The College Ministry at Livingwater Church is looking for a new 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.


We are open to a full-time role, OR a bi-vocational one with adjusted expectations, role & responsibilities, and pay. 

For our complete mission, culture statements, and Statement of Faith, please visit About us.

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
    • Commitment to long-term growth within the church
    • Bible Degree 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
    • Has experience with the gifts of the Spirit and can help lead others into a deeper supernatural experience of the Holy Spirit in their lives
    • Historical evidence of evangelizing and sharing of faith
  • Recommended Qualifications
    • MA in Biblical Studies or Theology or Equivalent
    • Willing to Reside within 30 minutes from Berkeley
    • Familiarity or previous residence within the Bay Area
    • Experience serving and/or leading in a large college ministry (200+)

How to apply:

Follow this link to fill out the application and attach the necessary documents. For questions contact


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