Dec 06, 2019

Campus Minister

  • Ablaze Ministries
  • Bryan, TX, USA
Full time Entry Level Ministry, Campus Ministry, Youth Mission Work Nonprofit Religious Education

Job Description

The mission of Ablaze Ministries is to implement the US Bishops’ vision of comprehensive youth ministry by engaging, nurturing, and empowering discipleship in young people, ministers and volunteers, as well as within families.

For the youth: Ablaze Ministries enables schools and parishes of all sizes to sustain professional, cost-effective, and enthusiastic ministry rooted in prayer, fellowship, and formation. Our ministry enables collaboration of community parishes, highlighting the true connectedness of the universal Church.

For the ministers: Ablaze Ministries provides youth ministers with spiritual formation, professional development, and theological training. Our team of missionaries work together in community, sharing each other’s gifts and holding each other accountable to meet the needs and the call of the Catholic Church.

Position Information

Job Title: Campus Minister

Supervisor: Director of Youth Ministries, School Principal

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Bryan, TX

Salary: Fundraised

Ablaze Ministries is a non-profit organization working within Catholic parishes to provide effective youth ministry. The Campus Minister serves as a full time missionary with a two-year commitment. They are needed to plan, develop and execute the ministry at the Catholic school they are assigned to including liturgies, retreats, days of reflection, leadership development & bible studies.

Our team is looking for someone who loves their Catholic faith, is passionate about youth ministry, the New Evangelization, and is willing to start each workday in prayer with the staff. The candidate must have excellent motivational leadership skills, be well organized, have superb verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to collaborate with teams of adult volunteers. The candidate must exemplify our core values of high integrity, team oriented, committed to excellence, joy, humble service & passionate about youth.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Each Campus Minister at Ablaze Ministries is expected to have a life of prayer and a continued effort to unite one’s heart to Christ. The Campus Minister is needed to develop and coordinate campus ministry including implementation of a multifaceted program with small groups, service experiences, semester retreats, daily prayer experiences, relational ministry, and faculty spiritual formation. They are expected to serve as an extension of the youth minister and as a resource to the faculty of the campus.

Responsibilities of the Campus Minister will also include:

  • Provide vision and coordination for the campus’ efforts in ministry to young people in either middle school (6th – 8th grade) or high school (9th – 12th grade)
  • Coordinate and lead ministry events, such as day retreats, discipleship groups, Bible studies, etc.
  • Coordinate Liturgy for the campus
  • Support fellow Youth Ministers and Campus Ministers at Ablaze Ministries collaboration and, if possible, participation in their events v Disciple students and maintain a consistent presence on campus
  • Develop and lead student leadership team 
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Serve as the Ablaze Ministries liaison with the campus
  • Contribute to Ablaze Ministries’ online and printed resources 
  • Provide support for larger events hosted by their parish and Ablaze Ministries

Expectations and Requirements to Apply

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required to apply for this position. A degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Youth Ministry, or a similar field is preferred. 
  • Experience in youth ministry and/or a classroom setting is preferred.
  • Ability to maintain a professionalism that is expected of an employee at a private school. 
  • Proficiency in social media and technology.
  • Citizenship of the United States is required.
  • Ability to work with Fundraising Coordinator to meet salary goals.
  • Willingness to abide by Personal Conduct Agreement and Spiritual Covenant.
  • Committed disciple of Christ reflected in a life of pervasive prayer, devotion to the Eucharist, and a life of holiness.

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