Women's Minister for Development & Discipleship, Downtown Campus
- Reports To: Pastor for Preaching & Vision, Downtown
- Campus: Downtown
- Hours Per Week: 20
To spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ by …
- providing leadership for the intentional discipleship of women in all areas of Bethlehem;
- encouraging the treasuring of Christ together through participation in small group, weekend worship services, adult education, and serving one another with a specific focus on building up the women of the church, equipping them for the work of the ministry;
- evaluating and creating strategies and structures that communicate value and enable confident contributions from the women and men at Bethlehem, aiming at unity and Biblical complementarity;
- partnering with the elders to support and encourage Biblical complementarity and its application in daily expressions of church life in a way that builds up the body in love;
- contributing a complementarian voice to the elder team, especially as it relates to the vision and mission of the church;
… thus enabling the church staff and congregation to better carry out our mission and DNA priorities, while embracing the theological teaching of the Elder Affirmation of Faith.
Responsibilities for Specific Areas of Ministry:
- Provide vision and leadership for the intentional discipleship of the women on the Downtown Campus:
- Participate in meetings with the Downtown Campus pastoral staff regularly for prayer and planning concerning the overall vision and direction of the church. In particular, meeting with:
- The Pastor for Small Groups, Downtown to partner in discipleship opportunities for the congregation and regarding Women’s Bible Studies.
- The Pastor for Children & Family Discipleship, Downtown to collaborate on discipleship opportunities for mothers and grandmothers regarding MOMs.
- The Pastor for Care & Counseling, Downtown to collaborate in the overall care for women at the Downtown Campus, especially those in the Single Moms Support Group.
- Meet with a diverse team of women regularly to discern needs on the campus. Through prayer and planning look for opportunities for growth and development of the women on the Downtown Campus.
- Participate in and oversee events and opportunities specifically for women including but not limited to: Small Groups, Women’s Bible Studies. MOMs, White Cross, Single Moms Support Group and Retreats, supporting the overall goals and priorities of the church.
- In partnership with the church leadership, identify needs and implement strategy for the recruitment, training, and mobilization of Downtown Campus women to teach the Word, disciple, mentor, and lead in Biblically appropriate ways in the church.
- Shepherd the women of Bethlehem by:
- Identifying and implementing key strategies and opportunities for discipleship and growth.
- Providing training and development opportunities to grow in laboring alongside the elders and leaders in the work of the ministry.
- Collaborating with church leadership to provide opportunities for increasing expressions of Biblical complementarity.
- Encouraging women to:
- Grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Joyfully and wisely walk in community, being known in healthy ways.
- Contribute to the building up and serving of the body of Christ by using their unique gifts.
- Love one another at Bethlehem and beyond.
- Partner with the elders to fulfill general duties as needed (counseling, hospital visits, prayer, etc.).
- Oversee the Downtown Campus Women’s Ministry budget.
- Volunteer Reports:
- Volunteer women responsible for various ministry areas in the church
- Direct Reports:
- Administrative Assistant for Women’s Ministry, Downtown
- Supervisor Responsibilities:
- Participates in interviewing, hiring, coaching, and training employees.
- Participates in job description creation.
- Ensures ministry responsibilities are fulfilled.
- Approves short-term ministry objectives.
- Conducts annual performance evaluations and provides regular performance feedback.
- Facilitates conflict resolution.
- Approves paid time-off requests.
- Ensures appropriate balance between the various ministries.
- The Minister will carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the church from time to time.
General Overall Church Aims:
Note: The following three items are listed on all ministerial job descriptions. They unify the ministerial staff around care for our congregation, common church-wide priorities outside the individual’s area of ministry.
- Congregational Care: Each pastor/minister will maintain a clear focus on congregational care, dedicating a vision appropriate portion of his/her ministry towards building up the body through small group shepherding, crisis care, counseling, weddings (as appropriate), funerals (as appropriate), relationship building, etc.
- Overall priority goals: In addition to each campus and ministry area’s own aims, our pastoral leadership may set regular church-wide, short-term priority goals intended to focus attention on common objectives, unifying the staff in our common mission. Each pastor/minister will lead his/her ministry team to fulfill these goals.
- Meet the spiritual and character qualifications of Deacon as found in 1 Timothy 3:8–13 and must exhibit the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22.
- Model servant leadership and exhibit a helpful, joyful attitude.
- Be a woman of prayer and a woman of the Word, sensitive to what the Spirit is saying to Bethlehem, devoting herself to daily prayer and Bible reading for the sake of guarding herself from sin and stirring up her heart and mind to renewed passion for Christ; she will gladly participate in mutual care and accountability with other believers.
- Seek to undertake duties in the power of the Holy Spirit, undergirded with prayer, guided by the Scriptures, and manifesting the character of Christ for the glory of God.
- Understand, endorse, and teach, without reservation, the church’s biblical and theological teaching as expressed in Bethlehem’s Elder Affirmation of Faith. She must embody Bethlehem DNA.
- Joyfully minister in accord with Bethlehem’s Pastor’s Covenant, in a manner that honors Christ and is a positive example to others.
- Be a member in good standing of Bethlehem Baptist Church or, if not a member when called to the church, become a member as soon as possible, ideally completing the membership process within three (3) months of the date that employment begins.
- While ensuring first loyalty is to God and the Word, support the leadership of the church generally and specifically for her area of ministry. Strive to maintain positive and fruitful relationships with other Bethlehem employees, members, and leaders. While concerns or differences of opinion may arise, all employees will communicate in a biblical manner and abide by appropriate supervisory direction and any final determinations of the Council of Elders. Whether leading her ministry or submitting to those in authority over her, the Minister will do so in a joyful manner.
Organizational Skill and Awareness
- Have the vision and organizational skills necessary to work effectively within the context of a large church with multiple staff members and ministries.
- Strictly maintain appropriate confidentiality according to the guidelines set forth in Bethlehem’s Employee Handbook and Relational Commitments.
- Sign our Employee Handbook Acknowledgement Form and comply with all applicable church policies.
Self-Motivated and Dependable
- Demonstrate a commitment to growth by attending appropriate training, development, and team-building events.
- Have a good understanding of the people, projects, or ministry under his/her responsibility and demonstrate faithfulness and good follow-through both in collaboration with other ministry partners and in independent efforts related to his/her role.
- Compelling, gifted public communicator with a blend of humility and zeal.
- Servant Leadership—the Minister should be able to lead in a variety of contexts (individual, small groups, large groups) in such a way that Jesus Christ and his gospel are central. She should be a self-starter and take initiative. She should be wise and discerning and know when to be decisive, sensitive, tender, and firm.
- Relational—the Minister should have a heart to care for people. That drive should manifest itself in the appropriate use of time.
- Administrative—while seeking mainly to shepherd women, the Minister should have the skill set and ability to effectively manage the various administrative tasks associated with the position.
- Teaching/Equipping—the Minister should be a fruitful, biblical discipler. Her teaching should effectively “equip the saints for the work of the ministry.”
- Communication—the Minister should be able to communicate clearly, concisely, and in a loving and biblical manner.
- Peacemaking—the Minister should be able to tactfully and winsomely unite people with varying perspectives to advance harmony and love, and to achieve common goals.