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Chaplain/Bible Teacher

This individual will serve as the campus pastor, and thus be responsible for planning weekly chapel services and special chapel times throughout the year (Spiritual Life Emphasis Week, MegaTeen Retreat), counseling students as necessary, and teaching high school Bible courses.
The chaplain shall prayerfully help students develop attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that will enable their development as mature, able and responsible Christians to the praise and glory of God, with a specific emphasis on spiritual growth.
The chaplain shall be a born-again follower of Christ, college graduate, experienced in working with young people, who feels called of God to the unique ministry of a boarding school. When also filling the role of teacher, the qualifications for that position shall also be met. Other qualifications may be added as deemed appropriate.
The chaplain shall:
1.    Have received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
2.    Believe that the Bible is God's Word and standard for faith and daily living.
3.     Be in whole-hearted agreement with the school's Statement of Faith and philosophy of education.
4.     Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others.
5.    Faithfully attend an evangelical church that is in agreement with the school’s Statement
        of Faith.
The chaplain shall:
1.     Recognize the role of parents as primarily responsible before God for their children's education and be prepared to assist them in that task.
2.     Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance and punctuality.
3.    Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity and optimism.
4.     Maintain a personal appearance that is a Christian role model of cleanliness, modesty, good taste and in agreement with school policy.
5.     Use acceptable English in written and oral communication. 
6.    Respectfully submit and be loyal to constituted authority.
7.    Notify the administration of any policy he is unable to support.
8.    Appropriately handle all confidential information.
9.    Place his ministry ahead of other jobs or volunteer activities.
10.  Make an effort to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of the community.
The chaplain shall:
1.     Reflect the purpose of the school which is to honor Christ in every class and in every activity.
2.     Motivate students to accept God's gift of salvation and help them grow in their faith through their witness and Christian role modeling.
3.    Lead students to a realization of their self-worth in Christ.
4.     Cooperate with the Board and superintendent in ensuring the implementation of all policies, procedures and directives governing the operation of the school.
5.    Have responsibility for the planning and scheduling of Wednesday evening chapel services, including speaking or scheduling speakers.
6.    Work with the worship team leaders/sponsors in ensuring music is planned for each chapel service.
7.    Schedule bi-annual Spiritual Life Emphasis Week speakers, with administrative approval.
8.    Cooperate with the development office in planning the annual MegaTeen Retreat.
9.     Be accessible for counsel and advice to any members of the school faculty, staff and student body as necessary.
10.  Observe and consider the spiritual welfare of the school, and bring such matters and recommendations before the administration as he may feel are necessary or desirable.
11.   Be available to special groups, churches or classes outside of SBA for counseling or speaking as opportunities are available and schedule permits.
12.  Serve as special adviser to seniors in the preparation of their senior chapels.
13.  Keep abreast of worldwide missions and trends/news in Christian ministry, and keep informed the campus community as necessary.
14.   Be aware of special speakers who may be in the area and who might be available for sharing their ministries on campus.
15.   Provide advice and guidance on the Bible curriculum utilized at the school to the superintendent and principal.
16.  Plan and lead brief staff prayer meeting/devotional times before the start of each school day.
17.   Prayerfully select a theme for each school year.
18.   Recognize the need for good public relations. Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school's constituency and the general public.
19.   Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity and consideration.
20.   Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with conflict with students, parents, coworkers and administration.
21.   Seek the counsel of the administrator, colleagues and parents as necessary while maintaining a teachable attitude.
22.   Attend and participate in scheduled devotional, in-service, committee and faculty/staff meetings, including being available during Parent-Teacher Conferences.
23.   Attend Wednesday evening chapel and other required events during the year as listed in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.
24.  Inform the administration in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any duty assigned.
The chaplain shall:
1. Supervise or otherwise assist with co-curricular activities, organizations and outings as assigned.
2. Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth.
3. Support the broader program of the school by attending co-curricular activities when possible.
4. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the administration.