Groups & Missions Minister Lockeland Springs

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SUMMARY

The Lockeland Springs Group & Missions Minister is responsible to the church, under the direction of the Campus & Teaching Pastor to develop, implement and oversee a comprehensive disciple-making that both utilizes and integrates the two ministry areas of discipleship and missions.

 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following:

  • In coordination with the Campus & Teaching Pastor, implement and oversee a strategy to establish and support a growing number of adult discipleship groups that are characterized by Acts 2 community.
  • Effectively identify, equip and support a growing number of group leaders in order to facilitate the multiplication of groups across the East Nashville area. 
  • Coach, develop and minister to discipleship group leaders.
  • Serve as a conduit for the Lockeland Springs congregation to get connected to discipleship groups.
  • Provide regular Focus Studies and other equipping/learning opportunities that result in developing people towards maturity in Christ.
  • Develop, oversee and implement a strategy that leads a growing number of people to share their faith and make disciples where they live, work and play.
  • Mobilize a growing number of people from among the Lockeland Springs congregation for strategic involvement and significant impact in the community.
  • Organize and provide regular opportunities for service and outreach that deepen the congregation’s gospel impact and cultivate a heart from the lost people in the surrounding community.
  • Serve as a bridge to connect the campus to local community ministries and non-profit entities for the sake of ministry partnership.
  • In partnership with the Campus and Teaching Pastor, oversee all local and global disciple-making / missions engagement.
  • Develop and maintain mission partnerships (local, regional and international) that provide opportunities for people to participate in our Missions Strategy.

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Encourage and facilitate the Lockeland Springs congregation to participate in BBC sponsored Mission Journeys (in coordination with the Brentwood Baptist Missions Department).
  • Be available to serve the church as a decision counselor, pastoral counselor, on-call minister.  Perform weddings, funerals and administer ordinances of the church.
  • Develop and maintain the groups and missions ministry budgets.
  • Ensure Lockeland Springs group and missions ministries align with BBC core ministry philosophy and practices including a “dotted line” relationship with BBC ministry champions.
  • Participate regularly in campus staff meetings and other Brentwood Baptist staff meetings including relevant Groups and Missions department meetings.
  • Maintain a comprehensive self-development plan.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

COMPETENCIES AND TRAITS:

In addition to the specific responsibilities required for this role, Brentwood Baptist Church also seeks candidates that possess some general competencies and behavioral traits that enhance the effectiveness of our staff.

Management

  • Effective in directing both resources and volunteers towards the accomplishment of goals
  • Maximizes personal effectiveness by focusing on “must-dos” tasks
  • Anticipates/avoids problems or formulates creative solutions
  • Makes timely decisions that produce quality outcomes

Team Contribution

  • Demonstrates flexibility, adapts well to changing priorities or situations
  • Self-directed and proactive in accomplishing tasks without significant oversight
  • Is willing to take on additional responsibilities with a “can-do” attitude
  • Collaborates well with others to accomplish group tasks

Team Communication

  • Clearly conveys expectations and priorities to volunteers
  • Uses written and verbal communication in a way that accomplishes intended results
  • Adheres to commitments, schedules and deadlines
  • Functions well in a team environment, regularly shares information and solicits feedback from others

Pastoring/Shepherding

  • Demonstrates Christ-likeness and a commitment to personal spiritual growth
  • Leads volunteers by serving and not by asserting control
  • Utilizes emotional intelligence, is emotionally available to those he/she leads
  • Invests in the development of others around him/her

Self-Development

  • Prioritizes and accomplishes self-development goals
  • Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to obtaining the KASH necessary to be successful in this role
  • Teachable spirit with a desire to learn and grow
  • The gap between the current job description and the employee’s current abilities is appropriate and allows for future growth

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A personal sense of calling from God to vocational Christian ministry in general and to this particular area of ministry.
  • Can identify closely with the mission, values, vision, theology, philosophy and methodology of Brentwood Baptist Church.
  • A mature Christian who is demonstrates the Fruits of the Spirit, is growing in their faith and is committed to spiritual disciplines such as Bible reading, prayer.
  • The proven ability to identify, equip and lead a team of volunteers.
  • Ability to collaborate, cooperate and function well in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.  Seminary degree (or in progress) is preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience working in the local church or Christian ministry context required.
  • Experience in (or close familiarity with) ministry in a progressive or postmodern context preferred.
Brentwood Baptist Church is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
 
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