The Associate Pastor of Discipleship is a full-time position with the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee all discipling ministries (other than youth ministry), including small group, adult Sunday school, men’s and women’s ministries, young adult, and children’s ministries.
  • Participate in pastoral duties, including preaching, teaching, visitations, counseling, officiating weddings, funerals, and other duties as directed.
  • Report directly and be primarily accountable to the Senior Pastor and be secondarily accountable to the Elder Board and ultimately to the congregation of MEFC.



  • Demonstrates a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ evidenced in daily life and meets the requirements of elder outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4.
  • Demonstrates a Christ-like concern for the spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being of others.
  • Gifted in leadership, administration, implementing vision and mobilizing the church, and is able to manage multiple ministries, events, and issues concurrently from start to finish.
  • Is able to interpret and apply Scripture practically and pastorally to all areas of life.
  • Has training and experience in preaching
  • Is highly relational in working with church leaders and members/attenders. Communicates effectively with all ages inside and outside the church
  • Is in agreement with MEFC’s mission, vision and purpose.
  • Is in agreement with the Evangelical Free Church of America’s Statement of Faith and is willing to consider credentialing with the EFCA.
  • A minimum of five years of disciplining ministry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Bachelor’s degree in a ministry-related major and/or Masters of Divinity is preferred.

Specific Job Requirements:

  • Develop and maintain the MEFC small group ministry, including recruiting, training and supporting small group leaders, developing a strategy for incorporating parishioners into small groups, and creating sustainable structures for small group multiplication.
  • Lead and oversee all discipling ministries (other than youth), including
    • My162 (Adult Sunday School)
    • Men’s & Women’s Ministry
    • Young Adult Ministries
  • Oversee the Children’s Ministry Director and their ministry
  • Lead the First Impressions Team to ensure a welcoming environment in which the visitors are effectively plugged-in to our church.
  • Develop a process whereby each member/attender can find his/her area of ministry by helping them identify their own gifts, abilities, passions, experiences, and personality.
  • Create and employ a plan for further integrating young singles and young families into our church family.
  • Participate in pastoral duties including preaching, teaching, visitations, counseling, officiating weddings, funerals, and other duties as directed.
Evangelical Free
Church size:
351 - 500