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Associate Pastor of Connections & Discipleship

Associate Pastor of Connections & Discipleship

Company: Wellspring Church
Contact Person: Shane Gould
4457 New St.
Burlington, Ontario , L7L1T8
Phone: 905-637-1570

Position Description

Associate Pastor of Connections & Discipleship

The vision of Wellspring Church (A church of the C&MA) is to pursue deeper life in Christ in valuing being Spirit led, personal transformation, Christ-centred relationships, and living on mission. To help us fulfill that vision, the Associate Pastor of Connections and Discipleship (APCD) will plan, develop, and grow a seamless ministry strategy that will involve newcomer engagement, cell group ministry, and adult discipleship. The APCD will also share in preaching and teaching and will give oversight and supervision to Wellspring’s family ministries.

As a church, God has blessed us with a great facility, a passionate staff team, and a desire to reach Burlington with the Gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are believing God for great things!

Job Summary:

Full-Time time responsible to Lead Pastor giving oversight to Connections & Discipleship, and supervision to children & youth staff.

Calling and Gifting Requirements:

  • Possess a clear testimony of faith and passion for a growing, personal relationship with Christ.
  • Possess a passion for the Word of God, prayer life, and a desire for a growing life in the Spirit.
  • Possess a strong call of God to pastoral leadership and discipleship training.
  • Gifted and able to teach God’s Word to equip people for ministry service.
  • Gifted and able administrator to facilitate and lead multiple ministries.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with a positive attitude as a team member and servant leader.
  • Ability to think strategically, set goals, and carry out an action plan.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Develop and direct Connection Ministries
  • Develop and direct Discipleship Ministries
  • Provide oversight to Family Ministries
  • Assist the Lead Pastor in preaching and teaching.

Specific Duties:

1. Connection Ministries (20%)

  • Give direction and oversight to newcomer engagement.
  • Work with greeters, ushers, etc., to ensure Wellspring is a consistent place of welcome and connection that points people to next steps of discipleship.

2. Discipleship Ministries (40%)

  • Lead, recruit, equip, and acculturate cell group ministry as the primary mode of adult ministry.
  • Develop, launch, and grow Wellspring’s strategy for foundational discipleship.
  • Ensure that all Wellspring adult ministries fit within an overall discipleship strategy.

3. Oversight of Family Ministries (20%)

  • Give supervision and oversight to the Directors of Children and Youth Ministries. 

4. Other Duties (20%)

  • Regular weekly meetings with Lead Pastor and other staff, and periodic elder board meetings.
  • Participation in weekend services, church-wide events, conferences, seasonal services, and denominational meetings, as appropriate.


The Associate Pastor of Connections & Discipleship is part of the ministry staff of Wellspring Church and is accountable to the Lead Pastor and reports to the Elders Board through the Lead Pastor. Days off, vacation, additional training or education as well as any job-related problems are to be co-ordinated with the Lead Pastor. The search for this position is led by the Lead Pastor and approved by the Elders Board.

Salary & Benefits:

This is a full-time position with a salary range commensurate with experience and benefits that include medical and pension. There is a 90-day probation period. A personal budget for development, cell phone, and expenses provided.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Willingness to pursue or already possess:
  • Accreditation/licensing with Central Canadian District of the C&MA in Canada.
  • Plan to Protect certification.

Please click here for pdf of the job description.


Submit resume and cover letter to Lead Pastor Shane Gould

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and expectation of the role but are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. 

Posted: February 9, 2018 | Expires: March 31, 2018
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 4926 ]