Discipleship Minister

Chapel of Life

Role: Discipleship Minister

Reports to: Board of Trustees and Senior Pastor

Required Working Hours: 20 hours per week

Remuneration: Voluntary (expenses paid where applicable)

Direct reports: 4

Introduction:

Chapel of Life is a Christian, Bible-based community church based in central London with a unique calling to empower, influence and educate its congregation on the relational nature of Christ. In specific terms, the mandate of the church is to help the members build relationships with God, their community and each other. Following its first five years from formation, the church is now transitioning from a ‘start-up’ mindset to actively putting structures, leaders, systems and processes in place, to ensure that it is able to disciple people effectively with a ‘missions’ focus; essentially, building a community of saints that are able take the mandate of being the representatives Christ’s unconditional love into their communities, jobs and on mission fields.

The new structure for Chapel of Life has led to the creation of a Discipleship Minister role, responsible for leading the ‘discipleship arm’ of Chapel of Life. This ministry includes LIFE Academy, LIFE Classes, Marriage Preparatory Classes and Missions.

Discover more at: https://chapeloflife.org/

Role Description

Role Synopsis

The position holder will be accountable to the Senior Pastor of Chapel of Life and will have the responsibility of guiding and equipping members of the small but growing church to develop and live in relationships of pastoral care.  This person is responsible for creating, managing and executing the aspects of the church that develop disciples and encourage Christian maturity.  S/he should have the ability to organise, lead, encourage, motivate and work with others, be spiritually sensitive and possess a clear conviction that all of God’s people must be spiritually growing and reaching out to others.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Support the Senior Pastor with pulpit responsibilities, ceremonies and counselling duties, including preaching and teaching
  2. In coordination with other leaders, encourage and teach a full understanding of God’s Word and His church through various ministries and relationships (small groups, Bible Studies, etc)
  3. Serve as a resource person for and co-labourer with all those involved in the leadership of spiritual education and growth ministries within the body
  4. Lead in the development of a strategy for assessing spiritual growth within the church
  5. Partner with leadership to encourage and promote broad member involvement in spiritual educational opportunities, so that strong relationships of spiritual growth are fostered
  6. Regularly assess the current needs of the body and provide training accordingly
  7. Develop classes and training to better equip our church to make disciples of all.
  8. Assist with pastoral duties including weddings, funerals, baby dedications/naming ceremonies
  9. Work collaboratively with Outreach Minister to train, equip and deploy disciples to effectively share the Gospel with the community.

Time Critical Responsibilities (2019/2020)

  1. Develop a set of activities that helps members in embracing outreach events
  2. Train and equip volunteers within outreach teams.
  3. Build relationships with local organisations to partner with on outreach events
  4. Lead and help coordinate a plan for reaching out with the Gospel in meaningful ways to our community.  This will include mobilising the congregation to serve the community in various manners to demonstrate love and represent God’s grace to them.

Essential Skills and Competencies

Critical Thinking and Thought Leader

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • An awareness of issues that impact the local and wider community and develop and implement strategic plans in response to these;
  • An ability to align strategic initiatives for the purposes of teaching, preaching and managing discipleship-centred conversations;
  • An ability to generate a conversation that influences new ways of thinking about people’s willingness to engage in events outside of the standard Sunday service.

Result Driven

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they are able to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm;
  • That they are able to secure and deploy limited church resources to undertake outreach activities that align with the vision of Chapel of Life;
  • That they can be accountable to and account for people that work for them;
  • The ability to create a culture of mutual accountability in the teams that report to them.

Managing People

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they can work collaboratively with people of all ages, races, faiths and walks of life;
  • That they can build relationships and coalitions across ‘tribal’ boundaries;
  • That they can spot, develop and optimise talents;
  • That they can communicate their vision, objectives and goals in ways that motivate people and carry them along.

Self-Assured, Disciplined and Adaptable to Change

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they have the courage to bring innovative ideas to integrating members in church life and encouraging the church to embrace wider perspectives;
  • That they are keen on self-development, self-actualisation and collective empowerment;
  • That they are able to adapt to the needs of all members of the discipleship ministry, regardless of their age, race or personal persuasion.

Desired Skills and Competencies

Critical Thinking and Thought Leader

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • A financial acumen for budgeting departmental annual planning;
  • Sufficient technological savviness to motivate, inspire and elevate people to Reflect Christ, Exercise Dominion and Impart Life;
  • An ability to generate activities that are cognisant of members and visitors as ‘customers’ and design programmes that meet their needs;
  • An understanding of the complexities of the layers that make London a metropolitan city and how Chapel of Life can breathe meaning into the city;
  • An ability to balance stakeholders’ needs.

Result Driven

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to use own initiative to resourcefully deliver results;
  • An ability to execute objectives, maximise resources and optimise processes for delivery;
  • An ability to plan and align resources against strategic objectives.

Managing People

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they can discern where individuals are best placed in accordance with their talents, skills and abilities, in order to build effective teams;
  • That they can build collaborative relationships with individuals within and external to Chapel of Life, thus building effective networks to effect real change.

Self-Assured, Disciplined and Adaptable to Change

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they are able to manage ambiguity
  • The ability to display situational adaptability and flexibility by adjusting accordingly and learning nimbly in response to any unexpected situations that may arise.
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Chapel of Life

Location

London
United Kingdom

Category
Compensation
Volunteer
Hours
Part Time
Deadline
Contact Telephone
Contact E-mail Address
info@chapeloflife.org