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The Orchard Evangelical Free Church

Pastor of Worship and Youth

The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
Itasca, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 02/04/2013
Categories: Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

REPORTS TO:           Pastor, Itasca Campus


The Pastor of Worship and Youth is a campus-specific position that exists to glorify God by multiplying God-centered, Christ-exalting, world transforming believers through congregational worship and ministry to High School students, Junior High School students, and children through the Gospel in the greater Itasca. 




  • Work in coordination with the Pastor to choose music for worship services.
  • Lead the congregation in worship 46 weeks of the year including Easter weekend, Christmas Eve and Christmas Sunday.
  • Recruit and audition potential worship team members.
  • Schedule and rehearse worship team each week.
  • Find a replacement worship leader three weeks in advance if you are planning to be gone and coordinate worship set.
  • Review new worship music to introduce a new song to the congregation every two months.

Youth Ministry

  • Recruit, coordinate and train volunteers for the youth group for Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings at Family LIFE.
  • Coordinate and be responsible for the content and quality of the Sunday morning teaching/discussion and Wednesday Family LIFE.
  • Plan an outside service or social event at least once per quarter.
  • Plan an outreach event at least twice a year.
  • Attend all Orchard retreats for youth

Children’s Ministry

  • Recruit, coordinate and train volunteers and teachers for Sunday school and Family LIFE.
  • Choose curriculum in coordination with the Campus Pastor.
  • Recruit, coordinate and train workers for the nursery.
  • Supervise and maintain the quality of the teaching in each classroom.
  • Oversee the planning of the Eggs @ The Orchard event.
  • Evaluate the value and potential of a summer event for children and families and oversee its implementation.

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend staff meetings
  • Contribute to the direction and vision of the campus with the Campus Pastor.
  • Assist the Campus Pastor when necessary.
  • Play the role of Campus Pastor when Campus Pastor is gone. 



  • Meets qualifications for leadership referenced in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
  • Bachelor’s degree / Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum two years of experience in effectively running youth ministry
  • Experience in children’s ministry a plus
  • Ability to recruit, rehearse and effective lead a contemporary worship band vocally
  • Ability to play guitar or piano preferred
  • Ability to organize, analyze and execute tasks in a timely manner
  • Exercise discretion and good judgment in personal contacts
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively with staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrate professionalism through appearance, attitude and loyalty
  • Self-motivated and able to initiate projects and work independently
  • Positive and supportive attitude