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Open Positions

Director of Student Ministries

DEPARTMENT: Family Ministries
SUPERVISOR: Associate Pastor for Family Ministries (Interim supervisor will be an existing consultant with specialized expertise in student and family ministry)
TIME COMMITMENT: Full Time

Purpose/Mission of the Position:

  • Equip students to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ who participate in Christ’s mission in Glen Ellyn, surrounding communities and the world.
  • Recruit and empower volunteers to be ministry partners in the discipleship of our students.
  •  Integrate students into the greater life of First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn.
  • Thoughtfully and creatively balance ministry to the “nones,” “dones” and “wons” (ie The non Christians, the disaffected Christians and the intentional Christians).

Specifics of the Role:

  • Lead the day-to-day operations of student ministries focusing on students 6th-12th grade.
  • Engage students where they’re at both physically (ie their sporting events and plays) and spiritually (provide safe places to learn more about faith in Jesus Christ)
  • Equip volunteers to be in relational ministry to students.
  • Be the lead teacher during the mid week ministries for middle school and high school.
  • Lead and collaborate in partnership with volunteers for all Sunday ministries.
  • Organize retreats, special events and mission trips.
  • Continue to add to and build upon the existing team of adult volunteers.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Pastor for Family Ministries key ministries to parents.
  • Supervise, equip and empower Student Ministries Intern.

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.
  • Recruit and empower a Student Leadership Team.

Students are integrated into the greater life of the church:

  • Director will help students have meaningful connections with at least 3 adults who are not related to them.
  • Director will seek to engage students in Sunday morning worship through participation and leadership.
  • There is intentional communication to the wider church all that is happening within Student Ministries.

Volunteers are Equipped:

  • Volunteers understand and implement the concept of “relational ministry.”
  • Volunteers are equipped to lead small groups and connect with students through formal training and timely communication.
  • Lead and develop in collaboration with volunteers all Sunday morning ministries including Confirmation.

Partnership with Family Ministries Team:

  • The Director of Student Ministries will be an effective collaborator with the Associate Pastor of Family Ministries, the Director of Children’s ministries and the Director of Westminster Preschool.
  • Parents know they have a partner in the Director for Student Ministries as they seek to disciple their son and/or daughter as a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Collaborate and strategize with the Associate Pastor for Family Ministries in ministry to parents and when appropriate volunteers

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 also 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, FPCGE 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 along side one another in what God is already doing in our church, our community and beyond.

Who We Need You To Be:

The Director of Student Ministries 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 Director of Student Ministries is emotionally mature and has healthy boundaries with the students to whom she/he ministers. This director understands relational ministry and easily connects with youth and has an understanding of current youth culture. He or she knows and humbly accepts his/her “growing edges.” The Director of Student Ministries attends worship and is periodically involved in worship leadership at First Pres.

Qualifications:

College degree, 2-3 years of youth ministry experience (preferably in the same church or ministry), familiarity with the PC(USA) and the Reformed tradition is a plus.

Compensation:

A competitive compensation package will be offered based on experience.

How to apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 references to laura.addis@ministryarchitects.com

Associate Pastor for Family Ministries

TIME COMMITMENT: Full Time
SPECIAL TALENTS, SKILLS PREFERRED: Ordained
PRIMARY SKILL CHOICES: Supervision/Coaching, Family Ministry, Evangelism, Spiritual Development, Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Communication (Written/Oral), Strategy and Vision, Training Volunteers
RESOURCES AND TRAINING PROVIDED: The Associate Pastor for Family Ministries will receive two weeks of study leave annually.

The leadership role, partnered with the Senior Pastor and Staff, is to help develop and sustain a variety of ministries designed to support and enhance families’ growth in Christ by helping children, students and parents embrace a vibrant faith journey together.

Description, Responsibilities and Opportunities:

  • To mentor, develop and with the assistance of Personnel hire (as needed) children’s ministry, student ministry, preschool ministry, and family ministry staff as they lead, recruit, train, deploy, and coach volunteers for each ministry; encouraging these staff members to embrace their unique gifts and calling.
  • To provide for vision, oversight, accountability and support to all ministry teams that serve children, students and families, empowering them to effectively minister to young people of the congregation and the surrounding community.
  • To provide continuity for a clearly articulated discipleship pathway for children and students, birth through college age, assisting other staff members with choosing appropriate curriculum within a defined scope and sequence.
  • To lead the Family Ministries Department in the development of ministries of Christian discipleship for parents of birth through college age children, creating Christ-centered community, parent education, and the equipping of missional living.
  • To annually evaluate all ministries that seek to support children, students and families, seeking to offer recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of these ministries.
  • To participate in worship leadership, preaching and the celebration of the sacraments on a consistent basis.
  • To participate along with other program staff members in activities such as worship, pastoral care and visitation, weddings, funerals, baptisms, administration, strategic planning, New Membership classes, and other duties as required by the Senior Pastor.
  • To ensure that all control and compliance documents are annually evaluated and updated, including child protection policies and safe practices, and ensure that all volunteers serving children and youth have been background checked and participated in safe practices training.

About First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn:

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn is a PC(USA) congregation with a rich history of engaging in both local and international mission and justice ministries. Children and families have always been an important part of the First Pres congregation. The outreach programs of the church engage the community through Westminster Preschool, Children’s and youth ministries and adult programs. There is a long history of equipping people for a life-long journey of discipleship through participation in Bible study, small groups, and mission.

How to apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 references to laura.addis@ministryarchitects.com.

Program Coordinator For Student Ministry

DEPARTMENT: Family Ministries
SUPERVISOR:Director of Student Ministry and under the umbrella of the Associate for Family Ministries
FULL/PART TIME: Part Time, 20 hours

Purpose/Mission of the Position:

  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the student ministry, which focuses on students 6th-12th
  • Assist in equipping volunteers to be in relational ministry to students.
  • Ensure that the logistics of the student ministry run smoothly.
  • Facilitate overall communication to parents and students through multiple means.

Ultimate Destinations from the work of this Position:

Students are Informed and Invited:
  • Students and parents are consistently and creatively invited to participate in programs, events, worship, and mission opportunities.
  • There is intentional communication to the wider church about all that is happening within the student ministry.
Adult and Student Volunteers are Equipped
  • Volunteers are equipped to lead and connect with students through digital training and timely communication.
  • Volunteers feel supported and informed about their selected ministries. Their experience leaves them feeling that they’ve made a difference, and they are eager to serve with the student ministry in the future.
  • Behind-the-scenes support is provided for the volunteers at all ministries including Confirmation.
Logistics Run Smoothly
  • Special events are well organized and well supported by volunteers. Their execution leaves parents confident that their teens are being faithfully and safely cared for.
  • Planning documents are in place and distributed in a timely fashion (including the Student Directory, Leader Directory, Volunteer Job Descriptions, the Youth Ministry Calendar, Calendar Requests, Event and Trip Registration Forms).
  • Compliance documents are up to date and distributed to all involved parties (copyright licensing, background checks on volunteers and staff, and so on).
  • Major Event Notebooks (an essential planning tool) are completed for each major event, and each notebook is updated after the event is completed.
  • The Program Coordinator for Student Ministry is an effective collaborator with the various staff members under the umbrella of Family Ministries.
Partnership with the Family Ministries Team
  • The Program Coordinator is an effective collaborator with the various staff members under the umbrella of Family Ministries.
  • Parents know they have a partner in the Program Coordinator 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, FPCGE 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, our community, and beyond.

Who The Program Coordinator Needs To Be

The Program Coordinator for Student Ministry needs to be someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, and who is intentional with personal prayer and Bible study. The Program Coordinator is an emotionally mature person who knows and humbly accepts his/her “growing edges.” The Program Coordinator attends worship at First Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn.

Qualifications

  • College degree
  • 2-3 years of success in administrative roles

Compensation

A competitive compensation package will be offered based on experience.

How to Apply:

Interested? Contact Ryan Norbeck, Interim 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.

Communications Ministry Intern

DEPARTMENT: Communications Ministry
SUPERVISOR: Director of Communications
FULL/PART TIME: Part-time; approximately 10-15 hours per week

First Pres Communications Intern Overview

If you are passionate about all thing’s communication, media, and creativity within the Christian space, this is the internship for you! Help us tell stories of God’s faithfulness to others through any of our communication pillars, copywriting, photography, videography, graphic design, and social media management. There is tremendous potential to learn and grow your skills in this position and gain new skills as you work alongside the First Pres staff.

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. which every worship participant feels compelled engage with their entire selves.

Partnership with First Pres

  • The Intern is an effective collaborator with the staff at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn and the Director of Communications.
  • The Intern actively offers suggestions and ideas on how to reinvent communication ministry in the twenty-first century.

Who the Intern Needs To Be

The Communications Intern needs to be someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, and who is intentional with personal prayer and Bible study. Has a passion for media and communications, the Communications Intern easily connects with people, and has an understanding of current cultural trends.

Key Responsibilities

General Communications

  • Help plan and coordinate internal and external communications strategy and engagement alongside the communications director.

Marketing

  • Write copy for social media posts, promotional emails, and other marketing material
  • Maintain and update the First Pres’s social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter)
  • Assist in brainstorming a social media strategy and schedule.
  • Develop and execute marketing strategies across a variety of media/platforms

Admin

  • Oversee the production of church publications, such as the church bulletin, eNews, and website *Website design skills are not required for this internship, but the intern will create content to be displayed on the website
  • Work with various ministries to assess and serve their promotional needs
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading

Multimedia

  • Assist in video production within the First Pres studio.
  • Assist in safe transfer of footage and video editing.
  • Work with the communications director and staff to create compelling video ideas to be shown to the congregation and beyond.

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of college education preferred.
  • Have a passion for communications and media.
  • Skills in one or more of the communications pillars.
  • Understand basic social media practices and algorithms.
  • Displays openness to learning new skills.

Compensation:

Interns are paid a rate of $12 per hour.

Applications and Contact:

Interested? Please send your resume to Katherine Vasile, Director of Communications