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Director of Small Groups

Neptune, New Jersey (NJ) 07753

Position Description
Title: Director of Small Groups
Supervisor: Director of Connectional Ministries 

Position Summary and Objective:
The Director of Small Groups leads and inspires the growth in biblical and theological understanding of small groups, and increases the number of worshipers engaged in small groups within GNJ congregations. The Director works with the Connectional Ministries and Regional teams to ensure GNJ is recruiting and equipping transformational leaders so that we make disciples and grow vital congregations to transform the world.

As a result of this position, the following will occur:

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Do the right thing (make decisions and take action for the good of the mission within the values, culture and beliefs of GNJ) to recruit and equip transformation leaders who lead like apostles.
  2. Champion and facilitate GNJ resourcing and leadership development initiatives.
  3. In collaboration with laity and clergy and flowing out from GNJ strategic ministry plan and goals, plan, organize and implement small group goals and objectives so that congregations
    • Engage more disciples in small groups and faith formation ministries.
    • Grow in their understanding, practice and excellence in small group ministries.
    • Start new small group strategies, ministries and experiences.
    • Learn and share best practices with other congregations.
  4. Lead the creation of small group leader trainings so that existing and new small group leaders are leading quality small group ministries in the congregation and community.
  5. Build and lead a diverse small group resource team that includes clergy and laity to effectively equip local church leaders throughout GNJ.
  6. Lead the creation of effective toolkits for resource teams and local church leaders.
  7. Staff GNJ ministry teams/agencies so that GNJ mission and ministry s done with excellence and people learn about the small group and faith formation resources in GNJ.
  8. Facilitate peer learning groups and coach clergy and laity to improve their leadership.



Organizational Ability:  



Travel: The position requires some evening and weekend responsibilities, extensive travel within the Greater New Jersey Region, and some travel outside the region.

Office: The director works from 205 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, NJ except when traveling.

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