Pastor of Youth & Family Ministries at Bethel Community Church
Chicago, IL

Pastor of Youth & Family Ministries - Bethel Community Church

This is a full-time pastoral position that oversees family ministry at Bethel.

Responsibilities that align with the discipleship pathway.

Gather: Be available to serve on Sunday mornings, which could include but is not limited to preaching, giving announcements and participating in community Sunday School.

Grow/Go: Plan and implement opportunities for the high school and junior high students that strategically help disciple our students in a way that aligns with the mission at Bethel to “Proclaim the truth of Jesus and grow mature disciples for the glory of God.”

This might include opportunities such as:
Weekly discipleship gatherings (currently Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Outreach nights throughout the year
Serve with youth in the community
Junior High and Youth Retreats
Summer trips and programming
Lead senior high ministry (Powerhouse)
Build discipleship relationships with students and leaders
Serve as a coach for the Awana Commander
Lead our adult volunteers for JAM (Jr. high) and Powerhouse (Sr. high) by:
Equipping leaders in relevant ways to strengthen their ability to lead within the ministry
Partnering with and coaching our junior high director to align vision, goals and programming for cohesiveness
Equipping and empowering volunteers to use their spiritual gifts in serving the students
Communicating clearly upcoming events and needs

Practice: Shepherd over families and students to develop and ensure a culture of following Jesus by daily learning what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and a church.
Attendance at weekly staff meetings and monthly elder meetings
Meet with Children’s ministry directors for coaching, encouragement and evaluation
Evaluate regularly the family ministries
Facilitate the security and background check programs
Partner well with parents:
Communicate upcoming events
Make oneself available to the parents as an encourager and resource to disciple their kids. (Bethel Community Church wants to support, equip and encourage our parents as primary disciple-makers of their children/youth)
Equip and coach volunteers to mentor children who don’t have parents capable of discipling them (i.e. children of unbelievers, children without parents or only one parent of the opposite gender, etc.)

Provided Support:
The Senior Pastor is a resource for ministry questions, requested time off, weekly scheduling, coaching and spiritual care.
Elders are a resource for spiritual care, feedback and support.
Opportunities such as conferences and other forms of training are encouraged and supported by church leadership.


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Bethel Community Church
7601 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60656


Elida Gonzalez

[email protected]


Chicago, IL
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry