Parkview Community Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
High School Pastor
Vanderbloemen Search Group is thrilled to announce our third search for Parkview Community Church in Glen Ellyn, IL.
Parkview Community Church (Parkview) is a highly relational community of people. They value authenticity and shy away from a “churchy” feel. Parkview embraces diversity and is naturally drawn to engage in conversations and relationship with those from different backgrounds and opinions. Parkview has a strong missional mindset and is very intentional with serving the underserved in the greater Glen Ellyn area and beyond. It is truly an exciting season at Parkview and is looking forward to the future of continued growth. Parkview has just recently embarked on a faith journey called “All-In” to facilitate the needs of a growing Children’s and Student Ministry.
The High School Pastor will provide leadership and oversight to the High School Ministry's experiences, Life Groups, activities, and volunteers at Parkview. The High School Pastor is expected to think strategically about the growth of the High School Ministry both in numbers and depth, while maintaining relationships with students and parents as well as developing and growing the adult volunteers within the ministry. The successful candidate will create and articulate the vision for expressions of the High School Ministry (9-12th Grade) in the church and the community and will be able to work collaboratively with the 4-8th Grade Pastor, Children’s Pastor, Next Gen Ministry staff, and volunteers as well as the rest of the staff at Parkview. The High School Pastor will have a genuine passion for reaching students in the surrounding community and will lead by inspiring high school students to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ in a way that reflects the overall vision of Parkview which is thoroughly grace-driven, Biblically-rooted, authentic, and fun.
The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Theology/Ministry or at least two years of ministry experience in a larger church. The successful candidate will be an energetic, relational leader and will have a proven track record of working in a setting committed to reaching students and families with a high degree of innovation, recruitment, and retention. They will also have a history of success in creating a structure that disciples and grows students spiritually as well as in building an effective and sustainable leadership culture within the high school student ministry. Work history in high school ministry leadership is a must.
Glen Ellyn is centrally located in DuPage County. Its proximity to Chicago makes it an ideal place to get the best of both city and suburban life. Glen Ellyn has access to major highways, interstates and airports, making it easy to reach your destination no matter how far. Glen Ellyn is situated around beautiful Lake Ellyn, once a renowned vacation destination. Today this scenic Village offers homes with a variety of architectural styles set among rolling woodland hills and surrounded by mature trees. Known as the Village of Volunteers, Glen Ellyn has small-town charm and a sense of civic pride. Many organizations, churches and volunteer groups make up the fabric of this community of 27,000 residents.