About the job
Campus Ministry Staff in Partnership with Trinity Wellspring Church (Satellite Beach, FL) ministering to students at Florida Institute of Technology & Florida State College
Our mission is transforming college students to transform the world. We call college students to serve Jesus Christ with their entire lives by:
1. Sharing the Gospel with students and developing passionate disciples of Jesus Christ.
2. Serving together with the church and inviting students into the lives of local congregations.
3. Giving students a vision for serving Jesus Christ in their studies, jobs, communities, and families.
Our vision is to see a generation of college students transformed by the power of Jesus Christ and His Gospel, in partnership with the local church, reaching the world for the glory of God.
1. All things belong to God.
2. Jesus changes people’s lives.
3. We love college students.
4. We embrace God’s multiethnic kingdom.
5. Faithfulness is pursued together.
6. We celebrate life.
At the core of CCO ministry is the understanding that God works through the Church to fulfill His purposes in the world. This means the local church is the proper context for gathering, equipping, and sending students into a life-long Kingdom mission. Our Partnership model ensures the CCO and local church gather around a shared vision, design a ministry strategy, and choose a Campus Ministry Staff person together who will help mobilize the church to reach students and develop them as future Christian leaders.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Catalyze Kingdom transformation first at Florida Institute of Technology and Eastern Florida State College by sharing the Gospel, inviting students into the life of the local church, and mobilizing the Christian community and churches to engage ministry on campus. Develop deep collaboration between church/community members and students that promotes strong biblical discipleship, life long commitment to the Church, and the flourishing of Christ’s kingdom in their local context and all areas of life.
- Create and continually revise a plan for ministry according to the CCO’s Annual Ministry Plan and Campus Ministry Playbook.
- Ensure a consistent and visible presence of CCO and Trinity Wellsprings Church on campus and in meeting with students through regular participation in FIT and EFSC activities.
- Collect and maintain student contact information and follow up and invite students to ministry opportunities.
- Plan and facilitate gatherings of students on campus throughout the week that include prayer, teaching, evangelism, leadership development, and applying Scriptures to life in college and beyond.
- Invite students regularly to the weekly gathering of the church, recruit students to attend CCO’s Jubilee conference and other transformative opportunities.
- Establish a healthy relationship with the university that honors the guidelines of the university for outside organizations and contributes toward sustainable campus access for CCO.
- Implement relational connections between TWC Covenant Partners and FIT International Students who want or need to practice English as a Second Language as a way of building relational bridges between the church and international students at FIT.
- Effectively and consistently communicate the vision and progress of college ministry within the church.
- Connect students into discipleship opportunities and relationships within the church body.
- Invite and equip congregants to provide hospitality, mentorship, and discipleship of college students with the aim of sending them out as leaders to their spheres of influence.
- Recruit Trinity Wellsprings Church members to be yearly “host families” for incoming international students at FIT, opening up their homes for fellowship, meals, and the life-on-life sharing of the gospel.
- Contribute to the overarching goals and efforts of the entire church by being an active part of the staff team and maintaining a servant-leadership mentality in all aspects of ministry.
- Invite college students to play an active role in servant leadership at TWC by serving in areas of youth ministry, children’s ministry, and/or the worship team.
- Develop and mobilize student leaders to co-labor in the areas of campus fellowship, evangelism, and Bible studies.
- Disciple and mobilize leaders among students at FIT and EFSC in partnership with Trinity Wellsprings Church to faithfully live out their faith in service and evangelism.
Ministry Context & Partnership
- Attend worship at Trinity Wellsprings Church and actively participate in TWC Staff meetings.
- Help initiate and launch The Fellows Initiative (https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/) in concert with the “Next Gen. Staff Team” at Trinity Wellsprings Church.
- Recruit new Fellows both locally and nationally.
- Connect potential Fellows with local businesses (jobs) and with TWC families (for housing).
- Build the calendar of events, organize retreats, and maintain oversight of weekly activities.
- Participate in building up of a Young Adult Group (22-35) at Trinity Wellspring Church.
- Participate in fellowship gatherings, Bible studies, and worship.
- Mobilize and disciple lay leaders and young families at Trinity Wellsprings Church with an eye towards producing servant leaders interested in serving in the areas of college ministry and the fellows program.
- Help with worship leading and participate in occasional preaching (according to gifting and desire) at Trinity Wellsprings Church
Other Projects & Duties Assigned
- Participate in all required CCO Training.
- Report ministry outcomes through CCO Mid-Year Reflection and Annual Campus Stats documents.
- Pray regularly and frequently for the ministry of the CCO.
- Exceed 100% of support raising ministry goals.
- Complete other duties and projects as assigned by the Senior Pastor of Trinity Wellsprings Church.
- Bachelor's Degree Required
- Nurture growth through regular worship in a local church, prayer, Scripture study, and spiritual disciplines.
- A relational gatherer; not afraid to initiate new ministries and build/lead newly-formed teams.
- A passion for college students/young adults and seeing robust discipleship happen with a vital connection with a local church.
- Manages competing priorities and tasks in a timely manner.
- Displays initiative and can work independently.
- Ability to engage a wide range of audiences.
- Displays personal conduct consistent with CCO Statement of Faith, Core Values and the CCO employee handbook.
- Plan and pursue professional development opportunities approved by department lead.
- Maturity to be a pastoral presence in the lives of college students.
- Demonstrates a passion for the Gospel, the church, and college students.
- Proactive in preparation and timely in response.
- Encourages the growth and development of others.
- Values excellence.
- Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation for travel.
COVID-19 measures: Our staff are figuring out creative ways to continue connecting with students—calling, texting, FaceTiming, hosting Bible studies via Google Hangouts and Zoom video calls, and reaching out in tangible ways to students