As a result of Whitworth University’s commitment to an education of “mind and heart,” Christian discipleship is integral to the institution’s mission. Whitworth’s Office of Spiritual Life cultivates opportunities for every student at Whitworth to grow with Jesus. These opportunities include weekly worship services, small group Bible studies, mentor relationships, valuable student leadership opportunities, Christian social justice work, and pastoral counseling, helping students grow in love for God and neighbor, locally and globally. This position focuses on enabling discipleship growth for the Whitworth student community in general while emphasizing ministry in the residence halls via the equipping of student leaders. Working in collaboration with the
campus ministry staff, the Campus Pastor for Discipleship and Residence Hall Ministry will function as a pastor of discipleship, including pastoral mentoring, leadership training, preaching, and participation with the Dean of Spiritual Life in leading campus worship services. The person in this role also cultivates collaborative relationships with the Office of Student Life and residence life staff for the purpose of the Christian spiritual formation and flourishing of all students, thus deepening the
community’s commitment to Christ and Christ’s mission in the world.
1. Help lead campus ministry in theologically thoughtful discipleship efforts.
2. Work with residence life staff to develop, integrate, and implement the overall vision for residence hall ministry into the Whitworth culture and within residence life.
3. Supervise the student Campus Ministry Coordinators living in the residence halls and other student leaders who serve in bridge positions between campus ministry and other departments (like our Social Justice Coordinator and the ASWU Spiritual Life Coordinator) through regular one-on-one and team meetings, including weekly GE330 meetings.
4. Serve as a member of the GE330 teaching team.
5. Work collaboratively with the resident directors to evaluate, assess, and guide the Campus Ministry Coordinators in their roles within the residence hall leadership teams.
6. Serve as an active member of the Campus Ministry team, including involvement in the design, support, and implementation of campus ministry programs and special worship services.
7. Participate in, preach at (minimum twice per semester), and regularly serve as liturgist at Chapel Community Worship.
8. Teach TH-381 course designed to train student leaders in effective campus ministry leadership.
9. Provide regular and crisis-response pastoral counseling.
10. Provide effective mentoring to students both male and female.
11. Be an active incarnational and pastoral presence in the Whitworth student community.
12. Cultivate a life of study that provides depth of insight for pastoral work.