• CANTON
    • Canton Campus

      Meeting at Canton High School
      1001 N Main Street
      Canton, IL 61520

      DIRECTIONS

      Canton Ministry Office
      Inside Gayon High Performance
      Chiropractic & Rehab
      162 E Chestnut St
      Canton, IL 61520
      DIRECTIONS

    • Campus Pastor
      Jason Gilmore

      Service Time
      Sunday 11am

      Phone
      309-668-0302

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  • CHILLICOTHE
    • Chillicothe Campus

      Meeting at IVC High School
      1300 W Sycamore St
      Chillicothe, IL 61523
      DIRECTIONS

      Chillicothe Ministry Center
      1007 N Fourth St
      Chillicothe, IL 61523
      DIRECTIONS

    • Campus Pastor
      Keith Lindgren

      Service Times
      Sunday 11am

      Phone
      309-270-8888

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  • GALESBURG
    • Galesburg Campus

      940 W Fremont Street
      Galesburg, IL 61401

      DIRECTIONS

    • Campus Pastor
      Andrew Wingo

      Service Times
      Sunday 9:00am, 11:00am

      Phone
      309-342-1550

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  • PEORIA
    • Peoria Campus

      10700 N Allen Road
      Peoria, IL 61615

      DIRECTIONS

    • Senior Pastor
      Cal Rychener

      Service Times
      Saturday 6pm, Sunday 9am and 11am

      Phone
      309-243-1550

      CAMPUS INFO

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  • PRINCETON
    • Princeton Campus

      Meeting at Apollo Theater
      455 S Main St
      Princeton, IL 61356

      DIRECTIONS

      Princeton Ministry Office
      451 S Main St
      Princeton, IL 61356
      DIRECTIONS

    • Campus Pastor
      Kurt Smith

      Service Time
      Sunday 11am

      Phone
      815-915-2735

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Employment at Northwoods Church

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Northwoods Community Church. Please take a few minutes to review the current job openings, then complete the application form below.

Contact jobs@northwoods.church with any questions.

Current Openings

Media Producer

Full-time

The Media Producer advances the ministries of Northwoods Church through visual elements that attract people who are far from God, that introduce them to Jesus and Christian principles, and that help them mature in Christ as they continue on their spiritual journey. The Media Producer provides creative, visually excellent media content for weekend services and special events.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Administration

  • Scheduling: Schedule for live video shoots to maintain workflow.
  • Staff Meetings: Attend Staff meetings for global, visionary, and organizational matters

Creative Arts Team

  • Creativity: Work side-by-side with the Media Director and the Media Team in developing excellence and creativity in this ministry.
  • Brainstorming: Meet weekly and work alongside the MediaDirector for planning of the services.
  • Current trends: Be listening for new music, ideas, and creative means of communicating our message with an emphasis on the new technology available.

Production

  • Media Production: Shoot, edit and finalize video projects, and create graphics as needed for weekend services, special services and other ministries. Coordinate with the Music Team to create visually appealing center screen, side screen and AP content to support the weekend worship experience. Produce other media projects for the overall Northwoods community as assigned by the Media Director.
  • Innovation: Continuously explore fresh and creative ways to deliver media content. Ensure that frequently recurring projects (video testimonies, pre-service announcement videos, sermon bumpers, etc.) do not become “stale”
  • Training: Cross train with other media positions.

Interaction With Others

The Media Producer will work closely with the Media Director and Media Team, as well as the other members of the Creative Arts staff. He/she will also work closely with volunteers in the Creative Arts area at all campuses.

Desired Skills and Abilities

This must be a creative person with leadership abilities. Organizational and time management skills are essential. An understanding of the Seeker Event philosophy is necessary. Must be an effective communicator willing to work with others to develop cohesive teams. The Media Producer should have experience shooting and producing field segments and have a working knowledge of live video directing and production.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Creative Communication, Leadership, and Administration

Educational and Experience Required

Experience in graphic design, Character Generation, and non-linear video editing is also essential.

Software: Apple Final Cut and Adobe Creative cloud. Advanced knowledge in 3D software is preferred.

Worship Leader, Canton Campus

Part-time

The Canton Worship Leader will give leadership to staff and volunteers serving on music teams for Northwoods and the Canton Campus. He/she will strive to bring authenticity and creativity to weekend services through leading worship and overseeing all aspects of the music production of services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Administration

  • Recruit: Recruit and develop musicians to be a part of the team
  • Development: Work side-by-side with Multisite Worship Pastor in developing musical excellence and creativity in this ministry
  • Brainstorm: Meet weekly with the Brainstorming Team and the Multisite Worship Pastor for planning of the services
  • Reports: Provide weekly and monthly reports to the Multisite Worship Pastor for the purpose of accountability as well as assistance in accomplishing established goals
  • Train: Implement and train musicians in the church philosophies as well as develop creative community time for team building within ministry team meetings
  • Leadership: Provide leadership to the Music Staff
  • Meetings: Attend departmental, supervisory, and Music Team meetings
  • Staff Meetings: Attend Staff meetings for global, visionary, and organizational matters

Production

  • Services: Plan, coordinate and communicate all musical aspects of the Weekend Services, WOW weekends, Easter, and Christmas services in cooperation with the Multisite Worship Pastor and Teaching Pastors
  • Rehearsal: Lead musical rehearsals during the week as well as at the weekend services
  • Current Trends: Be listening for new music, ideas, and creative means of communicating our message
  • Music: Arrange, transcribe, and distribute vocal and instrumental music to be performed
  • Tracking: Track Production using Digital Performer
  • Other: Various other duties as requested

Interaction With Others

This person will work closely with the Canton Campus Pastor as well as the rest of the Creative Arts staff. He/she will also work closely with the Creative Arts volunteers.

Desired Skills and Abilities

This person must be a creative person with leadership abilities. An understanding of the seeker environment philosophy is necessary. Must be a team player willing to work with others and develop musical teams. Musical experience with contemporary pop rhythm section is essential and experience in arranging and music theory is valuable.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Creative Communication, Leadership, and Teaching

Educational and Experience Required

Bachelor’s in Music or related field

Worship Leader, Princeton Campus

Part-time

The Princeton Worship Leader will give leadership to staff and volunteers serving on music teams for Northwoods and Princeton. He/she will strive to bring authenticity and creativity to Weekend services through leading worship and overseeing all aspects of the music production of services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Administration

  • Recruit: Recruit and develop musicians to be a part of the team
  • Development: Work side-by-side with Multisite Worship Pastor in developing musical excellence and creativity in this ministry
  • Brainstorm: Meet weekly with the Brainstorming Team and the Multisite Worship Pastor for planning of the services
  • Reports: Provide weekly and monthly reports to the Multisite Worship Pastor for the purpose of accountability as well as assistance in accomplishing established goals
  • Train: Implement and train musicians in the church philosophies as well as develop creative community time for team building within ministry team meetings
  • Leadership: Provide leadership to the Music Staff
  • Meetings: Attend departmental, supervisory, and Music Team meetings
  • Staff Meetings: Attend Staff meetings for global, visionary, and organizational matters

Production

  • Services: Plan, coordinate and communicate all musical aspects of the Weekend Services, WOW weekends, Easter, and Christmas services in cooperation with the Multisite Worship Pastor and Teaching Pastors
  • Rehearsal: Lead musical rehearsals during the week as well as at the weekend services
  • Current Trends: Be listening for new music, ideas, and creative means of communicating our message
  • Music: Arrange, transcribe, and distribute vocal and instrumental music to be performed
  • Tracking: Track Production using Digital Performer
  • Other: Various other duties as requested

Interaction With Others

This person will work closely with the Princeton Campus Pastor as well as the rest of the Creative Arts staff. He/she will also work closely with the Creative Arts volunteers.

Desired Skills and Abilities

This person must be a creative person with leadership abilities. An understanding of the seeker environment philosophy is necessary. Must be a team player willing to work with others and develop musical teams. Musical experience with contemporary pop rhythm section is essential and experience in arranging and music theory is valuable.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Creative Communication, Leadership, and Teaching

Educational and Experience Required

Bachelor’s in Music or related field

Worship Leader, Peoria Campus

Full-time

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Team Development

  • Recruitment and Care: Recruit and develop musicians to be a part of the team, specifically concentrating on building our college ministry and global worship* teams.
  • Development: Work side-by-side with the Music Team in developing musical excellence and creativity in this ministry.
  • Lead Worship: Co-lead the congregation in weekend serves 2-3 times per month as well as in College Ministry and global worship an additional 2-3 times per month.

Personal Development

  • Creative Arts Meetings: Attend departmental, supervisory, and music team meetings.
  • Staff Meetings: Attend Staff meetings for global, visionary, and organizational matters.

Music

  • Resources: Arranging and transcribing as needed, participating in songwriting with the Music Team and volunteers, coaching various worship teams specifically in College Ministry and other global worship venues.
  • Rehearsals: Leading musical rehearsals during the week in assigned services.
  • Production: Using Digital Performer to contribute to track production and rehearsal track engineering.

Interaction With Others

This person will work closely with the Music Team as well as the rest of the Creative Arts staff in series planning, creative element implementation, weekend service reviews, cross-team troubleshooting, and special event planning and execution. He/she will also lead and develop relationships with Creative Arts volunteers. (*Global ministry refers to many of the various ministries we provide live worship for throughout ministry seasons.)

Required Skills and Abilities

This person must be a creative person with leadership abilities. An understanding of a presence-driven worship is necessary. Must be a team player willing to work with others and develop musical teams. Musical experience in a variety of genres of music, as well as arranging, tracking, and music theory is essential. Proficiency on a rhythm section instrument is required.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Office Suite, Digital Performer (training available, some background in any DAW is helpful), Planning Center Online, Finale

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Leadership, Shepherding, and Teaching

Educational and Experience Required

Bachelor’s in Music or Ministry related field

Finance Administrative Assistant

Part-time

The Finance Administrative Assistant will provide support to the Business Office. This person will be working primarily with the Accounting Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Finance

  • Contributions: Process all contributions, including weekend offerings, online contributions, and mailed contributions. Recap new contributions.
  • Missions: Manages mission contribution records in conjunction with the mission team.
  • Credit Cards: Process monthly credit card expense reports for the American Express, MasterCard, and Sam’s Club cards.
  • Accounts Payable: File accounts payable invoices that are paid.
  • Monthly Financials: Distribute monthly financials internally.
  • Counting Team: Organize counters for big events, manage roster, annual appreciation dinner.
  • Bookkeeping Assistant: Process monthly journal entries such as account transfers (postage, copier, beverage, and supply transfers).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Interaction With Others

The Finance Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Accounting Director.

Desired Skills and Abilities

Have a strong proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and web applications. Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to comprehend and to express written and oral information. Effective time management, organization, leadership, telephone etiquette, proofreading, and multi-tasking skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality; be flexible, accurate, and have good follow up skills. Must be willing to learn new technologies.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Administration, Service, Wisdom

Educational and Experience Required

Two years related experience and/or training.

Discoveryland Guest Services Associate, Peoria Campus

Part-time, 25 hours/week

The Children’s Ministry Guest Services Associate provides leadership over three ministry specific areas.  This position requires an emphasis towards the implementation of creating a welcoming environment for first time guests and families to Discoveryland.  Further, this associate will provide leadership over two “first impression” aspects of Discoveryland; Security and Registration. This position will support the Children’s Ministry Team with short term development projects.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Discoveryland Guest Services

  • Facilitate: Implement environments to effectively create an inviting and irresistible experience in Discoveryland.  This effort would include: designing and producing welcome materials, creating first time kids plan, mobile check in for families, and a family resource area.
  • Family Weekend Experience: Dream, create, and implement a memorable experience for families and kids starting in the parking lot to drop off at their room, during the weekend services.

Point Team Oversight (Security)

  • Provide leadership, communication, care, and scheduling of the Point Team
  • Work with the Point Team to create and maintain effective security in Discoveryland through well trained volunteers.

Registration Team Oversight

  • Provide leadership, communication, care, and scheduling of the Point Team.
  • Work with the Registration Team to provide excellent service and effective identification systems to families and volunteers.

General Responsibilities

  • Assist: Assist the Children’s Ministry Multisite Director and the Discoveryland staff.
  • Preparation: Assist with preparation of Discoveryland for our regular service times.
  • Meetings: Assist in planning annual Discoveryland volunteer training meeting.  Attend Discoveryland staff meetings.  Assist with team meetings scheduled around weekend service times.
  • StaffvMeetings: Attend staff meetings for global, visionary, and organizational matters.

Interaction With Others

Able to work well with other Northwoods staff, adult volunteers, and parents.  Frequent interaction with key Discoveryland leadership and the Children’s Ministry Multisite Director for the purpose of care giving, truth telling, listening and transparency is expected.

Desired Skills and Abilities

Administration, organizational skills, computer knowledge, recruiting skills, and telephone etiquette.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Leadership, Administration, Wisdom, Hospitality

Educational and Experience Required

High school diploma, College, or Ministry background.

Outdoor Maintenance & Groundskeeper

Full Time

To assist with facility readiness, excellence in facility care, a distraction-free environment and a ministry experience for volunteers and service providers.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Exterior Facility Maintenance: Will maintain the exterior grounds and Maintenance Building of NWCC Peoria campus, and other campuses as directed by the Campus Services Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, cleaning garbage on property, emptying exterior garbage cans, clean sidewalks, repair potholes in parking lot, maintain koi pond, and maintain lake.
  • Landscaping: Provide professional landscaping services for our Peoria campus, and other NWCC campuses as directed by the Campus Services Director. Responsible for performing ongoing landscaping tasks, including, but not limited to, following a master garden planting plan, watering and pruning trees, plants, and bushes, and removing and replacing dead plants. Will be responsible for ensuring the property is maintained by outside vendor(s) according to our contract. Will perform regular maintenance and repairs on lawn care equipment and tools. A strong attention to detail is a must for this position.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Will inspect, test, maintain, and document all maintenance on vehicles, equipment, and tools. Will need to have a working knowledge of all equipment used in maintaining the campus. Will need to keep track of the equipment if someone borrows it, and ensure it is returned in the same condition as it went out.
  • Administrative Duties: Includes but not limited to: documentation of maintenance, using computers and phone systems, attending staff functions and meetings. Oversee assigned personnel and volunteers.
  • Recruit Volunteer Helpers: For projects that are requiring help, this position will recruit and oversee a volunteer team to help complete tasks.
  • Other Duties as Assigned: Accomplish tasks as directed by the Campus Services Director. (i.e. snow removal, interior cleaning, event support, etc.)

Interaction With Others

The Outdoor Maintenance and Groundskeeper will keep in contact with the various Team Leaders to ensure that tasks are being carried out and see if any help is needed. Contact with the Campus Service Director should be made on a regular basis to keep him/her informed of actions and goals.

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds.

  • Experience in operating a forklift and other heavy machinery is helpful.

  • Good organizational and planning skills.

  • An eye for detail is a must.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Hospitality, Administration, Leadership, Helps, Encouragement, Craftsmanship; also a servant’s heart and a willingness to learn.

Educational and Experience Required

Mechanical background and landscaping knowledge preferred. Will provide superior training.

Communications Intern

This internship will require approximately 20 hours/week. Please include resume with application. 

Position Description

The Communications Intern will have responsibilities in a broad range of church communications task areas with special emphasis on website, social media, analytics, and related digital efforts, with the primary purpose to better understand how to help the local church family keep connected and on mission

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Communications

  • Web Content: Prepare and update website content using the WordPress content management system.
  • Social Media Content: Prepare and schedule social media content for Facebook and Instagram.
  • Social Media Street Team: Engage in online community to advance ministry awareness and exposure.
  • Email: Prepare weekly all-church email newsletter and occasional special broadcast email messages.
  • Analytics: Administer Google Analytics and Facebook Insights. Learn how web and social media visitor behavior can influence content decisions. Develop useful reports and dashboards.
  • Graphics: Prepare and schedule images for preservice loops, announcements, mobile app, Roku channel, and AppleTV channel.

Administrative

  • Communications Request Forms: Help process incoming Communications Request forms.
  • Volunteer Scheduling: Schedule photography and writing volunteers as needed for projects.
  • Internship: Share school requirements with supervisor and fulfill them in a timely fashion.

Meetings

  • Staff Meetings: Attend monthly staff meetings.
  • Departmental Meetings: Attend communications team meetings and creative arts team meetings.

Interaction With Others

The Communications Intern will regularly interact with Communications and Creative Arts staff. He or she will also interact with volunteers, vendors, and ministry leaders in the execution of responsibilities. Interactions should be friendly and Christ-honoring. We value professionalism, but we’re not stuffy.

Desired Skills & Abilities

  • Digital-native comfort and competence with web and internet tools
  • Ability to understand key data points, use reports and dashboards to analyze data
  • Enthusiasm, attention to detail, and desire to learn new things
  • Modest familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite or similar software
  • Coachable, motivated, self-disciplined
  • Organizational skills, general computer skills. (i.e. Microsoft Office)

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Administration, Creative Communication

Educational & Experience Required

College student or unusually focused high school student in the fields of Communications/Marketing/Design, Information Systems/Computer Science, or with appropriately related interests.

IT Intern

Position Description

The Information Technology Internship exists to provide an individual with opportunities for gaining on-the-job skills and experience in the area of Information Technology. The Intern will work with the Information Technology Staff to facilitate support and assistance to the Northwoods end users while learning on-the-job skills in systems management and support, helpdesk support, and various other technical areas.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

System and User Support

  • Support: Assist in providing help desk support
    1. Learn processes of trouble shooting a problem.
    2. Provide end user support via telephone and personal interaction with staff and volunteers.
    3. Document helpdesk support and manage request queue and assignments.
    4. Review Helpdesk reports for support trending.

Workstation and Server System Administration

  • Systems Management
    1. Preventive maintenance of workstation and other hardware.
    2. Imaging and deployment and maintenance of workstations, servers and other network devices.
    3. Assist with Systems documentation and inventory.
    4. Assist in creating and updating network documentation.
    5. Assist with configuration, management and updating of network monitoring.
  • Strategic Planning
    1. Review and research various projects to establish project plan, evaluate scope and establish budget
    2. Review and research content for training events.
    3. Learn to use available resources including peer relationships (Church IT Network) and staff within the organization.
    4. Assist in updating network policies and procedures and related documentation.
    5. Assist the Systems Administrator and Trainer in staff training sessions.

Administration

  • Attend Northwoods Staff Meetings for global, visionary, and organizational matters.
  • Attend Information Technology Staff Meetings and Work Nights.
  • Participate in Church IT Network podcasts and local events.

 

Desired Skills & Abilities

  • A basic understanding of the application of technologies within the church.
  • A strong desire to continue learning relevant technologies and application in the church.
  • Ability to develop and apply innovative ideas to improve IT operations and problem resolution.
  • Customer-driven and comfortable with a wide variety of user types as well as many different technologies. Should be able to deliver high-quality service that is both customer friendly and technically proficient.
  • Completed 2 years of undergraduate studies in the area of Information Technology or related degree.

 

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