First Christian Church, Monmouth, IL - Minister of Children and Family

First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Monmouth, IL is an established church currently in the early stages of revitalization. Average Sunday attendance between two services runs ~250 people in total. Presently our first service consists of hymns while our second service utilizes a full band and contemporary music. Beginning April 21st, we will transition to identical services, utilizing a slightly blended approach at first, and then progressing to fully contemporary over the next 3-5 years. Along with these transitions we are also restructuring our staff. This position will work alongside a full-time associate minister of youth and worship, a part-time office administrator (full-time in September), full-time facilities manager, and full-time lead minister. Mission: Helping people take next-steps closer to God together. Vision: Lead the people of Warren County 10,000 steps closer to Christ by 2023. 7 Core Values: 1.) Biblical Truth: We will not stand on anything less than the life-giving, liberating truth of God. 2.) Evangelism: We strive to share the overwhelming love of God in Christ by speaking with embarrassing boldness and acting in outrageous love. 3.) Community Presence: We are a lighthouse placed in a broader community, guiding those around us toward his love, hope, and healing. 4.) Spiritual Growth: Our faith is a journey, not a destination. There is always a “next-step” to lead us onto greater and deeper adventure. 5.) Family Faith: We believe in partnering with parents to equip the next generation with faith that lasts. 6.) Shaping Tomorrow: We embrace the future, bravely letting go of the things we love in order to reach the people and serve the God we love even more. 7.) Connection: We will choose meaningful relationships over isolation, because life and faith are richest when we are together.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
5 250 Monmouth, IL USA

Contact Information


Jordan Schultz
mail   [email protected]
phone   (309) 734-9419

514 N. Sunny Lane
Monmouth, IL 61462

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Children's, Other Minister of Children and Family Paid Full-Time 30-40+

Job Summary

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

1.) Direct, oversee, and co-shepherd the family community of First Christian Church.

2.) Collaborate with the lead minister to effectively incorporate family ministry into the annual sermon schedule.

3.) Build relationships in order to recruit, equip, and empower effective ministry teams.

4.) Lead and/or staff the Sunday worship experience of children birth-5th grade.

5.) Choose and lead the preparation of age-appropriate curriculum for each age level.

6.) Provide children’s ministry team members with all necessary materials and information, allowing appropriate preparation time.

7.) Study and understand the spiritual and other developmental needs of children.

8.) Partner with parents and equip them on how to disciple their children effectively.

9.) Utilize social media to service the goals of the children’s and family ministry of FCC.

10.) Utilize strategic programming to disciple and equip both children and parents.

11.) Lead periodic children and family events.

12.) Participate in the overall life of FCC (small groups, special events, special services, etc.)

13.) Oversee the administration and maintenance of the children’s and family ministry, including an annual budget.

The perfect candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

1.) Ministry related degree from an accredited 4 year school.

2.) 3+ years ministry experience in a church or parachurch context.

3.) Heart for families and the next generation of Christianity.

4.) Proven ability to develop children’s ministry workers and leaders.

5.) Familiarity with the Orange approach to children and family ministry.

6.) Experience communicating the Gospel and God’s Word in an accessible way.

7.) Ability to organize children’s ministry outings and trips.

8.) Ability to connect with, disciple, and empower parents to raise godly children.

9.) Ability to respond to written and electronic communication in a timely, professional manner.

10.) Sold-out commitment to Jesus and the call to do whatever it takes to see people know his love.

11.) Humility and a sense of humor.

12.) Hunger to grow as a leader and further develop skills to their fullest potential.

13.) Someone who is well organized but can be flexible in a team setting, while still being able to meet deadlines.

14.) Someone who is looking to not only function in a healthy team but build a healthy team of their own to support the church as a whole, not just their own ministry.


We believe that skills can be taught, but character and drive cannot. If you possess the ability to learn, grow, and develop relatively quickly, please do not let lack of experience discourage you from applying for this position.

Applicant Requirements

In your application packet please include a resume with at least 3 professional references, cover letter, and either audio or video demonstration of teaching such as a sermon, Sunday School class, or Small Group discussion. For digital application packets: [email protected] For physical application packets: ATTN: Jordan Schultz First Christian Church 514 N. Sunny Lane Monmouth, IL 61462