Director of Adult Discipleship


Director of Adult Discipleship
Reports to:                 Managing Executive Director
Effective:                   February 2018
Directly Supervises: Ministries Administrative Assistant
Status:                        Part Time (32 hours)
FLSA:                         Non-Exempt
Job Summary
The Director of Adult Ministries will lead, manage, and nurture the adult spiritual growth pathways in an efficient manner that honors God and implements the church vision.
Required Functions

  • Lead the adult growing ministries
    • Lead and develop existing Adult Growing (Intentional Discipleship) Ministries at St. James
    • Create and oversee New Adult Growing Ministries
    • Manage the adult discipleship pathway from the new members’ class to participation in discipleship groups (Sunday School classes, small groups, Life Groups, etc.)
    • Recruit and Train group facilitators, including in person trainings and online trainings
    • Assist in the selection of curriculum and the maintenance of the church library.
    • Partner with the Director of Communications on the communication of group offerings and group updates
    • Lead and develop existing Adult Lifestyle Ministries at St. James
    • Oversee and update groups in the Church Database, includes groups reporting and attendance data
    • Create and maintain budget for Adult Discipleship ministries
    • Maintain a volunteer appreciation system with multiple touches throughout the year
    • Coordinate with other ministry directors to create a cohesive Disciple offering church-wide, including church-wide studies and family programming
    • Coordinate with ministry leads to assist in the execution of 301 ministry expo events
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; computer literate
  • Previous ministry leadership experience and people management success
  • Strong commitment to the Christian faith and to the theology of the United Methodist Church
  • Willing to adhere to the St. James UMC Staff Policies and Statement of Ethics and to be loyal to the Senior Pastor, the SMT, and to St. James UMC Playbook
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to speak/communicate clearly, both verbally and written, to individuals, small groups, and large groups
Core Competencies
  • Strong staff and project management skills: includes Self-Motivation, Multi-Tasking, Organization, Delegation               
  • Strong interpersonal skills: includes Motivating Others, Connector, Relational, Conflict Resolution, Team Player

Contact: Barbara Brosch

Address: 16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd Tampa FL 33647

Phone: 8139714790



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