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East Pickens Baptist Church

Associate Pastor of Family & Discipleship

East Pickens Baptist Church
Pickens, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 03/18/2016
Categories: Associate Pastor - Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Discipleship Pastor - Family Pastor - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Associate Pastor of Family and Discipleship


The ideal associate pastor for this position should be someone with a deep love for Jesus Christ and His people; someone with a passion to disciple all ages of children and their families; someone with a vision to expand the breadth and relevance of the age-graded ministries of the church; someone who understands the importance of discipleship and biblical literacy for adults; someone who understands the necessity for people to be connected to others through small groups; someone who is able to thrive in a team environment; and someone who is able to connect well with all ages of people.


The Nursery, Preschool, and Children’s Ministries of East Pickens should be:

-Excellent in quality                               -More substance than flash  

-A safe environment                               -Fun!

-Relevant to current culture                -Evangelistic and discipleship-oriented

-Family-oriented in scope                   -Integrated into the greater culture of the church


Discipleship at East Pickens should be…

-Bible-centered              -Application oriented         -Intentional                      

- Through both Sunday School and Home Groups       

-Raising up and equipping leaders             

 -A next natural step for attenders

-A warm environment where people find fellowship, spiritual growth, and accountability




-Lead, by example, the disciplined Christian life exhibited by an exemplar attitude, a vibrant personal devotional life, personal evangelism, and a love for Jesus.

-Recruit, develop, mentor and schedule volunteers to accomplish the work of the ministries under your care.

-Cultivate an atmosphere of camaraderie and teamwork with everyone involved in the ministry.

-Set the example of servant leadership by leading in a way that demonstrates humility and the willingness to do what he asks others to do.

-Set the example of excellence by doing his best and expecting the best from everyone else.

-Provide pastoral care, as needed, including on-call weekends.


Nursery, Preschool, and Children’s Ministries

-Organize and lead the nursery, preschool, and children’s ministries of the church under the supervision of, and in cooperation with, the Senior Pastor.

-Recruit and oversee the appropriate lay ministry directors to accomplish this very important work (Ex: Nursery Director, Preschool Sunday School Director, Children’s Sunday School Director, Kids Worship Directors, AWANA Director, etc.)

-Provide vision and direction for the intentional discipleship of all the children entrusted to this ministry.

-Coordinate a calendar of ministry activity that will foster evangelistic opportunities, positive peer group development, spiritual growth, and fun events for all ages under this position.

-Cultivate a ministry culture that encourages parent involvement in every facet of the ministry.



-Organize and recruit volunteers to facilitate the growth of the adult discipleship ministries of East Pickens, including Sunday School, Home Groups, and other small group opportunities.

-Oversee any curriculum, scheduling, training, and organizational structures of all the discipleship ministries listed above.