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Regester Chapel United Methodist Church

Small Group Ministry Leader

Regester Chapel United Methodist Church
Stafford, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 08/10/2015
Categories: Combo Positions - Communications - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Small Group Ministry Leader is a leader and administrator of Small Groups at Regester Chapel United Methodist Church. Small Groups at Regester Chapel provide the people of our church with the opportunity and resources to experience real relationships, study God’s Word, and promote a sense of community within our church. The Small Group Leader shall organize and administer Small Groups; connect current and new members into Small Groups; recruit and train Small Group Leaders; provide Small Group study materials; work with the Senior Pastor to ensure Small Group activities are aligned with the mission of Regester Chapel.

10-15 hours weekly


  • A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ, and a vital, growing relationship with Him

  • Ability and experience in establishing and leading Small Groups

  • Sense a calling to serve in this kind of ministry and an ability to clearly articulate that calling to others

  • Ability and experience as a leader and recruiter of volunteers



  • In coordination with the senior Pastor, formulate the church-wide vision for Small Groups

  • Connect current and new members who express an interest in Small Groups into group life.

  • Administrate small group launches twice a year and manage groups once they have started.

  • Regularly equip and empower new Small Group leaders and hosts.

  • Recruit new Small Group leaders and hosts throughout the year.

  • Run new Small Group leaders’ training programs as needed.

  • Coach all Small Group leaders and hosts on a monthly or quarterly basis on topics such as:

                   - Accountability

                   - Belonging

                   - Care

                   - Mentoring in small groups

                   - Multiplying small groups

                   - Managing conflict

                   - Facilitating discussion and prayer

  • Check-in and care for leaders and hosts on a regularly basis.


              - Weekly phone calls.

              - Monthly one-on-one mentoring times.

              - Once a year small group visits.

              - Personal thank you notes.


  • Develop Sermon Based Small Group materials and/or acquire study materials for use in small groups.

  • Review available resources for Small Groups with the Small Group leaders.

  • Monitor Small Groups’ well-being and growth.


Accountability: The Small Group Ministry Leader is under the supervision of the Senior Pastor. Small Group curricula and themes will be coordinated with the Committee on Discipleship. The Staff Parish Relationship Committee shall provide support and consultation to the Small Group Leader.