Athens Christian Church


Denomination - Christian Church/Restoration Movement

Weekly Attendance - 450

Location - Athens, Illinois

Position - Youth Minister

About the Church:

Our Mission:  We are a regional church of five generations producing biblical followers of Jesus.

Our Vision:  A loving family of Christ-followers bringing light into a dark world.

About the Position:
The Youth Minister's purpose is to serve the church by assisting the Senior Minister in providing spiritual leadership, pastoral care and organizational direction to the youth, parents of youth, and volunteers within the Youth Ministry.



  • Lead the church’s efforts to minister with and to youth Grades Seven through High School.

  • Recruit, enlist & develop new volunteers for the church’s youth ministry.

  • Minister with and to the parents of the church body.

  • Reach out to unchurched youth in the community and engage them with the gospel.

  • Develop an annual budget for the Youth Ministry and operate within the constraints of that budget.

  • Review all curriculum used by the church’s Youth Ministry and ensure they are consistent with the church’s doctrinal commitments.

  • Plan and oversee special events related to youth, including CIY’s, etc.

  • Participate in all staff meetings and retreats.

  • Report at scheduled time to the church’s leadership about what is going on within the Youth Ministry (more often as needed).

  • Participate in general pastoral duties as needed (weddings, funerals, counseling, etc.).

  • Cooperate with the Senior Pastor and Elders by performing any other duties when asked to do so.


Personal Responsibility:

  • Maintain God ordained priorities in your life by putting Jesus Christ first, your spouse second, your children third and the ministry fourth.

  • Be loyal to the vision and staff and always protect the unity of the church.

  • Invest and invite the lost to know Jesus.

  • Respect the roles and positions of those on staff and portray a positive unity.

  • Keep confidential matters confidential.


A little bit about Athens, IL

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A bedroom community and just minutes from Illinois’ capital city of Springfield. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. Quality Hospitals. New Salem State Park. Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area. Sangamon Valley Trail (Bike and Walking). Athens Sports Complex (Pictured above).