Seacoast Community Church

Discipleship Pastor

Encinitas (San Diego),


Why I Love This Opportunity

Chris Lagerlof

Senior Associate

I love this opportunity because Seacoast Community Church is looking for someone to lead at a high level at a great church committed to helping people to stay deeply connected in relationships and life! Seacoast Community Church is committed to continuing to grow as a family while maintaining a culture of intimacy and connectivity. They’re looking for a relational leader with a passion for helping people discover life in Christ and learn to follow Him. If you love leading, developing leaders, and teaching, this opportunity in beautiful Encinitas might be the right fit for you.

About This Organization

For close to 60 years, Seacoast Community Church has served and ministered in North San Diego County, which is known for its beautiful beaches and laid-back beach and surf culture. They’re a multi-generational church that mirrors the general population of Encinitas. Though a few socio-economic classes make up Encinitas, the immediate area is affluent and well-educated.

The staff culture at Seacoast Community Church is a fun environment where people don’t take themselves too seriously but take God very seriously. Work is accomplished with a focus on grace and excellence. The staff is given much freedom and flexibility as long as they are faithful, productive, collaborative, and pursue excellence in all they do.

Seacoast Community Church is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Their mission is to help people discover life in Christ and learn to follow Him. They have a dream of being a church community that is home to those lost and wandering in their faith, a family of disciples being transformed by the good news of Jesus, and a movement of people blessing the neighborhoods in which they live, work, and play.

Position Description

The Discipleship Pastor will serve as a pastoral team member and will work to develop and grow ministries designed to help people take steps on the discipleship pathway. The Discipleship Pastor will focus on helping people move from being first-time guests to becoming fully committed followers of Jesus that are connected at SCC and regularly serve, give, and participate in the church’s mission and vision. This position requires a detailed oriented leader who is able to motivate and empower leaders who will lead the various ministry programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, and mobilize a team of Life Group Leaders and oversee the process of connecting people into groups, including Rooted and other small group environments.
  • Lead and manage guest engagement process for SCC.
  • Create and manage systems that help people take steps in the discipleship process and track the progress in each area and reflect the progress in the church database.
  • Set annual goals for the ministry that are in line with our vision and then evaluate how those goals were attained or modified during the year.
  • Work with the staff leadership team to create a leadership development strategy.
  • Oversee men’s, women’s, and young adult’s ministry.
  • Teach at the weekend services

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Someone passionate about connecting people to the church, in the community, and in the ministry.
  • A relational leader that can attract others into their next steps.
  • Experience recruiting, equipping, and deploying people into ministry.
  • Someone strategic with experience in implementing systems.
  • A team builder who can inspire and motivate others.
  • A good communicator

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