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Wheaton Bible Church

Student Ministry Lead Pastor

Wheaton Bible Church
West Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 03/12/2012
Categories: Discipleship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Wheaton Bible Church is committed to making disciples who make disciples, and seeing those disciples progressively love God, grow together and reach the world. Our commitment to the Gospel, the Word of God, and discipleship are the foundation of our church. Our Student Ministry has been instrumental in both developing the spiritual lives of students and reaching students who don’t know Christ as their Savior.

We are seeking a full-time Student Ministry Lead Pastor. The purpose of this position is to advance evangelism and disciple making at WBC through leading and empowering our Student Ministry team and through equipping and supporting parents in their disciple-making roles at home. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic visionary leader with strong teaching and communication gifts.

1. Provide dynamic leadership for the development of Student Ministry paid staff and volunteer staff, including vision casting, lay team training, and discipleship.
2. Oversee staff in developing faith of students and in reaching students who do not know Christ.
3. Provide vision for a balanced approach that addresses the discipleship and shepherding needs of students, volunteers and parents.
4. Be an innovator and catalyst for partnering with parents as they seek to make disciples of their students at home.
5. Work with the Staff Leadership and Discipleship teams to assure a coordinated plan for discipleship and shepherding of students.
6. Skillfully teach the Word and preach the Gospel in a way that impacts students.
7. Work with Global Outreach and Local Impact ministries regarding mission trips.
8. Participate in pastoral counseling.

• Committed to holiness and developing your personal walk with God in order to model and lead others in their faith.
• 8 + years of full-time youth ministry and leadership experience in a larger church.
• Degree in youth ministry or related field, masters degree a plus.
• Strong interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrated gifts of leadership and teaching.
• Capacity to relate to staff, students, parents and volunteer staff.
• Proven ability to effectively equip God’s people for service in the church.

If you are interested and meet the requirements, please submit cover letter, resume, and recent teaching to students (video or links to teaching) to Kris Annen at