l. Basic Function
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Vice-President for Student Development-Associate Provost, the Campus Minister will be responsible for planning and implementing a program for the spiritual formation of students as a part of their overall educational experience at Missouri Baptist University. The Campus Minister will seek to engage students through a variety of activities: including coordinating chapel services, planning and leading mission trips, facilitating local service opportunities for students, leading Bible studies and enlisting others to lead them, pastoral counseling, evangelism, and other initiatives as opportunities arise.
Qualified candidates will have a clear sense of calling to college student ministry in a college setting and will have earned a minimum of a Master of Divinity degree. A Doctor of Ministry will be preferred. They must possess a warm and engaging personality that students can approach for counsel and encouragement. They will have a drive to lead students to become involved in service and missions locally and around the world. They will also have the ability to work within a college administration and student body in a positive and collaborative manner.
The overall goal of the Campus Minister will be to lead MBU students beyond the classroom and engage them in kingdom ministry in the greater St. Louis area and to the ends of the earth.
ll. Responsibilities and Authority
Within the limits of authorized university policies, procedures, programs and budgets, the Campus Minister is responsible for and has authority to accomplish the following duties:
1. Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the various opportunities for worship, evangelism, discipleship and spiritual formation, missions and ministry available to MBU students.
2. Oversee the implementation of the MBU Chapel services. This includes coordinating the selection of chapel speakers, creating, leading, directing the chapel program in conjunction with the AV team as well as collaborating with other MBU personnel involved in Chapel services. The Campus Minister will also coordinate with the University president on special chapel services and speaker series, as discussed below under relationships.
3. Supervise the work of the Minister of Students for Spiritual Development. The Minister of Students for Spiritual Development in collaboration with the Campus Minister plans and implements a program of spiritual formation for students including the development of Bible studies and other learning and spiritual growth opportunities for resident and commuter students.
4. Supervise the work of the Assistant Campus Minister for Community Engagement. The Assistant Campus Minister for Community Engagement in collaboration with the Campus Minister plans and implements ministry opportunities through the MBU student ministry called Urban Up in cooperation with local ministries and churches in the St. Louis area.
5. Oversee the organization, coordination, and promotion of mission trip opportunities domestically and internationally.
6. Serve as a member of the Chapel committee, and on other committees as assigned.
7. Seek to build positive relationships with students in as many contexts as possible. Possible contexts include, but are not limited to, mentoring students in ministry on and off campus, encouraging students who need a cheerleader and encourager, giving pastoral counseling to students struggling with life issues (or assist in referring them to other professional help as needed), sharing the Gospel and calling students to repentance and faith in Christ, assisting reconciliation efforts between students experiencing conflict, and when needed challenging students who need to address shortcomings in their walk. In general, the campus minister will seek to come along side MBU students as a cheerleader and an encourager.
8. Serve as an ambassador for the University through supply preaching and other external ministry venues as opportunities arise and time permits.
9. Participate and collaborate with the rest of the Student Development department in the strategic pursuit of its mission within MBU’s overall mission and vision framework as expressed through the MBU Strategic Plan.