Director of Student Life
Faithbridge Church

Racine, Wisconsin

Few churches have a heartbeat for relational outreach and disciple-making like Faithbridge Church! This growing congregation’s legacy in its community is both historic and dynamic. With campuses in Downtown Racine and nearby Franksville, the ministry is positioned for significant impact in the lives of students and families.

Faithbridge Church, in step with God’s Spirit, is on a strategic mission to find its next Director of Student Life. The leadership knows how critical this role is. It’s part of how the church is laying the groundwork for the sake of teenagers and families in Racine County. Whoever steps in to join the team at Faithbridge Church will be stretched and challenged to establish a ministry that truly takes disciple-making and student ministry to the next level!

Church Description 
Faithbridge Church is a vibrant, engaging, disciple-making community dedicated to reaching Racine County, Wisconsin for Christ. With the strategic merger of two 150 year-old United Methodist congregations in 2017, the church is positioned for multiplied ministry through its Downtown and Franksville campuses. Their ancient-future approach to worship draws in people of all backgrounds to encounter God deeply and explore faith freely each weekend. Faithbridge Church is well-respected in the broader community and nearby ministries. The staff, lay leaders, and membership core are taking bold strides in this season, in step with God’s Spirit, to ensure every neighbor is saved and served.

On average, 600 people attend Faithbridge Church each Sunday between its two campuses. Bible classes and faith-discussion gatherings for children through adults happen during the first service at both locations. On Wednesdays, each campus hosts a family dinner for all ages. Student Ministries then meets Downtown for Merge (Grades 6-12) while Children’s Ministries (Nursery-Grade 5) gathers at Franksville. Faithbridge Church is intentionally building on its disciple-making legacy so scores of teenagers and families in the Racine-Kenosha corridor will experience God and live transformed.

Position Description 
Faithbridge Church is devoted to making disciples. They’re on the hunt for a Director of Student Life who lives and breathes following Christ and equipping students, leaders, and families to do the same. Strong disciple-making ministry was once a hallmark of its congregational life and growth. Today, that’s not the case. With so many students in Racine County, the Director of Student Life will need to empower a network of leaders and teams to succeed. As a servant leader, they will be responsible for rallying passionate teams of adult and student leaders who will also mobilize team-based ministry. The Director of Student Life will provide strong leadership to all facets of student ministries, including weekend and midweek programming, development of student and adult leaders, outreach and discipleship experiences, and missions.

Faithbridge leadership knows it will take time to establish relationships and ministry momentum. Through mentoring and equipping, the Director of Student Life will invest in a leadership and ministry core for broader and deeper ministry reach. There is currently a core of 15-20 adult leaders, a number that’s decreased in recent years. This trend needs to turn around if Faithbridge Church is going to re-establish a dynamic, disciple-making student ministry.

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