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BGAV Collegiate/Young Adult Minister

Position title
BGAV Collegiate/Young Adult Minister
Weekly expectation
Church/ministry name
Eunoia: Kairos Campus Ministry @ University of Virginia
church/ministry location
1500 Jefferson Park Ave , Charlottesville, VA 22903

Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is seeking a Full-Time Collegiate/Young Adult Minister to lead the collegiate ministry (Eunoia) at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. As a part of the statewide effort to develop collegiate ministries through the Kairos Initiative, the Collegiate/Young Adult minister will lead ministries on campus and in the surrounding community through the campus ministry and partnering local churches.

We are seeking an experienced and passionate minister who can work well independently in their context while at the same time be a connected and contributing leader on our statewide team of Kairos ministries. Kairos ministers must possess a clear sense of call to collegiate and young adult ministry and love for the local congregation, with a desire to connect their ministries on campus with the ministries of the churches in their surrounding community.

UVA is a vibrant and historic campus in the heart of Charlottesville. Candidates should feel called to develop creative and contextual expressions of ministry that are responsive to the community in which they serve. The Eunoia (Beautiful Thinking) ministry at UVA engages students who think deeply about their faith, desire to follow Jesus faithfully in their lives and express their faith through creative and artistic outlets.

Candidates should embrace fundraising for their position and for their ministry as an important aspect of their missionary presence on campus at UVA. The minister will raise funds to support a significant portion of this position. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated past success in fundraising and enter the position with a substantial support network in place.

Collegiate/Young Adult Ministers engage young adults in Christian community through discipleship, worship, leadership development and mission service. At the same time they maintain meaningful relationships with BGAV churches in the surrounding area and help to advocate for young adult ministry in BGAV churches. Kairos ministers view their ministry efforts on campus and their relationships with the surrounding community of churches as both important expressions of their call to denominational collegiate/young adult ministry.

Candidates should possess a Master’s level degree or equivalent, from an accredited theological institution. They should have a strong record of ministry experience and demonstrate an ability to work independently, displaying high initiative and high quality ministry effort. Candidates should enthusiastically cultivate relationships with individuals and ministry partners for the ongoing financial support of the ministry position, programs and mission initiatives.

Interested ministers can send his or her cover letter and resume to Welford Orrock – Kairos Team Coordinator – Welford.orrock@bgav.org. For more information about the ministry position and/or the campus setting, please contact Welford Orrock.

More Details
Welford Orrock
Close Date
June 7, 2023