Bethany Grace Fellowship
East Earl, Pennsylvania, United States
Job Type: Full-Time, Salaried
Employee Workplace: BGF Offices
Discipleship Pastor Job Description
The Discipleship Pastor will assist the Lead Pastor in developing, managing, and overseeing key Discipleship and Outreach initiatives of BGF in alignment with Bethany Grace Fellowship’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
Bethany Grace Fellowship Mission:
Introduce people to Jesus, Love each other as family, and Grow together in Christ.
Bethany Grace Fellowship Vision:
To Thrive - To Impact - To Unify
To be a Thriving church that imitates Christ,
Impacts community for eternity, and is the Unified body of Christ.
Gospel Centered - The good news of God’s grace is the message that everyone needs to hear. For believers, it is central and shaping for life and discipleship.
Scripture Saturated - The whole Bible is necessary, authoritative and sufficient for us the glorify, know, love and serve God.
Grace Oriented - We seek to represent the loving heart of our Father in the way we engage the world and disciple believers. Spiritual growth is a matter of the heart. We reject legalism and believe that God’s forgiveness does not give us license to sin.
Mission Focused - Everything that happens at Bethany Grace Fellowship should contribute in some way to fulfilling our stated mission.
Community Embedded - God desires intimate relationship with us and his designed us to fellowship with Him and each other in the context of the local church community.
Prayer Dependent - Every idea, effort, and decision is dependent upon God, as expressed in humble, reliant prayer.
Primary Traits and Competencies
Demonstrate a clear testimony of faith and a passionate devotion to Christ and His church
Model and exemplify the Biblical leadership and character qualities of an elder/overseer found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-5
Live out and teach a lifestyle of adherence to biblical standards of morality, ethics, and the fruit of the Spirit.
Model personal balance by maintaining a strong devotional life of worship, prayer, and personal study of God’s Word resulting in a deepening spirituality and relationship with Christ, as well as maintaining proper priorities at home with his wife and children
Be a lifelong learner willing to participate in on-going ministry education and training
Possess strong interpersonal skills, being able to relate to all age groups, keep confidences, and able to share his ministry with other Pastors and/or Elders as part of a ministry team.
Able to communicate clearly, concisely, and lovingly in a Biblical manner
Possess a passion and heart to bring people to spiritual maturity in Christ through effective teaching, robust community, and Spiritual formation
Shepherding God’s flock with a spirit of humility, compassion, wisdom, honesty, integrity, and unity as a servant-leader
Experience and/or training in discipling believers at various stages of Christian development in large, midsize, and small group contexts.
Experience and/or training in coaching and mentoring emerging lay leaders in individual or small group contexts.
The ability to develop strategies and structures to equip the church for both personal and corporate outreach to our local community
Proven skills in recruiting, training and leading teams
The ability to organize, administrate and lead multiple areas of ministry and coordinate volunteers
Participate in staff meetings and, as able, the public gatherings of the church
Assist in pulpit ministry, sermon series development, and strategic planning as a member of the pastoral team
Provide leadership, oversight, and support for BGF discipleship programs, including Life Groups, Adult Bible Fellowships, Men’s Ministry, and Women’s Ministry
Develop and provide oversight for outreach and evangelistic initiatives
In partnership with the elders, develop and provide oversight for an intentional leadership training program
Assist with new convert/partner assimilation
Other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor
- Bachelor’s degree or other formal education in Ministry related area
- Experience in Ministry leadership
- Ordination by a qualified body (if applicable)
To Be Considered for Discipleship Pastor at Bethany Grace Fellowship please submit the following:
- Resume not to exceed 2 pages
- List of 4 References (at least one who has been in a supervisory capacity) including current phone number, and email address
- Letters of recommendation that you may have on file
- Personal Testimony not to exceed 2 pages
- Personal Testimony of Spouse not to exceed 2 pages
- Brief letter of introduction stating why you believe Bethany might be a fit for your ministry and how you see your gifting working to propel our mission and vision forward
- A personal statement of doctrine not to exceed 1 page
- 3 Recorded examples of preaching (if available)
Should you have questions, you can direct them to Steven Leever at email@example.com.
To apply, submit all of the above in PDF format to Steven Leever at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 22, 2022.