First Congregational United Church of Christ Downers Grove
1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove IL 60515
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We seek a second, full-time settled minister to work with intentionality to connect families and individuals to God and to one another, empowering and equipping them in their faith journeys to be sent into the world in ministry. The Minister of Faith Formation will serve as the primary pastoral care resource for children, youth, and their families and will report to the Church Council and will supervise the Sunday School Coordinators.
They will partner with our Senior Minister to inspire, lead, and prepare us to live our mission, vision, and values as a congregation. The Faith Formation Minister will oversee Sunday school and Vacation Bible School and share Confirmation and Youth Ministry programs with the Senior Minister.
We are a church that takes the Gospel as a guide for inclusion, not exclusion; one that engages everyone in challenging questions of faith and justice; one that has been building bridges in our community and the world for more than 157 years and has fun doing it.
Our Mission: To connect people with God and one another to serve, live, and love – guided by Christ.
Our Vision: A more just, compassionate world, united in God’s love.
Our Values: As an Open and Affirming United Church of Christ, we seek to:
• Lead with love
• Nurture faith as a lifelong journey
• Engage with Scripture
• Embrace diversity and value all people
• Hold sacred God’s creation
• Advocate for peace and justice
• Serve our local, national, and global communities
• Share joy, hope, and kindnes