International Student Ministry Local Director
Locations: Albany, NY
The International Student Ministry Director is responsible to plan, implement and manage the ISM outreach on area campuses by recruiting, training and organizing volunteers to share the gospel with international students through social activities, Bible studies, and Friendship Partner Programs. The goal of the ISM ministry is to win, build and send international students for Jesus Christ.
Ability to encourage and direct people, experience in ministering cross-culturally, organizational skills to plan and implement activities, demonstration of biblical leadership.
1. Develop and lead team of volunteers and Christian students.
- implement strategy to reach international students.
- Meet weekly for prayer and planning with ISM staff.
- Recruit and disciple Christian internationals for leadership.
- Help staff and students develop their gifts & passion for ministry.
2. Evangelize, disciple and send international students to the world.
- Plan, organize and implement ongoing ISM activities (Bible studies, discipleship groups, dinners, English conversation groups, etc.).
- Plan, organize and implement special ISM events (holiday celebrations, outdoor recreation, conferences & retreats, service opportunities, etc.).
- Follow-up new Christian internationals (establish them with fellowship, discipleship, leadership, and a heart to reach their countries for Christ).
- Initiate a personal ministry of evangelism and discipleship with international students.
3. Develop ongoing relationships with the campuses and local churches.
- Relate to the International Student Offices and participate in international student events hosted by the university.
- Relate to other campus ministries, especially those having an international student ministry.
- Mobilize area churches to share in international student ministry (friendship partners, dinner sponsors, ESL classes, airport pick-ups, ISM special events, etc.).
This ministry position requires the staff to raise their salary through partnerships with churches and individuals. Training will be provided in partnership development.
Horizons strives to build diverse teams, however we are unable to sponsor visas for those who don’t already have a U.S. passport or work visa.