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Grace Pointe Naperville

Student Pastor

Grace Pointe Naperville
Naperville, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 08/31/2015
Categories: Church Staff - College Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Grace Pointe is seeking a Student Pastor to oversee, guide, and lead staff and volunteers for our three main student ministries - Junior High, Senior High, and College. The position would require leadership, organizational and teaching competencies. Candidate would work with a team currently comprised of interns and volunteers. Position is focused and centered around our Naperville Campus.


Our area has seven universities and some of the top high school and junior high schools in the country. We have a great structure in place for reaching and retaining students, and are growing in those areas. We are looking to reach as many students as possible, disciple them wherever they are on their spiritual journey, have them be whole-hearted followers of Jesus, and deploy them to the world.


Student ministries - particularly High School and Junior High - are challenging because of the three dynamics at work on that ministry: 1) the dynamic of adolescence/puberty as it relates to identity and fit, 2) the dynamic of parents and their level of engagement with youth, and 3) the dynamic of future as it pertains to an overdependence on cultural surrounding to inform faith. And so we seek to: 1) love students and challenge them to be global change agents by following Jesus, 2) meet, support, and guide parents in their various levels of engagement, and 3) help position the student to live by faith and not by surrounding. College student ministry challenges include a transient season of life, intentional Biblical guidance on independence, future options, lifestyle choices, and meaningful causes in which to invest.


Grace Pointe has four core values by which we measure all things: The Word is the Filter, Pray At All Times, Love Shapes Character, and Go to Grow. For a better feel of who we are and what we do, please visit our website at: