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Christ Church UMC

College Minister (Full Time)

Christ Church UMC
Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 06/13/2013
Categories: College Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

College Ministry

Christ Methodist Church is seeking a gospel-centered, high-capacity leader who can pioneer a College Ministry on several campuses throughout Memphis.

Applicants should email a resume and letter of interest to Mary Elizabeth Pittman (

Memphis has seven different colleges throughout the city. Primary focus is on the University of Memphis campus two miles away.

  • University of Memphis
  • Rhodes College
  • LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Victory University
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Visible Music School
  • Memphis College of Art

We approach College Ministry as a missional expression of Christ Church by:

  • Preparing students for college life.
  • Building a Christ Church presence on campuses in Memphis.
  • Maintaining contact with Christ Church students off at college—equipping them for spiritual maturity. 

Reports To:
This is a full-time position and reports to the Director of Student Ministries.


  • Wesleyan in his/her theology
  • MA or MDiv from seminary—preferably a Wesleyan Seminary
  • Disciple-maker
  • Self-starter
  • Pioneering
  • Highly relational
  • Gifted communicator


  • Supportive of the overall Christ Church vision.
  • Disciple a core group of students attending college in Memphis who become key leaders for the ministry. 
  • Establish an active summer ministry for Christ Church college students home on break.
  • Integrate college students into the overall life of the church.
  • Develop a core group of volunteers that provide an extended family for local college students.
  • Maintain contact with Christ Church students off to college.
  • Fall & Spring College Tour visiting Christ Church students on their campus.
  • Weekly presence at Christ Church on Sunday mornings.
  • Attend weekly Student Ministry meetings, monthly All Staff meetings and Community Life meetings as needed.
  • Represent the needs and concerns of College Students and the College Ministry at leadership gatherings.
  • Lead Sunday Morning onsite program at Christ Church on Sunday mornings.
  • Develop & teach College Readiness Program each Spring.
  • Enthusiastically teach within an evangelical Wesleyan framework.

What does success look like after one year?

  • Establish relational connections on two campuses (i.e. Small Group Huddle).
  • Create a weekly social gathering of 25-50 (We refer to this as an Oikos Gathering).
  • Develop a Sunday morning College Ministry gathering for students attending Christ Church and those students from Christ Church home on break.
  • Help train and send High School Senior off to college.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Christ Church students attending college outside Memphis.