|Date Posted||May 18, 2022|
The Pastor of Community Life works with the PET to foster an environment of strong community groups at The Met. He leads with a firm conviction of the value of a culture where one-to-one discipleship is key. The Community group ministry is to be a Word-centric, people-to-people ministry. This will be done through the following:
Managing the Community Group Ministry: The Pastor of Community Life oversees the teaching and training component of this ministry with staff assistance for the Community Group operations (approximately 70% of time):
· Seeks out leaders, and others to join the journey of discipleship, who demonstrate a strong orientation to discipleship and then intentionally disciple them to be discipleship teachers;
· Develops or seeks out discipleship making material for The Met congregation, and adapt to different age / stage ministries;
· Develops vibrant and compelling training programs to identify, encourage, equip and engage Community Group leaders;
· Evaluates curriculum for Community Group leaders;
· Regularly visits all Community Groups, participates in the weekly Bible studies, and provides regular feedback to group leaders to help them grow in their teaching;
· Develops questions weekly for Community Groups based on the Sunday sermons that encourage discussion, promote spiritual growth, and encourage all to participate in the discussion;
· Develops innovative means to engaging the church-wide community to be regular, growing participants in the Community Group Program;
· Consistently seeks out success in this ministry and brings these principles to The Met; and,
· Shares our Community Group experience with other churches.
Modelling and promoting one-to-one discipleship: The Pastor of Community Life will model the practice of personal discipleship and encourage the congregation to a discipleship-oriented culture (Approximately 20% of time):
· He will, at any given time, be intentionally discipling 2-4 members of the congregation, with the intention that they would become disciplers to others; and,
· He provides intentional training and encouragement for the wider congregation in how to disciple others effectively.
Developing a culture of discipleship through reading: The Pastor of Community Life will encourage reading as a discipleship tool (Approximately 10% of time):
· Co-ordinates the congregational reading program to encourage and engage the congregation in their discipleship journey; and,
· Manages the Hub bookstall.
Performing other related duties:
· Participates in ministry staff and all-staff meetings, and prayer meetings;
· Fulfills the professional development requirements;
· Participates in the performance review process, including developing (and reporting on) personal goals with the Lead Pastor to enhance ministry performance;
· Completes reporting requirements in a thorough and timely manner;
· In due course, and depending on gifting and experience, there may be opportunities in leading Sunday service leading; and,
· Works with the PET on visioning, developing and implementing other discipleship initiatives.
The position is full time (37.5 hours weekly) and as a salaried position it is expected that the incumbent will often be called upon for additional requirements.