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Associate Minister – Minister of Discipleship and Shepherding

Adrian Christian Church is continuing to grow and is averaging around 225 in attendance.  We are seeking someone with a heart for people and a passion to grow disciples. We value someone who has the following qualities:  Provide leadership and encouragement to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and to get plugged into the Church body until they reach spiritual maturity.


  • Born again Christian who feels a call by God into ministry.
  • Degree from an Independent Christian Church College.
  • Positive relational skills are required.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills. Ability to build and lead volunteer teams.

This position is  accountable to the Elders.

Be the First Line of Connection to the Church

  • Help secure and train greeters with the team leader.
  • Ensure guests receive follow-up after their visit.
  • Develop further ways to welcome guests and connect with them.

Lead and Develop a Discipleship Path for People

  • Evaluate the needs of our congregation and its individuals.
  • Development of a comprehensive discipleship plan.
  • Train leaders for these various small groups.
  • Acquire needed materials for groups.

Assist in the Area of our Ministry Teams.

  • Teach part of the Membership Class.
  • Help with follow-up to the membership class – enlisting people in ministry.
  • Recruit and train leaders as needed.

Work with Elders in the Area of Shepherding for our Members

  • Help track people’s attendance and follow up with people missing for extended periods.
  • Continually relaying information to our elders.
  • Learn Servant Keeper program and use as needed.
  • Hospital visits and nursing home as needed.
  • Perform and/or help with funerals as needed.

General Ministry Responsibilities

  • Develop personal walk with Jesus.
  • Attend staff meetings and monthly leadership meetings.
  • Preach in Minister’s absence or secure a preacher for those Sundays.
  • Assist preacher in development of future plans.
  • Offer minimal counseling and refer to alternative assistance.
  • Assist in development of Policy manual for optimum performance.
  • Maintain a servant’s heart and assist where needed when it is required.

Physical Address:

Adrian Christian Church

1200 North Old Highway 71

PO Box 66

Adrian, MO 64720


For more information or to apply, contact Ike Whitaker