Discipleship Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church
Cherry Hill,New Jersey

Reports to: Lead Pastor and Board of Elders



The Discipleship Pastor will lead and equip our congregation to be disciples who make disciples. The primary purpose of this role is to develop, coordinate, and execute a philosophy of discipleship in our church and community.



Specific and direct call to pastoral ministry.
Personal character that reflects the biblical requirements for pastors/elders (1 Timothy 3:1-13, 2 Timothy 2, Titus 1:5-9).
Undergraduate/Bible College degree preferred
5 or more full-time years experience on staff in a leadership capacity at a local church or Christian ministry.
A passionate love for the Lord and for people.
Ability to lead and motivate diverse groups of people.
Team player with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to prioritize, organize workloads, and handle multiple tasks at once.
A passion for seeing people become connected to the church.


Primary Responsibilities


Cooperate with the elders to develop a strategic discipleship plan for all ages. (future — implement and maintain plan)
Collaborate with Pastor of Youth & Outreach and Director of Children’s Ministry to implement the discipleship plan that is consistent across all ministries.
Develop and nurture a healthy groups strategy that aligns with the Up, In, and Out vision of the church (small groups, D-groups, recruiting and training leaders, organizing curriculum, launching new groups as needed, etc.)
Assist in development and implementation of a training plan for equipping the church family to live on mission and serve their local communities (at home, work, play, etc.)
Teach/lead by example by leading a group.


Develop, implement, and measure a strategy for connecting people to Bethel…moving from guest to fully engaged member.
Provide leadership and direction for the Next Steps class (membership)
Provide oversight and coordination of registration and follow-up process for guests and regular attendees
Provide oversight, direction and training of the Guest Connections Team.
Help members and guests develop deeper and more meaningful relationships through participation in groups.
Assist in developing and carrying out strategies to reach the unchurched in the surrounding community of Bethel (in partnership with Youth & Outreach Pastor).

Pastoral Care and Deacons

Provide ministry leadership and development for our Team of Deacons.
Communicate and coordinate with other ministry teams on Care ministry activities and needs related to their specific ministry.
Assist in providing pastoral care to those in personal crisis through counseling, prayer, and visitation.
Make assessments and/or refer congregants to the appropriate internal or external counseling resources/services.
Develop relationships with local counseling offices/agencies to provide care and rehabilitation options.


Serve as a member of Bethel’s elder board.
Participate in all staff meetings.
Officiate weddings and funerals as needed.
Preach 6-10 times per year as directed by Lead Pastor



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Bethel Baptist Church
1704 Springdale Rd,
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003


Bethel Baptist Church



Cherry Hill,New Jersey
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Church Ministry