The College Ministry at Livingwater Church is looking for a new Full-time College Pastor to lead the ministry. The college student ministry has been an integral part of our church, having served hundreds of local college students over the years. We are looking for a Spirit-filled, dedicated leader who prays and worships with the Word, as to have this ministry be an overflow of their growing personal relationship & life with God.

For our complete mission, culture statements, and Statement of Faith, please visit lw.church/about.

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee the College Ministry at Livingwater Church
    • Provide short-term & long-term directions for the College Ministry that align with the overall culture statements and the mission of Livingwater Church
    • Preach and deliver sermons for various college ministry gatherings, special events, and Sunday services (on an occasional basis)
    • Recruit, disciple, and raise up College Ministry leaders & volunteers
    • Be accessible to ministry members (students) and be engaged with the day-to-day lives and the needs of the members
  • Plan & Execute on Logistical Needs of the Ministry
    • Create space to engage with students (i.e. office hours, events, on-campus interactions) on a regular & frequent basis
    • Facilitate and lead meetings with various subgroups and student ministries
    • Manage finances and establish a clear budget that aligns with the overall church budget
    • Be a directly-responsible individual to drive the process for any reported cases of conflict or misconduct (i.e. sexual harassment) and be a liaison to involve senior leadership
    • Establish clear and regular communication channels with other church leaders (pastors, elders, deacons, ministry heads)
    • Collaborate with the greater Berkeley Christian Community to serve the needs of the college campus and the city of Berkeley
  • Understand and Uphold the Values & Expectations of Livingwater Leadership
    • Embody the mission and the core values of Livingwater, upholding the greater responsibility as a Church leader and leading by example
    • Thrive in interactions with others (especially with college students)
    • Be a team-player, regularly engaging in giving and receiving constructive feedback 
    • Maintain and uphold a firm foundation in faith, to be engaged and aligned with the overall LW mission and ministries

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum Qualifications
    • In agreement with Livingwater Church’s Statement of Faith
    • Residence in physical proximity to Berkeley, CA
    • MA Degree in Biblical Studies/Theology or equivalent
    • Previous experience or general exposure to college/student ministry work
    • Ability to work in a non-denominational setting, being grounded in the truth while being able to navigate through different kinds of theological tension
    • Historical evidence of evangelizing and sharing of faith
  • General Qualifications
    • Strong communication skills & leadership, with the ability to engage with college students in cultural & social relevance
    • Commitment to long-term growth within the church
    • Being able to relate to the fast-paced culture of the Bay Area, while being energized by the interactions with college students
  • Recommended Qualifications
    • Familiarity or previous residence within the Bay Area
    • Experience serving and/or leading in a large college ministry (200+)

How to apply:

  • Email your resume, cover letter, and any teaching / sermon portfolio (i.e. video, audio files) to jobs@lw.church

 

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all initial interviews will be conducted virtually over calls or VC. For any questions, inquiries, or accommodation requests, please contact jobs@lw.church