Pastor Of Congregational Care

Date Posted: October 27, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Brentwood, TN, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor,Discipleship Pastor
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MinistryHub is honored to partner with Fellowship Bible Church in their search for a Pastor of Congregational Care. Please direct all applications through MinistryHub and any inquiries to [email protected].

Purpose of Position: 

  • To oversee congregational care of the whole person for both campuses of Fellowship Bible Church.
  • Lead and empower lay leaders and volunteer teams for care ministry, providing guidance, training, and ongoing support.
  • Shepherding the body through significant spiritual milestones.
  • To oversee the partnership with and resourcing of the Counseling Center at Fellowship.

Reports To: 

Executive Pastor, Outreach & Ministry Strategy


Oversee Congregational Care of the whole person for both Campuses of Fellowship Bible Church

  • Design and maintain a congregational care model that aligns with the mission and values of FBC:
    • Helping ministry areas develop systems of care for their volunteers and the people the ministry serves.
    • Lead our staff in development and training in care and shepherding of the congregation.
    • Caring for the whole person; physical needs, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs.
  • Manage the development and implementation for providing comprehensive congregational care for the whole person and support processes including the following:
    • Benevolence.
    • Wedding and Funeral Coordination.
    • Prayer Ministry.
    • Visitation for infirmed and shut-ins.
    • Baptisms.
    • Individual and Family Crisis.
    • Fellowship Group Care.
    • Exploration of a potential recovery ministry at Fellowship with strong lay leadership, and group-based ministries of care such as grief share, that comes alongside people to find support in times of need.
    • Utilize supporting systems, such as church management system, for accurate data management and timely reporting.
    • Create an annual departmental budget and manage expenditure accordingly.

In pursuit of our vision: Lead and empower lay leaders and volunteer teams for care ministry, providing guidance, training, and ongoing support.

  • Oversee the training and development of leaders and volunteers to participate in the ministry of congregational care.
  • Lead and direct volunteer teams within care ministry, ensuring they are continually supported, equipped, and empowered to serve the congregation effectively.
  • Through these teams and leaders foster a culture of compassion, empathy, and relational care within the church.
  • Many teams do not yet exist and need to be developed, leaders recruited, and systems and processes built out.

Shepherding the congregation through significant spiritual milestones:

  • Oversee current processes and design new systems and processes to help shepherd individuals through significant milestones in their faith i.e., conversion, baptism, child dedications, funerals.
  • Oversee the response and follow up with new believers, developing people who are dedicated to walking alongside them and discipling them.
  • Curate resources, classes and workshops to help individuals and families navigate these milestones and deepen their faith.
  • Collaborate with ministries and ministry leaders to ensure seamless integration of milestones within the broader church community.

Oversee the Partnership with and resourcing of The Counseling Center at Fellowship

  • Manage the relationship with the counseling center director.
  • Ensure the objectives set forth in the counseling center contract are met.
  • Perform periodic review of the counseling center operations to ensure continued alignment with church mission and theology.
  • Develop and maintain the budget for counseling benevolence.
  • Develop and maintain a process for distributing need-based counseling benevolence to the members and regular attenders of Fellowship.
  • Ensure that we as a whole are offering biblically based pastoral counseling and guidance to individuals and families.

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrates personal relationship with Jesus through the Four Practices.
  • Committed to the Mission, Core Values, and Staff Behaviors, of Fellowship Bible Church.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a relevant concentration such as biblical studies or theology required.
  • Proven experience in providing pastoral care, counsel, and support to individuals and families.
  • Ability to apply biblical framework to real-life situations, helping people follow Jesus in the midst of all circumstances.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in ministry leadership capacity, preferably in pastoral care.
  • Demonstration of a Spirit Filled life, a gifting in discernment and wisdom, meets the qualification of deacons according to the scriptures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills can relate to people from diverse backgrounds and build meaningful connections leading with love and empathy.
  • Strong organization and administrative leadership, including the ability to develop systems and processes.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and maintain appropriate professional boundaries.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, church management software preferred.

How To Apply

Please direct all applications through MinistryHub and any inquiries to [email protected].

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