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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Pinelake Church - Pastor of Adult Groups

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Madison, Mississippi, United States

Date Posted: 08/25/2017
Categories: Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization: 

The story of Pinelake Church began in February of 1971 in Brandon, Mississippi. The church started in a mobile chapel just off of Spillway Road and has grown to become the church it is today. Since its inception, Pinelake Church has been a multisite congregation in Mississippi with campuses in Clinton, Madison, the Reservoir, Starkville, and Oxford. Each of the five campuses has a ministerial staff that serves their local community of believers under the leadership of its Campus Pastor. The campuses are bound together by one common vision and mission under one senior leadership team, led by Senior Pastor Chip Henderson and Senior Executive Pastor Tim Smith.

Pinelake Church is home to more than 9,000 attendees each week, and they are enjoying a season of growth with an excellent staff, first-rate facilities, solid financials, and a radical commitment to missional generosity. True to its heritage, the church remains an entity that is committed to help people Learn from Christ, Live in Christ and Lead others to Christ.


About the Position:

The Pastor of Adult Groups is responsible for getting adults in the Starkville and surrounding area into community through small groups. The Pastor of Adult Groups is also responsible for developing and reproducing leaders within the ministry. As leaders are developed and adults connected to groups, the pastor will ensure proper systems are in place to allow for continual connecting and developing.

Success in this role will be determined by the following components:

  1. Spiritual Growth – Evident across all adult groups and in the life of the Pastor of Adult Groups
  2. Cultural Growth – The Pastor of Adult Groups has a deep and solid understanding of the church/staff culture, and consistently implements this DNA across all adult groups.
  3. Professional Growth – Successfully connecting people into groups, building small group leadership, and integrating a small group coaching structure into the ministry.
  4. Community Growth – Developing a relational acumen for the congregation, particularly with key servant leaders responsible for developing a discipleship culture.

What We Are Searching For:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Reasoning Ability
Simultaneous conceptualization and planning of multiple tasks, ability to project outcomes using different implementation strategies and ability to apply creative and innovative thinking to problem situations. The ability to work effectively and efficiently under stressful conditions to ensure deadlines are met is essential.

Language Skills
The individual must have excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with a diverse group of people, communicate clearly and effectively on the telephone, e-mail and in person, demonstrating tact and diplomacy. Exceptional interpersonal skills are required to develop and maintain strong working relationships with volunteers, co-workers, the public, church members and regular attendees. The individual must have the ability to understand written or oral instructions; read, analyze and interpret complex documents, instructions manuals, policies and procedures is essential.

Computer/Mathematical Skills
The individual must have demonstrated skill in the use of PC systems to complete tasks, including word processing and spreadsheets and the ability to use the World Wide Web for information retrieval. The individual must have basic mathematical skills, knowledge of bookkeeping and basic accounting, and budget and expense monitoring. The individual must have the ability to read financial information and spreadsheets.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (ideally in a counseling field); and two to four years of ministry related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.