Executive Director of Chapel Ministries - Spiritual Development

TYPE:   Full-time, Exempt
LOCATION: West Palm Beach Campus

SUMMARY: Provide leadership, direction, and oversight to the university’s Chapel ministry, pastoral care to the university community, and assists with the university’s discipleship ministries.


Leadership, Direction, and Oversight to the University’s Chapel Ministry:

  • Provide strategic planning and executive administration for Chapel operations including, but not limited to: calendar development, speaker/preacher invitations, budgeting, service and event logistics, promotion, etc.; ensure adherence to the university’s Christ-first mission for the entirety of the chapel experience.
  • Oversee the Chapel Worship Coordinator providing supervision and direction regarding the various elements of Chapel services.
  • Oversee the Coordinator of Chapel Services in addressing matters pertaining to: Chapel grading, recording attendance, probations, enhancing technological efficiency of grading and video streaming when appropriate, excellent student-care practices, etc.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship for the leaders of Chapel and Campus Ministries.
  • Lead the Chapel Ministries Advisory Council comprised of a cross section of campus leaders, including student discipleship leaders, with the goal of ensuring that the structure, content, and design of Chapel services are relevant and effective for communicating with and ministering to current students, while at the same time remaining faithful to “Christ-first” (evangelical) worship.
  • Serve as Chapel preacher as needed.

Assist in Leading the University’s Discipleship Ministries and Initiatives:

  • Responsible for creating, executing, and managing aspects of our discipleship ministries that focus on discipleship and spiritual formation (recruitment and training). Ministries will include: one-on-one discipleship amongst students, small group experiences, and discipleship opportunities between faculty/staff and students.
  • Lead efforts in equipping the university community in becoming effective disciple makers, in soul-care, and leading Bible studies.
  • Interview, hire and coach staff, discipleship leaders, student staff and volunteers to become successful and contributing team members.
  • Organize Spiritual Development’s student staff, discipleship leaders, and volunteers and structures ministry, service, and outreach opportunities for them to make valuable contributions to the student body of PBA.
  • Organize and participate in leadership of regular staff meetings.
  • Ensure the continued training and development of the Spiritual Development staff, identifying areas in which staff need development and providing coaching and/or resources as needed.

Provide Pastoral Care to the University Community:

  • Provide pastoral care to the university community in the form of: shepherding, spiritual discernment, and spiritual direction that is biblically anchored, faithful, and fully aligned with the mission and vision of the University. Maintains confidentiality and adheres to University procedures for screening and intake.
  • Partner with the Vice President for Spiritual Development in ensuring the community is properly cared for while also collaborating with Health and Wellness to refer individuals requiring counseling.


  • A demonstrated above reproach character that is a clear “mission-fit” with the “Christ-first” (evangelical) distinctives of the Spiritual Development Department. Some of the necessary evangelical distinctives are included in the doctrinal statement signed by the faculty of the School of Ministry (World Evangelical Alliance Statement)
  • Demonstrated advanced biblical understanding and strong spiritual discernment/pastoral skills.
  • Requires strategic thinking and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and align across a wide variety of people.
  • Proven ability to skillfully interpret and parse faith and culture.
  • Proven ability to relate well with students and foster a productive partnership with Student Development.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively with a reach that extends across campus to all PBA serves, including both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Desire to develop homiletical/teaching skills.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors required; Master of Divinity or Master of Theology degree strongly preferred. 5+ plus years of experience preferred in similar position with a proven track record in effective ministry leadership/administration, organizational leadership, and preaching.