To inspire members, staff, and other church leaders to remain focused on the mission of being disciples who make disciples.
The Discipleship Minister is responsible for the movement of people into deeper levels of discipleship by providing vision, direction, and support to the Commitment and Covenant phases of the discipleship/disciple making process.
1. MEMBER DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT
Groups Ministries (Adult Small Groups, Men's, Women's, Singles)
Recruit, equip/develop, and lead each group ministry team.
- Interview prospective group leaders before bi-annual group kick-offs.
- Partner with group leaders to identify and recruit apprentice prospects within groups and begin development process.
- Equip and develop
- Oversee the development of each group through the Discipleship Process (moving from Connection into Commitment).
- Lead annual training event and orientation for group leaders.
- Be available to minister to and serve each group leader so they can better minister to and serve their group participants.
- Monitor the health of each group.
- Assist group leaders in selecting relevant group study and discussion content.
- Direct bi-annual group kick-offs.
- Track group progress over its predetermined duration.
- Ensure timely multiplication of all groups.
- Oversee updating group data.
- Initiate short-term small groups to feed into other groups as needed.
- Meet monthly with Discover Team ministry leaders to develop standard processes for engaging and encouraging members through self-discovery and assimilation processes.
- Work with Connections Minister to help facilitate 3–5 Discover Workshops a year.
- Leverage the Discover Team environments to identify prospective ministry leaders.
- Personally lead 15-18 Connection Coaching sessions a year.
- Be available to minister to and serve each Discover Team ministry leader so they can better minister to and serve members.
- Work with the Lead Minister to plan and direct an annual discipleship event.
- Support other ministers in the planning, scheduling, and execution of other church events.
Discipleship Partnerships & Cohorts
- Oversee and champion the development of leaders who own the vision of replication and multiplication.
- Direct the formation of short-term (i.e. 8–10 weeks) organic Discipleship Partnerships & Cohorts.
- Assist in the formation of long-term (9 months) organized Discipleship Cohorts (Radical Mentoring).
- Oversee the development of Discipleship Cohorts (moving from Commitment into Covenant).
- Personally lead 2–4 Discipleship Cohorts a year.
2. PREACHING, TEACHING, & OTHER COMMUNICATION
- Preach 3–6 times a year.
- Guide worship leaders, emcee, and communion leader in creating worship assembly environment when preaching.
- Serve as the Emcee 1–2 times per month, as appropriate.
- Be available to minister to and serve each worship assembly leader so they can better minister to and serve environment participants.
- Teach in other learning environments (e.g. classes, events, etc.) 15–18 times a year.
- Communicate organizational values to church leaders that reinforce discipleship culture.
- Work with ministers and other staff to maintain Strategic Ministry Calendar and communicate with church about upcoming events and environments on a timely basis.
The profile of the Discipleship Minister should be a blend between people and task personality traits. He should also possess the spiritual gifts of leadership, administration, teaching, exhortation, and discernment.