Wauconda, IL

Quick Facts

Church Attendance: 200

Current Curriculum: The Bible Project

Affiliation: Non-Denominational


``Completing and Multiplying Passionate Followers of Christ.``

3 Reasons People Come to

Fusion Church

Jesus is always the main thing.0%

People have encounters and build life-changing relationships with God through our church.0%

People find authentic, Jesus-shaped community.0%

What We're Looking For

Fusion Church is a non-denominational church located in Wauconda, IL, a suburb of Chicago. The church is led by Lead Pastor Chael Tiller, who has been on staff at Fusion since 2008 and the lead pastor since 2011. The church pre-COVID was a portable church, meeting on Sunday nights in a local Lutheran church’s building. Since COVID, Fusion has not been able to meet in person on Sunday nights and has shifted their focus to more community discipleship while streaming their pre-recorded worship and message on Sunday mornings on Facebook and Youtube. The church has always had a priority for discipleship and equipping ever since they launched in 2004 as a small group of young adults. Fusion exists for their community, they are deeply invested in seeing the city of Wauconda and surrounding areas flourish while living out the Gospel. Currently over 200 people call Fusion their church home and are actively engaged in the life of the church. Fusion has a building they lease which serves as their offices, recording space, student ministry, and various other ministries of the church.


The church is seeking the right candidate to take over as the new Student Ministries Pastor to oversee the student ministry at Fusion Church. The right candidate will have a deep personal life in Christ and the character and capacity that align with the church’s overall mission and vision. Below are the qualifications and responsibilities Froot Group and the church have identified for this role:


  • Pray for leaders and students daily.
  • Develop and oversee a pathway of spiritual growth and discipleship that equips students to find and follow Jesus now and prepares them for life after high school .
  • Establish weekly Up, In and Out rhythms for the students through organized and organic activities (ideally mobilizing as many students as possible in Missional Communities and centralized gatherings).
  • Spend time engaged with students and families outside of organized church activities.
  • Develop overarching vision and goals for the student ministry.
  • Recruit and equip adult student ministry leaders.
  • Develop student leaders by intentional discipleship.
  • Develop and oversee annual retreats, camps or other relevant experiences.
  • Develop and maintain a student ministry budget.
  • Assist students and families with pastoral care situations as they arise.
  • Oversee the administrative side of student ministries.
  • Spend time weekly, seasonally and annually seeking God’s heart for our students and student ministry team and resting from work.


  • A lifestyle that aligns with the characteristics of Christian Leadership as outlined in 1 Tim 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9, 2 Tim 2:2.
  • Commitment to biblical understanding and authority.
  • Fruit of the Spirit evident in life and in all relationships.
  • A love for middle school and high school students
  • Self-motivated and able to start things from the ground up.
  • Able to develop a vision for the student ministry and goals for your team.
  • Able to recruit and equip volunteer team members.
  • Able to take initiative, be flexible, solve problems and think creatively.
  • Willingness to disciple people and develop leaders.
  • Eagerness for continued development as a leader and follower of Jesus.
  • Able to complete tasks in a timely manner and meet deadlines.
  • Able to communicate effectively in a public setting.
  • Able to help students understand God’s word and navigate theological and cultural issues.
  • Able to communicate with students and understand their platforms of communication.
  • Education
    • A bachelor’s degree in a relative field is preferred, not required.
  • Experience
    • No previous full time experience required, though must have experience working with a student ministry in some capacity. 


Reports to: Lead Pastor

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