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Community Life Pastor

Grace Community Church
Posted: 01/03/2023
Universal City , Texas

The Community Life Pastor is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the small group and discipleship ministry at Grace in alignment with the overall vision, mission, and core values of the church.


Essential Functions:

Build upon and manage the overarching community life ministry strategy to include small groups, along with men’s and women’s events.
Oversee all small group curriculum – including approval of material for each group and suggestions for leaders.
A focus on identifying, motivating, and developing volunteer leaders in the ministry to ensure success and health of groups and events
Consistently gather with volunteers in order to facilitate community, discipleship, and unity in vision and mission.
Provide pastoral leadership for small groups leaders, and leaders involved in men’s and women’s events
Develop and manage in each area a volunteer leadership structure that equips lay leaders to fully lead and disciple others.
Plan and coordinate the groups calendar with a focus on offering group opportunities that appeal to a variety of demographics.
Work closely and coordinate with all ministry leaders for various community life ministry needs to promote unity
Coordinate with the Reach Pastor to facilitate local serving opportunities for groups and group members
Identify spiritual growth and discipleship opportunities for the Grace Church family.
Help facilitate not only the “open” and general impact groups, but also the “closed” discipleship-focused groups
Develop and execute annual goals that align with the vision, mission, and core values of Grace Community Church
Plan and manage appropriate budget needs for all community life ministry areas
Assist on site groups with room and equipment setup and teardown


Pastoral/Management Functions

Ability to lead and develop the Community Life Assistant
Develop department strategies and procedures as needed
Attend Pastoral Team meetings on a regular basis
Be part of our 24/7 pastoral on call rotating schedule
Assist in preaching at the request of Lead Pastor


Personal Commitments

Foster a deepening relationship with the Lord
Must be a servant-leader willing to serve up or down the organization
Maintain proper balance between ministry and family
Demonstrate a heart for people and connecting them to Jesus
Ability to quickly and effectively handle conflict in a God-honoring way
Develop personal evangelism opportunities within and outside of the church
Cheerfully give at least the tithe (10%) to the vision and mission of Grace Community Church
Be engaged in continuing education/coaching/mentoring and being mentored/conferences and always willing to grow


Other Commitments:

Participate in staff and other meetings as necessary
On occasion may be asked to participate in other ministry related activities
Do whatever it takes to further the vision, mission, and strategy of Grace


Minimum Position Requirements:

Good computer skills
Great relational skills
Must be highly organized
Must have minimum of 3 years of pastoral ministry experience
Have the desire and willingness to quickly learn new skills
Have a strong desire to connect in community with others and help others connect in community
Must quickly be able and willing to uphold and cast vision, mission and strategy of the Grace Community Church
Must currently tithe or be willing to begin tithing
Must be flexible and willing to step out of comfort zone when appropriate
Must love God, His Word and His church
Must be at least 25 years of age


Job/Benefits Information

40 hours per week
$45k – $50k
Paid vacation and sick leave
Retirement Matching
Health Insurance




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