Hope Community Church

Director of Discipleship

Hope Community Church
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States


Date Posted: 10/10/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Discipleship Pastor - Young Adult Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Hope Community Church exists to bring people into a closer relationship with Jesus.


Position:

The Director of Discipleship’s role is to holistically analyze our discipleship paths to see where individuals and groups are in bringing people into a closer relationship with Jesus.  They must be a dynamic leader who is passionate about discipleship.  Based on experience and education consideration for title will occur.  Either way, this person must have:

  Character: Know what the right thing to do Biblically in a given situation

  Charisma: Bring energy and enthusiasm to Hope and be a passionate follower of Jesus Christ

  Competency: Have experience in leading individuals, discipleship groups (3-4 people) and large groups (30-40).  They must have an idea of curriculum and curriculum development. 

  Chemistry: This person must get along with people from all age ranges, specifically children and youth.  In terms of Gallup Strengths, they need a dash of “Woo” to be successful.  They must have a sense of humor, and potentially be making fun of a job listing with so many C words in the requirements.

  Calling: This trumps all other C’s as this person needs to be in their relationship with God knowing that God is calling them to such a position as this.

This person must have an ability to multi-task, dream big, and enjoy coming to work.  They would be working Sundays with various discipleship opportunities at church.  They would be encouraged to choose a service to worship in as possible (currently Hope has two Sunday services).  In walking alongside this person if preaching is an option that they would like to pursue, limited opportunities could present in year 2 of this position.  However, the focus is on discipleship. 

This person also would have opportunities and be required to be able to work with mission groups that travel throughout the United States, Haiti, and the city of Lincoln through a variety of opportunities.  

 

Structure:      

This person will report to the Lead Pastor. 

This person will have leadership capabilities to assess and co-create paid and unpaid volunteer teams who will report to them.  They have creativity in thinking how these roles should be started and grow.  For example, a compensated youth couple or director on Sundays or Wednesdays or a compensated Vacation Bible School director are potential roles.  As Hope grows, further opportunities to build a team around this person would continue.   The Senior Pastor would lead staff meetings and help co-manage these hires as they come about, but the potential for growth is unlimited with God’s provision and Hope’s growth.

There would be a flex-off day during the week (either a Monday or Friday) due to evening meetings and Sunday work.  Breakdown for ministry follows:

40% Plan for curriculum, schedule volunteers, prepare classes.

30% Meet with individuals, small groups, classes, and teach classes on Sunday mornings and potentially Wednesday nights. 

20% Work with Lead Pastor on Special Events and Missions.

10% All other duties.

As with other ministry jobs, this is a somewhat seasonal position.  September-December and January through May are Hope’s larger classroom needs, and the summer months are spent more with missions.

 

Requirements: Formal theological education from any denominational background is preferred, but not necessary.  Hope is a member of the Reformed Church in America, see rca.org for more information.

 

Hope and Lincoln:

Hope is a caring and passionate congregation.  We have a heart for serving people and spreading the Gospel.  Whether through our Backpack program, Center for People in Need, mission trips to Haiti or the Midwest, Hope is always willing to help those in need.  Hope has recently upgraded our education wing.  To find out more about Hope Church, visit our website at hopechurchlincoln.org.

Lincoln is the capitol of Nebraska and is a mid-sized city that has strong Midwestern roots.  Famous for Cornhusker football, Lincoln is a phenomenal city with large amenities with safe neighborhoods and people who truly care for one another.  Numerous large cities are a day’s drive away.

 

Benefits:

Hope Community Church cares for its staff.  We have a Lead Pastor, Worship Pastor, and have reconfigured our staffing for this position.  We are looking to move in to a new season of health and growth as we are primed in the city of Lincoln for healthy growth both deep and wide.

Hope allows for vacation, continuing education, and is creative in designing a salary package that meets the client’s individual needs. The package will reflect the individual’s background and abilities.

 

Apply:

In your cover letter, indicate how you would fit in the 5 C’s listed above.  Please include a resume and social media links to your accounts (specifically Facebook and LinkedIn if applicable).  Please e-mail them to:

discipleshipjob@hopechurchlincoln.org

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