Crossview EFCA

Youth Pastor Job Description

Crossview is an Evangelical Free church located in north central Illinois, about 60 miles west of Chicago. The Youth Pastor will serve on a vibrant church ministry team along with the Lead Pastor, Worship Pastor, and Children’s Ministry Director. The Youth Pastor will oversee and direct the middle school and high school youth groups. Presently, the high school group meets on Sunday evenings and the middle school group on Wednesdays. Small groups meet throughout the week.

Crossview is a church committed to discipleship and to the spiritual flourishing of all who attend. Additionally, Crossview has adopted the “up, in, and out” philosophy of ministry. For the youth ministry, this means providing opportunities for individuals to know God, to serve each other, and to serve our neighborhoods and world in the way of Jesus. In recent years, the youth groups have experienced “up, in, and out” dynamics through weekly large group meetings, small groups, retreats, ministering at retirement facilities, and both national and international mission/vision trips.

Operating in this framework, the new Youth Pastor will have the opportunity to creatively structure the youth ministry to help our young people grow closer to Jesus, to help them love the church, and to prompt the youth to share the love of Christ in their spheres and around the world. While our youth ministry has been healthy, there will be opportunities to reimagine the structures of the ministry in this post-pandemic world.

 

Essential Characteristics:

  • Have a clear and identifiable love for Jesus
  • Have an ability to share the love of Jesus
  • Have an ability to help young people share the love of Jesus with their peers
  • Be theologically healthy and aligned to the EFCA statement of faith
  • Have a high value for God’s Word
  • Values relationships
  • Is humble with a desire to grow
  • Is transparent and honest
  • Cultivates compassionate curiosity
  • Demonstrates and teaches hospitality
  • Is culturally aware
  • Has an understanding of spiritual formation
  • Exhibits strength in both written and verbal communication
  • Has teaching skills
  • Has a good sense of humor

 

Essential Functions:

  • Work as an essential contributor to a vibrant Ministry Team
  • Host and coordinate regular weekly gatherings of the high school and middle school groups by teaching biblical principles and providing an engaging, life-giving atmosphere
  • Coordinate small groups for the Youth Ministry
  • Coordinate with and recruit new adult volunteers for both Middle and High School Youth Groups
  • Plan and maintain effective budgets to support the Youth Ministry
  • Provide pastoral care and direction for students
  • Provide leadership development opportunities for students
  • Personally engage with students
  • Coordinate student volunteer activities with local institutions
  • Participates in Congregational Meetings and updates the church on the Youth Ministry
  • Coordinate and lead biannual national or international mission trips
  • Coordinate and lead biannual EFCA youth conference trip
  • Coordinate fundraising activities as needed

 

Desired Education and Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (ministry emphasis preferred)
  • A minimum of three years serving in youth ministry

 

Materials Requested:

Interested applicants are asked to send their résumé, letter of interest, and a short video explaining their call to ministry to marklanting1@gmail.com .
 
Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.
 

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Worship Pastor Job Description

Crossview is a congregationally governed church with people from all walks of life.  We are a part of the Evangelical Free Churches of America.

We believe that Jesus, being fully God and fully human, reveals the heart of God for us.  He is the ultimate example of what it means to be human, and through His life, death, and resurrection, He has made a way for us to follow Him into that life. As we follow Jesus together, we will continue to become the kind of church family that enters into the brokenness of this world with redemptive hope and love. We invite you to join us on this journey!

Our desire is to serve and love those within our community – inside and outside the doors of Crossview. That passion drives us to build discipleship pathways that encourage believers and those exploring the faith to have safe and honest discussions centered around growth and fellowship.

What You’ll be Doing

In this position, you’ll be responsible for both the worship service and extended discipleship of our congregation.

Some of your duties include:

-Planning our weekly worship services in consultation with our senior pastor and leading the congregation in multi-generational and blended worship for weekly services.

-Organizing the technical operations and overall flow of our worship service.

-Scheduling teams and recruiting new volunteers to join these teams. 

-Leading a team of musicians through musical and spiritual growth.

-Working with the other members of the pastoral team and elder team to establish and enhance discipleship opportunities.

-Being an active voice and contributor to strengthen and expand our Small Group ministry alongside our Adult Discipleship Team.

-Continuing a personal and professional growth track as a spiritual leader in our church.

 

What We’re Looking For

We’re searching for a skilled and passionate worship leader with a heart to lead and disciple others to join our pastoral team. As a leadership team, we’re looking for someone who operates from a lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements outlined for leaders (1 Tim. 3:1-13; 2 Tim. 2; Titus 1:5-9). Someone who desires to love and serve those who want to learn about the transformational power of Jesus.

An ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of leading people in worship within a church/group setting. This candidate will be a versatile musician who can lead in multiple genres and can operate at a high level. He will have Bible training/education and will be able to think theologically and missionally in ways necessary for the times we live in. Our new worship pastor should be someone who wants to grow and develop his skills as a leader and musician, while also growing in his relationship with God in a spiritual and practical way.

 

Benefits

Crossview provides benefits such as paid vacation, sabbatical opportunities, health insurance, as well as a retirement account contribution, with the opportunity for the employee to make additional contributions.

You’ll be able to enjoy a small office feel with a team of loving and devoted leaders, passionate about the people of Crossview and DeKalb County.

 

Application process

Please include the following in your application by February 1, 2022:

A written resume and cover letter documenting your skills and experience.

A video recording of you actively leading worship for a group of people. Ideally, this video will showcase your ability as a musician and communication with the church.

Materials can be emailed to:

apply@crossviewefca.com

All applicants will receive a confirmation that your materials have been received.