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First United Methodist Church of Arlington Hts., IL

Pastor of Young Families and Youth

First United Methodist Church of Arlington Hts., IL
Arlington Hts, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/29/2009
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
NEEDED: PASTOR OF YOUNG FAMILIES AND YOUTH with a love of God and God’s people and a heart for justice.

Are you a risk taker? Are you always thinking of new and innovative ways to do ministry? Then you’ll want to join the ministry team at a progressive 900 member protestant church in Arlington Hts., IL a NW Chicago suburb in the midst of change and redevelopment. Must value a collaborative style, be evangelistically oriented, a strong communicator both orally and written. Comfort with technology a plus. Walking on water wouldn’t hurt either!

About to undergo a major building renovation, the congregation will be relocating for worship to the community’s Performing Arts Center, allowing for creativity and innovation, a great opportunity to exercise worship gifts as a team member.

Though not demographically growing, the community is churning, former older residents being replaced by young families (30s – 40s). This Pastor should have an affinity with this target group to maximize growth potential. He or she is expected to be familiar with (demonstrate) the kinds of relational leadership necessary to grow a church.

You’ll develop ministries to reach out to and engage adults in this age group in leadership, mission, outreach, and small groups; serve as resource to Men’s ministry and share pastoral care for members of all ages.

Work with youth (Junior and Senior High) and their adult leaders to develop and manage a vital and balanced ministry that shares God’s love through
• fun and engaging activities
• significant learning opportunities and
• life impacting mission trips
while creatively connecting the youth and their families to Christ through the congregation’s life and work.

Check out and e-mail or Bonnie Beckonchrist at

See Position Available at Good salary with benefits.