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Calvary Church

Youth Pastor

Calvary Church
Orland Park, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 03/28/2011
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
We are an outreach-focused, multi-staff church of around 800-1,000 people in attendance at our 3 week-end services located in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago (Orland Park, IL). The youth program sees around 120 students each year with an average attendance of around 30-45 students. This fall we will be entering a brand-new facility with three areas designed to accommodate youth programs and outreach in our gymnasium, youth worship center (with full sound and lighting) as well as youth ‘hang-out’ areas (with lots of tables and comfy chairs, coffee/snack bar, and gaming).

Applicants should meet all biblical requirements, be called to do youth ministry, and have an outward-focus in the ministry passions. The gifting of this candidate should be in areas of leadership, teaching, relationship-building, and administration.

Applicants should have at least 3-5 years experience in youth ministry, preferably in a larger church setting (or working with a youth ministry of 20+ students). A master’s degree completed or in process is preferred, but negotiable based on experience. While a reformed background is not integral, applicants must be accountable to Reformed Church of America, Calvary’s Consistory and the Executive Pastor as direct supervisor.

Competitive salary, retirement, health benefits and provided parsonage commensurate with education and experience.

General Description of Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities are to oversee both Jr. High and Sr. High ministries. The focus of the position is working directly with High School and leading/delegating Jr. High through a part-time employee and volunteer team. Leading youth ministries through Vision-casting and creating strategies, goals and structure to achieve the vision of the youth ministry in line with the vision of Calvary Church: helping and healing the hurting. Each major area should be viewed through the lens of achieving the church and the youth ministry’s vision as follows:

• Recruit, train and lead student ministry volunteers
• Present sound biblical teaching
• Direct the planning of all 212 programming
• Recruit and empower High School students take on leadership
• Initiate and build relationships with students and their parents
• Maintain and supervise evangelism and mission projects
• Collaborate with other churches, schools and organizations in our community
• Lead and Delegate Junior High Program
• Interact and Synergize with Calvary Church staff
• Participate in Consistory and Elders

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resumé either through e-mail or mail (one will suffice):
Mail: Calvary Church
c/o 212° High School Ministry
19065 Hickory Creek Dr., suite 220
Mokena, IL 60448