The purpose of the Pastoral Care Coordinator is to provide pastoral care, encouragement, accountability, and personal growth opportunities for GFM staff and SLICE participants at our South Asia base. This position also supports the base leadership team through requested acts of service. This ministry role is part-time or full-time and support-raising is required. The Pastoral Care Coordinator has the ability to work on site and from home on a regular basis.
- Must personally embrace GFM’s purpose, vision, values and statement of faith and identify as a maturing believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
- Must demonstrate humility, teachability, and an ability to work well with others
- Must enjoy developing and maintaining encouragement/accountability relationships with all types of personalities
- Must be willing to share truth in love, ask hard questions, listen intently, and encourage GFM staff and SLICE participants
- Must display effective interpersonal and communication skills (Gmail, Slack, etc.)
- Must function well both independently and in a team environment
- A College Degree is preferred but not required; informal trainings in counseling, pastoral care, team building, self care, human resources management, coaching, organization, leadership, and/or ministry will also be taken into consideration.
- Develop and maintain healthy relationships with GFM Staff and SLICE participants
- Provide pastoral care, encouragement, prayer support, and accountability for all GFM Staff and SLICE participants
- Have bi-weekly pastoral care/coaching/accountability meetings (2 hours minimum) with at least 4 of the GFM staff or SLICE participants
- Coordinate and support the needs of the Base Directors and Global Leadership Team, whether that means communicating on behalf of the leadership team, making copies, scheduling events, or making purchases in the local market
- Continually develop shepherding and pastoral care giftings through online courses, books, partnering with other pastoral care workers, attending informative conferences, etc.
- Create, implement, and/or align initiatives for the growth and encouragement of GFM staff and SLICE participants. This may include (but is not limited to) welcoming new participants to GFM Staff or the SLICE program, leading icebreaker meetings for the SLICE students, attending biweekly check-in meetings, hosting game nights or ”forced fun” activities, helping plan staff retreats, and organizing team building activities with GFM staff and students, etc.