Pastor For Discipleship at Christ Community Church
Lemont, IL 60439

Pastor For Discipleship

Christ Community Church (Lemont, IL)



General Ministry & Job Description

We are searching for a discipleship pastor to lead a disciple making movement in and through Christ Community Church (Lemont, IL). This new position has been created to further equip God’s people for expanding ministry opportunities. As we walk in faith and grow as a church, we need wise, passionate and courageous leaders who live lives worth imitating. This leader will oversee key discipleship initiatives throughout the church while providing direct leadership for building and sustaining an adult discipleship pathway. The ideal candidate leads by example, loves the people, thinks strategically and inspires people to take their next steps.


Primary Responsibilities

Pastoral Leadership

·      Build genuine, loving relationships within the congregation and surrounding community.

·      In partnership with the teaching pastor, provide pastoral care and support to the congregation.

·      Preach/Teach 10-12xs per year (Sunday mornings/special services).


·      Work directly with the teaching pastor and staff to build a culture of discipleship throughout Christ Community Church.

·      Develop clear discipleship pathways for children, youth and adults.

·      Advance Christ Community’s small group ministry as a tool for connection, spiritual growth and care.


·      Develop a clear and effective strategy to help attendees easily take next steps in their relationship with God and the church community.

·      Train ministry leaders throughout the congregation in outreach, hospitality, relational evangelism and care

·      Lead and advance a culture of hospitality


Personal Abilities and Qualifications

·      An intimate, authentic relationship with Christ

·      Highly relational, able to connect with various personalities

·      A contagious love for others, especially those who aren’t Christians

·      Lives a balanced life of spiritual attentiveness, missional engagement and Christian community

·      Ministry experience and theological education (M.Div. is preferred but not required)

·      Honors Christ in their character and personal behavior

·      Strong organizational ability to lead multiple areas of ministry

·      Gift to connect and inspire others through teaching, preaching and leading


Vision for Christ Community

Christ Community is a relationship-driven, grace filled community that is living and loving like Jesus in our communities. Our mission is to make disciples of every generation and send them out to guide our neighbors to a hope-filled future.

This is an exciting season of ministry. As we have trusted God and stepped forward in faith, God has opened up new opportunities. We have developed strong local and global missional relationships with potential partnerships in every direction. Our Next Gen ministries are thriving with a strong youth ministry culture that is integrated into congregational life. Sunday worship is nearing room capacity. We have begun strategic plan to open a mission center in our community connected to a thrift store. This leadership position is critical to our future success. As we go wider into our community, we must go deeper as followers of Christ and Christians engaged in authentic community. We want to equip even more leaders, develop even more disciples and send more servants out as guides in our community.



Support & Accountability

We have a positive, collaborative staff culture that is set up for leaders to flourish as they develop the gifts of the community. We look forward to building a rewarding and positive work environment for our leaders.  The consistory and congregation recognize that this job description is an outline of primary responsibilities. We anticipate refining this job description to suit the unique gifts of the candidate during the interview process. This description is meant to guide both priorities and expectations. The Pastor for Discipleship and Connections, like the rest of the staff, will be supported and accountable to the personnel team and our teaching pastor.


Thoughts on Discipleship

“Only a disciple can make a disciple.” – A. W. Tozer

“You teach what you know, but you reproduce what you are.” Howard Hendricks

“Since making disciples is the main task of the church, every church ought to be able to answer two questions: What is our plan for making disciples? Is our plan working?” – Dallas Willard

“If you make disciples, you always get the church. But if you make a church, you rarely get disciples.” – Mike Breen

“God uses rescued people to rescue people.” Christine Caine

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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Christ Community Church
13400 S Bell Rd.
Lemont, Illinois 60439


Lisa Applegate
[email protected]


Lemont, IL 60439
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Team Building
Church Ministry