Director of Discipleship


     To lead and oversee all key adult discipleship initiatives of Denver United Methodist church (DUMC) to help the congregation grow and mature in their faith. 


  • Develop DUMC’s adult discipleship ministry as the primary avenue for congregation assimilation and spiritual growth. Create a “discipleship pathway”  that effectively brings people into our community while strengthening their relationship with Christ
    • Resource small groups (as needed)
    • Recruit and train leaders and manage discipleship program
    • Choose/write curriculum focused at connecting groups to sermon series and worship, as appropriate
    • Arrange for special topic seminars/retreats for adults (i.e. marriage workshop)
  • Assist Sr. Pastor and other staff in the design, develop, and manage guest/member follow-up ministry     
    • Assist with Welcome Center/guest gift/first-time guest follow-up
    • First Steps class (faith, basics, church basics)
  • Next Steps class (spiritual gifts, putting faith into action, connect participants to a small group
    • Improve upon  communications that support discipleship ministries (Welcome literature, ministry opportunities, marketing for small groups, worship, sermon series guides, etc.)
    • Assist volunteer leaders to maintain current Sunday school classes and Bible studies as needed.
    • Preach on as-needed basis as scheduled by the Senior Pastor
    • Participate in staff planning retreats with Senior Pastor and Worship Arts Staff
    • Oversee all aspects of worship for Sundays you preach
  • Support and implement overall mission and vision of DUMC
  • Nurture overall well-being of the church, congregation, and mission of DUMC outside of primary job
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  • Adapt to ever-changing needs of DUMC staff and congregation
  • Attend all staff meetings and lead meetings when Senior Pastor is not present
  • Attend church events as required by Senior Pastor
Job Specifications:
Education or Training -              
  • A degree in the area of pastoral ministry, education, or spiritual development preferred
  • Experience in leading and creating discipleship programs and/or spiritual retreats
Knowledge and Skills - 
  • Strong giftedness and confidence in public speaking, teaching, preaching, and various forms of communication.
  • Proven skills in Small Group ministry contexts, specifically in the areas of group leadership and leader training.
  • Ability to build and maintain teams of responsible people through personal recruitment and coaching.
  • Strong ability to work with people of various temperaments, gifts, passions, and church backgrounds.
  • A consistent self-starter who is willing to accept responsibility for the success of their ministry.
  • Desire to work closely with others (especially staff) in order to develop meaningful relationships.
  • Proficient in using computer and communication applications
Requirements - 
  • Five years or more of experience within a local church or equivalent is desired.
  • Other appropriate discipleship experience will be considered as applicable
  • Ordination is preferred, but candidates actively engaged within the ordination process may also be considered.
Training - 
  • Attend workshops, conferences, or education (both formal and informal) to increase knowledge and awareness of Discipleship
Leave Time - 
  • As outlined in DUMC Employee Handbook

Contact: Cameron Wilson

Church/Org/Business Name: Denver United Methodist Church

Address: 3910 N Hwy 16 Denver NC 28037

Phone: 7044831601

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