Discipleship Pastor Full Time

@ Seymour First Baptist Church
  • Seymour, Tennessee View on Map
  • Denomination: Baptist - SBC
  • Job Category: Discipleship Ministry
  • Date Posted: 25 October 2021
  • Application Closed
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    Job Description

    Seymour First Baptist Church is currently seeking a full-time Discipleship Pastor who will have a passion to make disciples and to lead others to make disciples who are transformed by The Gospel, connected in Biblical community, and living out God’s mission in their lives.

    Essential Characteristics

    • A man with an authentic and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  He is consistently committed to Bible reading, study, prayer and sanctification as  a Christian in all of life.
    • A believer who holds a passionate and firm understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
    • A pastor who not only meets the Biblical qualifications for leadership within the church (1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1), but who is also growing in pastoral character, knowledge, and skill. His shepherd’s heart enables him to use his gifts to comfort, counsel, convict, challenge and equip others.
    • Be in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000
    • A minister who leads the process of recruitment, training and ongoing shepherding of small group leaders.  This includes discipleship groups, Sunday school, and adult ministries
    • A servant leader and teammate who demonstrates genuine humility as evidenced by the ability to listen to and work with people from all walks of life.  He will work in partnership with and under the authority of the SFBC Lead Pastor.

    Principal Function:

    The Discipleship Pastor will have a passion to make disciples and to lead others to make disciples who are transformed by The Gospel, connected in Biblical community, and living out God’s mission in their lives.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Lead church in planning, conducting, and evaluating a comprehensive program of Discipleship and Adult Education
    2. Support current vision for Discipleship Groups (D Groups)
    3. Identify, train and equip new leaders for the purpose of multiplication
    4. Minister to and shepherd leaders, equipping them to better serve their groups
    5. Lead the church to be aware of the educational and discipleship resources available and to choose what is most suitable
    6. Create, implement, and oversee a plan to involve and integrate new Christians and new members into our church family, including Sunday School, Discipleship Groups and finding areas of service according to their gifts
    7. Guide and communicate with Adult Ministry leaders, ensuring that these ministries are in line with Seymour FBC’s overall discipleship strategy
    8. Oversee and administer appropriate budgets
    9. Ensure sound doctrine is maintained in all teaching environments in the church
    10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor


    As an employee of Seymour First Baptist Church, you are an important aspect of the ministry of Christ through this church body, because of this, you must be a model of Christian behavior and morality. You must agree to live a witness of the life of Christ in testimony, behavior, and attitude. You must attend worship on a regular basis, be involved in Bible study, maintain a regular discipline of prayer, and abstain from behavior that would be contrary to the Christian lifestyle as described in scriptures and interpreted by this church.

    If God stirs your heart with excitement at the potential for His Kingdom through this opportunity, please email the following items:

    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • Link to Teaching/Preaching Video

    Submission deadline is Friday, November 12, 2021 or until the position is filled.

    Application deadline closed.

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