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First Baptist Church of Downers Grove

Youth Pastor

First Baptist Church of Downers Grove
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 01/05/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


We are prayerfully seeking a dynamic leader who loves Jesus and loves kids.  This leader must have demonstrated effectiveness and fruitfulness as a youth pastor growing a vibrant and healthy youth ministry.


A full-time salaried position, leading the active Junior High and Senior High school youth programs. These programs are to focus on discipleship for believers with a passion for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. They will also include worship and fellowship that fosters a dynamic and fun atmosphere.



The qualified applicant will possess a vibrant love for Jesus Christ and live a life marked by integrity and passion for God (Titus, 1 Timothy). He will have a solid understanding of the biblical principles of faith, be well versed in the entire Bible, and be committed to transforming the lives of our youth.


We are seeking a man who has a vision for reaching students for the Lord and equipping them to grow deeper in their faith. We desire to see evidence of a servant’s heart and a willingness to be an example of a godly man. We are seeking a candidate with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will be a leader of youth and volunteers with a calling to youth ministry.


- Lead a team of dedicated volunteers to maintain (or modify as deemed appropriate) the Junior High and Senior High school programs:
   – Sunday morning classes
   – Weekly large group gatherings
   – Weekly small groups/Bible study groups
   – Regular activities to encourage fellowship beyond the weekly meetings
   – Summer mission trips
   – Summer camps
   – Retreats


- Teach a biblically based, culturally relevant, curriculum that will give the students the skills necessary to enable them to live a godly life and to make a difference for Christ wherever they are.
- Strive to develop a close sense of community with the groups.
- Strive to develop relationships with all students from families within the church and encourage their participation in the youth programs.
- Utilize social media effectively to communicate with the students and to keep them engaged.
- Communicate regularly with parents.
- Participate in and contribute to church staff meetings, church functions and services.
- Function under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor.