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Associate Pastor

Grace Pointe Church

The Vision of Grace Pointe Church

We exist to help as many people become as much like Jesus Christ in the shortest time possible.





Ministry Size

Plainfield Students: 50

About this position

Grace Pointe Church is a multisite non-denominational church located in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL, which are suburbs of Chicago. The church is seeking the right candidate to take over as the new Associate Pastor, with a focus on overseeing the student ministry at the Plainfield campus.

Grace Pointe is led by Pastor Dan Painter and the Plainfield campus is led by Pastor Dennis Colton. The Plainfield Campus sees around 200 people in-person on Sunday mornings. They offer two identical services on Sunday morning with a modern style of worship. The Youth Group sees between 40 and 50 students each week.

The right candidate for this role 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:



Embrace and Embody Grace Pointe’s Vision, Mission, and Values

  • Be aligned with GP statement of faith and core values
    • Support the vision and help create long term goals for the Student Ministry.
  • Commitment to continual spiritual growth in your relationship with Christ.
  • Meet weekly for coaching with campus pastor and demonstrate growth.
  • Collaborate with your counterpart at the Naperville campus.
  • Be a team player amongst the other staff.


Strategically Partner and Communicate with Parents

  • Use effective means of communication to keep parents well informed about the student ministry.
  • Demonstrate wisdom in navigating crisis situations that come up with students and their families.


Teach and Foster a Healthy Christ-Centered Culture

  • Oversee programming, promotion, resourcing and execution of weekly student services, summer camps, and annual retreats.
  • Lead the teaching ministry for both Middle School and High School.
  • Serve at an Associate Pastor level to the campus pastor with pastoral care, planning, platform presence and occasional preaching.
  • Develop or use a relevant, developmentally appropriate, Gospel-based curriculum that is easily executable.
  • Availability to assist other staff members with upcoming events or projects.


Recruit, Develop and Empower Leaders

  • Identify and recruit key leaders, providing them with training & leadership opportunities, helping them to advance through the spiritual journey.
  • Recruiting and leading students in a student leadership track. 


  • A calling to pastoral ministry, particularly in serving with students.
  • Excellent communication and giftedness in teaching the Bible in an engaging way.
  • Commitment and strengths in relational ministry with students and parents
  • Strong spiritual and organizational leadership skills.
  • Strong skill set in use of technology
  • Education
    • A bachelor’s degree in a relative field is preferred, though not required.
    • Preference may be given to candidates with MDiv from evangelical seminary.
  • Experience
    • Preference given to candidate with at least two years of full-time experience in successfully leading a student ministry.


Reports to: Plainfield Campus Pastor, Dennis Colton

3 reasons people come to Grace Pointe Church:

High Focus on God's Word with Strong Biblical Teaching.
Laser focus on growing spiritual maturity of congregation.
Warm, friendly congregants.

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