UMD Campus Ministry Hub

Application OpenS March 11, 2019

Do you want to share the love of God with fellow UMD students in tangible and meaningful ways? Do you feel called to lead a movement that transforms lives on and off campus? Do you desire to see the campus of UMD become a place beaming with vibrant expressions of Christian faith and love?  Are you looking for something that will challenge you and build you up at the same time? Then keep reading.

The Wesley Foundation is piloting a new approach to campus ministry called the Ministry Hub, and it might very well be the daring new adventure that you‘ve been looking for. Rather than asking students to solely be the recipients of ministry from a campus minister, the campus ministry hub invites a team of young adult interns to be the agents of ministry, leading the UMD Wesley Foundations campus ministry efforts in 2019-2020. Ministry hub interns, “hubbers,” will serve with the guidance and support of a project manager who will meet with hubbers weekly. Hubbers will be responsible for the week-to-week operations of the campus ministry including leading discussion, coordinating social media, promoting the campus ministry, meeting with students, planning gatherings, and coordinating logistics. Clergy who serve at nearby churches will serve as the official university chaplain with office hours provided so pastoral needs of students and hubbers will be supported.

This new leadership journey will stretch your leadership skills, your faith, and your idea of ministry, and all three of those things will be more well-developed by May 2020. Jesus’ (young adult) disciples were profoundly shaped by being sent out to actually do ministry, well before any of them had completed a training course in leadership. This ministry hub will give you an authentic chance to try on ministry for yourself in the context of a well-supported, well-aligned ministry team of peers. This important commitment also has its perks, such as:

  • Many opportunities to make decisions and influence ministry
  • A diverse, passionate team of 2-3 fellow interns plus student leaders to collaborate with
  • An experienced mentor meeting with you weekly
  • A time commitment under 10 hours per week
  • $16 an hour for your work
Commitment and Compensation

Campus Ministry Hub interns serve for one academic year at a time. We are currently accepting applications for those serving August 2019-May 2020. Hubbers will be asked to serve 5-7 hours per week, including weekly ministry hub meetings, weekly gatherings, special events, and building relationships with other students, organizations, United Methodist Congregations, and donors. Hubbers will be paid $16 per hour up to $4,000 per academic year.

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Important Dates
  • March 11: Application Period Opens
  • April 15: Application Period Closes
  • April 28: Campus Ministry Hub Orientation  
  • Mid-August Campus Ministry Hub Training Retreat (to be calendared based on selected Hubber schedules)
 What Is the Wesley Foundation? 

The Wesley at UMD is a faith community where all people are valued. We ask good questions about life and faith rather than claim to have the right answers. We find ourselves and our world bettered when we care for the earth and humanity. The Wesley Foundation is a place to be valued and to value our world because we value God. Everyone is welcome no matter what. 

We typically gather every Thursday at 6 pm for a meal and to rest from the demands of college life. After feeding our bodies with delicious food from local restaurants, we seek to nourish our souls, with discussions on life, our world, faith, and the many places they intersect. Bimonthly, the Wesley Foundation gathers again on Wednesday nights at 6 pm for a unique leveling of the playing field in which students and community leaders, founders of nonprofits, student poets, and everyone in between share stories on topics that bridge the gap between life and faith.

We strive to be a safe and bold space for all students, regardless of theological stance, race, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender identity.