Campus Minister

Our Lady of Good Counsel Elementary1151 William St.Plymouth, MI 48170
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Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, statement of faith, and listing of references. Applications will be accepted until July 19, 2019.
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Position Description

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School (OLGC) located in Plymouth, MI is committed to the New Evangelization.  Our vision is “To offer every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus.”  We are called to foster holiness and serve as a center of evangelization and discipleship for students, families, and faculty.

Role Summary

As a member of a team and under the direct supervision of the principal, the Campus Minister participates in the mission, goals, and objectives as set forth by the OLGC Parish School Strategic Plan transforming our school.

The campus minister evaluates school initiatives with other members of the leadership team through the lens of the three fold dimension of the Christian life – Encounter, Grow, Witness, striving to advance the Archdiocese of Detroit’s pastoral strategy as articulated in the Archbishop’s pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel, and recent new vision for Catholic Schools.

Primary goal of this position will be to engage in relational ministry in order to bring students, parents, and staff into a relationship with Jesus.


  • Develop relationships with the students, faculty, and parents to support evangelization and discipleship efforts.
  • Ensure the overall planning and smooth operation of the Liturgy, Adoration, retreats/camps and Reconciliation.
  • Plan and facilitate Catholic Schools Week.
  • Provide religious instruction (middle school and high school elective courses, Theology of the Body series, lesson support for classroom chapel time).
  • Implements outreach to school students, families, and faculty (e.g., Alpha, retreats, small group discipleship, Fight the Good Fight).
  • Works in collaboration with the Religious Core Team to build a culture of prayer as well as a cohesive team among faculty who regularly evangelize and disciple each other.
  • Develop missionary discipleship strategies, moving faculty, students, and families away from an academic model to a lived discipleship model where the goal is active involvement in the community of faith, transforming the culture.
  • Evaluate PreK-8 religion curriculum resources and support teachers in the implementation of the Encounter, Grow, Witness model to teach religion standards as well as integrate Gospel values into the core curriculum.
  • Work in collaboration with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Music and Worship Leader.
  • Work in collaboration with parish digital media and creative teams to communicate content across all parish and school platforms.
  • Support OLGC Moms and Dads Acting as Disciples (DAAD)
  • Work in collaboration with the Staff Lighthouse Team to ensure the integration of our faith (including charism discovery) with the Leader in Me initiative.
  • Member of School Improvement Team
  • Member of the parish Religious Formation Core Team
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Proven ability to empower a Christian to be an effective channel of God’s love and build Christian community by nurturing the relationships and long-term spiritual growth of a group.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the New Evangelization, methodology, and best practices with the goal of intentional discipleship.
  • Ability to share the faith with others in a way that draws them to become disciples of Jesus and responsible members of His Church.
  • Bachelor’s degree (and/or Masters) in Religious Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Education, or related field.
  • Understanding of Archdiocese of Detroit religion standards and parish sacramental preparation.
  • Advanced Catechist Certification in the Archdiocese of Detroit or commitment to take the necessary steps to achieve this certification as well as ongoing annual formation.
  • Strong personal relationship with Jesus and a deep love for His Church.
  • Fully aligned with the teachings of the Church and is passionate about OLGC’s vision.
  • Excellent relational, oral and written communication skills with ability to mentor others.
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to manage multiple projects and events.
  • Thrives in a team environment.
  • Leads and influences others and possesses an apostolic heart.
  • Lives and leads as hungry, humble and smart.

The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status. Job ID:105563