Job Opportunities

Pastor for Congregational Life & Discipleship

Religious | Presbyterian Church in America

Hope Presbyterian Church
2050 Peace Haven Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27106



Posted: May 23, 2024

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2024


Objective: This position provides formation, direction, and oversight for the fulfillment of Hope’s vision that its members be equipped as disciples of the Son. This position also maintains a finger on the pulse of Congregation and its needs and addresses those needs in concert with the Session, Diaconate, and Staff. 



Specific Duties and Responsibilities:  


General Responsibilities (15%)

Serve as Integral Member of the Pastoral Team 

  • Live out calling as a pastor within Hope Church’s family of believers. 
  • Meet regularly with the pastoral team for sermon and worship planning, shepherding discussions, prayer, and spiritual renewal. 
  • Preach on occasion as fits into the other pastoral team responsibilities
  • Participate, as requested, in the leading of corporate worship 
  • Coordinate with the Pastor for Missional Engagement and the Senior Pastor in caring for the congregation, Staff, and officers of Hope Church and developing leaders among the congregation. 
  • Connects Hope Church members to areas where their gifts can be used effectively; challenging them to move from attendance to involvement in ministry.


Serve as a Member of the Hope Church Session 

  • Attend Session meetings and assist pastors and elders in achieving the church's various goals. 

Serve as a Member of the Staff 

  • Attend staff meetings and congregational gatherings. 
  • Participate in the life of the Staff as a team player. 

 Specific Responsibilities: 

 Primary Oversight for the Christian Nurture and Discipleship of Hope Church (65%)

  • Identify, plan, and implement adult discipleship, training and education opportunities based on the mission, vision and value of Hope, as well as anticipated and/or expressed needs. 
  • Supports staff members who report to him by serving as a sounding board, troubleshooter and cheerleader for their individual and collective work.

  • Adult Christian Education: 
  • Work with staff and lay-leaders to plan the yearly adult education schedule. 
  • Recruit and support teachers for the Adult Sunday School program 

  • Life Groups  
  • Nurture vibrancy of Life Groups through effective leadership recruitment, leadership development, planning and oversight. 
  • Regularly visit with Life Group leaders and occasionally visit individual Life Groups. 
  • Identify and/or develop resources for Life Groups.

  • Women's Ministry
  • In concert with the Women's Ministry Director, support and oversee Hope’s ministry to women.  

  • Men’s Ministry  
  • Identify, recruit, train and disciple men who can assist in leading the Men’s Ministry. 
  • Identify unmet needs related to the Men's Ministry and develop means of addressing these areas. 
  • Plan, coordinate, and effectively communicate men’s events (including the annual Men’s Retreat) which facilitate the establishment and deepening of personal relationships. 
  • Meet regularly with Hope men for encouragement and counseling, and to enfold them within the life of Hope Church. 

  • Student and Children Ministries  
  • Provides supervision, support, and serves as a sounding board for staff responsible for all areas of Children and Student ministries. 
  • Meets with individual staff and as a team on a disciplined routine to ensure effective and coordinated ministry. 
  • Completes annual evaluations and provides timely feedback. 
  • Assists staff in the development of ministry budgets, as needed. 


Primary Oversight for the Vibrant Congregational Life of Hope Church (20%)

  • Coordinates the pastoral care of the congregation.
  • Develops systems and processes to evaluate the wellbeing of the congregation. 
  • Welcomes and follows-up with visitors. 
  • Regularly engages with members of the church on a one on one basis.

Salary: Undisclosed


Our ideal candidate would possess:

  • Gifting and proven experience with pastoral care
  • Expertise in overseeing and training leaders for small groups
  • Strong affinity with the people, theology of ministry, and vision of Hope Presbyterian Church
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying and addressing the unique spiritual needs of individuals, the congregation, and staff in a local church context
  • Demonstrated ability to build ministry structures in which volunteers can flourish
  • Ordination (or at least desire for and progress towards) in the Presbyterian Church in America

How to Apply

Primary Contact: Ethan Smith


Phone: 7046216477

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