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Community Groups Pastor/Director

Posted by: Rhonda Gonzalez

Posted date: Nov-04-2020

Location: Bethany, OK

Bethany First Church of the Nazarene


Our Mission and Vision:

We are passionate about becoming more like Jesus and helping others come to know Him.


Job Description: Community Groups Pastor/Director  

To carry out the mission and vision of Bethany First Church through group life.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all community groups to fully adopt and execute the three key pillars of BFC Group Life: discipleship, fellowship, and service
  • Create and execute engaging seasonal and subject matter groups
  • Recruit, empower, and celebrate community group leaders
  • Increase group life engagement within the BFC community

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Establish discipleship, fellowship, and service elements in each community group (especially Sunday school groups)
  • ·       Find service opportunities in the surrounding community and mobilize community groups to take action on those service opportunities – find community needs and find the appropriate group to fulfill those needs.

    ·       Establish community groups as the cornerstone of fellowship at BFC – community groups will become the primary way people find a sense of connectedness and belonging at BFC.

    ·       Help community groups lead participants in spiritual formation and discipleship.

    ·       Create new community groups with these three characteristics

    2.   Provide relevant and engaging seasonal and subject matter groups

    ·       Recruit teachers and leaders who create and facilitate Life Courses that help further the mission and vision of BFC

    ·       Seasonal and subject matter groups should help reinforce sermon series, build upon family ministries, and easily flow with online strategy.  

    ·       Oversee the Celebrate Recovery ministry 


    3.   Leadership Development

    ·       Recruit, empower, and celebrate community group leaders to carry out BFC’s mission and vision through fellowship, discipleship, and service within the group they lead.

    ·       Establish and oversee community group leadership councils 


    4.   Work with the hospitality and online pastor to assimilate guests into group life at BFC.

    ·       Work with the online pastor to get group life to the online community and the online community to group life.

    ·       Work with hospitality pastor to help find the appropriate community group for newcomers and floaters (those not yet in a group)

    Position Qualifications:

    ·       Exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God and a teachable spirit

    ·       Self-motivated leader; demonstrates the ability to create and execute a long-term vision for group life at BFC.

    ·       Strong relationship capabilities; has a passion for reaching people for Christ and helping people become more like Christ.

    ·       Engaging leader, with a strong biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with Church of the Nazarene Statement of Faith

    ·       Willingness and capability to lead organizational change

    ·       Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field (Does not have to be called to minsitry - can be a director instead of a pastor if that is the case)   

    Reports To: Executive Pastor of Engagement 


    Resource Team: Hospitality pastor, online pastor, community group administrative assistant 

    Oversight: Community group volunteer leaders, Celebrate Recovery director (possibly), community group administrative assistant

    Position Information
    Organization Name Only members can view this field.
    Location Bethany, OK
    District Oklahoma
    State/Province Oklahoma
    Position Title Community Groups Pastor/Director
    Position Classification Discipleship/Equipping
    PositionType Full-time
    Deadline for Applications Dec-01-2020
    Contact Information
    Contact Preference Send resumes by Email only.
    First & Last Name Rhonda Gonzalez
    Title Executive Assistant
    Email rgonzalez@bethanynaz.org