Associate Minister of Discipleship and Student Ministries

Date Posted: November 20, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
First Christian Church of Pittsfield
Pittsfield, IL, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
Other Details

First Christian Church of Pittsfield (Pittsfield, IL)

Associate Minister of Discipleship and Student Ministries

The Big Picture

First Christian Church of Pittsfield (fccpittsfield.org) is seeking a capable and energetic Associate Minister of Discipleship and Student Ministries.

The Church

Located in the rural west-central Illinois town of Pittsfield, we are a non-denominational church with roots in the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, and part of Disciple Heritage Fellowship. We are a multi-generational church with a blended worship style. The average in-person church attendance (post-covid) is currently 200- 250. We have tremendous facilities including a full gymnasium. We use the “Orange” philosophy and currently have 30-50 active in our middle and high school ministries with a strong core of volunteers.

The Candidate

The Associate Minister at First Christian Church of Pittsfield, Illinois will provide leadership in areas of family discipleship and our youth and children’s ministries. The main goal for this role is the development of a Christ-like character in our families and youth to enhance our outreach into the community so that others will come to know Christ. The ideal applicant will be a team player who is able to direct our small group ministries as well as lead and empower our student ministry volunteer teams. The applicant must be in agreement with the beliefs and doctrine of First Christian Church of Pittsfield, Illinois.

Work Performed:

  1. Work with the lead pastor in facilitating the church vision.

  2. Development, equip, and give direction to our volunteer staff in the student and youth ministry.

  3. Be responsible for developing and implementing a yearly Youth Ministry budget.

  4. Support Children’s Ministries (K-6th grades).

  5. Recruitment and Training of Volunteer Staff for the Small Group/ Discipleship Programs.

    • Oversee the recruiting of volunteer staff.

    • Develop volunteer staff training materials and lead training sessions.

    • Participate in the evaluation of volunteer staff for the purpose of encouragement and growth.

  6. Assist Lead Pastor in providing pastoral care for youth and youth families.

    • Communicate effectively with parents.

  7. The Associate Minister shall preach or facilitate “Youth Sunday” services 1-3 times per year.

  8. Attend weekly staff, prayer, and planning meetings as well as give monthly board report.

  9. Perform other duties as may be deemed appropriate by the Lead Pastor and Elders.


  • Recognized Calling to Vocational Ministry.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Teachable spirit.
  • Heart and passion for God’s people with emphasis on youth.
  • A 4-year degree from a Christian College and previous experience with counseling youth and interacting with their families is preferred, but other relevant experience and degree will be considered.

Job Relationships

Supervised by: Lead Pastor. Accountable to Elders and Executive Committee

Compensation will be determined by the Executive Committee according to the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Associate Minister for FCC?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Associate Minister at FCC?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of FCC?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to [email protected].