Associate Pastor or Director of Youth Ministry
First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, IL
The Senior High Youth Group has been one of the mainstays in the life of our Church for decades. The weekly YG meeting consistently draws 30-40 students and the annual mission Work Trip even more. We have committed Youth Ministry Leaders and dedicated adults supporting the YG and WT. We know that strong Youth Group and middle school/confirmation programs are essential for the long-term health of our congregation as new parents search for a spiritual home for their families. We also know that a healthy youth ministry which is attractive to students can influence parents to actively participate in their faith journey. Achieving our vision requires the new Youth Ministry Leader to build on our success while adapting to the changing religious landscape. Our current environment is inclusive, friendly and fun enabling the YML to build a faith community that trusts one another as they explore what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in the 21st century. By including parents and adult volunteers in this process the YML will help everyone gain perspective and insight as they address the hard questions youth face about their faith today. Our new YML will join us at an interesting time, this post-Christendom world. We believe that a robust and confident Christian community is needed now more than ever. The youth become our future and the YML will be a catalyst to prepare them now.
03/12/2020 to 10/01/2020