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.