Blackhawk Church

Pastor/Director of College-Age Ministry

Blackhawk Church
Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 02/28/2018
Categories: College Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Blackhawk Church, we want to build a loving community that follows Christ in order to reach our community - both locally and globally - with the love we've been so graciously given. We're located in Madison, WI: capital city and home of the Big 10's University of Wisconsin. We love our city and the university, and we see great potential and opportunity for the cause for God's kingdom in both. Blackhawk currently has three sites: one in the heart of the UW campus, one on Madison's far west side and one in a community just south of Madison. Woven into the story of Blackhawk is a constant thread of passionate and committed Christ-followers who sacrifice time and resources to respond to what God is doing. There is a consistent commitment to care for those in need, to reach all generations with the message of Christ and to work together to accomplish God's purposes in Madison and the world. 


Our Pastor/Director of College-Age Ministry position is currently available. Thousands of people attend the University of Wisconsin and other local colleges, so you can imagine how strategic the College-Age Ministry is in reaching these students. This role may be a good fit for you if you have a passion for college students, you naturally gather and invite people into community, and you have experience with teaching/speaking. For your first year or so in the role, our hope is to see you develop connecting points for college-age students (especially freshmen) that enable them to be part of the life of Blackhawk Church, as well as build on the existing relatonships we have with campus ministries so that students and leaders in those ministries can easily find a home at Blackhawk.



Title: Pastor/Director of College-Age Ministry

Reports to: Lead Pastor of Blackhawk Downtown

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Objective: To reach as many college students as possible, connecting them to a healthy inter-generational church.



Vision and Strategy // Provide strategic leadership and spiritual shepherding for Blackhawk’s College-Age Ministry.

Connection // Move college-age adults toward connection and involvement in the inter-generational church (not a church-within-a-church model). Also, in collaboration with the Director of Life Groups, provide direction and oversight of small group opportunities for college students.

Development & Team Building // Identify leaders and volunteers, and develop teams. Provide leadership and oversight to the College-Age Ministry staff and interns, encouraging their spiritual growth, developing their ministry skills and giving accountable supervision.

General Pastor/Director Duties // Teach in College-Age Ministry settings. In collaboration with appropriate staff, provide care and pastoral connection to college-age students.


Qualifications & Skills

Stable, mature, growing disciple of Jesus Christ
Committed to the vision and values of Blackhawk Church
Bachelor’s degree required, and theological training preferred
Experience in strategic thinking, and able to anticipate and initiate change
Experience developing and leading teams
Primary gift/skill set: Leadership, Shepherding, Teaching


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About working at Blackhawk


Our staffing philosophy is simple: connect people to roles they’ll thrive in. Our hope is to – as much as is feasible – ensure people’s skill, experience and passion align with their role so that they’re not just doing the job but thriving in it. Our staff culture values collaboration, coaching/development, humble service, healthy relationships, and fun. Watching any of our staff, you’ll likely see that we’re busy people who are working hard – but stop us for a moment, and you’ll likely find that we’re genuinely enjoying it. We aim to provide a healthy benefit package, and we offer flexibility in schedule when possible and practical.


We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse staff. We don't just accept ethnic and cultural difference - we celebrate it, we support it and we believe it's what God envisions. 

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