Ada Bible Church

Small Group Pastor

Ada Bible Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 07/21/2017
Categories: Discipleship Pastor - Family Pastor - Other Pastor - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 7501 to 10000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Ada Bible Church is looking for a full-time Small Groups Pastor to provide spiritual oversight for small groups and ensure that group life is healthy and vital for all who participate. Ada Bible Church recognizes that God created people with a desire for community. We believe that small groups provide an opportunity for people to share life, pursue God, and invest in other one another. The Small Groups Pastor is charged with developing, caring for, and mentoring small group leaders as they inspire their small groups to become more like Christ.

What you will do:

  • Develop small group leaders and aid their movement toward maturity in Christ
  • Mentor and provide spiritual guidance to small group leaders on core values of small groups ministry
  • Maintain regular contact with small group leaders by email, phone, and face-to-face meetings
  • Identify, recruit, and qualify new small group leaders
  • Work with small group leaders to assimilate unconnected people into small groups
  • Lead at least one small group
  • Provide pastoral care for small group members experiencing spiritual, emotional, or physical crisis that goes beyond the coaching abilities of the small group leader
  • Collaborate with others to design training tools and plan events that equip small group leaders with resources for discipleship
  • Perform pastoral functions such as communion, baptism, weddings, funerals, etc.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You are able to connect quickly with all kinds of people in a variety of circumstances and demonstrate that you genuinely care about them.
  • Much of your time in this position will be focused on investing in small group leaders so knowing how to select, build, and develop these volunteers is essential for success as a Small Groups Pastor. You have a proven track record of building and leading productive teams.
  • You are experienced in the in-depth mentoring of others with the purpose of encouraging them toward Christ-likeness.
  • You are an excellent communicator. While a Small Groups Pastor does not regularly teach or preach, other pastoral responsibilities require that you be articulate and capable of speaking in front of groups of all sizes, both on and off stage.
  • You embody character qualities as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. You are a committed Christian living a life of obedience and you have beliefs that are consistent with Ada Bible Church’s statement of faith and constitution.
  • We’re looking for someone with a minimum of 3 years of experience leading and developing healthy small groups or facilitating similar discipleship experiences. You have a Bachelor’s degree and a deep knowledge of the Bible.
  • This is a full-time position with both weekday and weekend responsibilities. You should be available to work when the job requires it, including evenings and occasional holidays.

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If this all sounds good to you and you would like to join us, we want to learn more about you.

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We will review applications after the posting expires on August 18, 2017.


About Ada Bible Church

Ada Bible Church is a thriving and growing multi-site church serving greater Grand Rapids, Michigan. Each weekend, more than 8,000 people worship with us at our four campus locations throughout the community. To learn more about us or to view a weekend service, visit our website at:

About Grand Rapids

There’s no question about it, Grand Rapids is an amazing place to live, work, raise a family, and enjoy a night out on the town.  Our city has a buzz and momentum like very few places in the country.  Here are just a few of the countless awards & recognition Grand Rapids has won over the past few years:

  • #1 US Place to Raise a Family (Forbes)
  • #1 US Fastest Growing Economy (Headlight Data, 2016)
  • #1 Best River Town (Outside Magazine)
  • #1 in LEED Certified Buildings (2010)
  • Top 5 Best City to Find Jobs (Forbes)
  • Top 10 Happiest Cities to Work In (Forbes)
  • Top 10 US Travel Destination (Lonely Planet)
  • Top 10 College Town (Matador)
  • Top 20 Greenest US Cities


Grand Rapids has all of the benefits of a major US City combined with the hominess of a small town. There is literally something here for everyone. At only 30 minutes away from spectacular Lake Michigan, there’s almost never a reason to leave West Michigan. We at Ada Bible Church are just thrilled with the opportunity we have to live in and serve this community.

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