Next Steps Director
Title:Next Steps Director
Department:Adult Life Ministries
Location:Morgantown, WV

Next Steps Director  

Chestnut Ridge Church is seeking a Next Steps Director to lead volunteers to create an excellent Sunday Next Steps environment where guests engage in relational conversation and are encouraged to take their best next step.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as an ambassador for CRC by positively reflecting the vision, mission, strategy and values to those inside and outside our walls.

  • Assess and advise attendees and volunteers as to how and where they can take their next steps towards God and within the ministry.

  • Lead volunteers to create an excellent Sunday Next Steps environment where guests engage in relational conversation and are encouraged to take their best next step.

  • Ensure follow up and connections to other ministry leaders happens in a timely manner.

  • Partner with ministries team and programming team to make each of our Next Steps clear and easy to take in person and online. 

  • Develop and lead processes for First Time Guest follow up and assimilation through groups, serving, and other next steps.

  • Lead the baptism process, baptism Sundays, and baptism follow up/ongoing discipleship of those baptized. 

  • Partner with all ministries to create easy on-ramps into serving at The Ridge. 

  • Foster personal relationships with local ministry partners.

  • Organize and engage people in community service projects throughout the year. 

  • organize and lead church-wide giving efforts throughout the year: Food Drive, Backpack Drive, Coat Drive, and Operation Christmas Child, etc. 

  • Lead our church in new ways to Go Beyond our walls into Morgantown and the surrounding regions.

  • Performs other duties as requested by Adult Ministry Pastor.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge and experience with care ministries a plus. 

  • Active and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, evidenced by action, attitude, speech and behavior.

  • Agreement with The Ridge’s approach, beliefs and values.

  • Team player who is able to work well with other team members, departments and with the structure of the organization.

  • Superior verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organizational, planning and computer skills.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.

Physical Demands and Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. 

About Chestnut Ridge Church:

Our vision is to be an inviting church that leads people into a growing relationship with God and others.  The engaging music, relevant messages, and creative environments have all been designed to create a place where people can feel comfortable to take their next step — whatever that might be.

We are located in the educational, commercial, medical and cultural hub of north-central West Virginia.  Home of the Division I, Big 12 West Virginia University Mountaineers, Morgantown is recognized as one of the best small cities in which to live, work and raise a family.

Applicants must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt/Salaried

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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