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Discipleship Coordinator

Klaipeda, LT

Position Summary: 

The Discipleship Coordinator (DC) promotes Christian spiritual growth and development of students at LCC International University. The DC works closely with the Discipleship Assistant (DA) student leaders who serve and lead ministries in the residence halls. The DC also works with the Chaplain provide programming and outreach opportunities that encourage all students to explore what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and to grow in their faith through Christian fellowship and spiritual practices. The Discipleship Coordinator has oversight of four focal areas that contribute to students’ development: a) discipleship programming; b) leadership development; c) evangelism and outreach; d) pastoral care and support.  

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Discipleship Programming – plan, organize, and lead thoughtful discipleship programming for students to explore faith and grow in discipleship. 

    Satisfactory performance is achieved when: 

  • Weekly Bible studies and ministries are offered in the residence halls that invite students to explore and deepen faith;   
  • Regular campus ministries retreats are offered for students seeking rest and spiritual growth; 
  • Programs offer all students the opportunity to deepen understanding of Christian worldview and impact on all of life. 
  1. Leadership Development of Discipleship Assistants - recruit, train, and mentor DA student leaders in order to meet the Leadership Development Program goals.

    Satisfactory performance is achieved when: 

  • DA student leaders are supported and positively engage in the LCC community;
  • Student leaders demonstrate enhanced leadership skills as well as understanding of self and the world around them; 
  • DA team implements spiritual programming to encourage lived faith practices; 
  • DA student leaders develop relationships marked by hospitality, openness, and service. 
  1. Evangelism and Outreach – develop programs and outreach for students seeking or exploring faith and the Christian worldview. 

    Satisfactory performance is achieved when: 

  • Engaging programming and events invite students from different faith backgrounds to learn about the Christian worldview; 
  • Meaningful relationships with students disconnected from the Campus Ministries Office are initiated and developed; 
  • Training and professional development supports faculty and staff to model faith and serve students from diverse religious backgrounds.  
  1. Pastoral Care and Support - provide care and support for students experiencing spiritual, emotional, or relational difficulties  

    Satisfactory performance is achieved when: 

  • Students know resources for spiritual support and care; 
  • Students experiencing spiritual, emotional, or relational difficulties are reached out to by Campus Ministries Office staff as appropriate.  

Relationships: 
REPORTS TO: Chaplain  
WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Student Life Staff, volunteers

General Qualifications: 

  • People-oriented, creative, sincere, and depth of Christian faith commitment.  Firm commitment to LCC's mission;
  • Experience in Student Development and/or Higher Education and working with student populations. Understanding of developmental concerns of University age populations. Ability to encourage personal growth in others. Ability to initiate relationships and develop rapport with undergraduate students and staff/faculty; 
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational, planning, time-management skills. Strong self-motivation and initiative; 
  • Experience with intercultural issues and international student populations and ability to work in a diverse environment. 

Job-Specific Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Ministry, Service Learning, Student Affairs, or Higher Education. Master’s degree preferred.  
  • Committed follower of Jesus Christ. Interest in diverse, international communities. Firm commitment to LCC’s mission, community standards, and Christian worldview.  
  • Respect and understanding of Protestant, Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Christian traditions; ability to encourage personal/spiritual growth in others; self-starter with the ability to communicate clearly and implement educational programming.  
  • Experience serving in the church or another faith-based organization. 
  • Familiarity with current trends in spiritual formation and religious identities among young people. 
  • Previous experience in planning and leading Bible studies. 

Work Load: Full-time (1.0FTE) 

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