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LifeSpring Community Christian Church

Connections Minister

LifeSpring Community Christian Church
Harrison, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 11/21/2017
Categories: Discipleship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


  • Purpose:  make disciples by leading assimilation and adult discipleship at LifeSpring Community Christian Church.
  • Reports to:  Senior Minister.
  • Time commitment:  full-time salary position.


General Expectations

  1. 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.
  2. Embrace the church’s vision, mission, values, and basic beliefs.
  3. Communicate regularly with coach/supervisor regarding personal and ministry growth/challenges.
  4. 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).
  5. Maintain personal, spiritual, and family health.
  6. Grow as a leader.


Ministry Responsibilities

  1. 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).
  1. 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 LifeQuest programs.
  • 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).
  1. Teaching Team
  • Participate in monthly teaching team meetings and the annual planning retreat.
  • Preach at least quarterly.


Character Qualities

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.


 Ministry Skills

  • 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.


Spiritual Gifts

  • Primary:  leadership and/or administration
  • Secondary:  teaching and/or pastoring