Blackhawk Presbytery
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061





TEMPORARY SUPPLY PASTOR United Presbyterian Church of Washington, IA is seeking an ordained minister in the PC(USA) or a denomination in full communion with PC(USA) for full-time to 3/4 time, temporary employment as pastor and head of staff while the church completes its search for an installed pastor. 

posted 7/26/18

Director of Children and Families Ministries (part-time, 12-15 hours/week) River Glen Presbyterian Church, Naperville

The Director of Children and Families Ministries provides guidance and leadership for the children and families of River Glen Presbyterian Church including serving as the primary children’s ministries coordinator and Sunday school superintendent. The director of Children and Families Ministries is called to provide ministry to children and families that helps achieve the mission of River Glen Presbyterian Church: experiencing God’s love and making Jesus known.  

The position and contact info is posted here

Director of Youth Ministries (part-time, 12-15 hours/week) River Glen Presbyterian Church, Naperville

The Director of Youth Ministries develops, promotes, and implements activities for the youth in grades (6-12), as well as builds healthy relationships with the youth that model a Christ-centered life and reflect encouragement and love for the youth as they grow in maturity and faith.

The position and contact info is posted here

posted 7/11/2018

Director of Christian Education:  Wildwood Presbyterian Church in the northern Chicago suburbs (Grayslake)

You have a passion for education.  You have a passion for your faith.  You dream of so many possibilities if you could live both, together.  Consider realizing the possibilities you have dreamed about by leading Christian Education at Wildwood Presbyterian Church.  Your mission will be to lead our faith community to:

LEARN to connect to God through the stories of our faith, GROW in faith by following Jesus, and LIVE God’s Word through leadership and service

 WPC makes a great commitment to Christian Education, dedicating 35% or our budget to support our Christian Education mission.  As a full time Director, you will touch all ages of youth from toddlers to high school and their families, directing multiple programs including Sunday school classes, Vacation Bible School, and Children’s Worship.  In addition to dedicated middle and high school coordinators and a Nursery supervisor on staff, you will have the support of over 70 volunteer teachers and leaders, and the joy of wrangling them.  You will have a large, beautiful, 16 room CE wing at your disposal, all on the main level.  Our 4 classrooms for young children are surrounded by lovely murals in the hallway.  The 5 classrooms for grade school aged children feature a gathering space we call The Lighthouse with a mural that looks out over the countryside.  Our 4 youth classrooms can be converted to large areas for youth group.  There are 3 adult education rooms, one of which has a reference library.

Our Director of Christian Education must have experience as an educator, and experience in Christian Education as part of a formal program such as Sunday school, focused on youth.  Experience leading others, professional or volunteer, will be an asset.  A background in the Reformed tradition is helpful and preferred.   Our director should also have formal training in education, instruction, curriculum or similar areas equivalent to a 4 year degree. We are open to candidates with a seminary education and those who are ordained ministers. 

In addition to a competitive full time salary, we offer a great earthly benefit program including full medical, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and vacation. You will also have standard eternal benefits provided by God’s grace, no pre-existing condition limitations, eternally renewable and non-cancelable. 


Visit our website to see more about our community, our Christian Education programs, and a more detailed description and an application:

posted 7/2/18


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posted May 2018
Stated Supply Pastor, Faith Springs Presbyterian Church, Pewaukee, WI (near Waukesha)
Half Time position for Minister of the Word and Sacrament or Certified Ruling Elder (CRE). See description here.

posted 3/21/18

Director of Youth Ministry, Monticello, IN (40 miles east of Watseka, IL)
The First Presbyterian Church of Monticello is seeking a high energy, creative, faith-driven adult to lead Christian educational and spiritual development opportunities for our youth.  The ideal candidate for this part-time position will have experience and training to coordinate multiple aspects of our Youth Ministry Program, in collaboration with the Pastor and other Youth Team leaders and volunteers. 

The job description for the Director of Youth Ministry may be downloaded from this link.  If interested in this position, please email your resume to the following address: 

posted 1/17/18