Teaching Ministries Pastor at Messiah University
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

The Campus Ministries Department at Messiah University is currently accepting applications for a Teaching Ministries Pastor.  This full-time position works during the months of August – May each academic year.

Responsibilities: In coordinated partnership with the Campus Ministries pastoral team, the Teaching Ministries Pastor assists in providing pastoral leadership for the campus, including cocurricular teaching, preaching, discipleship, and pastoral counseling. The position collaborates with the Campus Ministries team in yearly chapel planning and serves as a resource and mentor to undergraduate student leaders involved in varying phases of ministry leadership.

Qualifications: Master of Divinity or related field required and 4 years of experience in ministry and related administrative duties, preferably in college or young adult ministry.

Skills and Characteristics: Demonstrated theological knowledge and understanding with skills and experience in various expressions of ministry: teaching, preaching, discipleship, evangelism, missions, pastoral counseling; ability to foster and nurture spiritual growth in individuals and in the community; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development, faith development and the importance of holistic education; strong interpersonal and communication skills: the ability and desire to connect and develop relationships with students; strong administrative, teaching, organizational and collaborative skills: supervising various student groups and involving students in leadership and reflective growth; demonstrated commitment to continued learning/professional development; demonstrated ability to articulate a biblical vision of racial reconciliation and human sexuality to contribute to the advancement of Messiah University’s mission of training reconcilers for church and society; cultural intelligence – the capability or skill to function effectively in diverse settings.

Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link:  http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18304

Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.

Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The University does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.


Messiah University
One University Avenue
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055


Jennifer Smithmyer
7177961800 ext 7086



Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Salary commensurate with experience
Ordained position
Exempt status
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