Discipleship Pastor Full Time

@ First Baptist Church in Roseau
  • Roseau, Minnesota View on Map
  • Denomination: Baptist
  • Job Category: Discipleship Ministry
  • Date Posted: 25 May 2023
  • Application closes: 31 August 2023
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    Job Description

    Biblical teaching, training and equipping is our heart.  The Discipleship Pastor will train, equip and encourage others out of a deep well of personal love and passion for God, His Word, His people and for those who don’t yet know Him.  The Discipleship Pastor will also engage members of our church family to help them enter into God’s presence and grow them in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus.  (2 Peter 3:18)

    The Candidate  We are looking for a biblically based, engaging discipleship pastor with a track record of developing Christ followers.   Someone who is secure in his relationship with Christ, and someone who has a heart for engaging people.  It is our prayerful desire that this pastor will be an intimate part of our church and community and will be encouraged by other people’s gifts, talents and abilities.


    Oversee discipleship ministries including Christian Education and Outreach Ministries for the church body.  Intentional about developing discipleship ministry plans and objectives.  Ensures curriculum(s) is of sound biblical doctrine and is tied together for effective teaching and training of Christ followers.  Trains, disciples and encourages lay leaders to be more effective in ministry.

    The Qualifications  Experience and/or education in pastoral ministries with a history and record of discipleship training and equipping leaders.  Committed to personal and corporate prayer, he must possess the qualities of an elder (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1), be led by the Holy Spirit, and possess a passionate love for and integrity in handling the Word of God.  Candidates must fully endorse and support First Baptist’s Vision, Core Values and Statement of Faith and be willing to be a member of the church.

    • Personal commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and desire to grow personally
    • Experience and proven track record of discipling and developing Christ followers
    • Commitment to the Mission, Vision and Core Values of First Baptist Church (FBC)
    • Endorse & support the Covenant & Affirmation of Faith of FBC Constitution & By-laws
    • Willing to become a member of First Baptist Church


    • Lead and promote visionary spiritual growth for children, youth and adults
    • Partner with elders, deacons and lay leaders to carry out the vision for spiritual growth
    • Sacrificially serve the church; disciple and develop Christ followers
    • Identify challenges for Christian Education and Outreach ministries
    • Develop strategies to overcome the identified discipleship ministry challenges
    • Implement and put into action tactics to overcome ministry challenges
    • Help recruit, train and oversee teachers/leaders and approve curriculum
    • Ensure resources and teaching aids are available for children, youth and adult ministries
    • Complements the lead pastor in ministry efforts and gifting
    • Support other church staff in accomplishing the church’s mission
    • Partner with the Missions team for local missions & outreach efforts
    • Participate in church functions, fill the pulpit in the absence of the Lead Pastor, and conduct weddings and funeral services as requested
    • Assist the Lead Pastor and elders in visitation, counseling and crisis ministry
    • Serve on the Church Council and be part of the church leadership
    • Attend regular church staff meetings and other duties as necessary


    • Experience and/or educational background in pastoral ministries
    • Administrative qualities, ability to organize, influence and mobilize people
    • A heart for people with the desire to engage, connect and build relationships
    • Utilizes spiritual gifts and personal experience to build up the body of Christ
    • Ability to think critically, work independently and as a team, effective communicator


    Submit resume to Ben Dieter by email.

    Application closes: August 31, 2023

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