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Grace Church

Pastor of Adult Ministries

Grace Church
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 07/23/2010
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
This position has the overall responsibility to develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate a comprehensive teaching, discipleship, leadership ministry designed to provide opportunities for adult believers at Grace Church to grow toward Christ-like maturity.

Ministry - Overall leadership, planning, development, promotion, and ongoing evaluation and improvement of the components listed and added in the future for the purpose of ministering to adult believers.

Components: (listed in priority order)
Grace Group Ministry (home based / church based groups)
Grace 201 Class (which teaches commitment to spiritual disciplines)
Teaching Pastor
Wednesday Evening Adult Classes
Senior Adult Ministries
Singles' Ministries
Women's Ministry
Staff Elder

Administration – Overall stewardship, accountability for, organization of, and participation with the resources of people, time, finances, facilities, and equipment entrusted to Adult Ministries by Grace Church.

Components: (listed in priority order)
Adult Ministries Budget
Staff Meetings (meetings with all ministry and/or administrative staff)
Adult Ministries Leadership Team (A team of lay-ministry leaders)
Room Usage / Calendar Management

Professional Development (Renew and develop personal knowledge, ideas, professional relationships, and further educational pursuits in order to remain current and fresh in adult and educational ministry pursuits.

Components: (listed in priority order)
Professional Training & Development (includes conferences, seminars, etc.)
Education (Pursuits of certifications and degrees for the benefit of adult ministries)
Networking (Building relationships with other professionals within like-minded churches and ministries)
Mentoring Opportunities (Support and assistance offered to other local churches and ministries)

Misc. Pastoral Duties:
Provide general pastoral duties as needed or assigned by the Senior Pastor, or Administrative Pastor.

Hospital Visitation

General Qualifications/Giftedness:
This person should have a demonstrated passion for teaching, discipleship, leadership and learning. He should be a mature and growing Christian with a passion to see others grow in their knowledge and love of Christ. An earned bachelor’s or master’s level degree in a complimentary field of study is preferred. He should also have proven experience with adult ministries; experience with managing a staff is a plus. He must have the demonstrated ability to duplicate himself through leader and teacher training. Effectiveness as a leader of volunteers and/or ministry staff is highly desired. He must meet the Biblical qualifications for an elder.

Reporting Relationship(s):
He will report to the Senior Pastor and Administrative Pastor. This person may be asked to lead or manage a staff of both paid staff and unpaid volunteer leaders. This person will work closely with the Adult Ministries Leadership Team.