Blackhawk Church

Pastor/Director of College-Age Ministry

Blackhawk Church
Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 02/01/2018
Categories: College Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Blackhawk Church is a multi-site, multi-venue, intergenerational church with a passion for reaching our community. Located in Madison, Wisconsin - capital city, home to the Big 10’s University of Wisconsin and a thriving place for young adults - Blackhawk is looking for a Pastor/Director of College-Age Ministry to reach college students and connect them to a healthy church. Along with a passion for college students, the ideal candidate is a relational gatherer who brings skills in strategic leadership, community-building, teaching/speaking and vocational experience in college-age ministry.


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.


  • Move college-age adults toward connection and involvement in the inter-generational church (not a church-within-a-church model).
  • 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


First Year Goals

  • Develop multiple connecting points for college-age students, enabling them to be part of the life of Blackhawk Church. Special focus on reaching freshmen as they begin their college careers.
  • Continue to build relationships with campus ministries so that students and leaders can easily find a home at Blackhawk.


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Qualified minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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