high quality of life at a low cost of living. It is a great place to live and raise a family.