Discipleship Groups Coordinator (P/T) - Campus Pastors Office

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.

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The Discipleship Groups Coordinator manages the logistics of the undergraduate discipleship groups program in the Office for Discipleship Ministries (a branch of the Campus Pastors Office.) The Discipleship Groups Coordinator works in collaboration with the program coordinators for the discipleship mentoring programs and reports to the Associate Campus Pastor for Discipleship Ministries. The discipleship group ministry places undergraduate students in small groups committed to growing in faith through communal spiritual formation. The Discipleship Groups Coordinator coordinates program logistics, such as recruiting, event planning, placement, follow-up, and advising associated with this program.

Required Education

  • B.A. completed (in a theological discipline)
  • M.A. or M.Div. preferred (in a theological discipline, such as Divinity, Theology, Christian ministry, etc.)

Required Experience

  • 2-3 years of ministry experience and/or student affairs.

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

  • Assists the Associate Campus Pastor in providing leadership and leadership development for the D-Groups SALT team (the team of student leaders who provide spiritual care and support for the Discipleship Group leaders). Responsibilities may include: recruiting, interviewing, and selecting SALT candidates; coordinating and training the D-Groups SALT team; assisting with weekly SALT meetings.
  • Provides consistent leadership for the D-Group Leaders, including: recruiting, interviewing, and selecting approximately 150-200 student leaders for small group ministry; coordinating logistics for biannual d-group leader training; assists the Associate Campus Pastor with the training sessions; provides ongoing training, advising, and resourcing opportunities for D-group leaders consistent with APU's mission and theological convictions. Implements assessment tools for leader trainings and group experiences.
  • Assists Associate Campus Pastor in supervision of the Master of Divinity pastoral interns, undergraduate interns, including: assisting with training, availability for guidance, delegation of D-group related tasks, and some facilitation of intern meetings.
  • Provides oversight for the discipleship group matching system. Develop and maintain a tracking system for D-group participants, D-group leaders, and salt members. Communicates effectively with group members and group leaders.
  • Creates new partnerships campus-wide and develops strategies for creating a culture of campus-wide discipleship.
  • Maintains and creates forms, publications, resources, and curriculum for the discipleship group ministry, including applications, promotional pieces, and website management.
  • Maintains and provides oversight for databases and budgets associated with this program.
  • Works in collaboration with office staff to assist with events and endeavors related to the work of the Office for Discipleship Ministries and the Office of the Campus Pastors, including SALT training, university passage, campus-wide spiritual practice, d-group leader training, d-group/mentoring chapels, orientation events, D-group leader refresh days, partner with Spiritual Formation Week and occasional chapels.
  • Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on department needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.