Ripple Effect Small Group Coordinator - WILMINGTON


Purpose: The Ripple Effect Small Group Coordinator is responsible for the recruiting, training, and caring for the leaders in the Ripple Effect student ministry.  This individual will work with volunteers and staff to create thriving volunteer and small group culture while keeping with the overall purpose and values of Port City Community Church.  The person serving in this role will work in a team alongside the Ripple Effect Coordinator and under the leadership of the Pastor of Student Ministries to build an effective high school ministry in which leaders are known, trained, and cared for, and equipped to minister to high school students, both inside and outside of the small group setting, and their parents.

Position: Part time hourly
Reports To: Pastor of Student Ministries


Position Specifications:

  • Must be a believer of Jesus Christ and an active participant of Port City Community Church (a history of active participation is preferable).

  • Must demonstrate a value of and naturally participate in personal evangelism.

  • Must be passionate about creating systems to recruit, train, and manage volunteers.

  • Must be able to craft and passionately communicate Ripple Effect’s vision for volunteers, both individually and corporately in weekly/monthly meetings with leaders

  • Must be a team-oriented person with the ability to design, implement, and mature objectives in Ripple Effect with a focus on leader development.

  • Must excel in ministry commitment, conduct, and professionalism.

  • Must possess training and development skills.

  •  Must be action and goal oriented.

  • Experience must include program development and execution.  Must be able to assist in financial planning and management of the operations of Ripple Effect.

  • Must be computer literate.

  • Must be passionate about student ministry.

  • Must maintain a positive attitude.

  • Must work well under time restraints.

  • Excellent organization and diplomacy skills are essential.

  • Must be highly ethical and able to process sensitive information confidentially.

  • Must demonstrate an acceptable balance of confidence and humility and must be willing to proactively address issues in accordance with scripture and in alignment with the Port City Community Church statement of faith.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Build and Maintain a Healthy Ripple Effect Volunteer Culture
(working from the book Creating a Lead Small Culture)

  •  Assist in the development of clear vision, goals, and expectations for all Ripple Effect leaders.
  • Coach leaders to regularly “be present” in the lives of their students, including (but not limited to) leading small group weekly, connecting via technology weekly, investing regularly in students where they are.
  • Coach leaders in and create strategies leaders can use to “partner with parents.”
  • Consistently recruit new volunteers to serve in Ripple Effect, maintaining effective ratios.
  • Based on Creating a Lead Small Culture, create and oversee a comprehensive Ripple Effect leader training plan (both initial training and long-term/ongoing training).  This includes planning and executing regular leader meetings designed to build up, train, inform, and encourage leaders as well as using other means to pour into leaders.
  • Create and maintain a volunteer care and oversight structure in which leaders are known, feel connected and appreciated, and are encouraged spiritually.
  • Work with the Ripple Effect staff to provide a consistent small group experience for students to grow their faith and to learn God’s word both at church and in REGroups.

Administrative Tasks/Duties

  •  Create and oversee the process of moving potential Ripple Effect volunteers from the initial application and/or conversation/interview through initial training to placement in role as a leader
  •  Communicate with small group leaders weekly so they have the information they need, know the heart and vision behind what they’re asked to do, and feel connected to the ministry.
  • Check coverage through regular, weekly communication with leaders, meeting needs on Sunday nights.
  • Keep small groups within ratios and capacities.
  • Devote time weekly to volunteer appreciation.
  • Assist in administrative logistics for “outside” events as needed (e.g. retreats, events, NEW, FUSE)

 General Work Schedule

Part time hourly, 25 hours/week, excluding lunch

  • Sunday 4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Monday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm  
  • Wednesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Friday Off
  • Saturday Off