Discipleship Pastor

June 11, 2022
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Job Description

The discipleship pastor position at Gravel Hill is primarily a relational and administrative role, but some teaching is required. The discipleship pastor is not an associate pastor, so the primary role is not to assist the teaching pastor. Instead, the discipleship pastor partners with the teaching pastor to lead the church together. While the teaching pastor focuses on the corporate preaching of the Word on Sunday and churchwide biblical teaching, the discipleship pastor focuses on discipling the flock daily through other means like organizing events and equipping lay leaders.


• Exemplifies the qualities of 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; and 1 Peter 5:1-4
o Above reproach – respectable, hospitable, temperate, gentle, peaceable, generous
o Husband of one wife – shepherding his wife and children at home
o Self-controlled – humble, patient, wise, not captive to unrepentant sin
o Able to teach – committed to the gospel and skilled in teaching
o Mature in discipleship – not newly converted or shallow in doctrine
o Servant-hearted – eager to lead the church through service in diverse capacities
• Acceptance of the GHBC Statement of Faith, as found here: https://gravelhillbaptist.com/statement-of-faith
• Faithful growth in personal discipline and spirituality as you follow Christ


• Foster discipleship through small group management and other appropriate methods
• Plan church events and functions and assist with organization
• Coordinate evangelistic and outreach efforts
• Partner with the teaching pastor to ensure churchwide biblical teaching
• Plan order of worship, print bulletins, and lead Sunday morning liturgy
• Teach and lead Bible study and discussion on Wednesday nights
• Lead and support youth, children, Awana, and Sunday school leaders
• Manage Sunday school curriculum, including writing pre-planned youth material
• Target, train, and equip layperson leaders in the church
• Encourage and prepare fathers to shepherd their homes
• Engage in regular (at least annual) home visits
• Counsel individuals and connect with certified biblical counselors when needed
• No office hours required except for meeting with teaching pastor
• Maintain flexibility to serve the church in whatever way is needed


• Part-time/bivocational
• Salary to be discussed in later interview
• 2 weeks’ vacation with more potential time off as needed and approved