Spiritual Formation Coordinator
Wheaton College - Wheaton, IL

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Fall semester only

Responsibilities

The Spiritual Formation Coordinator will develop, coordinate, and implement a program of discipleship that incorporates Wheaton in Chicago’s common goals (e.g., study, cross-cultural competency, and real-world experience), themes (e.g., justice, diversity, and transformation), and activities (e.g., courses, internships, mentoring, and service).

This program should: •
Move individuals from learning about the urban context toward an individual philosophy of faith-based personal engagement with the city. •
Facilitate the spiritual maturity within the Wheaton in Chicago cohort, both individually and corporately, through the development of its small group and large group ministries, as well as through Christian service. •
Be consistent with spiritual formation practices and expectations across Wheaton College, which include emphases on Christian scripture; prayer; worshipful expression through music, the arts, and service; and small group study and mutual edification.

The responsibilities for this part-time position involve developing and leading a program of spiritual formation for between 12 and 24 students involved in a semester-long, residential, experiential program of urban studies. The program should promote spiritual maturity, respect the range of Christian traditions in which our students have been formed, and be complementary to the other goals, themes, and activities of the Wheaton in Chicago program. It should involve weekly large- and small-group activities, including worship, prayer, teaching, and reflection/processing. While the program should stand alone, the Spiritual Formation Coordinator should also strongly encourage student involvement in local churches.

Goals of Wheaton in Chicago include: •
Developing expertise in the academically rigorous interdisciplinary study of cities •
Cultivating cross-cultural competency •
Providing opportunities for real-world experience and vocational discernment

Themes of Wheaton in Chicago include: •
Justice •
Diversity •
Transformation

Activities of Wheaton in Chicago include: •
Courses (Justice in the City; Theologies of Transformation; Race, Poverty, & Reconciliation; The Education Crisis; Independent Studies) •
Internships •
Mentoring •
Service

The Spiritual Formation Coordinator will report to the Director of Urban Studies and will be expected to cooperate with other Wheaton in Chicago faculty and staff as appropriate and necessary in the development and leadership of the spiritual formation program.

In addition to initial development and ongoing evaluation and refining of the program, the Spiritual Formation Coordinator will be expected to spend approximately 3-5 hours per week during the fall semester only, in contact with Wheaton in Chicago students. Much of this contact and most of the activities of the Spiritual Formation Program should take place at Wheaton in Chicago’s Uptown location.

Duties

1.
Develop, coordinate and implement a program of spiritual formation that incorporates WIC’s common goals, themes and activities for the students.

2.
Facilitate large and small group meetings with students to promote spiritual maturity.

3.
Regularly communicate program updates to the Director of Urban Studies.

4.
Spend approximately 3-5 hours per week in contact with students during the fall semester.

Qualifications

1.
BA required; MA or MDiv preferred

2.
Pastoral experience preferred

3.
Experience with college-aged ministry preferred

4.
Experience with urban ministry required

5.
Passion for urban issues

6.
Strong interpersonal skills

Application process

Interested candidates should complete an application at www.wheaton.edu/hr and submit the following materials via email to hr@wheaton.edu: a cover letter, resume, and a one-page outline suggestive of directions in which they might take this program of spiritual formation. The Spiritual Formation Coordinator will be required to affirm the Wheaton College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. Promising candidates will be interviewed.

Updated 2/13

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