Pastor of Youth and Children
At Christ Community Church in Plainfield, IL, we are about three things: Jesus, community, and mission. Christ Community has its roots firmly planted in the Reformed tradition. We are a member of the Christian Reformed Church that is modeling an Acts 29 type ministry. The teaching is relevant truth from the Bible that can be applied in everyday life at home, at work, and in the community.
Christ Community is seeking to fill its full-time Pastor of Youth and Children. This is a newly created position that is designed to address the large growth in young families in our church, both from an age and spiritual maturity perspective.
He will have a philosophy of ministry which seeks to engage the whole family, including teens and children, and for our community, not just the children in our church. He will think and plan strategically with a team of volunteer children’s ministry coordinators, aiming for numeric and spiritual growth.
Summary of Position
The Pastor of Youth and Children position requires a passionate, self-motivated, committed follower of Jesus who will work alongside the Lead Pastor. His primary responsibility will be planning, overseeing, and implementing an overarching discipleship process for nursery through high school, with emphasis on our youth and children’s ministries (averaging 100 children and teens a week). The expectation is that he will be a major force in the growth of Christ Community’s youth and children’s ministries, disciple our current students, as well as reaching students outside our current sphere of influence.
4-year Bachelor’s degree.
Ability to develop structures and systems that will help Christian parents and children grow deeply in a holistic way, while also doing the same in reaching out effectively to non-believing families.
Strong administration skills.
Strong vision for what it will take to serve, reach and grow parents and children for Jesus Christ.
Able to Preach and is Ordained or Ordain-able.
About Plainfield, Illinois
Plainfield is a prosperous and bustling village, located 35 miles southwest of Chicago, with a population of approximately 40,000 residents. Easily accessible, Plainfield is close to several interstates and state highways making it an excellent place to live, own a business, or simply spend the day shopping and dining in the historic downtown.
Interested applicants should submit their resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org