At Willow, our vision is that everyone is in a group and that every group is on mission. We believe that life transformation happens best in community—whether that be in groups of 2, 10, 50, or 200.
As the Groups Pastor you will lead the way for consistent and clear pathways that help adults take their best next step with God, and connect them into community. Oversee and direct all connections strategies for the Huntley Campus, creating a connections culture where people feel welcome, cared for and have a place to belong. You will positively contribute to the overall culture of our staff team through collaboration, communication and invitation. Develop a team of volunteer leaders and team members who share the same passion for groups, connection and pathways for belonging. Act as a leader of leaders, recruiting, equipping and encouraging both group leaders and group participants so that the small group is the core container and driver of spiritual formation and community life in our church family. In addition, you will work to assure that our affinity/medium sized groups are serving as the place for initial connection and onboarding people into groups.
You will work closely with the Huntley Team, other campuses and the Core Connections Team to develop and support an accessible pathway for our congregation to get connected in a meaningful way to our church. This includes the coordination and execution of affinity & mid-size group environments that lead people towards small groups. Affinity groups may include mens, women, moms, Primetime 50+, loss of spouse etc. Topics of next steps environments may include marriage, financial, bible studies, etc. You will coordinate all the details and logistics to execute next steps groups at the campus. Equip and engage a team of volunteers to support this strategy. Utilize Rock (database) to its fullest capacity to keep groups organized and to assist with communication, while also utilizing all other available forms of communication (website, social, eNews etc.) to invite and encourage.
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