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Youth Director

First Church
Wheatfield, IN
Posted: September 05, 2021
Job Information:
First Church, a dynamic multisite church of 1400, is seeking a youth leader who is radically committed to building a thriving youth ministry with multiple on-ramps and excellent generational transitions. The First Church team is united in their focus of reaching future generations and excited to add this critical new role. In 2020, Outreach 100 recognized First Church as one of the fastest growing churches in the US.

The two campuses of First Church are located about 20 minutes apart. Both campuses are located in what many describe as perfect locations. The towns of Wheatfield and Hebron are small and relational, where people know their neighbors and feel safe. A 30-minute drive from Wheatfield or Hebron will take you to the midsize cities of Crown Point or Valparaiso, and just over an hour away is Chicago.


Generation After Generation Becoming Fully Devoted Followers of Jesus.
Wild Success is: Thriving Youth Ministry, Excellent Generational Transitions and On-ramps, Heart for our House

1. Thriving Youth Ministry looks like:
15% of weekend attendance is youth.
15% of weekend attendance are students at Tuesday and Wednesday night gatherings
20% of students attending Tuesday and Wednesday night professing Christ annually
33% of students participating in summer trips
Students who beg parents to come back to church
Vision focused passionate volunteers who are empowered and engaged with students
Varsity and JV Leadership Teams are lifted up and discipled
Upwards basketball a healthy pipeline of new students with over 500 students participating

2. Excellent Generational Transitions and Onramps look like:
Students involved in teaching younger kids
Students volunteering in every area on Sunday
75% of students (who have professed faith in Christ) continuing to follow Christ at a local church two years after graduation
Students passionate about First Church's vision and mission
Kick Start Class organized and effective (14% of church attendance total per year)
Absentee and first time phone calls excellent and effective

3. Heart for our house looks like:
Support and submission to the Senior Pastor and Leadership Team
Joyful willingness to serve Jesus in any capacity that is asked
Respect and honor for those above beside and below
Actively working to build the reputation of church and co-workers and leaders.
Disagreements handled biblically
Teach on Sundays on mission 2-3 times a year

"If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn't love others, I would have gained nothing." (1 Cor. 13:3)

Rukes Search Group is leading the search process for this role. If you are interested please apply at Or feel free to contact Tammy Kelley directly at

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Position Information:
Position Title:Youth Director
Time: Full Time
Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
Worship Style: Contemporary
Church Size: 1000 - 1500
Contact Information:
Organization Name:First Church
Address1:5387 West State Road 10
State or Province:IN
ZIP Code:46392
Country: USA
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