Youth Ministry Director (YMD)
Grace Evangelical Church of Elgin is a non-denominational church in the western suburbs of Chicago. We are looking to hire a person for the part-time position of Youth Ministry Director who is passionate about leading, connecting and caring for students (6th-12th grade). This person must embrace our purpose which is to glorify God and serve our community. They must be able to fully support our doctrinal statement. The YMD must also fit into the GEC staff and church culture & joyfully uphold our staff core leadership values. The YMD’s primary responsibility will be to develop and lead a Jesus-centered Youth culture at GEC.
The Grace Evangelical Church youth ministry has been led by a part-time YMD for the last 2 years and a team of committed and gifted volunteers who serve faithfully to teach and connect with our students. Together, they have rebuilt this ministry to the point where it needs to be led well by ta part-time YMD and volunteers. Passionate and gifted point leadership is a must for GEC to move into a more fruitful season for our youth ministry.
Ideally, the YMD would join the staff leadership team and work closely with our Lead Pastor to coordinate weekly youth meetings.
The YMD’s Calling, Gifts, & Skill Set
The YMD must be skilled & resourceful in:
Leadership: the YMD must have a desire for leading and managing volunteers and teams, recruiting volunteers, gradually releasing students and volunteers to serve effectively
Youth: the YMD must have a love and concern for students, previous experienced in student ministry is highly desirable
Technology: the YMD must have a functional knowledge with ProPresenter, Planning Center, audio, and video software is essential
Discipleship: the YMD must be passionate about making biblical disciples, especially in and through our student ministry
Communication: the YMD must be a gifted communicator, comfortable in front of people, able to helpfully teach, communicate, and apply the Bible to our students lives
Future Ministry Potential (beyond Youth Ministry)
This is an excellent opportunity! If the YMD has a desire, passion, and giftedness for expanded local church ministry, especially in the area of Worship Ministry, GEC will consider this opportunity.
Weekly Schedule (8-10 hours)
Staff meeting - approx. 1.5 hrs.
Planning & Preparation – 4 hrs.
Connecting – 2 hrs.
Sunday evening - 2 hrs.
Our current budget allows for a $4,000 annual, $333 monthly salary. However, this is somewhat negotiable and would be adjusted, especially if addition ministry responsibility is taken on.