- Purpose: make disciples by leading assimilation and adult discipleship at
LifeSpring Community Christian Church.
- Reports to: Senior Minister.
- Time commitment: full-time salary position.
- Be an active member at LifeSpring—regularly participate in the life of the church, including worship services, a small group, and other church events/ministries as able.
- Embrace the church’s vision, mission, values, and basic beliefs.
- Communicate regularly with coach/supervisor regarding personal and ministry growth/challenges.
- Participate in leadership meetings/events/communication (weekly planning meeting, monthly one-on-one with coach/supervisor, quarterly Leadership Community meetings, Strategic Planning Team, some elders meetings).
- Maintain personal, spiritual, and family health.
- Grow as a leader.
- Assimilation: develop teams, processes, and strategies to move people from attending a worship service to becoming fully engaged members who multiply.
- evaluate and seek to improve the comprehensive assimilation process (First Impressions, the “Path,” and Growth Steps).
- recruit, train, and manage the leaders who oversee assimilation teams such as First Impressions, the
LifeSpring “Path,” Starting Point, etc.
- develop and improve online tools to help people identify their strengths and find serving opportunities.
- facilitate strengths-based ministry training through Discover LifeSpring classes, Path to Service classes, online assessments, small group emphases, and church-wide events/campaigns.
- facilitate ministry matching and placement with church ministry leaders who will own the onboarding process and ongoing development of volunteers and leaders.
- work with every ministry leader in the church to encourage ownership of an equipping philosophy and coordinate communication about ministry opportunities.
- maintain and improve administrative systems to support an equipping culture, including information tracking, process queues, and forms (the Hub database), ministry descriptions, and serving opportunities (print and web).
- Adult discipleship: develop teams, processes, and strategies to foster spiritual growth and build spiritual community with adults in the church.
- evaluate and seek to improve the number and effectiveness of adult groups and disciple-making initiatives.
- recruit, train, and manage leaders for LifeGroups, men’s / women’s ministry, and
- organize and oversee small groups and their coaches.
- champion disciple-making initiatives that mobilize the congregation to live on mission in their everyday lives with family, at work/school, and in their neighborhoods (training, vision casting through messages/emphases, story telling testimonies, etc.).
- ensure every new believer is connected to a disciple-maker who is trained and resourced to help that new believer grow and multiply.
- help develop sermon-based curriculum and RightNow Media resources.
- maintain and improve administrative systems to support small groups, including information tracking, process queues, and forms (the Hub database).
- Teaching Team
- Participate in monthly teaching team meetings and the annual planning retreat.
- Preach at least quarterly.
This individual demonstrates maturity and growth in . . .
- Love for God – desires and surrenders to the will of God.
- Love for people – cares about other people as much as himself, heart for lost.
- Teachability – is continually learning, able to receive feedback, and submissive to authority.
- Forgiveness – demonstrates a high degree of tolerance for others’ weaknesses and forgiveness of their mistakes.
- Hope – trusts God and believes He is at work in the midst of difficulties.
- Self-Control – is able to manage his/her emotions, words and actions in a healthy manner.
- Passion – is filled with a fervent drive toward the cause God has given them.?
- Integrity – is honest and demonstrates consistent character in all settings.
- Leadership development—identifies, recruits, develops, and multiplies leaders.
- Administrative aptitude—strong organizational ability.
- Systems thinker—able to innovate and improve systems and processes.
- Relational skill—able to connect easily with different types of people.
- Communication—communicates with clarity and vision both corporately and interpersonally.
- Team player—inclusive, listens to input, looks for ways to empower others.
- Visionary leader—sees what God wants to do in and with the church; entrepreneur; change agent; creative thinker.
- Strategic planning—sets goals and establishes action plans.
- Biblical knowledge—in-depth knowledge and love of Scripture for life transformation.
- Primary: leadership and/or administration
- Secondary: teaching and/or pastoring