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The Bridge

Director of Discipleship & College and Career

The Bridge
Portage, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 01/31/2016
Categories: Christian Education - College Pastor - Discipleship Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Bridge is a growing church plant in Portage, Michigan. Our church is growing rapidly

and we are looking for a new full time staff member. We’re looking for a dynamic person

oversee all our discipleship ministries and to give direct leadership to our College and

Career Ministry.



This person needs to be centered with a strong Christian faith and filled with integrity.

This person must have a passion for the Mission Statement and 7 Essentials of The

Bridge. This person needs to be a team player, ready to work together for the good of the

church family, and be able to receive critical feedback. This person must have a servant

heart, willing to serve the needs of the church community. This person needs to be a

catalyst for utilizing the gifts and talents of ‘others.’



 Seminary Training is preferred.

 Two or more years of experience is desired.

 Experience in Christian Education, Discipleship, and Facilitating Bible Studies is




 This is a full time salaried position with benefits (including health insurance,

pension, life insurance, and education allowance)

40-50 Hours per week


1. Multiply the Life Group Discipleship Process

Ensuring passionate and capable leaders are in place and trained to be effective


Obsess about supporting facilitators and fostering passionate faith/health in Life


Ensuring a continuous effort to welcome new people into our process

Ongoing monitoring and evaluation of groups at every level

Responsible to raise up new leaders and multiply the impact of Life Groups

2. Develop our Bridge Academy

Ensuring well planned / Biblical curriculum / trained teachers

Expanding beyond the current Wednesday night program to include unique growth

opportunities like Morning Monk and special retreats.

FPU, Marriage Retreats, would also be part of Bridge Academy

3. Launch and sustain a vital College / Career Group

Gathering young people from 18 to mid to late 20’s

Building a leadership team to provide oversight and direction for this group.

Encourage College / Career people to fully engage in the Bridge’s Life Group

Discipleship Process. (We want them to stay in this holistic process for our church)

Encourage College / Career people to fully engage in the Bridge’s Community

impact Efforts (including 2nd Saturdays and All Church Impact Days).



*Be directly accountable to and receive support from the Lead Pastor and the team of

Overseers. Overall accountability to the BOO (Bridge Operator and Overseer) Team.

*Regular staff performance reviews