Vocation and Formation Group Leader

  • Date Posted:   2014-07-15
  • Department:   VP for Vocation & Formation
  • FT/PT/Temp:   Temporary
  • Exempt Status:   Non-Exempt
  • Hours:   2 per week
  • Pay Rate:   $20.00 per hour
  • Reports To:   Director of Operations


Position Type



Vocation and Formation Group Leaders are charged with leading Vocation and Formation groups of 6-8 students in either the Touchstone or Practices integrative courses. The Vocation and Formation groups will seek to create a context for communal and personal exploration and discernment of Kingdom Vocation, to personally practice and communally participate in integrative self-reflection, and to create a holding environment for theological, missional and vocational reflection in a changing global context.

The Vocation and Formation Group Leaders will be hired at all of the Fuller campuses (Pasadena, Colorado Springs, Houston, Irvine, Menlo Park, Phoenix, Sacramento, and Seattle). The small group will meet on the campus, during the time in which the class is taught.

Essential Functions

  • Lead four, two-hour group sessions of 6-8 students (as outlined in the training) with the purpose of creating a context for communal and personal exploration and discernment of Kingdom Vocation
  • Guide students through a time of worship, theoretical and practical integration of classroom materials, and discussion of the Central Integration Question (CIQ)
  • Touchstone group leaders will have 1-1 discipleship relationship meetings with each group member for 1 hour/month for six months (2 additional quarters) after the completion of the Touchstone course


  • Have completed at least 4 quarters of full-time equivalent classes toward any Masters level program (e.g. MDiv, MAICS, MSMFT, etc.)
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in leading a small group where the primary activity was for group reflection and personal sharing
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a relationship of personal discipleship, spiritual direction, mentoring, or therapy
  • Strong listening, reflecting, and reframing skills
  • Familiarity in the integration of practical and theoretical aspects of ministry or service, as exemplified in the “practice-theory-practice” model of practical theology
  • Familiarity or experience with leading or performing certain spiritual disciplines that will be covered in the integrative courses, such as lectio divina, journaling, and contemplative prayer


Must be available to attend a two-day training session, all group sessions, and supervision meetings

(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182