College Ministries Director

Chestnut Ridge Church
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 04/25/2018
Categories: College Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Chestnut Ridge Church is looking for an energetic, relational, team-oriented Director of College Ministries who is responsible for implementing vision, strategy, support, and development to volunteer leaders to connect college students and young singles into a relationship with Christ and integrate them in the life of the church through groups and serving. You will join with a dynamic staff team in a grace-filled environment taking cues from North Point Ministries and "Simple Church". Experience in college ministry and familiarity with North Point Ministries' strategy and approach is a plus. 


Chestnut Ridge Church is a relevant and growing church of over 2000 that is located in the educational, commercial, medical and cultural hub of north-central West Virginia. Located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh and four hours west of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, Morgantown, West Virginia, offers its residents access to rivers, mountains, lakes, hiking trails, bike paths, golf courses, and some of the best schools, hospitals, and job opportunities in the nation.

Home of the Division I, Big 12 West Virginia University Mountaineers, Morgantown’s way of life is more than that of an idyllic college town; it’s a place with a strong economy, a flourishing culture and a quality way of life. The likes of Forbes Magazine, the Milken Institute, Parenting Magazine, Expansion Management Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, have recognized Morgantown as one of the best small cities in which to live, work and raise a family! listed Morgantown as one of the 5 best oudoorsy small towns which you can actually afford to live:


*To ensure we get your resume and move you forward in the process please send it to:  Include a cover letter, why you feel you would be a good fit for this position and any relevant teaching or video links you have.




Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Act as an ambassador for CRC by positively reflecting the vision, mission, strategy and values to those inside and outside our walls.

  • Be able to assess and advise attendees and volunteers as to how and where they can take their next steps towards God and within the ministry.

CRC Campus and Singles Environments

  • Speak into the effectiveness of the adult weekend environment.

  • Make sure it remains appealing, engaging and helpful to college students and singles.

  • Plan and execute “Next Step” events for college students and singles at weekend services.

  • Promote and organize college and singles community groups.

  • Lead and organize Encounter, a campus worship gathering

  • Plan and execute 3 weekend retreats (Fall/Spring/Summer).

  • Help CRC to be active on the campus to help reach out to new students.

  • Help assimilate college students and singles into the body of the church by helping them come to faith in Christ, get into groups and encouraging them to serve.




  • Set appointments and meet with small group leaders regularly.

  • Equip and develop each leader around the leader essentials.

  • Monitor group health and provide care/service as needed.

  • Actively build relationships with leaders, college students and singles to point them to Christ.


  • Ensure small group leaders are going through training.

  • Meet with and develop a student serving team to serve both in the life of our church and in the community.

  • Have CRC be active and involved in the life of WVU connecting new students to Christ.

  • Connect with ministries and para church organizations to see how we can work together to serve and reach the community for Christ.

Enlist/Recruit Leaders

  • Continually Attract, Connect, Train, and Sustain (ACTS) key volunteers to carry out ministry.

  • Invite current leaders to join the process of recruitment by emphasizing intentional apprenticeship.

  • Create opportunities to Test Drive and ensure a timely follow-up conversation.

  • Orient new leaders before starting a college community group.

  • Recruit/Lead a student serving team to help create environments and develop leadership.

Pastoral Duties

  • Provide pre-marital counseling as specified in Marriage 101 curriculum.

  • Officiate weddings and funerals as needed.

  • Perform baptisms in weekend services.

  • Speak in other environments as needed.


  • Oversee and ensure group data is updated (leaders, attendees, etc.).

  • Develop an annual departmental budget and manage spending to budget.

  • Oversee social media (facebook, twitter, CRC website).

*To ensure we get your resume and move you forward in the process please send it to:  Include a cover letter, why you feel you would be a good fit for this position and any relevant teaching or video links you have.
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