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epikos Church

Next Steps Director

epikos Church
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 03/03/2016
Categories: Associate Pastor - Church Staff - Discipleship Pastor - Other - Other Pastor - Programming Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

History of epikos

What began as a gathering of a few small groups in early 2004 has grown to over 1800 attendees at two campuses in the Milwaukee area. The East Side Campus is located in a church that was built in the late 1800s. The West Allis Campus is located in a theater that was built in the early 1900s. Both locations serve as reminders to us that in our work for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we know that we are joining God in what he has already been doing here.


Distinctives of epikos

Our mission is to make more and better disciples. We do that through worship, small groups, and serving. God has given us a platform to lead in Milwaukee as a growing church that stays small (we are a church of small groups, not with small groups), focuses on the margins (heavy on college students, young professionals, blue collar, and urban), and hands over the keys (equipping and empowering leaders and disciples to accomplish mission without a dependency on the church organization).


The people of epikos

We currently have over 425 people serving in and through epikos, along with almost 900 regularly involved in small groups. We are humbled at this involvement and commitment, but we know that we have opportunity for growth in these areas. We believe that God has provided the space for us to bring on full-time staff member who can support the teams and ministries through leading scalable approaches to assimilating people into the life of the church.


epikos plans

Later this summer, we will be launching a third campus, epikos North Side. As we continue to be proactive in multi-ethnic and multi-economic ministry, we are humbled and excited at this opportunity the Lord has given us to join him in his work in this area of the city.

Position General Expectations

  • Develop and execute First Time Guest follow up.

  • A deep passion for helping people take discipleship steps through service, small groups, and baptism.

  • Provide scalable approaches to connect people to volunteering opportunities in and through epikos.

  • Partner with the Small Groups Director to connect as many as possible into small groups.

  • Support all teams and ministries of epikos by understanding volunteer needs.

  • Provide input into volunteering structure.

  • Lead the baptism process and implementation (summer, fall, and spring).

  • Master and utilize the church-wide database as it gives support to next steps.

  • Demonstrate best practices for identifying, empowering, and releasing leaders.

  • Meet with key staff and volunteers on a regular basis to evaluate and improve clear Next Steps.

  • Participate in various staff gatherings to provide evaluation and feedback to the Lead Team.

Ideal Candidate is someone...

  • Who has a sense of urgency for getting things done.

  • Who is good at accepting and initiating change.

  • Who has an eagerness to hit the ground running.

  • Who is a self-starter who enjoys competition.

  • With creative and original thinking abilities.

  • With a very high trust level.

  • Who wants to work in a team environment.

  • Who demonstrates alertness and sensitivity to problems.

Expectations for Connecting at epikos

  • Care for yourself and your family above all else.

  • Participate in or lead a small group at epikos.

  • Attend and engage in one epikos worship service every week (when not on vacation or sick).

  • Become a Covenant Member of epikos. 

All ethnicities are encouraged to apply! Please send cover letter, resume, and any other information you believe is pertinent to If you want us to look at your information immediately, include in the subject line your favorite outdoor activity.