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Community & Connecting Pastor/Director

Wayzata Free Church

Plymouth, MN

Full-Time Ministry Position
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Evangelical Free Church of America


The Community & Connecting Pastor, will be the strategic leader providing vision and voice to community groups (small groups) and creating a welcoming environment for everyone including new and current attenders. This person will create a sustainable program by recruiting, developing/training, and equipping teams of lay volunteers in the areas of Community Groups and Guest Services.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

Community Groups (70% of time)

  • Lead all aspects of the Community Groups while continually casting vision
  • Develop an effective Community Group culture and structure.
  • Promote and encourage Community Group participation.
  • Recruit and equip a leadership team who will oversee Community Groups (including selecting and training leaders, starting all size
    groups, record keeping, approving and purchasing curriculum, and providing meeting space).
  • Manage administrative details with small group coordinators

Connecting (30% of time)

  • Lead the Guest Services team. (train and encourage)
  • Lead the Connecting Team - first contacts, follow up new guests, first connect lunches -meet the staff
  • Train the trainer for each guest services team (greeters, ushers, coffee, parking, welcome desk)
  • Recruit leaders and volunteers
  • Manage administrative details with connecting team
  • Coordinate any connecting events that includes Wednesday evenings
  • First contacts, follow up new guests, Meet the Staff, Next Step classes and other assimilation ministries.
  • Develop a follow-up strategy to insure new attendees and members are connected.
  • Develop a plan for people to discover their giftedness and passion so they can best serve the Lord.
  • Develop a plan for placement follow-up when people sign up to serve. Work with the team to make sure that everyone is contacted
    when they sign up for a specific ministry.

Experience Required

  • Ministry leadership in small group development
  • Highly respected manager and developer of people.
  • Direct experience in recruiting, leading and developing lay volunteers.
  • Close relationship with God through worship, personal Bible study, prayer, service and growth.
  • Passion for connecting people in individual and group settings, helping people understand and use their gifts
  • Good organizational and communication skills

Four-year degree required; theological training preferred; agreement with the Wayzata Free Church Statement of Faith




October 1, 2019


Mike Murray
705 County Road 101 N
Plymouth, MN 55446
(612) 504-7705
[email protected]

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