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Parma Heights Baptist Church

Discipleship Pastor

Parma Heights Baptist Church
Parma, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 09/01/2017
Categories: Discipleship Pastor - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

We are looking for a high-motor, high capacity leader with a passion for small group ministry.  This is an exceptional position for someone who is looking for an opportunity to be a change agent at an established church in this diversity rich Cleveland Suburb.  Small group ministry is a priority at PHBC and we have recently pushed passed the 60% small group participation mark with our congregation.  So there is momentum there as we are in a season of change. 

The Discipleship Pastor will champion spiritual growth among the people at PHBC while giving leadership to the over-all church ministry as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  The primary focus of this position is leading our small groups ministry (Growth Groups), which is the GROW part of our discipleship process within WORSHIP, GROW, SERVE.

Discipleship Ministry

  • Lead and further develop the discipleship ministry in a way that fosters spiritual growth within and through PHBC
  • Be the primary champion for the “Grow” aspect of discipleship primarily through PHBC’s small group ministry called growth groups
  • Advance the three keys for effective growth groups - INREACH (caring for each other), UPREACH (spiritual growth) and OUTREACH (meeting the needs of others)
  • Identify and utilize strategies to recruit and select new growth group leaders and mentor throughout group launch
  • Develop, implement and lead growth group leaders’ coaching structure and leader training
  • Enhance/improve system that is visible, accessible and efficient in getting people connected in new or existing growth groups
  • Refine system of tracking people connected to growth groups
  • Team with Connections Pastor to connect new-comers to groups
  • With support from the Senior Pastor, partner with the senior adults ministry to assist with the organizational and planning aspects of this ministry
  • Be a resource and support for the men’s and women’s ministries as needed
  • Co-Lead the membership process we call “All-In” with the Connections Pastor

Senior Leadership Team

  • Serve as a key ministry change-agent as PHBC seeks to grow younger while becoming a church for the next generation
  • Participate as an Integral part of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Actively engage in our weekly tactical meetings, monthly off-site strategic meetings and periodic retreats
  • Attend monthly deacon meetings

 Modeling Biblical Priorities

Responsible for upholding biblical priorities and core values of Parma Heights Baptist Church.  The Discipleship Pastor should represent a growing personal relationship with Christ and strive to fulfill his/her purpose in life and ministry while demonstrating integrity in words, relationships and actions.  These objectives are accomplished by:

  • Committing to a daily quiet-time with God
  • Participating in a PHBC growth group on a regular basis
  • Setting appropriate boundaries to protect character and integrity
  • Adhering to and encompassing the qualities and characteristics required of PHBC employees, as defined by the Personnel Policies and Procedures Handbook, and the PHBC Staff Values


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A ministry degree or some post college Bible training preferred or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of experience in a related ministry area
  • Preaching experience a plus
  • High proficiency in social media a plus