Small Groups Pastor Job Description


Small Groups exist to make disciples who make disciples in relational environments.

  • Champion, plan and implement strategies that help accomplish the vision and mission of Small Groups.
  • To identify, develop, raise up, and release leaders within our discipleship process.
  • Responsible for the administration of connection of people into small groups.
  • Collaborate and communicate with pastoral and support staff to ensure Small Group Ministry is “in sync” with vision of the Church.
  • Oversee Small Group Coaches through regular communication, prayer, encouragement and personal development.
  • Be “the buck stops here” point for complex and difficult small group issues.
  • Develop training and materials for Small Group Coaches and Leaders.
  •  Ensure periodic evaluation of all groups and leaders in consultation with Small Group Coaches, including “next step” decisions about group continuation, etc.
  • Create promotional materials and methods that ensure church wide understanding of the Small Groups Ministry, its purpose and importance, and how to get connected.
  • Drive and coordinate periodic book series/corporate small group pushes as part of the church’s weekend service planning and design processes.
  • Develop a high-capacity volunteer to overseer all areas
  • Assist in the development of an annual departmental budget and manage spending to budget.


  • Work with XP to set quarterly and yearly goals and strategies.
  • Develop meaningful metrics to measure what matters within Small Group Ministry.
  • Other duties as assigned by XP.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Service People - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Verbal Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the Church’s vision and mission statement.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports the Church’s vision and mission.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.
Cameron Gibbons