Call for Nominations: adviser for personal growth (August)

LCMS Board for Pastoral Education (BPE) seeks nominations for adviser for personal growth/leadership development to work on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, campus.

The adviser will report administratively to the BPE’s executive director and, while on campus, work under the seminary president or his designee.  The adviser administers testing approved by the BPE; reports results; advises; works with students in personal skill development and provides counsel; advises the admissions committee regarding the suitability of candidates; advises in the certification process; assists in counseling newly placed graduates during transition to service; works in collaboration with the seminary administration and faculty and/or faculty committees; and provides reports and information to the BPE and the Council of Presidents and/or its committees.

The nominee must be an ordained pastor with at least five years of pastoral ministry service (preferred are candidates with formal post-graduate education in theology and/or the behavioral sciences); an active member of an LCMS congregation; faithful to the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions; supportive of the Synod’s Constitution, Bylaws and policies; possess a demonstrated facility for innovative and creative leadership and effective teaching and competence in oral and written communication; possess skills in the collegial process; and, possess a passion and commitment to the professional and personal development of individuals for ministry.

Submit nominations by Sept. 30 to Barbara Ryan, Executive Director of Human Resources, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295;; fax: (314) 996-1121.

Posted Aug. 8, 2008

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