The In Community/Discipleship Pastor is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the congregation is connecting with one another and building authentic community (Rom12:9-13) through a strong, healthy and growing small group ministry while equipping group and group members to exercise their gifts in the body and reach the lost for Christ.This includes development and execution of an annual growth and discipleship focused plan, group leader identification and recruitment, small group curriculum development and ongoing leadership and coaching of group leaders. This person is responsible for the development and execution of discipleship process of all the adults in the congregation. Essential Job Functions Be the leader for discipleship, spiritual formation and “in community” for all the adults at Venture Lead a team in the development and growth of a strong, small group ministry fostering community involvement, spiritual growth and evangelism. Develop and maintain an annual plan that ensures continuous improvement and growth of mens, womens, millennial and small group involvement and expansion. Familiar and ideally would have executed on a distributed small group strategy Familiarity and ideally would have executed on online campus/church strategy Function as a member of the church’s pastoral staff performing baptism services, weddings, funerals, etc. as part of a rotation schedule. Education and Experience This position requires a minimum of 7 to 10 years’ experience as a staff member in a ministry leadership capacity. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in biblical studies or related field is required. (Extensive ministry experience, in some cases, can be substituted.) The successful individual will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic and ability to administrate as a department head. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, database and social networking web applications is preferred. About Venture Christian Church Venture exists to be a catalyst to transform the Bay Area from a place of spiritual darkness to a global strategic teaching and discipleship center for the gospel of Jesus Christ by partnering with Living on the Edge and like-minded churches to produce Romans 12 Christians … here, there and everywhere. Venture Church is led by Pastor Chip Ingram. Chip Ingram's passion is helping Christians really live like Christians. As a pastor, author, coach and teacher for more than twenty-five years, Chip has helped believers around the world move from spiritual spectators to healthy, authentic disciples of Jesus by living out God's truth in their lives and relationships in transformational ways.