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Cornerstone Community Church

Associate Pastor of Assimilation, Small Groups & Discipleship

Cornerstone Community Church
Chowchilla, California, United States

Date Posted: 04/09/2013
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Cornerstone Community Church – Chowchilla, CA

Associate Pastor of Assimilation, Small Groups & Discipleship


Primary Responsibilities

1. Develop and implement a ministry that connects newcomers and prospective church

    members to Cornerstone’s family.

2. Direct, coordinate and oversee Cornerstone’s small groups ministry.

   a. Provide general and specific vision, direction, and outreach strategies for small group


   b. Manage and maintain small group resources. Review requests for new material for

       theological consistency and group needs & dynamics.

   c. Raise up leadership by identifying potential small group leaders/hosts. Implement

       leadership development through informal and formal means.

   d. Equip and resource leaders, so as to enable groups to fulfill keys group life components:

       * Connects: ways  to better know each other and Christ, which provide for personal

          connection within the groups.

       * Grow: opportunities for spiritual growth.

       * Serve: various opportunities to serve each other and people outside the small group.

       * Care: providing appropriate care to members of their group.

       * Multiply: provide direction for the growth of the small group ministry through

          dividing current groups to allow access to newcomers.

      e. Evaluate potential small group participants and match with current groups or

          form new groups based on mutual affinities, spiritual direction and other criteria.

3. Direct, coordinate and oversee the discipleship ministry of Cornerstone.

   a. Works with the Sunday school staff in developing appropriate courses for Sunday school.

   b. Encourages, helps and oversees the ministries all youth ministries.

   c. Encourages, helps and oversees all the youth leaders (paid & volunteer)

   d. Encourages, helps and oversees the men’s and women’s ministries.

4. Assist and encourage the congregation to discover, develop and use their spiritual gifts.

5. Work with the Missions Team to incorporate church, local, and global mission ministry



Secondary Responsibilities

1. Provide pastoral support and care to the people of Cornerstone as needed and requested.

2. Preach and administer sacraments as requested.

3. Participate in teaching classes.

4. Be available to conduct funerals and weddings.



1. Give evidence of a vital personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

2. Accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God.

3. Give evidence of a working knowledge of the Bible and the doctrines of the Reformed faith.

4. Be in agreement with the mission and vision of Cornerstone Community Church.

5. Masters of Divinity required.

6. Give evidence of being an effective organizer, recruiter, trainer, and communicator.

7. Have the ability to assume a cooperative, supportive leadership role in a multiple staff

    ministry at Cornerstone Community Church.

8. Have a minimum of three years experience in another church ministering in the areas

    covered under Cornerstone’s Associate Pastor position.



The Associate Pastor will be solely responsible to the Lead Pastor



This is a full-time position. Salary & benefit specifics will be discussed during the interview