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Discipleship Ministries Graduate Student Fellow

Wheaton College Illinois
Wheaton, IL

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Position: Discipleship Ministries Graduate Student Fellow Location: Wheaton, IL
Job Id: 777 # of Openings: 1 Graduate Student Position (Graduate Student Fellow):

This is a part time position 20 hours a week, 9 months per year. Under the direction of the Ministry Associate for Discipleship, the Discipleship Ministries (DM) Graduate Student Fellow (GSF) is a part-time graduate student who serves within Discipleship Ministries – the umbrella organization for the various small group ministries on campus (DSG, UCDSG, Strongholds, and Family Groups). This is a one-year commitment.


Attend the graduate staff training retreat in August

Assist in the planning and execution of student leadership training week and the DM small group leader training

Attend 2 weekly meetings: one with the staff and one with cabinet members and staff

Meet bi-weekly with the Ministry Associate for Discipleship

Lead weekly small groups

a. This is a time of fostering spiritual maturity, providing spaces of rest and encouragement for coaches and cabinet members, ensuring that the small groups under their care are going well (troubleshooting), and that they are poured into.

b. This is a time of leadership development – particularly around small group leadership and discipleship. They will brainstorm for and troubleshoot their own groups, as well as receive encouragement and guidance.

Assist in planning and executing various trainings and events throughout the year

Supporting the student leaders in tasks as needs arise

Set achievable goals that enable the flourishing of the ministry

Other duties as assigned

Based on candidates skills and experience (and ministry needs), you may work with one or two of the following ministries-

DSG & UCDSG: Experience and passion for discipleship and spiritual formation, scripture engagement, and prayer is required

Strongholds: Interest and experience in Gospel-centered approaches to sexuality, sexual addiction, sexual sin, and shame is required

Family Groups: Cultural competency and racial consciousness around Asian and Asian American issues is required


1. Former experience contributing to/leading in the spiritual formation of young adults preferred

2. Evidence of Christian character and commitment

3. Highly organized & self-motivated with strong administrative & collaborative skills

4. Understand issues related to gender and racial identity development

5. Biblically and Theologically inclined, formal training/education is a plus

6. Leadership ability and mentoring experience

7. Good communication and management skills

8. Interested in developing relationships with students


Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in the Chicago area. Established in 1860 in Wheaton, Illinois, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education, and offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and 18 graduate degrees in various fields of study.

Located 25 miles west of Chicago, IL, Wheaton College, founded in 1860, is a four year private, residential, academically rigorous interdenominational Christian liberal arts College that “serves Jesus Christ and advances His Kingdom through excellence in liberal arts and graduate programs that educate the whole person to build the church and benefit society worldwide.”

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