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Adjunct Faculty Position (IBOLT), Vanguard College, Edmonton, AB


Contract teaching positions are open for the following course(s):


1. Youth Professional Studies Courses:

  •  Introduction to Youth Ministry

This course is designed to provide the learner with an overview of contemporary youth ministry in the church and para-church settings. Students will become familiar with a variety of models of youth ministry as well as the various roles and responsibilities of youth pastors. This course is introductory in nature and serves as a foundation for further studies or volunteering in a youth ministry.

  •  Youth Ministry Issues

Responding with competence and compassion to the myriad of pastoral and social issues associated with contemporary youth work is the focus of this course. Emphasis will be placed upon the relationship between developmental issues and emerging challenges presented by youth culture. Further, this course will examine the role of the youth worker, minister, or pastor and critical issues that relate to their role in the lives of adolescents.

  • Youth Discipleship and Pastoring

Establishing and maintaining an effective youth ministry in a local church requires a biblical philosophy of ministry that is worked out in a carefully designed strategy including small and large group programming. This course provides the student with the necessary skills to evaluate the effectiveness of a youth group, craft a philosophy of youth ministry, and establish the necessary structures to disciple teens.

2. Senior Professional Studies Courses:

  • Leadership Assessment & Development

Establishing and maintaining an effective youth ministry in a local church requires a biblical philosophy of ministry that is worked out in a carefully designed strategy including small and large group programming. This course provides the student with the necessary skills to evaluate the effectiveness of a youth group, craft a philosophy of youth ministry, and establish the necessary structures to disciple teens.

  • Managing Ministries

This course is a study of effective management within a Christian setting. Attention will be given to the essential functions, skills and activities of management including mission and leadership, individual and collective performance, human resources and team building as well as fund development and management. Attention will also be given to the essential functions, skills and activities of managing and leadership, including envisioning, planning, organizing, controlling, and team building. In addition students will learn to manage ministries and meetings, manage change, and manage conflict in the local congregation.

  • Senior Integration

Integrating the student's entire college learning, forming a cohesive approach to ministry is the aim of this course. At the same time an examination of effective ministry management skills for developing and maintaining a healthy ministry is a significant concentration of the course. This includes managing time, stress, conflict and programs.

3. Biblical/Theological Studies Courses:

  •  Biblical Theology

While contradictory opinions abound concerning the application of the text for today, it is my hope that you would begin to see why the Charismatic community is convinced that spiritual gifts and signs are still necessary, available, and beneficial for all believers today. Most of all, it is my prayer that you would come away from this study with a deep desire to be continually filled with the Spirit and find power from Him to live day to day as a witness to Jesus.

  •  Personal & Spiritual Formation

A rich and vibrant interior life as a disciple of Christ is at the core of what makes one a Christian leader and effective minister. The spiritual disciplines are important keys to fostering spiritual growth. They are not magical formulas but are merely vehicles to drawing closer to God and allowing Him to shape us. Incorporating the spiritual disciplines as a means to greater intimacy with God holds enormous long-term potential to impact one's life and ministry.


4. General Studies Courses:

  •  Cross Cultural Studies

Understanding someone else's culture means that first you need to understand your own culture and how you function in it. From there you can apply the principles to a global context, allowing for an in depth study of a chosen culture. With these skills it is possible to incorporate the skills necessary to provide Christ-like care and intervention in the lives of others who are not from your own culture.

  •  Science & Religion

This course examines the basic scientific schools of thought of the past and present, with particular attention given to examining how science can, particularly the natural sciences, challenge and contribute to the understanding of the Christian faith and the Bible.

Teaching Dates:
Ongoing


Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Qualifications:
A Masters Degree in the subject matter is preferred. Some experience in online teaching is desirable.


Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Teach courses online.
  • Interact with online students in a caring, professional, and pastoral manner.
  • Respond to student emails within 24 hours.
  • Grade and return student assignments within five working days.
  • Interact with the IBOLT Director on a regular basis regarding student progress and course completions.

Particulars of the Position At Vanguard College, we are committed to Developing Innovative Spirit-Filled Leaders and offer one year certificates, diplomas and degrees in five main areas: Children & Family Ministry, Pastoral, Youth, Intercultural Studies, and Music.
With this in mind, Vanguard College also offers an off-campus alternative with many options for those who are unable to attend the College on a full-time basis, or take courses on campus. The IBOLT program is accredited theological education that is accessible, reasonably priced, flexible and relevant to all students regardless of their geographical location.
Vanguard College is a Bible College accredited through the Association of Biblical Higher Education.

Please email the IBOLT Director for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Process Inquiries and applications will be accepted confidentially. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the contact below.

Gonam Raju
IBOLT Director
Vanguard College
12140 103 street
Edmonton, AB T5G 2J9

Fax: 780-452-5803
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