God has planted Calvary in a location with an incredible opportunity to
minister to college students. Nearly 40,000 college students live within
walking distance of Calvary Tuscaloosa. The college pastor for Calvary will
seek to reach, evangelize, and disciple these college students from the
University of Alabama, Stillman College, and Shelton State Community College.
Calvary has a long history of serving college students through its thriving
college ministry (The Well). Calvary is now looking for its next leader to
lead this ministry into the future.
PRIMARY GOALS & INITIATIVES:
Cultivate the continued growth of Calvary's college ministry.
Get involved on the college campuses and form fruitful relationships with
Coordinate impactful opportunities for college students in worship, group
life, and service to those in need.
Help generate meaningful connection of college students to the ministries
and people of Calvary.
Mentor, disciple, and prepare college students to use their gifts,
talents, and education to serve Jesus and the church beyond graduation.
Develop and lead a comprehensive college ministry strategy that aligns
with the mission and vision of Calvary Baptist Church, and includes
evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.
Build relationships with college students, including with regular
involvement in campus activities and events.
Plan and execute weekly college gatherings (The Well) that include
worship, teaching, and fellowship.
Provide leadership and direction for college small groups, and recruitment
and training of small group leaders.
Disciple and mentor college students, helping them grow in their
relationship with Christ preparing them to lead and serve in the church,
on the campus, and throughout the world.
Collaborate with other ministries within the church to provide
opportunities for college students to serve and participate in the life of
Work with church leaders to identify and prepare college students for
missions and church planting opportunities, including developing
partnerships with sending organizations and coordinating training and
support for teams.
Involve adults in the church to mentor and disciple college students.
Develop and administer an annual college ministry budget.
Participate in hospital visitation, as requested, and on-call weekends on
a rotating basis.
Work within the boundaries of the Bylaws, Policies and Procedures.
Supervise all paid workers in the college ministry which includes but is
not limited to the administration of policies and procedures, maintaining
up-to-date job descriptions, annual evaluations, and recommendations for
Other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Pastor.
ESSENTIAL TRAITS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
A deep and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Seminary degree and previous experience on a church staff required.
Experience in college ministry or a related field is preferred.
Set an example for others to follow. It is essential for someone in
leadership to be a role model and consistently walk with the Spirit. This
may be expressed by: transparency in a personal relationship with Christ,
intense prayer life, continual dependence on grace, having servant-heart
for others, strong team work ethic, flexibility, teachability, authentic
love for non-believers and a desire to see them know Christ, balanced
relational life with family and others, and a balanced financial
Effective communicator (verbal, written, and body language), self-
motivated, and organized
Ability to successfully lead and motivate teams.
Teachable spirit, with ability to submit to Senior Pastor and decisions
made by Calvary's governance teams.
Effective interpersonal, pastoral, and relational skills. Humble and
especially relatable to students and college volunteers.
Build a healthy and respectful relationship with fellow staff members,
displaying servant leadership.
Theological perspective that is aligned with Calvary Baptist Church.
Seminary degree required
Previous experience on a church staff required.
Experience in college ministry or a related field is preferred
Calvary Baptist Church
Contact Name & Contact Info
Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)
Description of Organization
Calvary Tuscaloosa exists to connect people to Jesus on our college campuses,
in our city, and throughout the world.