Associate Pastor of Discipleship at FIVE39 Church
Akron, Ohio

FIVE39 Church

Job Description


Position Title: Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Reports To:    Lead Pastor


Purpose: The Associate pastor serves as a leader to: Communities and overall Discipleship for the church.

1.     Lead communities

a.     Lead a Community at FIVE39

b.     Invest in leaders. Schedule training regularly for leaders

c.     Create a pipeline for future FIVE39 Community leaders

d.     Create a strategy for groups to grow spiritually

e.     Create a pipeline to add new communities as the church grows

2.     Develop, strategize, and implement discipleship at FIVE39

3.     Oversee Missions at FIVE39

a.     Develop a plan and policy to add missionaries

b.     Work with the lead pastor on a yearly special mission offering

c.     Plan one trip a year for the body to go on.

4.     Oversee Baptisms, (classes/ interview)

5.     Oversee Child dedication offer twice a year.

6.     Oversee Pre-martial counseling offer twice a year

7.     Preach 4-6 times a year (or as needed)


Major Responsibilities:

The Associate pastor will


Manage Volunteers

?      Cultivate, lead, and manage a team of small group volunteers

?      Implement a schedule for current volunteers and communicate requests to the team

?      Train volunteers, preparing them for weekly duties and providing feedback as necessary

?      Lead each group if needing to split or cap the group size


Oversee Ministry Operations

?      Review issues with ministry operations as they arise and develop appropriate solutions

?      Plan Fall, Spring, and Summer communities


Coordinate with Lead Pastor

?      Work with lead pastor to align vision of Communities ministry with FIVE39’s mission

?      Communicate with lead pastor current ministry needs and successes

?      Partner within FIVE39 Church in spiritual growth of their families


Background Requirements:

?      A strong personal relationship with Christ and love for the local church

?      A love for the Word of God and seeing spiritual formation develop in the lives of others



?      Responsible: Takes ownership over anything they commit to

?      Trainer: Educates leaders on how to lead a group in Bible study and build community within the church

?      Organizer: Examines current operations model; seeks to improve ministry organization

?      Servant: Willing to love and serve others in humility as they lead their team


Personal Qualifications:

?      A consistent personal spiritual life; obedience to God’s Word and the leading of the Spirit

?      Personal integrity in all areas of life

?      A high level of commitment to FIVE39 Church; this includes:

?      Regular attendance of church services and events

?      Church membership: if not currently a member, the individual is willing to become one


Ministry Team:         Ministry Staff

Direct Reports:         Volunteers

FLSA Status:

Hours:                        Full time (40 hours)


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of employees. FIVE39 Church reserves the right to revise the position, its job functions, minimum qualifications, and other aspects of the position in any way, at any time.


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FIVE39 Church
2240 Goodyear Blvd
Akron, Ohio 44305


FIVE39 Church
(330) 946-6679
[email protected]



Akron, Ohio
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Church Ministry