Pastor of College Ministry
The Pastor of College Ministry is responsible to make disciples of college students. This includes evangelistic efforts with a focus on (but not exclusive to) the University of Akron, and to disciple and train up believing students both from within The Chapel family and new students who did not grow up at The Chapel.
They will take point on teaching and shaping the culture for all college programming including both large and small group gatherings, and will be committed to praying for the ministry and the church.
Vision and oversight (20%)
They will take point on the direction and implementation of all programming and events. This includes but is not limited to the planning and oversight of all trips and events, campus outreach efforts, managing the budget, and all college marketing and social media, including the website.
This includes general oversight of the college staff/interns and the training/recruiting/ and equipping of all volunteers including but not limited to small group leaders, tech teams, welcome teams, etc. This also includes maintaining good relationships with key facility/staff at the University of Akron.
General pastoral care (10%)
Provides general pastoral care for college students including but not limited to general mentoring and discipleship, relational and spiritual counseling, weddings, funerals, baptisms, etc.
General Church Staff Involvement (10%)
He serves generally as a staff team member of The Chapel with accompanying duties and assigned responsibilities. This includes Sunday services, divisional meetings, staff meetings, special events, being on-call, emails, etc. This also includes building and maintaining good working relationships with staff in other departments.
- Experience in a leading a college ministry at a mid to large-sized church (Prefer extended experience in church of 1000+ or robust college ministry that’s integrated into the church).
- History of ministry growth.
- Gifting in teaching the Word of God clearly and effectively to college-age students.
- Gifted in leadership development of volunteers.
- Passionate about discipleship and can implement discipleship both systematically and organically.
- Systematically – A clear process for moving college-age students through discipleship and toward mission.
- Organically – Can personally disciple students and train others to disciple students as well.
- Ability to collaborate and and thrive in team settings whether leading or participating.
- Organized, self-assessing, life-long learner.
- Bible School minimum. Seminary preferred.
- Preference given to those who are already ordained or meet our ordination criteria.
Contact Name & Contact Info
Nondenominational - Reformed
Description of Organization
In January of 1934, about 40 people gathered to worship in the 5 Points area of Akron in Northeast Ohio. The church that resulted would be named “The Chapel” to signify a small and humble place where teaching was based solely on the basics of the Bible. Since that time, The Chapel has had a rich heritage of intentional and relational evangelism that has seen a significant impact in their surrounding communities and around the world through their extensive local and global outreach work. Over the years, explosive growth has led to the planting of several autonomous churches and in the last ten years the addition of four campuses in the greater Akron area.
Today, around 5,000 adults worship each weekend on their five campuses. The mission of The Chapel is to see every person Believing in Jesus, Belonging to Family, Becoming a Disciple, and Building His Kingdom. They are known for expositional preaching and for being a safe place for the broken and hurting. The Chapel takes seriously their responsibility to share the Truth with grace. They also have a strong reputation in their community for civic engagement and their efforts in racial reconciliation.
Senior Pastor Tim Armstrong came to The Chapel in 2014 and has brought compelling vision and strong leadership. The Chapel is experiencing renewed joy and energy and is poised for new heights of effectiveness in the years to come. They have a vision to plant 10 additional campuses over the next decade. While The Chapel is currently one church in five locations, “Akron” is the original campus and is headquarters. Weekend attendance at Akron is averaging 2600 so far in the 2018/2019 year (adults, kids, and online viewers).
For over 45 years and through various leaders, God has continued to faithfully use The Chapel’s College Ministry to reach college students for Christ. In addition, the ministry has been a leadership development pipeline to raise up pastors, missionaries, Christian school teachers, and key lay leaders. They have also sent out a countless number of Christ–centered men and women into the business world to be salt and light and to spread the Good News of Christ wherever they go.Apply Online Contact Via Email