Ministry: Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church

Position type: Associate Pastor

City: Oak Park

Position Description PDF: Open PDF


For this full-time role, we are open to candidates with any experience level who possess the following characteristics:

— Love for youth and young adults and their spiritual growth
— Creative team player comfortable working with all generations
— Strong communication and technology abilities and is comfortable using all methods of electronic, as well as traditional forms of communication, to reach the wide age range of our congregation and community

The Associate Pastor would be responsible for the following::

Community Outreach and Engagement
— Develop strategy and activities to reach the community and neighborhood and to engage all members more deeply in the life of the church
— Plan and implement communication strategy including print and social media engagement, working closely with co-pastors and staff
— Lead new member orientation process and volunteer engagement efforts
— Collaborate with Community Outreach and Engagement Committee

Youth and Young Adult Ministry
— Plan, implement, and supervise all aspects of the middle school and high school youth ministries, including Sunday School, Wednesday evening programming, special events, and worship engagement
— Lead youth events throughout the year, including the weeklong Senior High Mission Trip each summer
— Engage young adults in the church community and keep college students connected to Fair Oaks
— Collaborate with Children and Youth Committee

Congregational Activities
— Plan, implement, and supervise congregational activities for relationship building and connection including annual events such as the Thanksgiving Feast, Chili Supper, Progressive Dinner, and Block Party
— Develop opportunities for all ages and demographics in the church to have fun, being mindful of accessibility and variety of activities
— Collaborate with the Congregational Activities Committee

Other Responsibilities
— Work with co-pastors, ruling elders, and lay leaders to create/guide the vision and strategy for the church
— Support co-pastors to ensure proper administration of the church
— Participate in worship and leadership of word and sacraments; preach ~12 times per year
— Participate in all Session meetings; represent FOPC at all Presbytery meetings
— Teach Adult Ed or Bible Study as needed
— Preside over funerals and weddings as requested

How To Apply:

Interested candidates can send resumes and/or inquiries to John Beck, APNC Committee Chair.