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LifePoint Church

Small Groups Pastor

LifePoint Church
Reisterstown, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 10/07/2015
Categories: Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a team in the continued development and growth of a strong small group ministry fostering the importance of connection and biblical community.
  • Develop and maintain an annual plan that ensures continuous improvement and growth of small group involvement.
  • Implement recruitment of small group leadership team (Grow Team), small group leaders and participants along with processes ensuring a healthy small groups growth rate over time.
  • Plan and execute regular small group connection events as a means of bridging the gap between attractional environments and deepening environments (small groups).
  • Function as overall leader of all small groups through leading the Grow team (made up of LifeSupport Leaders) and one on one mentoring of those leaders.
  • Empowering Grow Team to assist small group leaders in successful completion of their day-to-day duties and responsibilities.
  • Foster a strong, active, growth and recruiting focused network of small group leaders, group members, and individuals interested in becoming part of the church’s small groups ministry.
  • Plan and execute regular small group leader training and recognition events, ensuring the existence of a healthy body of small group leaders upon which to grow a strong small groups ministry.
  • Create promotional materials and methods that ensure everyone at the church is aware of the small groups ministry area, its purpose and importance, and how to get connected.
  • Identify and select small group curriculum and other small group study materials and tools.
  • Coordinate small group pushes as part of the church’s weekend service planning and design processes.
  • Function as a member of the church’s pastoral staff performing baptism services, weddings, funerals, preaching, etc. as part of a rotation schedule as needed
  •  Assist in the development of an annual departmental budget and manage spending to meet budget.
  • Perform other pastoral duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • 3+ years experience as a staff member in a ministry leadership capacity or equivalent volunteer experience in small group role
  • Bachelor’s degree in biblical studies or related field

Core Competencies for this job  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • o Organizing:  Gathers and organizes resources (people, funding, material, and support) to get things done; orchestrates multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • o Planning:  Accurately assesses the length and difficulty of a project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and road blocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
  • o Managing vision and purpose:  Articulates and supports the vision and mission of LifePoint Church; communicates a compelling and inspired vision for ministry; talks beyond the here and now to a larger sense of purpose; creates a compelling vision of possibility, hope and optimism; helps others to own the vision.
  • o Managing conflict:  Deals with problems quickly and directly; steps up to conflict, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; focuses when listening; settles disputes collaboratively and equitably; finds common ground and gets cooperation.
  • o Interpersonal relationship:  Relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; balances team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes feedback; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.
  • o Trust and integrity:  Is widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values during good and bad times; acts in line with those values; practices what he or she teaches.
  • o Dependability: Is self-motivated and comfortable taking initiative. Reports to work promptly at scheduled times. Accomplishes the assigned duties as described in the job description for the position.
  • o Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • o Computer Skills: Performs certain tasks on the computer to successfully accomplish the job.