S.T.A.G.E. Youth Ministry Director and FPCRO Nursery Care Provider

S.T.A.G.E. Youth Ministry Director Job Description

S.T.A.G.E. (Somewhere To Ask God Everything) is a ministry open to all youth enrolled in grades 6th-12th that meets weekly during the school year. Fun, service, community engagement, and relationships are the foundational building blocks of S.T.A.G.E. Metro Detroit is an innovative and resilient region that believes its best days are ahead of it. Southeast Michigan is one of the most diverse communities in North America. Metro Detroit offers world renowned universities, Fortune 500 companies, and the opportunity to make a difference. S.T.A.G.E. is proud to be a shared youth ministry supported by Presbyterian and Lutheran churches in Berkley, Ferndale, and Royal Oak. The S.T.A.G.E. congregations embrace the teachings of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Currently the four S.T.A.G.E. congregations consist of First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, Drayton Presbyterian, Greenfield Presbyterian, and Cana Lutheran.

The S.T.A.G.E. Youth Director has the responsibility for facilitating and supporting Middle School and High School age programming. The job requires a commitment of 15-20 hours/week, which includes Sunday evenings, some Saturdays and prep time.


  • Ability to communicate with parents and S.T.A.G.E. supporters

  • Strong organization, planning, and communication skills are a must

  • Possess a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ

  • Ability to establish relationships with youth

  • A college degree is preferred but not required

  • The applicant must consent to a background check

  • Self-Starter who can initiate and implement fresh ideas for youth ministry

  • Passion for youth ministry

  • Inclusive spirit that seeks to include those in our communities who are vulnerable, bullied,
    and/or marginalized

  • A willingness to wrestle with questions of faith and self-development

  • A desire to see youth grow and thrive


Specific Duties Include:

  • Outreach into the Berkley/Royal Oak communities and surrounding areas

  • Planning and delivering weekly Sunday evening youth gatherings

  • Develop and implement a calendar of youth programming; included is planning a summer mission trip for senior high youth and a middle school mission week

  • Engage youth in fundraising to support youth programming

  • Engage volunteers to support youth programming

  • Attend Sunday morning worship at the S.T.A.G.E. congregations on a regular basis

  • Encourage S.T.A.G.E. youth to attend worship experiences offered by the S.T.A.G.E. congregations

  • Integration of S.T.A.G.E. ministry in the worship lives of our individual congregations


Time Expectations:

  • Be available for 30 Sundays from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the academic year
    (September through May)

  • Plan and attend at least six community service opportunities during the academic year
    (September through May)

  • Attend a monthly S.T.A.G.E. Youth Council meeting (Fourth Tuesday of the month;
    7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)

  • Be available for a week in June 2022 to lead a middle school mission week

  • Be available for a week in July 2022 to lead a high school mission trip

  • Attend periodic performance reviews conducted by the S.T.A.G.E. Pastors

  • 15-20 hours per week during the academic year; summer hours to support youth programming


  • Salary is commensurate with experience

  • Salary is paid on the 15th and 30th of each month


Employment is on an at-will basis and may be terminated by either party at any time during the anticipated period of employment. Resumes with references should be submitted to Rev. Anders Edstrom at Pastor@greenfieldchurch.com

FPCRO Nursery Care Provider Job Description

General Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Family Ministry, the Nursery Care Provider will assure a loving, caring and safe environment for infants and toddlers during both worship services each Sunday morning and for special congregational events, when required.


Essential Job Functions: An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties the employee may be expected to perform.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.


  1. Arrive promptly.

  2. Welcome families in a loving and caring manner as they arrive in the Nursery Care room.

  3. Maintain the cleanliness of the room and make sure that no small objects are in the reach of a child.  Report any broken or dangerous items and any issues with the room.

  4. Assure the sign-in of each child staying in the nursery being sure to receive any special instructions. Also provide the parent with a pager so they can be reached.

  5. Provide care and supervision of children and meet their individual needs.

  6. Make sure that proper registration forms are on file or have parents fill out a form before leaving a child.  (Parents are allowed to stay & help in the rooms if they wish to do so.)

  7. Feed and change infants when necessary and as instructed by the parent.

  8. Help infants and toddlers develop fine and large motor skills. Allow the children to explore and learn through trial and error in a safe environment. Work with them to develop their social skills, and learn to share and take turns.

  9. Maintain Nursery Room supplies, such as baby wipes, diapers, changing paper for table and hand sanitizer. Report any needs of supplies.

  10. Participate in CPR and first aid training.


Required knowledge, skills, abilities, and minimum qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.


  • Be energetic, good natured, flexible, and meet the needs of infants, children, and their parents.

  • Be 17 years old, or older.

  • CPR & First Aid Training (must have valid certification within 90 days of hire)

  • Show proof of COVID-19 vaccination


Hours: Sundays 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 

Compensation: $15 per hour

Please send resumes to Rev. Emma Nickel at personnel@fpcro.org