The Groups Pastor is responsible for overseeing and leading all adult discipleship groups at First Free Church. This includes leadership development, coaching, budgeting, and overseeing many coaches and leaders.
The ideal candidate must be a committed follower of Jesus who demonstrates an authentic walk with God and consistent spiritual disciplines. They must be a gifted leader passionate about developing other leaders, building leadership teams, and able to delegate ministry.
They should also be experienced in leading a large groups ministry and developing leaders who build strong leadership teams and equip more leaders. They should understand and implement leadership pipeline principles to build a strong bench of future leaders who are intentionally trained for ministry.
As a pastoral-level position, this role reports directly to the Executive Pastor of Discipleship and works with him, the Senior Pastor, and the Pastoral Leadership Team on crafting vision and direction for church ministries especially in the Discipleship area. This role requires strong commitment, character, and passion for groups ministry that will inspire others to follow.
This position is a full-time, salaried position of approximately 50 hours per week and reports directly to the Executive Pastor of Discipleship.
The Groups ministry of First Free Church includes small groups, Sunday morning mid-sized groups, care groups, men’s/women’s groups, and interest groups. These diverse groups operate under the umbrella of the Groups ministry with shared vision, purpose, and training.
This position includes shared administrative support from the Executive Assistant for the Discipleship channel and a team of administrative volunteers.