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Pastor/Director of Small Groups

Family Church
Posted: 06/11/2024
Salary/Range: 60,000-80,000
West Monroe, LA

About the Church

Family Church in West Monroe, Louisiana, is a vibrant and welcoming congregation, denominationally affiliated with the Church of God Cleveland. With a mission to “Pursue God, Make Disciples, and Strengthen Families,” the church is deeply committed to fostering spiritual growth and community engagement. Known for its Bible-based teachings and family-focused approach, Family Church offers a dynamic environment for both worship and service, supported by a strong and dedicated leadership team.

About the Ministry

The small groups ministry at Family Church is on the cusp of significant growth, poised to flourish with the right leadership and systems development. The leadership of Family Church is committed to fostering a thriving small group ministry that enables members to engage with their faith in a supportive community of peers. Recognizing the immense value of small groups, the congregation eagerly anticipates the enhanced spiritual growth and community connection that a robust small groups program will bring.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the Small Groups Director position at Family Church is a leader with a strong commitment to discipleship and community building. The person who will thrive in this role possesses excellent pastoral and relational skills, a proven ability to disciple and develop leaders, and the organizational prowess to implement and manage a dynamic small groups ministry.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Function as the overall leader of all Family Church groups, coaching and equipping group leaders to perform their leadership duties and responsibilities successfully.
  2. Develop and execute an annual group growth plan, including recruiting and training small group leaders and participants.
  3. Oversee and implement training and discipleship methods to ensure continuous improvement in discipling small groups.
  4. Work with the adult ministries team to develop and/or select curricula and tools that align with Family Church’s vision.
  5. Plan and execute regular group connection events to bridge the relational gap between whole church gatherings and small groups.


  1. A strong and growing personal pursuit of God and commitment to Jesus.
  2. Committed to the values and vision of the church and staff.
  3. Display the ability to disciple, coach, and develop leaders.
  4. Pastoral and relational skills to care for, shepherd, and relate to leaders and small group participants.
  5. Organizational and administrative skills to develop and carry out a ministry plan that supports the vision.

About the Community

West Monroe, Louisiana, is a charming city known for its warm Southern hospitality and vibrant community spirit. Nestled along the Ouachita River, the city offers a blend of natural beauty and modern amenities, including scenic parks, a bustling downtown, and a variety of recreational activities. West Monroe boasts excellent schools, family-friendly neighborhoods, and a thriving cultural scene with events, local shops, and dining options that cater to all tastes. It’s an inviting place to call home, where newcomers are welcomed with open arms and can easily find a sense of belonging.

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