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Wheaton College - Wheaton, IL

Chaplain's Office
Ministry Associate For Spiritual Care
Responsibilities
  Responsible to the Chaplain for overseeing campus spiritual care, with an emphasis on ministry to same-sex attracted students, along with performing other pastoral and administrative duties. This position is 40 hours a week, 10 months of the year.
 
Duties
  1.  Spiritual Care Oversight:
  a.  Assess the needs of students seeking spiritual care and connect them to the appropriate resources on campus and in local churches to foster healing and spiritual growth.
  b.  Meet individually as needed with students for spiritual care.
  c.  Organize spiritual care groups on campus, including recruiting, training, and providing curriculum for group leaders.
  d.  Mobilize, train, and work with faculty and staff who desire to meet individually with students for spiritual care.
  e.  Oversee 1-2 healing prayer services on campus each semester.
  f.  Work with the Chaplainís Office and Student Development to develop an internship program for grad students in the area of spiritual care.
  2.  Oversight of Ministry to Same-Sex Attracted Students:
  a.  Lead weekly meetings of Refuge, a community group for Wheatonís same-sex attracted students.
  b.  Organize spiritual care small groups for students seeking greater discipleship in the area of sexuality.
  c.  Meet individually with same-sex attracted students as needed for personal support and spiritual care.
  3.  Pastoral and Administrative Responsibilities:
  a.  Assist the Chaplain in planning the undergrad chapel and other office programming.
  b.  Participate as a member of task forces and committees appropriate to the position and as advised by the Chaplain.
  c.  Perform other duties as assigned.
   
Qualifications
  1.  Ministry ability that reveals spiritual maturity, sensitivity to people, energy, creativity, and a sense of calling to serve Christ by serving others within a college community.
  2.  Training in Bible, theology, and pastoral careóachieved through the minimum of a BA degree with additional specialized training (academic or ecclesiastical) in ministry, counseling, spiritual formation, or pastoral care. (In academic terms this may translate into the M.Div. or equivalent.)
  3.  Special experience in ministering to people who experience same-sex attraction and/or identify as LGBTQ. This includes: compassion, believing in Christís call to chastity and Gospel transformation for every believer, and the ability to navigate controversies that arise with grace and truth.
  4.  Thorough commitment to Wheaton Collegeís Community Covenant, including its vision to biblical sexual faithfulness.
  5.  Administrative ability that includes communication skills, organizational skills, and basic computer skills for handling the management and performance of the duties of an active college student program.
   

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