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Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

Discipleship & Connect Pastor

Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church
Spring Arbor, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 05/03/2014
Categories: Associate Pastor - Discipleship Pastor
Denominations: Free Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Full Time Discipleship and Connect Pastor

Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

A Free Methodist congregation of 1200 average attendance in a Christian University setting is seeking a full time pastor with experience and passion for discipleship and incarnational community groups. We are a church that, since 2011, has been moving towards the Missio or 3DM model of incarnational small and midsize communities.   Within the context of smaller or midsize communities, we practice all the essential elements of being the church together – growing into Christ, mutual care and encouragement, and mission (Worship, Connect, Serve).



We seek a candidate who would do the following:

  1. Develop an effective discipleship orientation structure and curriculum for new and seeking believers (baptism) and assimilation/orientation (church membership).

-        Develop a teaching team.

-        Train lay people to mentor others in the practices and disciplines of the Christian life.


  1. Grow the number and quality of our smaller and midsize Biblical Communities.

-        Recruit, train, and encourage leaders

-        Resource Community groups towards Christlikeness, mutual care, and mission.

-        Articulate vision for true Biblical Community (similar to the Missio model)


We seek a candidate who subscribes to the following:

-        a Wesleyan/Arminian theological framework

-        a holistic understanding of the Kingdom – one that embraces personal and relational Christlikeness combined with a redemptive engagement with a sinful and unjust world.

-        a high value of the local church as God’s ordained expression of the Kingdom and His chosen vehicle to redeem the world.


We hope for the position to begin on or before August 1, 2014


Send resume and references to:

Rev. Chuck Connors

Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

120 E. Main

Spring Arbor, MI 49283