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Pastor of Discipleship & Next-Gen Formation

Calvary Baptist Church

Winter Haven, Florida

Full-Time Ministry Position
Winter Haven, FL - Calvary Baptist Church | Pastor of Discipleship & Next-Gen Formation
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Greetings, my name is Shane Mitchell and I am the Lead Pastor here at Calvary Baptist Church in beautiful, Winter Haven, Florida. Here at Calvary we are a family of servant missionaries sent to make disciples in all of life. Our mission is to lead people to follow Jesus, be changed by Jesus, and teach others to do the same. We believe that when Jesus told his apostles that he was going to “build his church and the gates of hell would not stand against it”, He wasn’t talking about a bunch of church buildings on every street corner competing against each other for market share or turf… No, he was talking about an ecclesia, a missional movement, that is fueled by the Holy Spirit, centered around the good news of Jesus Christ, and comprised of people who are learning together to submit all of life to Jesus… a people committed to learning to speak the gospel into the everyday stuff of life… all of this so that the knowledge of the glory of God would saturate the whole earth as the waters cover the sea.

To partner with us in this mission, we have been prayerfully searching for an Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Family Formation who shares in that same DNA. We expect that our next Discipleship & Family Pastor will be uniquely equipped to help us train new missional community leaders, equip current and future leadership in the areas of children and next-gen ministries, as well as help in the development of a leadership pipeline for raising up new leaders to serve in various ministries here at Calvary.

He should be a gifted teacher and visionary leader, having the experience of leading missional communities or small groups and thrive in teaching middle-school and high-school students. This pastoral position will help in developing the discipleship culture of Calvary Baptist Church by building a Next-Gen ministry with a gospel-centered foundation. By saturating the lives of both students and their parents in the gospel, we hope to teach them to live life on mission wherever they eat, work, learn and play, striving toward gospel renewal in all of life.

Living in gospel-centered community is one of our core values. As one of our pastors, you will be a part of a visionary team who are prayerfully considering the next steps of real gospel saturation throughout this area by beginning to plant small-missional communities in every neighborhood… and one day, to plant churches.

If all of this resonates with you, we’d love to talk. You will find a full job description in the attached file. Please submit your resume, cover letter (telling us about yourself, your family and your call to ministry, a brief testimony of how you came to know Jesus, as well as video links demonstrating your teaching/preaching. Thank you in advance for your interest and know that we are praying throughout this process.

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Job requirements are listed in the attached job description. Here are a few additional requirements:

1. Bachelors degree in ministry or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred.

2. Final applicant will go through background and screening check.

3. Commitment to relocate to Central Florida.


Commensurate with experience


September 1, 2023


Pastor Shane Mitchell
2101 Overlook Drive, Winter Haven, FL. 33884