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First Alliance Church

Pastor of Adult Discipleship

First Alliance Church
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 05/07/2013
Categories: Associate Pastor - Discipleship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Are you looking to join an excellent team in an established church that is seeking to make a huge impact on the world for Christ?  Are you looking for an area and a church that is wholesome, kid-friendly and a great place to raise a family?  Are you looking to be a part of a church that is all about others and not themselves?  That is committed to know God, not simply about God?  That is committed to to experiencing true body-life, not simply pot-luck dinners?


If so, read on.  God may be moving us together.


Pastor of Adult Discipleship-making


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Adult Disciple-Making
  2. Oversee the development and implementation of a cohesive and comprehensive strategy for helping adults to advance in their spiritual maturity.
  3. Oversee, vision-cast and develop LifeGroups (small groups) among our body.  This would incorporate lay-shepherd recruitment, training, shepherding the shepherds.  This is our primary tool for life transformation and community.
  4. Develop, support and strengthen the effective operation of all critical systems in our adult disciple-making ministries.  These include our systems for adult assimilation, spiritual formation, leadership development and disciple –making communities (CLGs).
  5. Directly develop and supervise our church’s gender-specific disciple-making ministries to men.
  6. Occasional teaching.
  7. To serve as part of the biblical-communication team with occasional preaching.
  8. To serve as an integral part of the management team.
  1. Assimilation and Member Development
  2. Championing and overseeing the membership development process of our church in all facets, including development of membership materials, the conducting of member-related seminars and interviews, and shepherding the pipeline of individuals interested in pursuing membership.
  3. Assimilation of new attendees into the life of the church.
  1. Missions
  2. Oversee the church’s total missions program.
  3. Direct participation in the Missions committee.
  4. Develop systems for missionary support, care, etc.
  5. Oversee team responsible for overseeing individual ministries mission involvement. 
  1. Pre-marital and Wedding preparation
  2. Screening / interviewing of all couples to insure marriagability.
  3. Oversee, recruit and train for Pre-marital Counseling Class.
  4. Work with our Operations and Worship departments assessing our systems for weddings at FAC



  1. General Pastoral Duties  - these include but are not limited to:
  2. Understanding and fully supporting the stated goals of First Alliance Church, as well as actively contributing to the achievement of those goals.
  3. Attending and actively contributing to all required meetings (Staff Chapel, Management Team, Missions team and others as assigned.
  4. Actively supporting and coordinating with other areas of ministry in our church such as student and children’s, task forces, church wide events and general staff responsibilities.
  5. Serving assigned days as the pastor-on-call.
  6. Performing other pastoral duties as assigned.



  1. Education:

Documented Masters Level competencies in adult disciple-making or a closely related field.


  1. Experience:

Three + years demonstrated effectiveness in leading adult-disciple making  ministries.


  1. Specific Competencies:
  2. Spiritual and relational maturity (especially demonstrated in personal lifestyle and family relationships)
  3. Expert knowledge in Bible, Theology, Spiritual Formation, and Leadership Development
  4. Expert Bible teacher, trainer, and mentor / coach of adults in different group settings.
  5. Strong people skills and emotional intelligence
  6. Strong leader of teams and small groups
  7. Strong skill in management of church budgets, systems, and staff
  8. Demonstrated expertise in both vision-casting and vision-attainment
  9. Demonstrated expertise in building and shepherding adult disciple-making communities.