Youth Minister – Streator, IL

Position Description:

Central Church of Christ in Streator, IL seeks Youth Minister who will oversee the youth ministry. He/she will be the advocate for the younger generations of the church and oversee all structures and atmospheres related to Central Student Ministries. They will ensure that the family of God is working together to make disciples of the next generation. He/She will work alongside the Senior Minister in equipping and encouraging parents, as we believe they are in the greatest position to influence their children. The Youth Minister will serve as a communicator of God’s Word, a spiritual leader and a pastor at Central Church of Christ. They will team with the Elders and other ministers in carrying out the mission and vision of Central Church of Christ, a Restoration Movement Church.

Position Qualifications:

  • A college and/or seminary degree or equivalent experience and training is desirable.
  • Solid relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Solid family life, if married
  • Passion for and creativity in teaching God’s Word to youth and parents
  • Committed to Restoration Movement ideals
  • If not bilingual in the Spanish language, the willingness to learn it

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Involvement@centrallive.net.

 

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Director of Youth Ministry & Digital Media – Belleville, IL

Position Description:

First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL is seek a Director of Youth Ministry and Digital Media who will:

  • Connect with students in 6th-12th grades who have interest in the community of FUPC.
  • Recruit, train, equip, and coordinate volunteer leaders, building teams of invested stakeholders who enjoy interacting with students.
  • Map out the long-term scope and sequence of discipleship opportunities for youth, incorporating weekly times of gathering, seasonal events, and leadership opportunities.
  • Plan and oversee the weekly opportunities for fellowship and faith formation.
  • Collaborate with related community networks, school affiliates, and other local entities whose mission it is to serve and love neighbors.
  • Draft and steward the annual budgets of the youth ministry and the digital media ministry.
  • Develop an annual calendar of digital media content, working with a team for distribution.
  • Assist in the planning of the seasonal themes, overarching rhythm and flow of communication, and create consistency with the culture and community of FUPC.

Position Qualifications:

The responsibilities of this role encompass a variety of relational skills along with a small subset of technical skills. The ideal candidate has a heart for the local church and is a self-starter, able to attend to their workloads efficiently and manage multiple projects at the same time. Experience in the following areas will be most beneficial to the work:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative problem solving
  • Bachelor’s level education completed in a related field of study 3-5 years developing ministries with long-term planning
  • A theology that celebrates and values all people, aligned with the PCUSA denomination

Interested applicants should send a resume & cover letter to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com or click apply now.

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Student Ministry Director – Clarendon, IL

Position Description:

Avenue Christian Church is searching for a Student Ministry Director. The Avenue Student Ministry Director will be responsible for overseeing and leading the Middle School Ministry – currently defined as 5th-8th grade – and the High School Ministry, 9th-12th grade. This person will be a contributing member of the Avenue Family Ministry Team, as well as the Avenue Programming Team. They will be responsible for creating an effective and authentic discipleship community among students, as well as partnering with parents and families. Through partnered vision, execution of strategy and development of volunteer leadership teams, the Student Ministry Director will lead students to be life-long Christ-Followers.

Position Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in Biblical Studies, Youth Ministry, or another comparable field that would provide knowledge for leadership in student ministry.
  • Experience: Experience in paid or volunteer youth ministry within a church or parachurch context.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@avenuechristian.com or click apply now.

 

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Pastor of Youth & Family Life – Alton, IL

Position Description:

Emmanuel Free Methodist Church seeks a Pastor of Youth & Family Life. The church is a Christ-centered community that loves courageously, serves radically and gives sacrificially, to everyone, everywhere, every day. Basic Function of Pastor of Youth and Family Life: To facilitate ministries to youth and families that support the mission of the church, its Biblical mandates to disciple and spread the gospel while utilizing family units to build up the body of Christ. ​Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement ways to strengthen and support faith in families
  • Provide resources for families to parent and disciple biblically
  • Lead Emmanuel’s efforts in creating and facilitation of Family Life Ministries (FLM) events
  • Develop yearly goals, objectives and budget for FLM programs
  • Support families in crisis
  • Oversee other ministries related to FLM (youth ministry, children’s ministry,)
  • Recruit, equip and encourage FLM leaders and leaders of other related ministries, valuing an intergenerational model
  • Lead and facilitate youth ministry initiatives
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Participate in other aspects of church life (worship, Sunday school, home group, special events)
  • Perform other tasks as assigned​

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong faith in Christ, with an understanding and appreciation of the Wesleyan perspective
  • A traditional biblical understanding and appreciation for the centrality of marriage and family
  • Ability to support and show grace to different types of family structures
  • Humility, love, and appreciation for others
  • Planning, organization and management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to lead and mentor others
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with others as a part of team approach to ministry
  • Experience in church leadership and supervision
  • Experience working with children and/or youth
  • Ministry experience, education and training in the areas of marriage and family life, youth and adolescent development, or children’s ministry
  • Education at least to the level of bachelor’s degree in the fields of marriage and family life, youth and adolescent development, or children’s ministry preferred
  • Compensation – Commensurate with levels of experience and education.

Emmanuel is member of the Free Methodist Church which is a Methodist Christian denomination within the holiness movement, based in the United States. It is evangelical in nature and is Wesleyan-Arminian in theology. For more information about the Free Methodist denomination, please visit www.fmcusa.org To apply for this job, please click here https://justchurchjobs.com/apply/1835

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