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First Christian Church

Youth Minister

First Christian Church
Jacksonville, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/19/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Christian Church
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Youth Minister lives with a passion to see students (Grades 6 - College Age) growing together in Christ and living compassionately in the world.


The Youth Minister possesses:  

  • A deep love for Jesus Christ and His people
  • A heart for those who are searching
  • A disciplined work ethic that thrives in a team based enviornment
  • A creative eye and understanding of how to connect with students in our culture
  • A self manager for personal spiritual growth and ministry objectives
  • A strategic planner that always knows where he is going and the next step to get there
  • A self awareness that leads to building teams to compliment his gifts


Core Responsibilities:

  • Community: Develop small group communities where students are cared for through deepening relationships
  • Outreach: Establish both missional and attractional outreach strategies balancing training believers to reach friends/family and event oriented connection events
  • Develop: Recruit and equip volunteers to be ministers to students
  • Develop: Volunteers and students into ministry leaders to accomplish the mission



  • A mature believer with a clear understanding of the Gospel with the ability and passion to clearly communicate it.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Commitment to spiritual integrity, moral purity and healthy relationships.
  • Teachable, responsive and always seeking to develop.
  • Able to create and sustain a strong volunteer culture.
  • Able to mentor and develop leaders with wisdom and grace.
  • Commitment to the community of FCC through regular attendance, participation in Life Groups and in giving.
  • Agreement and commitment to FCC's: mission, vision and values.
  • 4 year degree from a recognized Bible College.
  • Experience working with High School Students preferred.


Staff Responsibilities

  • Disciple Making: Develop a growth pathway for students that will begin for the pre-Christian and leads to a Student leader.
  • Worship: Develop dynamic midweek large group worship experiences including contemporary worship band, Bible teaching for students (Grades 6-12).
  • Oversee Student Leadership meetings and functions
  • Display effective communication (students, families, staff, church) through: personal communication, visits, checkins, monthly newsletters, calendars, hound-outs/flyers. Youth Minister will also be responsible for maintaining and updating student website (
  • Make a commitment to attending various student activities (concerts, athletic events, school activity competitions, etc.).
  • Plan/organize/ and conduct at least one "Big Event" each month (on average)
  • In addition to midweek Youth Group preaching, prepare Sunday-School sessions each week (grades 6-12).
  • Coordinate and organize student transportation (for midweek programming)
  • Plan, organize and coordinate various trips (CIY, Mission Trips, Concerts, Camps, etc.)
  • Counsel students as needed
  • Conduct regular (1/month) Student Leadership Team Meeting
  • Conduct quarterly Adult Leader Team meetings