What We Value about Living in our Area
With our church located in vibrant downtown Downers Grove, we enjoy restaurants, coffee shops, small specialty stores, and festivals, parades, and special events that our dynamic village hosts. Throughout the summer, on Saturday mornings, crowds descend on the Farmers Market, families play in Fishel Park (behind our church), fitness enthusiasts ride bikes or visit yoga studios while people and their dogs stroll through the downtown. Music from free concerts in Fishel Park fills the air every Tuesday evening with crowds passing our historic building. In the cold months of the winter, the community enjoys an annual Ice Festival, with a Pancake Breakfast at our church. Daily commuters to downtown Chicago utilize the train station one block from our church.
The award-winning Downers Grove Public Library is directly across the street from our church with streams of children, adults, teens, and families visiting.
We value our community that frequently offers charitable efforts such as memorial walks, fundraising events, and panel discussions on topics such as gun safety. Our community values education and the arts, has highly ranked schools, and was named one of the Top 10 Livable Cities for Kids by Livability.com. Downers Grove has also been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Friendliest Towns.
Current size of membership: 514 plus hundreds of online followers
Languages used in ministry (other than English): None
Position Title: Minister of Faith Formation
Position Duration: Settled
Compensation Level: Full Time
Does the total support package meet conference compensation guidelines? Yes