Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 74129.AA0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 74129
Ministry Name Presbyterian Student Center @ UGA
Mailing Address 1250 Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30605
Phone 706-548-5932
WWW Address
Ministry Size N/A
Ethnic Composition Asian 4%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 6%
White 89%
Average Worship Attendance 0
Church School Attendance 0
Yoked Church False
Community Type College
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Information about the position

Position:   Campus Ministry
Experience Required:   No Experience
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
Presbyterian Campus Ministry at the University of Georgia aspires to furnish students with a rich community experience through which they mature in their faith, develop into committed disciples of Jesus Christ, and become effective leaders of his church in the world.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
The vision is based on the narrative movement of Acts 1-5: Encounter, Worship, Community, and Service. This is lived out with hospitality; worship; fellowship and ministry to each other; and moving beyond the walls of PSC into active participation in and service to local congregations, the university community, and Athens.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
The Presbyterian Student Center at UGA provides a welcoming place for a diverse student population to gather for worship, fellowship, and encouragement to face personal student challenges, including vocational discernment, mental health, new freedoms, and stressful responsibilities. PSC@UGA provides students the opportunity for growth in their faith and discipleship. Opportunities for support and leadership development are available through this ministry as students navigate young adulthood and life’s challenges in a very chaotic and complex secular world. More particularly, the Waddel Fellowship, a student vocational discernment project funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, encourages PSC participants to explore calls to Christian ministry and prepare for church leadership. These goals are achieved by placing Waddel Fellows in part-time, paid leadership positions in local congregations and nonprofit agencies. In addition, they can visit seminaries and participate in a vocational discernment weekend at Columbia Theological Seminary.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
This person will:
  • Provide a welcoming environment for student growth in faith and leadership
  • Develop and empower student ministers
  • Promote PSC@UGA on the University of Georgia Campus
  • Coordinate worship, fellowship, mission/service projects, and student retreats
  • Provide pastoral care and support to students in the UGA campus community
  • Work to encourage ecumenical and interfaith relations
  • Ensure the programs are consistent with the tenets of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Oversee planning, implementing, and leadership of all ministry programs for PSC@UGA, including weekly worship and fellowship suppers, retreats, service, and Waddel Fellowship
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
We are seeking a campus minister/executive director of the PSC who will embody the love and grace of God. We desire someone with a vibrant faith that is well-grounded in the Reformed tradition and open to ecumenical and interfaith cooperation. Due to the nature of the student community, the pastor must be open-minded, nonjudgmental, knowledgeable about the needs of young adults, approachable, and able to provide a non-anxious presence. Fundraising and continued engagement/outreach to local Presbytery congregations are vital to the continued success of this ministry. Time management, flexibility, and organizational skills are key for the campus minister, who will be working with students, alumni, fundraising, communications, social media, facilities management, local churches, and the PSC board of directors. Creativity and energy will be a plus. This individual should be comfortable in an academic environment and committed to intellectual growth and the PSC@UGA mission. Walking on water is optional.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
  • Work with and report to the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Campus Ministry at the University of Georgia
  • Strengthen relations between the congregations of the Northeast Georgia Presbytery and PSC@UGA
  • Manage the Waddel Fellowship program and work with grant provider
  • Administer ministry budget and manage facilities/property
  • Oversee part-time Ministry Assistant (10 hours or less per week), Waddel Fellowship Intern (full-time for 10 months), and two Ministry Associates (local clergy volunteers like Parish Associates)
  • Preach and celebrate the Lord’s Supper weekly at student-led worship Service on Tuesday evenings when school is in session
  • Coordinate weekly free dinner and program on Sunday evenings when school is in session
  • Communicate with all Georgia PCUSA and Evangelical Lutheran Church of America churches regarding their UGA students
  • Manage all fundraising events and coordinate fund development activities with current church congregations, alumni, and friends of PSC@UGA
  • Maintain website and communications through all media
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Leadership Competencies:
Spiritual Maturity
Technologically Savvy
Funds Developer
Interpersonal Engagement
Bridge Builder
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $42,800   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
The Rev. Bob Googe
160 Autumnwood Ave, Athens, GA 30606
PSC Board Chair and Former Campus Minister
The Rev. Anna McArthur
1021 Allgood Rd., Athens, GA 30606
Waddel Fellowship Commitee Membership, Former Camp
Dr. Robbie Bryan
234 Greystone Terrace, Athens, GA 30606
Former Board Member
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   11/10/2017

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev. Hilary N. Shuford, GP Address  186 BEN BURTON CIRCLE #100 BOGART, GA 30622
Daytime Phone  706-510-8045 Office Phone  (706) 353-2533
Fax  (706) 353-2916 Email
PNC:  Mrs. Kathy LIttle Address  1150 S. Rossiter Terrace, Watkinsville, GA 30677
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  706-769-1845
Fax  Email