Employment Opportunities

Christ Church is an intergenerational, non-denominational Christian church with an average weekend attendance of 2,600 people and a membership of more than 5,000. A core group of 75 staff and hundreds of volunteers join together on its 25-acre campus to provide ministries of worship, growth, and service for the western suburbs and beyond. The church gives away more than 20% of its annual income to support a weekly television and radio broadcast and the life-changing work of more than 80 local and global mission partners with a passion for children at risk, church-planting, community development, and crisis relief.

Having successfully completed a major generosity initiative in 2016, we are well-positioned to further grow the Kingdom of God and extend help and hope to tens-of-thousands in the decades to come. Thus, we are seeking talented individuals who are humble, hungry, and smart to help us lead the way.

Are you:

  • Currently in a full-time Christian ministry and seeking a larger portfolio of responsibilities or a greater mission field in which to minister?
  • Currently a high-capacity lay person, serving in your local church while perhaps seeking to answer God’s call on your life into full-time ministry?
  • Eager to go into our community, region, and the world as a witness of the life-changing love of Jesus?

If so, Christ Church may have a future full or part-time employment opportunity for you! Over the next several months we are interested in building relationships with highly motivated individuals with ministry and/or marketplace experience who wish to use their gifts to further Kingdom impact, equip disciples through intentional relationships, and expand the ministries on our Oak Brook and multisite campuses.

To be considered for any of the following positions, please send your resume and cover letter to HR@cc-ob.org.


Positions Being Considered
Lead Multisite Campus Pastor(s)         
Membership, Connections, Assimilation, and Care Pastor        
Couples, Discipleship, and Small Groups Care Pastor
Senior Adults and Care Pastor
Children’s Ministry and Care Pastor or Director
Women’s Ministry and Care Pastor or Director
Student Ministry and Care Pastor or Director
Graphic Artist(s)
Media Producer(s), Sound Engineer(s), and AV Technician(s)
Marketing and Design Copywriter(s)
Ministry Associate(s) and Assistant(s)
Accounting Assistants and/or Office Manager(s)
Human Resource, Payroll, and Benefits Coordinator(s)
Building Operations, Facility Maintenance, and Custodian(s)

Current Openings

Data Services Strategic Director

Data Services Strategic Director

PURPOSE:

To lead, manage, and oversee database and other digital data services including the development of the Christ Church membership database.

POSITION FOCUS:

To assume full responsibilities for all aspects of digital data collection (primarily database focused), data management, and data security.   In addition, provide understanding, support, and recommendations concerning the underlying technology services that support database management as well as other key Christ Church services.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to:  Chief Administrative Officer

Direct Reports:  Database office staff

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Analyze the business and ministry requirements of all functions (ministry and support) to evaluate their database and general digital data requirements with respect to implementation and support.
  • Identify and develop objectives, strategies, and implementation with a special emphasis on the Christ Church membership database.  
  • Develop, establish, and enforce polices to support the implementation of database/digital data technology strategies.
  • Provide general contextual support and industry knowledge regarding underlying overall technology services at Christ Church with an emphasis on - but not limited to - database and digital data management consistent with established goals.  For example, understanding and being able to provide some contribution to network infrastructure such as data storage devices.
  • On-going daily support of database functionality, security and utilization to support ministry needs
  • Provide relevant and timely reporting.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with IT technical support team to further goals of entire organization
  • Interface with and manage requests from staff for support

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ministry Overview

  • Oversees all database and digital data services operations and evaluates them according to goals determined by management.
  • Provides hands-on day-to-day management and maintenance of critical database servers
  • Formulates, implements and enforces proper data collection policies and procedures.
  • Devise and establish policies and processes to support the ministry areas, CCOB Strategic Imperatives and Take Root Initiative.
  • Provide on-going evaluation of potential upgrades, revised configurations or workflows, or new cost-effective technology that could impact Christ Church services in a positive way.   Report to management as required.
  • Purchase and manage the implementation of new or upgraded software and technology for the support of database management.
  • Manage and control the Data Services budget and report on expenditures.
  • Manage relationships with appropriate key vendors including Arena.

Spiritual Development

  • Support and model individual spiritual formation i.e. Worship, Grow and Serve. (Weekly worship, prayer, scripture reading, small group, volunteering/service, etc.).

Traits

  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Integrity for work habits and results.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively.
  • Appreciation for own and other’s giftedness.
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character.
  • Able to keep high degree of confidentiality.
  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Approachable and accessible.

Skills and Talents

  • Proven experience as data services director or similar role.
  • Principles and best practices of data management
  • Hands-on expertise with Microsoft SQL Server including maintenance, optimization, security, and multi-server implementations
  • Hands-on expertise with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services as well as other industry standard reporting tools such as Crystal Reports
  • Sound understanding of multi-platform technologies encompassing client/server infrastructure, web services, and mobile devices
  • Appropriate Mathematic and statistical skills for typical database reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Sound understanding of computer hardware, networking and general software systems and solutions.
  • Superior organizational, logistical and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines while maintaining high standards of work quality.
  • Ability to coordinate and implement communications strategies and to manage projects.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to multi-task, meet deadlines and maintain composure under pressure.
  • Begin and end projects within reasonable timeframe.
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter who sees the big picture.
  • Team builder who builds relationships and manages by influence.
  • Energized by non-routine assignments.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • BSc/BA in Information Technologies with emphasis on Database Administration or Data Science, Statistics, Engineering, or 5+ years relevant work experience with corresponding certifications; MSc/MA will be a plus

Additional Education and Experience:

  • Experience in a large church or non-profit organization a plus.
  • At least five years of experience in data management required.

Children's Music Coordinator

Children’s Music Coordinator

PURPOSE:
To provide leadership and coordination of the Children’s Music ministry program, including all children’s choirs and musical events. The Children’s Music Coordinator will work to strengthen, grow and educate participants in the children’s music program at Christ Church 


POSITION STATUS:
Part-time (8-10 hours/week)  Sundays 8:00am-12:00pm  Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm  Additional on-site and off-site planning hours as needed

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to Classic Worship Director


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Choir Leadership

  • Direct Acorn Choir (K through grade 2)
  • Direct Kids of the Kingdom Choir (grades 3-6)
  • ​Potential to establish and direct new ensembles (contemporary and classic)

Program Responsibilities

  • ​Select appropriate repertoire (existing music library and some budgetary provision available) for each choir
  • Prepare each choir to sing once per quarter in both Classic and Contemporary services (to be coordinated with Worship Directors in August of each year)
  • Prepare all choirs to sing at various special services and events throughout the Church year, including

                  - All Choirs: Thanksgiving Day Service one on Thanksgiving morning)
                  - All Choirs: Spring musical or large-scale special concert event
                  - All Choirs: Palm Sunday Classic services (two on Palm Sunday morning)
                  - Acorn: Spirit Village Alternative Market (Mission Department event on a Saturday in December)
                  - Acorn and Kids of the Kingdom: Contemporary Christmas Eve services (two on December 24)
                  - Kids of the Kingdom: CarolFest Christmas concerts (two on a Sunday in December)

  • Recruit and train assistant directors, volunteer team, and rehearsal accompanist (if not piano proficient) from within the church community to properly supervise and teach all choirs in accordance with the Child Protection Policy
  • Be in regular communication with the Family Team and Children's Ministry department to collaboratively implement music into the Sunday school (WonderZone/KidZone) curriculum throughout the Church year; may include participation in Summer Vacation Bible School (one week in June)
     

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others
  • Integrity for work habits and results; punctual, reliable, responsible, approachable, and accessible
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively, and proactively
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character
  • Able to keep high degree of confidentiality
  • High degree of professionalism

Skills and Talents

  • Possess good musical, oral, and written communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and maintain composure under pressure
  • Begin and end projects within reasonable timeframe
  • Self-starter needing minimal supervision
  • Works well with others and within a team
  • Creative, innovative, and intuitive
  • Ability to anticipate and identify issues and propose recommended solutions
  • Communicate proactively and well with parents/guardians and a range of volunteers of all ages


ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Music (Education, Pedagogy, or Performance preferred)
  • Substantial experience with children's choir required
  • Basic piano proficiency strongly desired
  • At least one year of Church and/or volunteer ministry experience preferred

 


Campus Worship Leader

Campus Worship Leader

PURPOSE:
The Campus Worship Leader is a musician who displays the ability and desire to lead worship in a large, multi-site context. The primary functions of this position will include: leading worship, working within a large staff environment, and assisting in building a contemporary worship department to support a growing congregation.

POSITION FOCUS:
Contemporary Worship

POSITION STATUS:
Full-time

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to Contemporary Worship Director

Partners with Worship & Teaching Pastor 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Creative Direction

  • Lead worship for weekend services as scheduled
  • Participate in ministry each weekend in a variety of roles (Classic, Contemporary, Children, etc.)
  • Lead band rehearsals and sound checks when scheduled
  • Participate in monthly co-write sessions & co-write retreats for the creation of congregational songs
  • Coordinate and execute liturgies as directed
  • Lead worship monthly for staff meetings and other staff related events throughout the year
  • Provide worship leadership at other church related services/events as requested
  • Assist in creative projects as needed for contemporary worship (videos, photography, research)

Administration

  • Participate in worship planning and review meetings on a weekly basis
  • Assist in the recruiting and development of new worship leaders and band members
  • Oversee CCLI and other copyright reporting annually for congregational worship
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Finalize weekly run-sheets
  • Coordinate all graphic needs with Worship Producer and Communications Manager

Volunteer Development

  • Identify candidates to serve and support weekend worship
  • Encourage and provide feedback to worship team members
  • Build rapport with team members to influence spiritual growth and creativity

Leadership & Community Development

  • Meets regularly with congregation members for the purposes of building community
  • Network with other local and national worship leaders
  • Schedule and help lead annual worship team service project
  • Coordinate visits to other worship experiences and conferences


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Character Traits

  • Support Maintain absolute confidentiality with work-related information
  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Integrity for work habits and results
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively
  • Appreciation for own and other’s giftedness
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Approachable and accessible
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment

Skills and Talents

  • Intermediate skills in Excel, Word (or Pages), Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint (or Keynote)
  • Has significant experience in creative worship leadership as a musician
  • Has some level of professional musicianship, preferably as a vocalist
  • Has exposure and experience using the following software: Planning Center Online, Ableton Live, Finale/Sibelius, Garage Band, Logic Pro, & Pro Tools

Additional Education and Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in local church ministry as a worship leader
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree (preferably in worship, communications, or other related field)
  • Has previously written worship songs for congregational worship

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assistant Organist

Assistant Organist

PURPOSE:
The The Assistant Organist serves as a collaborative member of the Worship Team in the development and offering of outstanding worship services and special music events aimed at engaging people in exalting God. The primary responsibility is to provide organ music for worship services, concert events and other church functions as needed. 

POSITION FOCUS: Worship Ministry

POSITION STATUS:
Part-Time: maximum of 8-10 hours per week on-site (may vary throughout the month and liturgical year) Hours: As needed and assigned monthly or quarterly

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS: 
Reports to:   Noelle Combs, Classic Worship Director 
Partners with:   Devon Hollingsworth, Master Organist


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consult Consult with the Classic Worship Director and Master Organist regarding solo organ music selections and liturgical accompaniments for Worship services and concert events.
  • Provide appropriate musical support in a substitute capacity for weddings, funeral/memorial services, and other special events as requested, needed or assigned.
  • Rehearse on-site weekly in partnership with the Master Organist to acquire and refine technical knowledge required to expertly play our Sanctuary 80 ranks Austin/40 ranks Allen instrument.
  • Play one Sunday per month (as assigned) in two Sunday morning Classic (traditional) Worship services.  Observe at least one additional Sunday morning per month.
  • Play one Sunday per month (as assigned) in one Sunday evening Classic Communion Worship service.
  • Maintain professional relationships with other church musicians (staff and volunteer).

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • High commitment to communication and partnership with Music Staff and Worship Teams.
  • Passion for worship in the Protestant traditional expression.
  • Compassionate and friendly approach to members of the public and congregation.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, punctuality, reliability, and responsibility.

Skills and Talents

  • Exceptional skills and experience playing a pipe organ; display excellence, sensitivity and proficiency in utilizing the full capabilities of a pipe organ
  • Display knowledge of wide variety of appropriate classical and/or sacred organ solo repertoire, with the desire and capacity to become familiar with a larger library of repertoire, as recommended by the Master Organist
  • Demonstrate proficiency as a pianist and piano accompanist

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music (emphasis in either organ/sacred music/piano)
  • Experience working within a church and/or liturgical educational setting
  • Current repertoire list is a plus
  • Two professional references (at least one must be a church and/or music professional)
  • Salary commensurate with experience; to be discussed during selection process 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bass/Baritone Section Leader

Bass/Baritone Section Leader

Christ Church of Oak Brook (Oak Brook, IL)

POSITION STATUS:

Part-time (7 hours/week)

  • Thursdays 6:30-9:30 pm (3.0 hours)
    Rehearsals with Chamber Ensembles, Chancel Choir, solo work
     
  • Sundays 8:15 am-11:15 or 11:45 am (3-3.5 hours depending on assigned music)
    Pre-service rehearsal; two services at 9:00 and 10:45 am (traditional services only)
     
  • Sundays 5:30-7:00 pm (1.5 hours once every 3 months)
    Provide solo and hymn leadership at the 6:00 pm Classic Communion Service
     
  • Chancel Choir season is Sunday after Labor Day through first Sunday in July; summer scheduling for staff musicians varies July-August
     

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:
Reports to: Director of Classic Worship and Music

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must be available for major holidays, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday and special Advent and Lenten concert events with some extra rehearsal times.
Must be available for major holidays, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday and special Advent and Lenten concert events with some extra rehearsal times.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in music, voice performance, vocal pedagogy or music education
  • Experience working in a ministry or educational setting with amateur and professional musicians

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Sing a variety of choral repertoire from jazz to gospel to classical to contemporary
  • Sightread and learn choral repertoire quickly, capably and confidently
  • Select and perform quality sacred solo repertoire at a professional level (ability to sing solos from Handel’s Messiah and other comparable major works required)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to work as a team player
  • Integrity, punctuality and reliability; a heart for Ministry and the volunteers who serve

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others.
  • Integrity for work habits and results; punctual, reliable, responsible, approachable and accessible.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively.
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character.
  • Able to keep high degree of confidentiality.
  • High degree of professionalism.

 

 

 


Marketing Communications Coordinator

Marketing Communications Coordinator

PURPOSE:
The Communications Coordinator is responsible for tactical execution of marketing communications projects under the direction of the Sr. Director of Media Strategy & Communications and Communications Manager. The Communications Coordinator will provide support for and coordinate the development and distribution of communications projects, including but not limited to advertisements, newsletters, websites, social media, and promotional materials, to convey the organizations internal and external messages in a timely and impactful way. 

The Communications Coordinator is also responsible for daily maintenance of the Communications & Media Ministry including but not limited to stocking/tracking paper and print supplies, ensuring copiers are stocked and functioning, coordinating meetings, coding invoices, and processing department credit card.


POSITION FOCUS:
Media and Communications (Ministry Services)

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Communications Manager


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Play a key support role in the Communications and Media Ministry of Christ Church
  • Perform copywriting and editing for print, web, social media, digital newsletter, and email marketing for the organization under the direction of the Sr. Director of Media Strategy & Communications and the Communications Manager
  • Develop content and design of the weekly bulletin (print) and weekly update (email); write content in an impactful/engaging way to increase engagement, design simple layouts, facilitate approval process, and manage print production.
  • Coordinate print advertising for major holidays and special events.
  • Maintain all Communications and Media Ministry assets including but not limited to project files, photography, videos, and logos.
  • Onboarding jobs into project management system.
  • Help maintain online content for Christ Church.
  • Support internal communications plan by creating weekly/monthly internal email updates keeping staff engaged and current on all ministry events and staff accomplishments.
  • Obtain price quotes from print and promotional item vendors in advance of project deadlines; manage vendor relationships and obtain competitive bids from multiple vendors to ensure best pricing on a project-by-project basis.
  • Manage print room and supply purchasing; ensure copiers are running and stocked, pull monthly reports for accounting, maintain relationship with print technicians and shepherd relationships between IT and vendor.
  • Manage printed materials throughout the building to ensure welcome centers and various stations are regularly stocked and maintained before and after weekly services.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Spiritual Development

  • Support and model individual spiritual formation (i.e. Weekly worship, grow, serve, weekly worship, prayer, scripture reading, small group, volunteering/service, etc.)


Traits

  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Integrity for work habits and results.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively, and proactively 
  • Appreciation for own and other's giftedness
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character
  • Ability to keep high degree of confidentiality
  • High degree of patience and professionalism
  • Approachable and accessible
  • A team player who works well with others
     

Skills and Talents

  • Ability to take direction from the Sr. Director of Media Strategy & Communications and Communications Manager and work well in a team. 
  • Superior organizational, logistical and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines while maintaining high standards of work quality and attention to detail.
  • Possess strong writing and editing skills for print, web, digital signage, and social media.
  • Possess strong oral communications and listening skills, with high professionalism.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet project deadlines, and maintain composure under pressure.
  • Begin and end projects within reasonable timeframe.
  • Energized by non-routine assignments.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically PhotoShop, Indesign, and Illustrator, as well as Microsoft Office.

Additional Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications or related field; Masters degree is a plus
  • Experience in a large church or non-profit organization is a plus

 

 

 

 

 


Videographer/Media Specialist

Videographer/Media Specialist

PURPOSE:
Develop and execute both produced video content and live video content for the purposes of worship, event promotion and identity/branding of the church and its core values.

POSITION FOCUS:
To concept, shoot, and produce videos as part of the overall media and communications strategy under the direction of the Production Director and Sr. Director of Media Strategy and Cpmmunications. This requires a firm grasp on the beliefs, values, and strategies of Christ Church.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to: Technical Services Director
Direct Reports:  None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1.  Be an artistic storyteller who can approach stories in creative ways
  2.  Move people emotionally and to action through storytelling and creative content
  3.  Inspire the viewer, helping to create a deeper connection with Christ
  4.  Lead a variety of video productions through the process of conceptualization to post-production
  5.  Work alongside the worship ministry under the direction of the Production Director to advance weekend worship;  pushing the limits on video to create best in class experiences for the congregation.

Ministry Overview

  • Continuously provide ongoing, creative, innovative ideas and direction and strategies
  • Conduct on-going research for new ideas, growth, improved execution of strategies, etc.
  • Plan ahead and work within all Christ Church standard operating procedures and communication guidelines to ensure consistency of brand, mission, strategy, communication etc.
  • Contribute to weekly brainstorming and help create the weekend worship experience alongside the worship/preaching and creative teams
  • Participate in weekly evaluations and planning as part of the creative team.
  • Create contemporary bumper videos for every sermon series and all major holidays in alignment with the series and needs of worship and preaching teams.
  • Create motion picture graphics packages to coordinate with every series to keep the congregation engaged in worship
  • Generate videos to promote contemporary praise band and music ministry offerings
  • Create videos to promote special worship events including, but not limited to, guest worship leaders, music ministry concerts, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Traits

  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Integrity for work habits and results.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively.
  • Appreciation for own and other’s giftedness.
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character.
  • Able to keep high degree of confidentiality.
  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Approachable and accessible.

Skills and Talents

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Superior organizational, logistical and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines while maintaining high standards of work quality.
  • Ability to coordinate and implement communications strategies and to manage projects and/or events.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to multi-task, meet deadlines and maintain composure under pressure.
  • Begin and end projects within reasonable timeframe.
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter who sees the big picture.
  • Team builder who builds relationships and manages by influence.
  • Energized by non-routine assignments.
  • Creative and innovative.

Additional Education and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the technical operation and maintenance of video editing/shoot equipment.
  • Knowledge of (and experience with) Final Cut Pro and Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite of software with emphasis in:
    • Premier Pro CC
    • After Effects CC
    • Audition CC
    • Photoshop CC
    • Illustrator CC
  • Experience in the field of video creation and production in a non-profit/church setting a plus.
  • Understanding of dynamics in worship and how media can enhance the worship experience.

 


Children's Ministry Director

Children's Ministry Director

PURPOSE:

To encourage, empower and equip children of all ages (and their families) to worship, grow and serve as Christ-Followers.

POSITION FOCUS:

Children’s Ministry

POSITION STATUS:

Full Time

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS AND STAFF PARTNERSHIPS:

Supervises (Staff Members):

    • Ministry Assistant
    • Summer or seasonal Interns
    • Early Childhood Coordinator, Elementary Coordinator, and Multisite Children’s Coordinators

Supervises (Volunteers and Teams):

    • Various Children’s Ministry Volunteer Teams (i.e. Hospitality Team)
    • Parent Team

Partners with:

    • Children’s Ministry Staff
    • Servant Leader Coordinator
    • Student Ministry Director
    • Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Adult Ministries
    • Multisite Campus Pastors

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ministry Overview

  • Create, develop and lead, alongside our professional staff, adult lay leaders, and student leaders, all aspects of our Children’s Ministry (including Multisite campuses).
  • Oversee all summer and special event programming.
  • Oversee and supervise the Childcare Pool and the childcare ministry portion of the church.
  • Provide primary pastoral leadership for children and their families in partnership with the Children’s Ministries staff team to continually shape and develop a biblically centered ministry.
  • Partner with Servant Leader Coordinator to develop and multiply servant leadership within Children’s Ministry Teach the Bible with clarity, creativity, and conviction and children actively engage in their faith journey within their stage of development.
  • Seek to strategically engage parents in the ministry to their children.
  • Equip parents to take intentional STEPs at home (Christ Church Discipleship Pathway).
  • Recruit, equip, and encourage adult volunteer staff spiritually and socially.
  • Perform ministerial and pastoral responsibilities as well as periodically teach and develop resources for leadership development, small groups, and spiritual growth.

Spiritual Development

  • Pursue and model professional, personal, and spiritual development. 
  • Exhibit mature Christian character and vision.

Administration and Communication

  • Oversee all weekly and seasonal programs for children and staff.
  • Develop, oversee and provide wise stewardship of budget resources.
  • Develop effective methods for communication with parents and lay staff leaders.
  • When possible, attend all necessary meetings including staff connection days/retreats, ministry team meetings and other ministry leadership meetings.
  • Assist in providing resources, documentation and communication for CCOB leadership.
  • Partner with CMO to work within standards set by CCOB Protection Policy.
  • Develop and update annual ministry goals.
  • Partner closely with Student Ministry Director in the strategic development of ministry scope and sequence as well as Faith@Home initiatives.
  • Partner closely with Servant Leader Coordinator in the strategic development of servant leadership in Children’s Ministry.
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Pastoral

  • ​​​​​​​Assist in worship services as directed and needed. 

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and Talents

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Self-starter needing minimal supervision.
  • Expert in child development and the spiritual formation of children.
  • Possess knowledge and experience in teacher training, team building and parent education.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain composure under pressure.
  • Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Possess Media Shout, Power Point, Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant computer skills.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • MA or equivalent Children’s Ministry/Education experience.
  • Minimum 5–7 years experience in Children’s Ministry.
  • Significant experience in developing and leading volunteers and teams.

 

 


Child Caregiver

Child Caregiver

PURPOSE:

Provide high quality childcare for infants through kindergarteners while parents are engaged in Christian formation experiences in the building.

POSITION FOCUS:

Early childhood (0-5 years of age) and their parents and volunteers.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS AND STAFF PARTNERSHIPS:

Reports to:   Early Childhood Director

HOURS:

Varies.  Part of a pool of childcare workers that are invited to work as openings are posted.  Child caregivers respond to openings as desired.  Most needs are on Saturdays and Sundays, Wednesdays and occasional evenings.  Our biggest need right now is for the 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings of each month.  Regular opportunities to work at week-long camps in the summer will also be available.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to start time of adult experience/service
  • Greet parents cheerfully
  • Help check in children on computer system
  • Listen and write down parental instructions for child
  • Refuse to accept children unless one other caregiver is present
  • Care for child with high interaction and high observation
  • Facilitate in every way possible for child to experience the love of God
  • Assist the teacher/leader with story, craft, games, music, etc.
  • Fully engage and/or model the activity for the children with the teacher/leader
  • Pick up toys frequently.  Put used toys in ‘dirty’ bin for washing
  • Change diapers according to manual procedures- only if soiled or heavily saturated
  • Stay in the designated room with child/children unless given permission by director/associate
  • Release children to parent with receipt, informing them of child’s experience.
  • Clean up room, used sheets, binders, turn off lights upon leaving
  • Be familiar with evacuation procedures
  • Abide by CCOB protection policy
  • Respect CCOB facility and space (no sitting on counters, running in halls, inappropriate language, etc.)

Skills

  • Skill and experience in the care of children
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Computer skills helpful
  • Able to play on the ground or pick up a child
  • Seeks to promote clean and safe environment
  • Fulfills background screening requirements

Qualities

  • Warm and nurturing of children
  • Prompt and reliable
  • Careful, creative and highly observant
  • Pursues development of Christian character
  • Vibrant faith in Jesus Christ: participates in worship, grow and serve
  • Good listener
  • Engages adults responsibly
  • Dresses appropriately for work with children and church: clean, able to move freely without exposure and well groomed
  • Love of children and Christian ministry

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in babysitting, nannying, mothering of other childcare facilities
  • College level early childhood coursework a plus
  • Christian church participation/affiliation encouraged

 

 

 


Group Life Coordinator

Group Life Coordinator

PURPOSE:

To provide necessary support to the Grow Ministry Teams

POSITION FOCUS:

Administration and support for Small Groups Ministry

POSITION STATUS:

20-25 hours week

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to Adult Ministry Pastor

Position Responsibilities:

Ministry Overview

  • Grow the relational fiber and communication between existing small groups with the Group Life Department
  • Identify connecting opportunities within existing groups
  • Work with existing leaders in advancing the leadership pipeline goals
  • Execute Interest-to-Connection: Interface with (and shepherd the process of) those interested in groups (gathered from a variety of sources) and actually connecting them to a group.
  • Assist in getting groups organized in Arena database and utilizing Arena as a connection tool for those interested in joining a group.
  • Host a variety of Small Group Connection Events
  • Begin identifying and working to develop future coaches or shepherd of the small groups ministry from our existing leaders and apprentice leaders (another layer of leadership development within small group ministry)
  • Resource small groups connected to other ministries as needed (i.e. The Well, MOPS, Serving Groups…)
  • Assist in organizing and executing Group Leader Gatherings.

Team Administration and Support

  • Partner with Pastor of Adult Ministry in:
  • Leadership Development and Training of Small Group Leaders
  • Group Launch Events
  • Partners with other departments who host various kinds of small groups (Greenhouse, Care and Support, Women’s…) to connect people to their ministries.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • Abundant Small Group experience and leadership
  • Maturity (emotional and spiritual)
  • Understands Christ Church of Oak Brook Culture
  • High connecting and relational gifts with people
  • Great coaching skills
  • Self-initiator
  • Works well within staff relationships
  • Organizational and follow through abilities

 

 

 


Assistant Facility Manager

Assistant Facility Manager

PURPOSE:

To support the Facility Manager and take on his responsibilities in his absence.

POSITION FOCUS:

Assign tasks to the employees who are best suited for a job.  The Assistant Facility Manager makes sure that the employees are safe and doing their work with enthusiasm and responsibility.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to:  Facility Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Responsibilities

  • Know duties properly and assign staff to projects according to their capability.
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling and coordinating all preventative maintenance and repair work.
  • Lead, train and develop skills of subordinates in order to achieve maximum quality, performance and productivity.
  • When recruiting, make sure all new hires are experts in their work.
  • Make various policies that can help in the growth of the organization and explain different functions and duties to subordinates.
  • Keep record of completed work for himself and record what work is done by whom and track the quality and cost of work to measure profitability.
  • Make sure all work assigned to employees is profitable.
  • Make sure all work assigned to employees is safe.

Skills and Talents

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong leadership abilities.
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation, cost analysis and cost evaluations.
  • Friendly and tactful.

Education and Experience:

  • Engineering degree
  • At least two years work experience in the field
  • Other certifications of value

 

 


Visitation Pastor

Visitation Pastor

POSITION FOCUS:

Visitation and Pastoral care ministry to members and friends of Christ Church.

POSITION STATUS:

Program Staff – Part Time

Approximately 24-30 hours per week

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to:  Rick Glyman, Pastor of Adult Ministry & Care

Partners With: Rev. Ken Lehman, Rev. Dr. Dave Bianchin, ASK Ministry/The Greenhouse, Sunday Prayer Ministers, Stephen Ministers, Grief Ministry and Diaconal Ministry.

Responsibilities:

  • Make pastoral visits and calls to members and friends of Christ Church in their homes, hospitals, and care facilities.  Three days per week—some flexibility desired to help cover during times of vacation and illness.
  • Plan and perform funerals and memorial services as requested.
  • Engage in Grief Support for families and ongoing follow-up.
  • Offer Pastoral Counsel to members and friends of CCOB.
  • Be ‘On Call’ to respond to the emergency care calls 12-18 weeks per year.
  • Attend all Pastoral Care team meetings.
  • Assist during the morning worship services at Christ Church as requested.
  • Provide leadership (preaching/liturgist) to Sunday Evening Classic Communion services as requested.
  • Assist in coordinating and further developing the Support Group Ministry.
  • Other Pastoral Care Department duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • Caring and compassionate, able to confront and set limits, responsible, self-initiative, organized.
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character.

Skills/Talents

  • Good communication skills – interpersonal and small/large groups.  Good written communications skills.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively.
  • Listening, appropriate use of Scripture and prayer.
  • Able to adjust quickly from high productivity and organization to personalized attention and patience.
  • Able to keep confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Kind, caring and sensitive, particularly with individuals experiencing duress.
  • Good computer/teaching skills, social media proficiency desired.
  • Schedule flexibility desirable.
  • Education and Experience:
  • Ordained minister, Pastoral ministry experience (10+ years minimum)
  • Masters of Divinity or equivalent