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ALIVE Wesleyan Church

Discipleship Pastor

Central,

South Carolina

Why I Love This Opportunity

Chesed Berry

Associate

Alive Wesleyan Church is uniquely gifted to reach spiritually hungry people, introduce them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and play an active role in a healthy Christian community.

You’ll definitely want to learn more about the really cool ways that Alive is serving its community! In 2020, ALIVE launched the Mercantile with three components: The Farm, The Exchange, and The Orchard. These were launched as a study in Asset-Based Community Development. In other words, “What do we already have that may be used to reach our communities.” Also, In 2021, Project 20 was launched, an initiative seeking to plant 20 churches in 10 years, and ALIVE has already launched four.

This is such a great role for a leader who values effective discipleship and wants to be part of a church and team that is pushing the boundaries of ministry in new and exciting ways.

About This Organization

Alive Church is a Wesleyan church in Central, South Carolina. They are a multi-site church with three campuses and a thriving online community. Over an average week, more than 1500 people gather and worship at various locations, with another 500+ joining weekly online.

This church has a rich history, founded in 1893. The current Lead Pastor, Tom Harding, has been there for over 20 years and is a gifted visionary leader with a track record for building sustainable ministry models. He and the team are great at helping people “Meet God,” “Grow in Faith,” and “Make a Difference.”

Central, South Carolina, is next door to Clemson University, so the area has that fun college vibe but also holds great value for young families and professionals. Did we mention how awesome upstate South Carolina is? You’re an easy drive to the beach and a quick hop to the beautiful mountains of NC. Nearby Greenville is such a beautiful city – All the charm and culture folks love without the grind and crime of a big city.

Position Description

Alive Wesleyan Church is searching for a Discipleship Pastor to lead the effort to make Disciples who make Disciples. The Discipleship Pastor will facilitate the effective ministry of the church by serving the church with excellence, in a spirit of Christ-likeness. He or she will lead the small groups program, develop and direct the discipleship team, oversee marriage ministry, recruit and develop leaders for discipleship programs, and resource discipleship initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead discipleship initiatives at ALIVE
  • Represent Discipleship to the greater church body
  • Ensure ALIVE Discipleship programs replicate ALIVE DNA and lead to multiplication
  • Oversee and coordinate small group systems
  • Facilitate leadership development for Discipleship volunteers
  • Serve as liaison between staff and Discipleship Team
  • Plan details of baptism and follow-up
  • Coordinate Marriage Ministry
  • Support Discipleship initiatives for Campus Pastors
  • Support and resource the Stephen Ministry, Celebrate Recovery and Grief Care Support
  • Record, track, and report data for all discipleship initiatives

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • A believer with a thriving and growing walk with the Lord
  • Aligned theologically with the Wesleyan church (https://www.wesleyan.org/about/our-beliefs)
  • Has a strong ability to be a “leader of leaders”
  • Would love someone with 5+ years of ministry experience
  • Passionate about cultivating a multiplying discipleship model

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