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The Orchard – Pastor of Student Ministries

1301 S Grove Ave

Position Type

Pastor of Student Ministries


Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA)

Ministry Area

Youth/Student Ministry

Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

Pastor of Student Ministries – Vernon Hills (Part Time 20 hours/week)

PURPOSE: Leads and coordinates all ministries for students, from 6th grade through 12th grade.

• Leads a pastoral ministry of the Word and prayer towards the students of The Orchard – Barrington and of the surrounding community.
• Provides theological leadership by overseeing what is taught at all student ministry gatherings, making sure it is biblical, and aligns with the Roots, Life, and Fruit strategy, as well as the overall mission of the church.
• Develops and leads all ministries pertaining to students, including both the junior high and senior high.
• Recruits, trains, shepherds, and evaluates lay ministers (as well as lay ministry teams) for the various volunteer roles required to operate each of the above ministries by developing their God-given gifts and encouraging genuine faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
• Provides administrative leadership, by overseeing long-range planning, budgeting, and calendar coordination.
• Supports parents through intentional relationship, consistent communication, and by providing spiritual resources needed for raising their student in the Lord.
• Involved in other pastoral responsibilities as directed by the Campus Pastor.

• 1-3 years of student ministry experience desired.
• Must be available to work Sundays from 7:00 am – 12:30 pm.
• Ability to organize, analyze, and execute tasks in a timely manner.
• Exercise discretion and good judgment in personal contacts.
• Ability to communicate effectively with management, members, and volunteers.
• Demonstrate professionalism through appearance, attitude, personal interactions.
• Self-motivated and able to initiate projects and work independently.
• Computer literate in order to complete necessary tasks within software applications.
• Positive and supportive attitude

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected].