Shepherding Pastor

Date Posted: March 2, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Grace Community Chapel
Teaneck, NJ, USA
Job Type: Adult Pastor,Discipleship Pastor,Family Pastor,Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

Church Overview

Grace Community Chapel (GCC) is a disciple-making church established in 2005 in the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) denomination. With a commitment to church planting, missions and Christian education, GCC has planted three independent church plants, sent out over twenty long term missionaries and established Grace Tree House, a Christian montessori pre-school.

GCC has a growing congregation of about 550 adults and 200 children in attendance weekly over three Sunday services.

Position Description 

Position: Shepherding Pastor

Department: Shepherding

Classification: Full-Time

GCC’s main mode of shepherding and discipleship is through our cell group ministry. Cell groups reinforce teaching from the pulpit and within a smaller setting, provide an environment for spiritual growth, rest and community. An ideal candidate will have a genuine calling and desire to guide church members to Christ so they can live out a life that is worthy of the gospel.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Shepherding Lead, execute the shepherding vision and direction within cell group ministry.
  • Provide spiritual guidance and coaching to cell group leaders through regular meetings, cell group visitation and other support.
  • Regular counseling and visitation meetings with adult congregation members.
  • Pre-marital counseling for engaged couples.
  • Teaching adult classes, seminars, etc. as needed.

General Responsibilities

  • Maintain designated office hours.
  • Participation in weekly staff meetings (Tues., Thurs., Sat.)
  • Participation in weekly Saturday and Tuesday prayer meetings.
  • Participation in Early Morning Prayer meetings.
  • Preaching and Presiding as needed.
  • Assist with special events as needed (retreats, Passion Week, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc).
  • Lead/assist in mission trips and mentoring trips as needed.


  • Committed and mature disciple of Jesus Christ consistent in life devoted to prayer, studying the Word and obedience to the Lord’s calling.
  • Completion of an MA or M.Div. from accredited theological seminary.
  • Ordination in CRC denomination preferred.
  • 3 years ministry experience, preferably in adult education.
  • Demonstrated giftings in teaching and curriculum development.
  • Love for shepherding and discipling young people.
  • Flexible with a willingness to learn and collaborate.

How To Apply

If interested, please provide the following to [email protected]. Please write: Shepherding Pastor role in the subject line.

  • Resume
  • Personal Testimony / Ministry Vision
  • Two recommendation letters and references (preferably from previous supervisory pastor(s) or ministry partners)
  • Picture of yourself and/or family

Grace Community Chapel

260 Elm Ave.

Teaneck, NJ 07666

201) 836-2333