Ada Bible Church is seeking a full-time Small Groups Pastor for our Cascade campus to provide spiritual oversight for adult small groups and ensure that group life is healthy and vital for all who participate. Ada Bible Church recognizes that God created people with a desire for community. We believe that small groups provide an opportunity for people to share life, pursue God, and invest in other one another. The Small Groups Pastor is charged with developing, caring for, and mentoring small group leaders as they inspire their small groups to become more like Christ.
What you will do:
Develop small group leaders and aid their movement toward maturity in Christ
Mentor and provide spiritual guidance to small group leaders on core values of small groups ministry
Maintain regular contact with small group leaders by email, phone, and face-to-face meetings
Identify, recruit, and qualify new small group leaders
Work with small group leaders to assimilate unconnected people into small groups
Lead at least one small group
Provide pastoral care for small group members experiencing spiritual, emotional, or physical crisis that goes beyond the coaching abilities of the small group leader
Collaborate with others to design training tools and plan events that equip small group leaders with resources for discipleship
Perform pastoral functions such as communion, baptism, weddings, funerals, etc.
Who we’re looking for:
You are able to connect quickly with all kinds of people in a variety of circumstances and demonstrate that you genuinely care about them.
Much of your time in this position will be focused on investing in small group leaders so knowing how to select, build, and develop these volunteers is essential for success as a Small Groups Pastor. You have a proven track record of building and leading productive teams.
You are experienced in the in-depth mentoring of others with the purpose of encouraging them toward Christ-likeness.
You are an excellent communicator. While a Small Groups Pastor does not regularly teach or preach, other pastoral responsibilities require that you be articulate and capable of speaking in front of audiences of all sizes, both on and off stage.
You embody character qualities as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. You are a committed Christian living a life of obedience and you have beliefs that are consistent with Ada Bible Church’s statement of faith and constitution.
We’re looking for someone with a minimum of 3 years of experience leading and developing healthy small groups or facilitating similar discipleship experiences. You have a Bachelor’s degree and a deep knowledge of the Bible.
This is a full-time position with both weekday and weekend responsibilities. You should be available to work when the job requires it, including evenings and occasional holidays.
Membership at Ada Bible Church is not a pre-requisite for hire, but you should be willing to become a member within 90 days of hire.