Job Openings

Looking to join our team? Below are the current positions we're looking to fill. Click on a position for more details.

Open Positions

Student Ministry Intern

DEPARTMENT: Family Ministries
SUPERVISOR: Director of Student Ministry, under the umbrella of the Associate Pastor for Family Ministries
FULL/PART TIME: Part-time; approximately 10 hours per week

Purpose of the Student Ministry Intern Position

  • Equip students to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ who participate in Christ’s mission in Glen Ellyn, surrounding communities, and the world, promising to seek the fellowship of the church wherever they would go.
  • Thoughtfully and creatively balance ministry to the “nones,” “dones,” and “wons.” (i.e.: non-Christians, the disaffected Christians, and intentional Christians).

Specifics of the Worship Ministry Intern Position

  • Engage students where they’re at both physically (i.e.: their sporting events and plays) and spiritually (provide safe places to learn more about faith in Jesus Christ).
  • Be a compelling role model to volunteers, inspiring their own relational ministry to students.
  • Partner with DSM in all aspects of the mid-week ministry for middle school and high school, and nurture a magnetically Christian atmosphere in which every student feels safe and personally cared for by someone on the student ministry team.
  • Collaborate in partnership with volunteers, both adult and student leaders, in all ministries.
  • Attend trips, retreats, and special events as requested.

Ultimate Destinations

Students are Equipped:
  • Students can articulate what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ and live lives transformed by having faith in him.
  • Students are Biblically literate.
  • Students understand what it means to have a rich personal prayer life and the importance of praying with others.
  • Students are participating in a small group, attending worship, and engaging in mission.
  • Students’ worldviews are expanded beyond affluent suburban culture via participation in ministry and mission.
  • Students are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with their friends.
  • Student participation will increase within the middle school and high school ministry.
Students are integrated into the greater life of the Church:
  • The Intern is helping students have meaningful connections with at least 3 adults who are not related to them.
  • The Intern is engaging students in Sunday morning worship through participation and leadership.
  • The intern is providing all first-time guests to the student ministry with exceptional and timely follow-up, in such a way that all students discover a welcoming community at First Pres.
Partnership with the Family Ministries Team
  • The Intern is an effective collaborator with the various staff members under the umbrella of Family Ministries.
  • Parents know they have a partner in the Intern as they seek to disciple their son and/or daughter as a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Additional tasks assigned by the Director of Student Ministry are accomplished in a timely fashion.

Who We Are

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn has a rich history of engaging in both local and international mission and justice ministries. There is a long history of equipping people for a life-long journey of discipleship through participation in Bible study, small groups, and mission. We are a growing PC(USA) congregation with an emphasis on both discipleship and outreach, and are looking for someone to minister to youth through the same lens. Having wrestled through issues at both the denominational and congregational level, First Pres is a church that has remained a family-centered on Jesus Christ. We are a church that desires to see individuals of all ages serve alongside one another in what God is already doing in our church, community, and beyond.

Who The Intern Needs To Be

The Student Ministry Intern needs to be someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, who possesses a high view of Scripture, and who is intentional with personal prayer and Bible study. While gifted at relational ministry, the Student Ministry Intern is emotionally mature and has healthy boundaries with the students to whom she/he ministers. This intern understands relational ministry, easily connects with youth, and has an understanding of current youth culture. He or she knows and humbly accepts his/her “growing edges.” The Student Ministry Intern attends worship and is periodically involved in worship leadership at First Pres.

Qualifications

  • At least one year of college education preferred
  • A proven interest in ministering to young people

Compensation

Interns are paid a rate of $11 per hour.

How to Apply:

Interested? Contact Blake Riboli, Director of Student Ministries.

Worship Ministry Intern

DEPARTMENT: Worship Ministries
SUPERVISOR: Director of Worship Ministries
FULL/PART TIME: Part-time; approximately 10 hours per week

Purpose of the Worship Ministry Intern Position

  • Help facilitate transformational online/hybrid/gathered worship environments for the community of First Pres, friends of First Pres and visitors to First Pres.
  • Equip worship team members to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ who participate in Christ’s mission in Glen Ellyn, surrounding communities, and the world, promising to seek the fellowship of the church wherever they reside.
  • Thoughtfully and creatively balance ministry to the “nones,” “dones,” and “wons.” (i.e.: non-Christians, the disaffected Christians, and intentional Christians).

Specifics of the Worship Ministry Intern Position

  • Worship leadership on and off platform, engage worship participants where they’re at in their spiritual and personal development.
  • Be a compelling role model to volunteers, working to inspire person ownership of faith development.
  • Partner with DWM in all aspects of the worship ministry, seeking to nurture a magnetically Christ-like atmosphere in which every worship participant feels compelled engage with their entire selves.
  • Cultivate adaptability and leadership skills through exposure to Classic, Modern and A/V ministries.
  • Attend trips, retreats, and special events as requested.

Ultimate Destinations

Worship Team Members are Equipped:
  • Worship team members can articulate what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ and live lives transformed by having faith in him.
  • Worship team members understand what it means to have a rich personal spiritual life and the importance of cultivating spirituality within community.
  • Worship team members are participating in a small group, attending worship (outside of ensemble participation), and engaging in mission.
  • Worship team members’ worldviews are expanded beyond affluent suburban culture via participation in ministry and mission.
  • Worship team members are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with their friends.
  • Worship team members’ participation will increase within the ministry teams.
Partnership with the Worship Ministry Leadership Team:
  • The Intern is an effective collaborator with the Pastors and Worship Ministry Directors.
  • The Intern actively contributes ideas on how to innovate intergenerational ministry in a 21st century world in ways that benefits and engages the First Pres community.
  • Ad-hoc tasks assigned by the Director of Worship Ministries are accomplished in a timely fashion.

Who We Are

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn (or “First Pres”) has a rich history of engaging in both local and international mission and justice ministries. There is a long history of equipping people for a life-long journey of discipleship through participation in Bible study, small groups, and mission. We are a growing PC(USA) congregation with an emphasis on both discipleship and outreach, and are looking for someone to minister in worship through the same lens. Having wrestled through issues at both the denominational and congregational level, First Pres is a church that has remained a family centered on Jesus Christ. We are a church that desires to see individuals of all ages serve alongside one another in what God is already doing in our church, community, and beyond.

Who The Intern Needs To Be

The Worship Ministry Intern needs to be someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, who possesses a high view of Scripture, and who is intentional with personal prayer and Bible study. Gifted at music or other art forms, the Worship Ministry Intern is also emotionally mature and has healthy boundaries with the people to whom she/he ministers. This intern understands relational ministry, easily connects with people, and has an understanding of current cultural trends. He or she knows and humbly accepts his/her “growing edges.”

Qualifications

  • At least one year of college education preferred
  • At least six months of relevant experience in worship arts ministry
  • A proven interest in ministering to a local church through worship ministry

Compensation

Interns are paid a rate of $11 per hour.

How to Apply:

Interested? Contact Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries.