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Student Ministry Pastor

Calvary Bible Church

Bourbonnais, IL

Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry

Posted on: June 20, 2011

Job Description:

Church Profile
Calvary Bible Church is in Bourbonnais, IL, a growing city about an hour south of Chicago. We are affiliated with the Evangelical Free Churches of America. We are evangelical in theology, evangelistic in outlook, relational in approach, progressive in methodology, and varied in worship style. We are a balanced blend of people, from various backgrounds, in a wide range of trades and professions, at every age and stage of life. We are_noemailmitted to serving students and families with vibrant student ministries. In 2010, we averaged over 500 in attendance on Sundays. Our staff includes five full time ministry positions plus support personnel. Our facilities, built in 2002, are 24,000 sf. We are on 15 acres of land. Our long range plan involves multiple building phases with a family life center, more educational space, and a new sanctuary.

The mission of the Student Ministry is Changing Students' Lives in Christ Forever by providing:
- Reinforcement in partnership with parents of what youth from Christian families are learning at home
- Rescue - of youth who are not receiving Christian training at home
- Relationships - with other youth and with the Student Ministry Pastor in the context of a caring church family

The strategy is to provide Bible-based programs in a safe environment that encourage:
- Faith enjoying life in Christ through conversion, worship, growth, fellowship, service, and outreach
- Friendships enjoying other youth who are also growing in their faith
- Fun enjoying the Christian life at a youth-friendly level of learning and experience

The current program plan for Student Ministry (as of Spring 2011):
Student Ministries are currently_noemailanized in three divisions: Junior High (6th-8th grades), Senior High (9th-12th grades), and College-Age young adults.
Current programs include: Sunday morning classes; evening group meetings (during the school year); seasonal events (such as a winter retreat, summer conference, mission trip); various fellowship events.

The vital traits of the Student Ministry Pastor include:
- a clear profession of faith in Christ and consistent Christian character
- a servant's heart and a love for youth
- agreement with the doctrine and mission and leadership of CBC
- skills in_noemailmunication, recruitment,_noemailanization and administration
- skills in Bible study, teaching, counseling for youth
- a passion for the Gospel and a heart for the lost

The specific areas of responsibility inherent in the role of the Student Ministries Pastor include:
- Staffing (recruit, screen, equip, and encourage volunteers for the student ministry programs)
- Curriculum (preview, order, and distribute youth program curriculum from reputable_noemailpanies)
- Teaching (prepare and present lessons for Jr Hi, Sr Hi and CC small group)
- Discipleship and Counseling (as needed with small groups and individuals)

Position Information:

Job Title:
Student Ministry Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
Organization Type:
Evangelical Free
Worship Style:
Church Size:
500 - 750

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Calvary Bible Church
Contact Name:
Tim Farrell
2587 E. Armour Rd
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