Family Minister Full Time

@ First Christian Church in Oblong
  • Oblong, Illinois View on Map
  • Denomination: Christian Church
  • Job Category: Family Ministry
  • Date Posted: August 7 2023
  • Application closes: November 30 2023
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    Job Description

    We seek to fill the Pastor of Family Ministries role with someone administratively gifted who displays a pastor’s heart and the gift of teaching students. He must possess the skills to plan, organize, create, and improve. He must also effectively lead and shepherd. This individual must be a self-starter. While exercising strong leadership gifts, he must understand that organizational and administrative tasks are not an end in themselves but rather one of the ways God develops the spiritual health and well-being of His church.


    1. Provide leadership for the middle and high school students on and off the FCC Campus
    2. Develop spiritual maturity in existing students challenging them to leadership in the student ministry programs and the rest of the church family
    3. Work with student leaders to develop a plan of outreach to invite their friends to events where they can hear the gospel and experience the Christian community
    4. Work with adult leaders to develop a ministry plan that incorporates the wisdom and skill of adult volunteers
    5. Foster spiritual growth in students through an annual ministry plan that includes the following:
    6. Solid biblical teaching so students open their Bibles. This includes expository and topical teaching, consistent with the elements of Article 3 of the church Constitution.
    7. Teach students to study the Bible on their own.
    8. Encourage students in Scripture memory so they commit God’s Word to their hearts.
    9. Teach students to pray. Provide corporate and personal prayer opportunities.
    10. Teach students the importance of the church and why God made them a part of it.
    11. Help students discover and use their spiritual gifts in the student ministry and the rest of the church body
    12. Serve in the community
    13. Create small groups led by adult and student leaders.
    14. Build relationships with students to encourage, equip, and counsel them.
    15. Prepare and present an annual student ministry budget. Adhere to the budget and steward the finances entrusted to the student ministry program.
    16. Oversee budget requests in the student and children’s ministry areas.
    17. Organize and manage fundraising opportunities.
    18. Provide support, classes, and resources to help parents raise their children to follow Jesus. We want to help parents better disciple their children.
    19. Skills in worship leadership are desires but not required for this position.


    Work with the senior minister and children’s minister to provide synergy between the student and children’s programs. When possible duplicate systems and strategies between these ministries while fostering flexibility.


    Fill the pulpit as requested


    1. Fulfills the character qualifications and duties of an elder in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-16
    2. Masters level seminary education or equivalent is preferred but not required
    3. Affirms the FCCO Statement of Faith, as written in Acticle 3 of the church constitution
    4. Affirms Core Values
    5. Demonstrates wisdom in decisions, actions, and recommendations.
    6. Competent in Apple-based technology


    1. This is a full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.
    2. Reports to the Lead Pastor


    Pastor David “Dee” Wolfe / Phone: (618) 554-1668

    Application closes: November 30, 2023

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