JOB TITLE:         Pastor of Discipleship & Formation

STATUS:    Part Time (25 Hours Per Week)

Goal Statement:  It shall be the responsibility of the Pastor of Discipleship & Formation to:

1. Direct and oversee the discipleship function of the St. Luke United Methodist Church Family; 2. Direct, resource, develop curriculum, and oversee Sunday School classes and Life Groups
3. Direct, resource, and oversee Short Term Studies

4. Innovate, develop, direct, and resource the digital discipleship strategy at St. Luke 

5. Work with the Grow Team at St. Luke to ensure cohesion and collaborative discipleship ministry efforts.

6. Assist with growing the church, its ministries, and pastoral care needs if/where appropriate.

Necessary Qualities for the Director of Discipleship:

  • A vitalized relationship with Jesus Christ 
  • A heart for leading + nurturing + discipling adults in/into a relationship with Jesus Christ 
  • A good knowledge of Scripture and the ability to teach and model scriptural principles
  • A strong knowledge of Wesleyan-Methodist theology and practice
  • A pastoral heart to minister to the complex needs of families
  • A love for innovation of new ministries + collaboration with teams 
  • The ability to help people build relationships with each other
  • A desire to champion discipleship and Christian formation as one of the key pieces of the vision + ministry of the church

Ministry Responsibilities

  • Plan, lead, and execute weekly Sunday School needs
  • Plan, lead, develop, and execute weekly Life Group needs
  • Plan, lead, develop, and execute Short-Term Studies
  • Develop curriculum/studies where appropriate
  • Direct the Grow Team which meets monthly
  • Participate and show leadership in our weekly staff meeting
  • Participate in the Sunday morning pulpit teaching rotation 
  • Innovate, direct, and resource the digital discipleship community at St. Luke

The Pastor of Discipleship & Formation shall be accountable to the Grow Team, The Staff Parish Relations Team, and the Senior Pastor.

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Senior Pastor, Brian Ebel at bebel@stlukeumc.org

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