Area Ministry Director - Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Area is a highly concentrated and highly diverse mission field with a rich history. C. Stacey Woods planted the first InterVarsity/USA chapter here at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1941 and that legacy of planting and growth continues today. The area is home to the region’s largest Asian American Chapter (AIV at UM) and is actively planting two black chapters (UM and EMU) and a Community College chapter (WCC). Great opportunity exists for International, Arts, Greek and Faculty Ministries, as well as ministry to other corners of campus.

Some of the particular opportunities and challenges we face are:

Opportunities

  • 5 diverse and active chapters: These include three chapter plants and two chapter builds.
  • Diverse campus composition: This area spans a wide gamut of campus contexts from top tier public research institution to community college.

  • Abundant Planting Opportunities: There is high potential to plant in the following corners of campus within this Area-International Students at the University of Michigan, Arts Students at the University of Michigan, Greek Students at the University of Michigan, Multiethnic Chapter at Eastern Michigan University

Challenges

  • Unstaffed Chapter Potential: Two of the five chapters in the area will be unstaffed next year pending the placement and hiring of new interns in the February 2019 hiring cycle.

  • Navigating Regional Transition: The GLE region is undergoing a multiplication into two regions that will take full effect July 2019.

  • More staff production and leadership development: to both meet local staffing needs and to send to other openings across the region.

Additional information regarding this position can be found in the Position Description below. Please contact Tim Lin for more information and application materials.

 

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