Southern Hills Church

Discipleship Pastor

Las Vegas,


Why I Love This Opportunity

Luke Francis


For the leader who wants to work in a “lean forward” and action oriented team environment this is a superb opportunity. Through the pairing of Lead Pastor Josh’s visionary gifting and Executive Pastor Caleb’s collaborative-integrator gift set, the next Discipleship Pastor will find ample space to develop an area of high potential in Southern Hills’ ministry offerings. While the pieces are there for this area of the church to thrive, a motivated and committed leader will be able to cultivate meaningful ministry in this area that will match the church’s high caliber Sunday environment for first time guests and long time members. In our view, it would be challenging to find a more initiative oriented environment that cares so deeply about the “being” and “doing” aspect of a person’s journey with Jesus.

If you are a church leader motivated by leading the assimilation and discipleship ministries of a growing, ambitious church this may be the role God has been preparing you to step into in 2024.

About This Organization

Southern Hills Church exudes a deep commitment to Biblical Truth and being a church that opens its doors to all people, regardless of where they are in their faith journey, and helping them become disciples of Jesus Christ. It is no surprise that is why they have baptized nearly 300 people in the last three years and had nearly 700 guests in 2023 alone.

Located in southwest Las Vegas, Southern Hills will celebrate its 20th anniversary as a church this summer and will soon open a new 1,300 seat worship center. Paired with a new and expanded outdoor patio and baptistery, Southern Hills clearly reinforces in its space, ministry programming, and compelling Sunday worship opportunities that they are active in their pursuit of being catalysts for new life in Jesus Christ. Led by Pastor Josh Teis, Southern Hills is a multigenerational faith community that prioritizes evangelism, spiritual growth and formation, and integrating one’s faith across all areas of life. Pastor Josh is a highly engaging Bible teacher and a pastor who desires his congregation to experience the joy of following Jesus in all of life’s seasons. He personally exemplifies this in his teaching and personal evangelism, while ensuring the church’s staff and key leaders are rallied around this same missional priority. As Southern Hills begins its next twenty years they will do so with gratitude, anticipation, and a spirit of freedom for all that God will continue to do through them.

Position Description

One of the most important roles for this next chapter in the life of Southern Hills is the Discipleship Pastor. Working under the direction of the Executive Pastor, Caleb Sargent, this new role will carry significant oversight and leadership responsibility in both helping people connect with Jesus, Southern Hills, and the church-based disciple making community. It will be vital that this new pastoral leader continues the church’s already strong assimilation pathway as he improves the church’s effectiveness in helping adults connect into the church’s group’s ministry. Without proactive attention to both of these facets of church life the new leader will miss the mission of Southern Hills and the opportunity of this role. Finally, this leader also needs to be experienced in leading paid staff (full and part-time) to achieve their ministry goals and in a fashion aligned with Southern Hills’ ministry philosophy and annual goals.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead 1:1 direct reports and team around the church’s assimilation and discipleship processes.
  • Lead the charge regarding daily communications with attendees, guests, and new members through phone, email,
    and face-to-face interactions regarding salvations, baptisms, and process class registrations.
  • Operate and grow the engagement in the specific discipleship pathways of 1:1 Discipleship through Small Circle
    and community engagement through small groups and large groups.
  • Be exceptionally organized with a heart for people when it comes to tracking data and sharing stories of salvations,
    baptisms, new members, and discipleship pathway wins.
  • Personally invest in and contribute to advancing the mission and vision of Southern Hills Church in an emotionally and spiritually healthy way.


What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Motivated by a theologically conservative, evangelical church ministry environment reaching and baptizing many new, first generation followers of Jesus
  • Thrives on a fast paced, goal oriented, vision-driven entrepreneurial church team that is deeply committed to its mission organizationally and personally
  • Experienced in improving existing ministry systems and structures around evangelism and discipleship for churches experiencing sustained, year-over-year growth through new believers
  • Record of showing commitment to excellence in developing, managing, and coaching leaders of leaders who carry out the work of the ministry and in a manner consistent with a core ethos, process playbook, and set of practices
  • Leads with the heart of a servant and team player, mindset of a local missionary, and habits of a self-starter in all areas of his ministry leadership
  • Mature in his personal identity and security as a follower of Jesus and able to be a self-starter not only in his work but in building and cultivating new, meaningful relationships within the staff, church, and greater southwest Las Vegas
  • Energized by the opportunity to play a key role in a church reaching Las Vegas and moving towards 2,500 in worship attendance each week
  • Ordained as a Minister of the Gospel and holds at least a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree with a theological and practical ministry emphasis preferred

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