Jesus’ last words to his followers in Matthew 28 included the command to “go and make disciples of all people.” Then, in 1 Timothy 2:2 Paul says to his disciple, Timothy: “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful
men who will be able to teach others also.” Here we see that Paul instructed Timothy who was then to teach what he learned to “faithful men” who were then to teach others. Four generations of Jesus’ disciples are mentioned in this one sentence! Paul > Timothy
> Faithful Men > Others.
At Trinity Bible Church, our mission has this same generational approach to making disciples. As we become disciples of Jesus, we will then turn around and help others become disciples of Jesus, and then they will go and make disciples themselves. Every
single disciple of Jesus can be engaged in this mission through being part of God's church, connecting with other believers, serving, giving, sharing their faith, and helping lead God's people. In short: "We make disciples who make disciples." Check out a
recent Wesleyan Life article about how this plays out at TBC: https://wesleyan.life/making-disciples
We are a multigenerational Wesleyan church in suburban Cedar Falls, Iowa with an average worship attendance of 400, and we have experienced steady growth (5-10% per year) over the past 6 years. Over the past 4 years, small group participation has tripled
to the point that we now have around 200 adults in small groups. We are looking to fill the already existing position of Adult Ministries Pastor. Visit our website at cedarfallstrinity.org. For more
information on The Wesleyan Church, visit wesleyan.org. The view the full Articles of Religion of The Wesleyan Church, visit https://www.wesleyan.org/979/articles-of-religion
The Adult Ministries Pastor at Trinity Bible Church will have oversight over key ministries that are essential to “making disciples who make disciples.” They will help to further develop and implement our reproducible Attend//Connect//Serve//Share//Lead discipleship
process that will include oversight the areas of Small Groups, Men’s and Women’s ministries, Connections, and other discipleship oriented ministries, activities, and events. The Adult Ministries Pastor will be a part of the staff leadership team that drives
the strategic direction of the church. In this position, the Adult Ministries Pastor will report to the Lead Pastor.
• Lead or participate in a small group.
• Invest in personal discipling relationships with key leaders and new believers.
• Lead the small group movement within the church. Outside of Sunday morning, this is a primary vehicle for adult discipleship at TBC and accounts for 50% of the time spent in this role.
• Touch base with leaders as often as needed to encourage them spiritually and provide coaching and support.
• Visit small groups and gives leaders encouragement and feedback.
• Train small group leaders. Will design an annual plan for training and mentoring that ensures our small group leaders of quality equipping. Will be actively recruiting new small group leaders.
• Oversee organizational development of small groups. This involves starting new groups, helping people find a group, encouraging existing groups to branch and multiply when necessary.
• Develop small group curriculum by writing resources or using existing resources.
• Develop and equip lay coaches to help oversee and shepherd small group leaders.
• Communicate effectively to the congregation about small groups. Use media channels (print, digital) to help the congregation stay informed.
• Ensure that small group members are caring for each other in times of need and loss.
Other Adult Ministries:
• Oversee Men’s and Women’s ministries, ensuring that they maintain their key focus of making disciples. Touch base with these leaders on at least a monthly basis.
• Oversee, coordinate, and communicate additional discipleship opportunities and programs.
• Develop a simple connections ministry vision that outlines how the various components (i.e. welcome center, greeters, etc.) work together. Ensure that this ministry provides a welcoming environment that helps newcomers get connected.
• Will have complete decision-making authority to shape the role of connections ministry.
• Recruit and schedule volunteers for 1st service greeting, 2nd and 3rd service Connection Teams, and Welcome Center. Follow up with these volunteers periodically on Sunday morning. Can also recruit a volunteer to run this ministry.
• Train volunteers.
• Coordinate quarterly “Newcomer Meet and Greet”.
• Develop and implement additional “connecting” ministries when and where needed.
• Works with the Assistant Pastor to perform hospital and home visitation.
• Officiate at weddings and funerals as needed
• Be available to preach 4-10 times per year. This will change based on staff dynamics and giftings.
• Participate in all staff meetings and some district wide conferences.
• Attend training events to be fed spiritually, hone skills, and learn new practices.
• Be visible on Sunday Mornings, looking to engage newcomers.
• Provide pastoral and pre-marital counseling as needed.
Relational: Is a “people person”; loves meeting new people; excels at building relationships and maintaining those relationships through friendly conversation and consistent communication; expresses genuine warmth
and care that is felt by others.
Administrative: Able to reduce a larger vision into manageable steps; able to direct a large network of leaders and volunteers.
Leadership Development: Able to motivate, inspire, and relate to leaders; can develop leadership in people that don’t yet see themselves as leaders.
The First 28 hours of your week look like this:
1. Relational Discipleship, Leadership Development, and Small group visits – 14 hours
2. Strategic planning and organizational development – 4 hours
3. Visitation – 6 hours
4. Curriculum research and development – 4 hours
1. Bachelor’s degree (Seminary degree preferred)
2. 3+ years of full-time ministry experience (10+ years preferred)
3. Teaching samples (audio or video)
4. 4 references
For More Information:
Contact: Peter Salmon, Lead Pastor