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First Christian Church of Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, IL - Urbana Location Pastor

First Christian Church of Champaign-Urbana

First Christian Church is a multi-site church located in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois - home of the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois. We are a larger community (over 250,000+) and the University is continuing to expand. There is some great local outdoors hiking and fishing, plus we are just over 2 hours to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis! We are an independent Christian Church.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
12 including facility staff 620 total (500 Champaign, 120 Urbana) Urbana, IL United States

Contact Information

link   http://www.fcc-online.org

Eric Friedmann
mail   [email protected]
phone   (217) 356-1649

3601 S. Staley Rd.
Champaign, IL 61822

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Associate Ministry Urbana Location Pastor Paid Full-Time 30-40+

Job Description

Top 3 Priorities: Intentional Connection/Shepherding: this person loves to spend time with people no matter if they’ve been at the church 6 days or 60 years, someone who will intententionally fill their time meeting up with others. From new guests to helping people take their next step of discipleship, this is a must! Teaching/Preaching: this person (depending on desire and skill) would have the opportunity to preach anywhere from 12-30 times a year as a part of our teaching team. This person would also be asked to host weekend services on a weekly basis. Leadership: this person will be expected to cast vision to the Urbana campus as well as help lead and develop the various teams at the location, as well as help manage the part-time campus staff. They would also oversee the leadership of creating environments of outreach and connect with the local community. This person will also have a “seat at the table” for a majority of leadership and strategy decisions related to the church at-large. Qualifications Preferred: A clear thriving and active relationship with Jesus Bachelor’s degree preferred 3-5+ years ministry experience Aligns with FIRST’s ministry philosophy and beliefs Passion to lead and help see a ministry grow A willingness to learn, receive coaching, strive to push the mission forward Able to communicate vision and implement strategy A well-organized and manages their time well Enjoys work-life balance and likes to have fun with those they work with Dynamic people skills from both a stage and in-person (This role is full-time salaried, with benefits.) For more information, visit: https://www.churchstaffing.com/job/262289/campus-pastor/first-christian-church-champaignurbana/

Job Summary

FIRST is looking for a Campus Pastor to join the team to lead our Urbana Campus (120+ in attendance). We have two campuses, and the Urbana campus has a permanent facility in a local mall. We offer live worship and preaching weekly, with the occasional video message when needed. The right candidate will be responsible for the leadership and shepherding of the Urbana Campus. We are looking for someone who has a true heart to connect with people both inside and outside of the church, encourages and equips people to take their next steps of faith, has solid communication/preaching skills and has a natural desire to lead others. FIRST prizes its staff culture on being team-oriented and a place where we work hard, play often, and rest well. We believe in hiring the right person and then trusting them with the responsibility of the ministry. Our preference is always to have to “hit the brakes, not the gas” on our team! 

Applicant Requirements

Qualifications Preferred: A clear thriving and active relationship with Jesus, bachelor’s degree preferred, 3-5+ years ministry experience, aligns with FIRST’s ministry philosophy and beliefs, passion to lead and help see a ministry grow, a willingness to learn, receive coaching, strive to push the mission forward, able to communicate vision and implement strategy, well-organized and manages their time well, enjoys work-life balance and likes to have fun with those they work with, and dynamic people skills from both a stage and in-person.

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