The Community Groups Pastor will be responsible for overseeing and growing healthy Community Groups at Cornerstone—with a long-term goal of 80% of our people being involved in groups. The Community Groups Pastor will recruit and train Group leaders and hosts,
helping them understand how to pray for, shepherd and disciple other believers. Community Groups are not a peripheral ministry at Cornerstone. They are one of the big three in our simple model: 1. Gather on Sunday, 2. Gather in Group, 3. Serve with your gift.
Each Community Group will have its own unique personality, but ideal Groups will be more than just Bible studies. They will be places where brothers and sisters in Christ pray together, bear each other’s burdens, serve with their spiritual gifts and live
out the Scriptures that we study in Sunday worship. As a Group grows and matures, it will become a primary hub for shepherding, relationship and discipleship.
- Serve as a member of the church’s senior pastoral staff reporting to the Executive Pastor.
- Lead a team in the development and growth of a strong Community group ministry fostering a sense of “doing life together,” and spiritual growth (with an emphasis upon the “Four Corners” of Rescue, Transform, Love, and Serve).
- Develop and maintain an annual plan that ensures continuous improvement and growth of Community group involvement such that Cornerstone becomes a church “of” Community groups not just a church “with” Community groups.
- Function as overall leader of all Community groups, coaching Community group coaches (mature leaders who train other leaders) and leaders to be disciple-makers and to successfully complete their week-to-week responsibilities.
- Implement regular Community group coach, leader and participant recruitment methods and processes ensuring a healthy Community groups growth rate over time.
- Plan and execute regular Community group leader training and recognition events, ensuring the existence of a healthy body of Community group leaders upon which to grow a strong Community groups ministry.
- Plan and execute regular Community group connection events as a means of bridging the gap between worship service and Community groups.
- Create promotional materials and methods that ensure everyone at the church is aware of the Community groups ministry, its purpose and importance, and how to get connected.
- Work with the Senior Pastor to identify, develop, and/or select resources to support sermon-based study within the Community groups.
- Drive and coordinate periodic Community group pushes as part of the church’s weekend service planning and design processes.
- Assist in the development of an annual departmental budget and manage spending to budget.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
This position requires a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience as a staff member in a small group, home group or community group ministry leadership capacity. Possession of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in biblical studies or related field is preferable but
not required. (Extensive ministry experience, in some cases, can be substituted.) The successful individual will have a proven track record of strong relationships and discipleship, and will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic and ability to administrate
as a department head. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, database (Fellowship One), and social networking web applications is desirable.