Spiritual Formation & Prayer Specialist - New England

The Spiritual Formation ministry is called to shepherd New England Region staff and students

· to know how deeply the Father loves us (life in Christ),

· to walk with Jesus in our calling (life with Christ)

· to experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit (life like Christ)

as we reach every corner of every campus.

A specialist works with the Assistant Regional Director for Spiritual Formation and Prayer to provide spiritual formation/prayer opportunities and training for campus ministers and students within assigned geographies in InterVarsity New England.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop integrated Prayer and Spiritual Formation culture and practices with staff and student leaders (within assigned geography).
    • Health and Flourishing: Partner with staff and students to develop priorities and rhythms in mission that are rooted in God and build flourishing and fruitfulness.
    • Chaplain role: Offer ministry of presence and prayer for teams, conferences, events, etc.
    • Evangelism and Mission: Help staff/students to integrate Formation in the core of their mission.
    • Ministry Partner Development: Encourage staff to be formed and deepen in their love and faith in God as they raise funds.
    • Resources: Share/Develop resources staff and students can use to integrate formation and prayer into their ministry.
  • Assist in developing and leading formation experiences for staff/students
    • December and June retreats for all staff in region (CSMs and Staff Directors).
    • Prayer/retreat days for staff/students in area.
    • Training in formation and prayer – principles and practices
    • Pilgrimages or other engagement opportunities.
  • Leadership Development of Spiritual Formation & Prayer
    • Work with staff/student leaders with SF/P gifts to develop them as potential future leaders in the region.
  • Professional and Personal Development:
    • Make an annual development plan that could include:
      • Reading and learning within SF, Prayer and Spiritual Direction
      • Regular meetings with a spiritual director
      • Giving spiritual direction as able (outside of IV/other contexts).
      • Peer group supervision
      • Regular pauses/retreats for reflection and plannin
      • Conferences, SF staff gatherings
      • Connect with other SF staff or practitioners for peer learning.
  • Ministry Partner Development
    • Secure full budget.
    • Represent the ministry to the broader Christian community.

Experience / Qualifications

· Undergraduate Degree

· Several years in Campus Ministry

· Heart for and experience in seeing people grow in faith and love for God

· Training in Prayer ministry and intercession

· Supervisory experience is helpful

· Regular engagement of spiritual disciplines

· Faithful with taking regular personal retreats

Encouraged for Development: Certificate in Spiritual Formation or Spiritual Direction

· North Park Seminary – northpark.edu

· Selah – Leadership Transformations Inc. - www.leadershiptransformations.org/selah.htm

· Richmont Graduate University– www.richmont.edu

· PAX Center Spiritual Listening - https://www.paxcenter.org/programs/institute/tl2

· Renovare’ Institute – renovare.org/institute/overview

· Other programs at: www.graftedlife.org/spiritual-direction/spiritual-formation-and-direction


InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. We conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a)) InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement: Purpose and Doctrinal Basis.