St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center Campus Minister ~ Evangelization 2018-2019
From our comprehensive mission statement flows our purpose statement, which in connection to the New Evangelization, calls us to missionary discipleship.
“Creating disciples who pray, serve, and belong” For more information on our mission statement, please visit our website at ststephenuni.org
A VISION OF OUR MINISTRY
Rooted and centered in the energy and power of Jesus’ call to discipleship, the Campus Minister is a Catholic in good standing and professionally qualified as a minister. The Campus Minister promotes Gospel values and growth in holiness, values collaboration and mutuality in mission and ministry, and recognizes the necessity for professional preparation and ongoing formation.
The Campus Minister is accountable to the Director of Campus Ministry.
The public worship of the community of St. Stephen the Witness is the primary focus and main mission of this faith community. We also recognize the need for God through the conversion experience of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Service/Social Justice and Educational offerings. Campus Ministry is a comprehensive and integrated program which requires all the components of Campus Ministry to work in tandem.
Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
Meet regularly with the UNI Spiritual Leader Association.
Meet regularly with the Iowa Catholic Campus Ministers Association.
Pursue ongoing education in Catholic Campus Ministry.
Be actively involved and present for student center events.
Attend Sunday Mass and Prime Time/social on a regular basis.
Serve as a mentor to the community life peer minister and meet on a bi-monthly basis.
Meet with DTG students and provide direction for spiritual growth.
Be available for the student and non-student population for direction.
Be aware of other resources available in the community and at UNI.
Collaborate with Director of Campus Ministry and Campus Ministers to plan and attend peer ministry training in August.
Campus minister will provide leadership in the Antioch retreat each semester.
Identify Antioch team leadership each semester.
With Antioch leadership, attend, and assist with planning meetings including retreat weekend.
Collaborate with Director of Campus Ministry to plan, promote, and attend a retreat for new students.
Schedule and attend a personal retreat for spiritual growth and wellness.
Plan training for the small group leaders at the beginning of each semester.
Small Group Ministry
Consider attending Evangelization Training Camp and coordinate getting to the camp.
Identify and train small group leaders for each semester.
Coordinate the process of launching small groups at the beginning of each semester.
Find material for the small group leaders to use each semester and make the necessary adjustments or add supplemental material as seen necessary.
Lead a weekly meeting for the small group leaders to help them continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Meet with the small group leaders one-on-one every other week to discuss how they and their small group are going.
Coordinate social and service activities for the small group leaders to promote growth as a team and growth as disciples who serve and belong.
Lead a small group if necessary.
Community Life Ministry
Work with the peer minister to coordinate move-in weekend outreach efforts.
Help the peer minister propose and plan welcome week activities including finding volunteers.
Help the peer minister plan and coordinate TGIF events when needed.
Along with the peer minister attend the UNI up-close events in February.
Help the peer minister coordinate a monthly meeting for men and women.
Help the peer minister plan activities for the post Prime Time social.
Qualifications and Specifications Required
Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.
Bachelor of Arts degree in an appropriate field or equivalent experience.
Master of Arts degree in theology or ministry.
Pastoral experience with college students or young adults.
Twelve month working agreement.
Available for working evenings and weekends.
Agreement will require more than 40 hours during the academic year, reduced hours in the summer months and during breaks.