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Bethany United Methodist Church

Small Groups Director

Bethany United Methodist Church
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 05/23/2011
Categories: Church Staff - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Job Description:

Church: Bethany United Methodist Church
Department/Ministry: Small Group Ministry
Job title: Small Groups Ministry Director/Pastor
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Level/Grade: Exempt
Type of position: Salary
Hours: Full Time

General Description:
This position is a key member of the leadership team with the responsibility for growing and leading the Small Group Ministry. Bethany is one of the 100 largest Methodist Churches in the country with a passion for reaching the un-churched. (

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop and maintain a small group program for our congregation of 1500 attendees.
• Provide regular teaching and visitation to small groups and develop a mechanism to stay in touch as well as connect with all groups.
• Develop new small groups, on-site but primarily in the community. Increasing the number of new groups and the maturing of existing groups are critical components of this position.
• Must be proactive and intentional with ongoing recruiting and training of small group leaders.
• Provide either original or existing written materials which emphasize the spiritual needs of those in the marketplace.
• Create ways to increase the level of awareness of Bethany Church small group ministry as well as heighten the awareness of Bethany Church among small group members
• Build culture of small groups among church; build culture of open-chair and apprentice leadership among groups.
• Develop, disciple and multiply leaders
• Oversee mentors, leaders and staff
• Nights & Weekends required
• Other duties as assigned

Work experience requirements:
• 3 – 5 years leadership and management experience
• 3 – 5 years of Small Group experience with churches greater than 1500 members
• 3 – 5 years of church staff or lay leadership experience
• Training & development

Education Requirements:
• College degree or seminary degree is required.

Other Skills and Qualifications:
• Must be a mature growing follower of Jesus Christ
• Excellent relational and interpersonal communication skills
• Passionate and high energy leader
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Team Player
• Computer literate and solid user of PC/software

Qualified applicants please email resume and statement of faith to: dheinmets@bethanyumchurch,.com