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  • is Presbyterian (PCUSA)
  • has an average worship attendance of 300
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Job at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, IL

We are seeking a Youth Ministry Leader who, with the help of our church community, will focus inward on our youth and their parents with compassion, wisdom, & creativity to teach them how to be disciples of Jesus for life.

Job Description

We are seeking a Youth Ministry Leader who, with the help of our church community, will focus inward on our youth and their parents with compassion, wisdom, & creativity to teach them how to be disciples of Jesus for life.

Youth Ministry has been a part of the fabric of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, IL throughout our 150 year history. We have strong traditions that guide us as we engage with a changing world. Our vision for this ministry is to send well equipped disciples of Jesus into the world. There is a dedicated group of adults engaged in supporting the youth ministry and our current Youth Group is thriving with 30-40 students attending YG meetings each Sunday evening.

The responsibilities of this position include:
• Provide the vision and leadership to form the faith of our youth (grades 5-12) and college-age young adults in a manner that is fun, motivating and inspirational • Develop, manage and enhance programs of faith formation for youth and young adults that integrate their faith formation into the life of the church and build relationships with members of our faith community of all ages • In consultation with the Faith Formation team, nurture parents as those primarily responsible for the faith development of their youth • Serve as a member of the pastoral leadership team leading prayers and reading scripture in worship services as requested.

In addition to a deep and confident belief in a loving God our Youth Ministry Leader must possess the following characteristics:

• A passion for Youth Ministry • Strong interpersonal skills • The ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
• A strong sense of the dynamics of today’s youth • A confident and outgoing personality • An excellent and empathetic listener • A unique ability to get people to take action and get involved • Respect for the traditions of our church while maintaining a vision for the future

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, IL

Since 1859, Christians have gathered in Lake Forest, 30 miles north of Chicago, to worship God, learn Christ’s way, connect with one another, serve neighbors in need and invite others into this joyful place.

When Presbyterians from Chicago founded this church, they were committed to creating something more than a spiritual refuge for themselves. Their plan included the founding of Lake Forest, an academy for boys and girls, and a college for the nurture of young people. This entrepreneurial dream continues to bear fruit in each of these institutions today, and we continue to enjoy a warm relationship with Lake Forest College.

Connecting in fellowship, study groups and service projects has always brought people together across social divides. Liberal and conservative, wealthy and modest, young and old have gathered together in this church. This welcome of all people was a crucial part of the founders’ vision, and remains so still.

Serving through mission is at the heart of the church and our members are active locally, nationally and internationally in efforts that profoundly impact the world for good. Our thriving adult education, confirmation classes, youth groups and children’s faith formation continue the rich legacy of life-long growth.