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Campus Church Planter

The Louisiana Annual Conference is seeking a Church Planter to launch a unique and exciting
New Church on the Historically Black University campus of Southern University A & M in Baton
Rouge, LA.

Vision for the Southern University Campus Church

Southern University and A&M College (SUBR) is a comprehensive institution offering four-year,
graduate, professional, and doctoral degree programs. The University is part of the only
historically black Land Grant university system in the United States. There are currently over
4,000 African American Students enrolled at SUBR with no Protestant Worship being offered on
campus.

The primary focus of this new church will be reaching the campus of Southern University Baton
Rouge as well as Young Professionals in the Baton Rouge area. This ministry will include an
entrepreneurial venture of a Coffee Shop and a Ministry Incubator to develop leaders of God’s
Kingdom. The Office of Congregational Development and Transformation will provide support,
accountability and coaching for this position.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the qualities, characteristics and skills of a church planter,
including:
• a thriving relationship with God
• clear Wesleyan Theology
• a heart for evangelism and proven experience of reaching people from all walks of life.
• innovative entrepreneurial ministry
• willing to take risks
• skilled in casting vision
• skilled in building teams and engage them in ministry
• development of leadership, discipleship & spiritual formation through small groups with a campus presence
• launching a celebration of worship, utilizing gifts of preaching and teaching
• can easily and naturally build relationships with those in their 20’s to 40’s

Minimum Qualifications

• A servant leader who feels called specifically to ministry with a diverse community of college students, and who possesses a heart for starting new things, gifts for relationship building, organizational leadership, pastoral care, and discipleship
• A bachelor’s degree
• Ministry experience working with students and/or young adults
• The candidate will participate in the pastoral licensing process.

For further information go to: www.la-umc.org/SouthernU
To Apply: please send a cover letter and resume to Rhonda Whitley:

rhondawhitley@la-umc.org by April 15, 2020

City: 
Baton Rouge
State: 
Louisiana
Employer: 
Louisiana Annual Conference
Job Type: 
Full-Time
Job Category: 
Adult Ministry
Denomination: 
United Methodist Church (UMC)