At Anderson University
Hours: .92 FTE 11 month with benefits
Anderson University is a Church of God institution, rooted in the Wesleyan holiness tradition. This position gives pastoral leadership for the campus community, with an emphasis on communicating the vision for Christian spiritual formation. The individual is expected to foster a campus climate conducive to spiritual formation by building relationships.
Work in collaboration with the Director of Spiritual Formation (DSF) for the spiritual formation efforts across campus. Establish authentic and trustworthy relationships with students, faculty, staff and other campus constituents. Provide pastoral counseling to students and make referrals to Counseling Services as appropriate. Officiate invocation/benedictions at campus gatherings as requested. Provide support to the campus community during times of tragedy or difficulty.
Coordinate with the Spiritual Life Advisory Committee to envision and determine the yearly campus theme and direct undergraduate chapel program. Provide oversight and leadership to the Chapel Bands and Worship Leaders. Speak regularly at Chapel (at least twice per semester); and secure speakers from both on and off-campus to deliver biblically-sound messages according to the campus theme. Introduce guest speakers at the undergraduate chapel (or delegate on occasion).
Facilitate Spiritual Emphasis Week in the fall semester and Impact Your World Week in the Spring for campus-wide involvement.
Attend Division of Student Life (DOSL) Directors meetings and DOSL staff meetings. Set and assess goals for the spiritual life of the campus in collaboration with the DSF. Meet with students who are on chapel probation and suspension in collaboration with the Dean of Students Office. Serve on University committees as requested.
In collaboration with the DSF and the Spiritual Life/Counseling Office Manager, manage the budget, correspondence, travel arrangements, and other details related to speakers who come to campus for chapel and convocation programs.
Will attend and represent the University at Church of God conferences in cooperation with the Admissions Department. (Specifically, youth conferences sponsored by Church of God Ministries, the National Association of the Church of God, and the Concilio Church of God. Build relationships with local and regional Christian High Schools, and churches/pastors, especially Church of God congregations.
Required Education: Masters
Master of Divinity or related pastoral ministry master’s degree. Significant pastoral or other ministerial leadership experience in the Church of God (Anderson) or have an understanding of, and commitment to the Church of God (Anderson) doctrine. Ordained in the Church of God (Anderson) or other Wesleyan tradition. Understanding and practice of successful spiritual formation/discipleship with traditional college-age populations. Ability to coordinate, organize, and effectively communicate details both internally and externally. Ability to relate to a culturally, racially and otherwise diverse community of traditional, non-traditional and graduate students. Pastoral counseling experience. Effective communicator of biblical truth in various settings. Must be committed to Anderson University’s mission and core values.
Must meet lifestyle expectations.