In 1855 MSU became the first Land Grant Institution in the country committed to a life of teaching, research, and outreach. Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—and is home to a diverse community. In 2016 over 50,300 students were enrolled at MSU: 39,000 of them were undergraduate students, 11,000 were graduate students. The student body includes 7,200 international students from over 133 countries.
Description: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM) is seeking a Campus Staff Minister (CSM) for Michigan State University. Currently the chapter is in the planting stage and largely made up of missional international graduate students. There is a wide network of supportive faculty. This CSM will continue to plant new ministries, establishing and advancing communities of graduate students, professional students and faculty who give expression to our core commitments.
Requirements: In addition to qualities that all GFM Staff should possess, this person will need to be a builder: strategic, visionary, growth-based, and a gatherer: motivated by the relationships they can form, a natural inviter, bonding quickly with new people, with strong instincts for the types of events that students and faculty will attend and a track record of planting new ministries. He/she will find and gather missional students and build an expanding student-led ministry. He/she will also gather faculty into communities centered on mission. All staff are expected to raise their ministry budget and will receive training in Ministry Partner Development. Applicants must be able to express a strong sense of calling to this mission.
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