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Pastor of College Ministry
The Chapel

Akron, Ohio

Why We Love This Opportunity

Senior Pastor Tim Armstrong came to The Chapel in 2014 and has brought compelling vision and strong leadership. The Chapel is experiencing renewed joy and energy and is poised for new heights of effectiveness in the years to come. They have a vision to plant 10 additional campuses over the next decade. While The Chapel is currently one church in five locations, “Akron” is the original campus and is headquarters. Weekend attendance at Akron is averaging 2600 so far in the 2018/2019 year.

The College Ministry at The Chapel has had a rich history over its 45+ years of existence. They highly value ministry to college-age students and young adults – especially since it is located right next door to The University of Akron. There is freedom here to be creative, to build, and to do ministry with a great team in a growing community of believers.

Church Description

In January of 1934, about 40 people gathered to worship in the 5 Points area of Akron in Northeast Ohio. The church that resulted would be named “The Chapel” to signify a small and humble place where teaching was based solely on the basics of the Bible. Since that time, The Chapel has had a rich heritage of intentional and relational evangelism that has seen a significant impact in their surrounding communities and around the world through their extensive local and global outreach work. Over the years, explosive growth has led to the planting of several autonomous churches and in the last ten years the addition of four campuses in the greater Akron area.

Today, around 5,000 adults worship each weekend on their five campuses. The mission of The Chapel is to see every person Believing in Jesus, Belonging to Family, Becoming a Disciple, and Building His Kingdom. They are known for expositional preaching and for being a safe place for the broken and hurting. The Chapel takes seriously their responsibility to share the Truth with grace. They also have a strong reputation in their community for civic engagement and their efforts in racial reconciliation.

Position Description

The Pastor of College Ministry is responsible to make disciples of college students. This includes evangelistic efforts with a focus on (but not exclusive to) the University of Akron, and to disciple and train up believing students both from within The Chapel family and new students who did not grow up at The Chapel.

Candidate Profile for College Pastor:

-Experience in a leading a college ministry at a mid to large-sized church (Prefer extended experience in a church of 1000+ or robust college ministry that’s integrated into the church).

-History of ministry growth.

-Gifted in teaching the Word of God clearly to college-age students.

-Gifted in leadership development of volunteers.

-Passionate about discipleship and can implement discipleship both systematically and organically.

Systematically – A clear process for moving college-age students through discipleship and toward mission.

Organically – Can personally disciple students and train others to disciple students as well.

-Ability to collaborate and thrive in team settings whether leading or participating.

-Organized, self-assessing, life-long learner.

-Bible School minimum. Seminary preferred.

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