God is growing a vibrant family of faith in an unexpected corner of north Scottsdale, Arizona. Illuminate Community Church meets in a repurposed office building they once shared with another local church. In just four years, God has taken an entrepreneurial core of leaders and staff on an adventure that keeps building momentum year over year. They can’t wait to bring on a dynamic Children’s Pastor/Director who will grow with them long into the future.
If God told you to plant a church, would you say “yes”? Much to the surprise of the Fritz family, that’s exactly what happened in October 2015. A few months later Illuminate Community Church was born on the north side of Scottsdale, AZ. Jason and his wife Jill, along with a highly committed start-up team, knew this venture was destined to fail unless God showed up. But He did. And so did 350 people.
Fast forward to 2020, Illuminate Community Church is in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the US. It reaches 1,000 people each weekend, nearly 40% of which are kids and students from young families. God is using this remarkable Christ-centered community to reach and build into disciples of all ages and backgrounds. Illuminate Community Church is an authentic family of faith where God’s presence is known, His Word is taught and lived out, and people far from Him are reached with grace and truth.
Barna Group reports “only 10% of Christian Twentysomethings have resilient faith.” Rather than sit back wondering how today’s disciple-making turns out, Illuminate Community Church is committed to reaching kids and families for Christ and equipping them as full-on followers of Him. The next Children’s Pastor/Director will be charged with providing solid Biblical teaching in a way that captivates and challenges kids. They also need to find inroads to support families so that faith foundations are solid starting at home. More than having fun or sending children home with sticky fingers after craft time, Illuminate Kids needs to be a community that helps form a robust biblical worldview that gets lived out by the next generation (and their families) over a lifetime.
The Children’s Pastor/Director will be responsible for championing their ministry with kids, leaders, and families so that teams thrive across the body of Christ. There is currently a strong core of volunteers in Illuminate Kids, many of whom serve weekly. However, there’s more to build than what happens at 9am and 10:30am on Sundays. Illuminate Community Church is looking for a leader that can recruit, release, and retain dedicated servants who love Christ, kids, and families in tangible ways.