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Church of the Saviour – Administrative Pastor

651 N Wayne Ave
United States

Position Type

Administrative Pastor



Ministry Area

Higher Education

Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

Church of the Saviour is a nondenominational Christ-centered church of approximately 1,000 people in the Philadelphia suburb of Wayne, Pennsylvania. We are called by Jesus Christ to engage our community and beyond to the glory of God. We take the Great Commission and the Great Commandment seriously and generously support local outreach and global missions. We have personally experienced the Good News of Jesus Christ and now count it both a privilege and honor to be ministers of reconciliation to a lost and hurting world. We depend on the Holy Spirit to enable and empower us to fulfill God’s plan for our lives and our church. We are certain that Christ is supreme in all things, and we are most fully alive and fulfilled when most fully glorifying Him.

The College Ministry Director (CMD) will provide spiritual leadership to college students by reflecting personally, and expressing relationally, God’s love in a dynamic, caring, Bible-based college ministry setting. As the College Ministry Team (CMT) leader, this position will also work closely with our family ministry, student ministry, missions, and other staff to create a welcoming environment where those who are college age will flourish spiritually. As a member of church staff, the CMD will work alongside fellow staff members to pursue the church’s vision, in keeping with our mission, discipleship process, culture and values.

The College Ministry Director is responsible for leading, developing, and implementing, a college ministry that purposely guides all students toward a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. He will shepherd and oversee CMT, student leaders, and students involved in the ministry. The College Ministry Director reports directly to the Executive Pastor of Ministries. The position requires 45-55 hours per week, and will include but is not limited to, the following job functions:

Primary Responsibilities

· Shepherd college students in the context of the COS’s stated mission (To glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ in Wayne and beyond) and alignment with the church-wide discipleship process to Love God, Love Others, and Serve the World (coupled with a passionate commitment that includes “to the nations” – Matthew 24:14; 28:18-20; Revelation 7:9)

o Plan and lead weekly meetings, mission trips, retreats, and other special events

o Provide regular one-on-one and community group discipleship with college students

o Prepare and teach gospel-centered lessons to a diverse audience that are biblical and relevant

o Share the gospel with students who do not know Jesus—model this to all as a life-passion

o Raise up student leaders within the ministry

· Provide leadership team members who work with college students

o Recruit, connect with, develop/coach/train, and care for servant leaders

o Plan and lead regular CMT and student leader planning and developing gatherings (3-4 times a month). We put a high priority on training our team members and student leaders

o Conduct background checks on all individuals working with this ministry

· Minister to families who have college students in conjunction with our Family Pastor

o Build relationships with parents and counsel as needed

o Build relationships with the Family Pastor and Student Ministry Staff

· Minister to the local community and beyond

o Build relationships in the community

o Partner with parachurch college ministries (Cru, IVF, YL, FCA, etc.)

o Train others by modeling how to do contact work with college students on local campuses

o Partner with key people in Wayne and the surrounding communities (e.g., university officials, coaches, etc.)

o Building a presence on the local college campus (e.g., Villanova, Eastern U., Cabrini, etc.)

· Communicate and Coordinate

o Develop long-range plans and goals and coordinate routine administrative details

o Communicate regularly with college students and CMT via weekly email, webpage, and social media, etc. as needed

o Work closely with staff and volunteers to ensure that the college ministry is complementing and not competing with other ministries

o Oversee the College Ministry Budget

o Delegate select tasks to ministry coordinators and team members as appropriate

o Participate in hiring, shepherding, and developing summer interns

· Partner with other church leaders and staff to create a humble, team-based environment committed to excellence which brings glory to God

· Promote diaspora and global missions and service opportunities

· Proactively coordinate with other relevant peer ministries (Student, Family, Missions, Worship, etc.)

· Partner with our “Faith in Context Ministry” to reach, engage, and impact college students

· Perform other duties as needed

Core Competencies and Values

· A heart for God that is evidenced by proven character and a spiritual mindedness that understands that “apart from Christ we can do nothing”

· A person of integrity, authenticity, and transparency, marked by humility, and a servant’s heart

· A Spirit-led believer, growing in personal sanctification and fruitfulness

· Sense of humor, doesn’t take himself too seriously, team player

· A compassionate person who seeks to empathize and understand the hearts of others

· A servant whose love for the gospel and heart for the lost is evident to all

· Able to model, motivate, lead, and train others in Christian maturity and ministry

· Possesses the heart and gifts of a shepherd

· Eager to minister in the ever-diversifying suburban Main Line setting

· Collaborates well in groups by valuing people, affirming diverse gifts, and cooperating

· More committed to moving people through a discipleship process than managing events

· Works well with others by giving/receiving feedback constructively & resolves conflict effectively · Demonstrates commitment to COS’s mission, discipleship process, values, and team culture

· Demonstrates passion for going beyond expectations

· Is a leader of leaders and an effective developer (Eph. 4:12) of team members and student leaders

· Demonstrates Christlikeness in words and actions

· Displays flexibility/adaptability; able to pivot quickly and flourish in an ever-changing environment


· A positive attitude and professional demeanor

· Well-developed interpersonal skills and humble, hungry, and smart (i.e., emotional intelligence)

· Persuasive and articulate communication and written skills

· Experience in working at a large church college ministry will take your resume to the top of the list

· Proven experience moving the ministry needle and developing team members and student leaders

· Bachelor’s degree required; formal biblical training preferred

· A heart for transformational life-on-life ministry that sees this position as a calling, not merely a job

· Demonstrated passion for sharing Christ with college students, with a demonstrated ability to engage and connect with both the churched and un-churched

· Experience working in a multicultural environment preferred

· Strong computer proficiency, specifically in MSOffice 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

· A clear profession of faith in Christ coupled with a consistent close walk with Christ and evidence of spiritual maturity · Agreement with all aspects of Church of the Saviour’s Statement of Faith, including support without reservation the practice complementarianism and both paedo and credo baptism

· An ability and readiness to be an active member of Church of the Saviour through things like community group participation and tithing

Please send a resume and cover letter into [email protected]