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Job Title Assistant Pastor of Discipleship
Of highest importance shall be the maintaining of personal standards of Godliness, based upon
Biblical Principles, which results in an uncompromised testimony within the church and
community. Adherence to biblical, ethical, and fiscal stewardship shall be deemed critical.
Work shall be conducted in a manner pleasing to God, dictated by ministry needs, and enacted
with a team concept with the DBC staff and as directed by the Elder Board Leadership. The
Assistant Pastor of Discipleship must maintain the highest biblical standards of ethics,
confidentiality and honesty because of the trust required by the position.
Definition of Employment Status
This shall be deemed to be a salaried non-executive management staff position. Per the
Employee Handbook, this position shall be considered to be Full Time.
Duties and Responsibilities
Generally speaking, the person in this position will occupy themselves seeking ways to help
church members grow and change and become more like Jesus Christ. Here are some specific
areas of oversight:
1. LIFE Groups Build up, expand, and improve our small group ministry.
2. Christian Education /
Adult Sunday School
Build up, expand, and improve our system to train people in God’s
Word through our Sunday School ministry. Work with our
Children’s Ministry Assistant in the area of Children’s Sunday
School. Employee will be directly responsible for our Adult
Sunday School system. This will entail planning classes,
advertising, and assessing their effectiveness.
3. Men’s Ministry Seek ways to build up and encourage our men. We are less
interested in building a program than we our in figuring out
effective ways to challenge men to walk in the way of Jesus
4. Women’s Ministry Seek ways to build up and encourage our women. This will
primarily be accomplished by working with our Women’s Ministry
5. Preaching & Teaching Opportunities will be given for preaching, teaching, and
mentoring. Employee will work with the Senior Pastor to establish
a frequency of preaching, teaching (which includes Sunday
School, Delaware Christian School chapel, and other
opportunities), and mentoring (which includes having a
Discipleship Group at Delaware Christian School).
6. Counseling Training in the Nouthetic approach to counseling shall be
required. Counseling (discipleship) shall be offered (with priority
given to those of the church) as a means of witness and help to
the community. Work with the Senior Pastor to put a cap on the
maximum number of counseling cases per week (2 is
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Some formal training in Bible (a 4-year college degree in Bible is preferred)
2. Trained in the Nouthetic approach to counseling
3. If not already completed, it is expected that the employee will be ordained and ACBC
certified in biblical counseling by the end of their third year of employment.
The Assistant Pastor of Discipleship shall be directly accountable to the Senior Pastor and to
the Elder Board, and of course, ultimately accountable to God. He will receive an annual
evaluation by the Senior Pastor. The Assistant Pastor of shall abide by the guidelines as
established by the DBC Financial Policies and Procedure Manual and the DBC Employee
DBC Membership Requirements
Membership is required.
Time Requirements
This is a full-time position requiring a minimum of 40 hours per week. Additional time will be
necessary due to various events and meetings. Such additional time shall be understood to be
an essential part of the position, and therefore a normal part of the job without additional
compensation of time or money. Pastors are considered to be working on Sunday, a day off will
be given during a normal business day. The particular day will be a matter of discussion with
the Senior Pastor.
All work shall meet or exceed the requirements set forth in the Constitution of Delaware Bible
Church, the Employee Handbook, the Financial Policies and Procedures, and all other policies
and procedures enacted.

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