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Grace Fellowship Church

Athens, Georgia, United States

Date Posted:
Christian Education - Discipleship Pastor - Family Pastor
Church of God -- Cleveland
Church Size:
751 to 1000
Job Type:
Grace Fellowship Church
Job Description:

Discipleship & Young Families Director

Job Description



Grace Fellowship is a church of 800+ worshippers near Athens, Georgia (home of the University of Georgia).  Grace is a growing, multi-cultural church seeking a qualified Discipleship & Young Families Director.  This position will report directly to the Senior Pastor.


The ideal candidate senses a call of God to serve in a leadership role of discipling and empowering people for God’s kingdom agenda.  The candidate must be a self starter, able to work with limited supervision, and be accountable to the vision of Grace Fellowship.  Preferred applicants will have a four-year degree from an accredited college or university and a verifiable track record of leading and growing Christian adult education and discipleship initiatives.


Responsibilities include:




  • Lead and coordinate all Connection Group related small group ministries.
  • Lead in developing and executing an action plan to disciple and grow worshippers of Grace Fellowship by way of Connection Groups.
  • Research, strategize, implement, and assess generational-appropriate developmental best practices.
  • Approve, obtain, and/or develop curriculum to meet the needs of connection-related small groups.
  • Identify, recruit, train, grow, and mentor ongoing Connection Groups (Sunday mornings).


Young Families

  • Develop, lead, and coordinate Young Families Ministries.
  • Lead in developing and executing an action plan to disciple and grow young families.
  • Identify, recruit, train, and mentor leaders for ministry to young families.


Program Management

  • Develop and oversee an ongoing marketing strategy to promote Connection Groups and young families to the congregation (e.g., email, announcements, social media, and brochures).
  • Coordinate with Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry teams to insure that parents of students are making connections inside of the church body.
  • Coordinate and lead large events to promote group participation.
  • Develop streams of involvement for young families to connect with one another and the church.
  • Develop specific ministries and events that will attract, encourage, and engage young families with the larger community of Grace Fellowship.
  • Develop and/or promote existing ministries that address the unique issues that young families face (e.g., finances, marriage enrichment, raising Christ-centered kids).



  • Develop and manage yearly Connection Group budget with full financial accountability.
  • Track, report, and assist in evaluating attendance and trends of participation in groups during weekly staff meeting.
  • Write and distribute Community Groups Discussion Guide as needed.
  • Publish necessary Connection Group directories and offer materials as needed to insure good communication of connection opportunities within the church.
  • Serve on ad hoc committees under the direction of the Senior Pastor.



  • Ideal candidate will have a four-year degree from an accredited college or university.

If interested, please forward your resume and cover letter to bdillard@graceathens.com.
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Grace Fellowship Church

Grace Fellowship is a Spirit-filled contemporary Christian Church in Watkinsville, Georgia. We are a multi-ethnic and multi-generation community of faith built upon the person of Jesus Christ.  Our mission is to "go and make life long disciples of Jesus Chrrist."