Director of Student Ministries | Full-time

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn is a strong, Christ-centered church in the PC(USA) denomination seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries. We are located in a beautiful suburban town twenty-five miles west of Chicago. We are a vibrant, intergenerational church community with a strong focus on children, youth, and families, mission, small groups, and education. FPGE emphasizes an external focus as we reach out to youth in the community and not just within our church. We encourage members to live out their faith and to know that church is “More than Sunday.” Church members describe their church family as welcoming, family-oriented, mission-focused, vibrant, and Biblically-focused.

FPGE is looking for an experienced youth worker with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, who has a high view of scripture, and is intentional in the prayer and study life. The church desires someone gifted in relational ministry but who sees him/herself as a builder and equipper of volunteer leaders and student ministry staff. The Director of Student Ministries will work collaboratively with the Associate Pastor for Family Ministries, the Student Ministries Program Coordinator, and Student Ministries Interns to build out the vision of FPGE’s student ministry and oversee the programs and events focusing on students in 6th-12th grades.

FPGE is looking for a builder and team player who can begin to live out the vision of the church and leadership. Experienced, s/he should be comfortable living in the Reformed tradition theologically and be familiar with the PC(USA). S/he should possess a college degree and have at least 3-5 years of experience (preferably in student ministry in the same church). S/he should be an equipper of others and comfortable in handing off responsibilities as volunteer leadership is prepared. S/he should be emotionally mature, and should know and humbly accept his/her “growing edges.”

This is a church that is ready to live out a new vision for student ministry.

Resumes along with a cover letter can be sent to drew.hulse@ministryarchitects.com.

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