Director of Outreach and Discipleship at First Reformed Church (Sheldon, IA)





“Building God’s Kingdom One Life at a Time”

Position: Director of Outreach and Discipleship

Time, Benefits, Mileage: Full-time (40hrs./wk.) position, health insurance stipend, and mileage

Supervisor: Senior Pastor

Purpose: Leading outreach and discipleship ministries where congregation members are mobilized for Kingdom ministry in the Sheldon community and discipled to know and follow Jesus, equipped to grow in Him, empowered to serve Him and the community and challenged to love the Lord with their head, heart, and actions.

Commitment and belief in Jesus Christ:

  • Close personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Believe that Jesus is both Lord and Savior and died for our sins and rose again
  • Believe in the infallibility of the Bible
  • Believe the points of doctrine outlined in the Apostle’s Creed


  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in a ministry field, OR 
  • A track record of documented successful leadership and team building experience working with people.
  • Proficient in social media communications and digital technologies.


  • A desire to see people know, love, serve, and grow in Jesus Christ
  • A documented high degree of honesty, integrity, and professionalism with the ability to garner the respect of others
  • A motivated self-starter


  1. Lead the Outreach ministry of First Reformed Church
  2. Plan for existing and thriving outreach events
  3. Develop new outreach events and ideas
  4. Lead the 1st Impressions team members
  5. Train congregation members to share their testimony and faith in Jesus Christ
  6. Oversee the online presence of First Reformed Church via its website, Facebook pages and YouTube channel
  7. Oversee the social media, T.V., radio, and newspaper marketing of First Reformed Church
  8. Lead the merge of Love on the Locals and the Outreach Team.


  1. Teaching of the Gospel and the Word of God with application to life
  2. Creating an irresistible environment for individuals to belong where each one can grow in relationship with Jesus Christ, pass that passion on to their family and friends, and serve Jesus and the world
  3. Share vision, give direction, and set goals for Christian discipleship
  4. Unify and plan the programs of discipleship to build on and complement one another
  5. Recruit teacher for Sunday School and Family Night discipleship ministry
  6. Serve as a resource person to suggest ideas and materials for Christian discipleship
  7. Set yearly goals and long range ministry area goals
  8. Make recommendations about facilities for Christian discipleship and plan for efficient use of the facilities
  9. Publicize the Christian discipleship opportunities to the church and community to motivate people to become involved
  10. Promote Christian camps and oversee the budget for campers
  11. Provide leader and teacher training twice a year
  12. Provide teacher and leader appreciation once a year
  13. Research, plan, receive approval (from the Elders) and order all curriculum and materials for Christian discipleship that is in accordance with Reformed theology
  14. Evaluate the total Christian discipleship ministry area every two years by measuring its effectiveness at accomplishing goals and meeting needs for spiritual growth in Christ
  15. Acknowledge all 3rd grade students and present them Bibles
  16. Gain approval for individual leaders and teachers from the Elders
  17. Clear each discipleship leader and teacher through a background check with Safety and Security
  18. Direct, lead and implement discipleship opportunities for Sunday School (Pre – Adults), Children and Worship (4yrs. – K), Vacation Bible School (K - 5) and Family Night(1st - 6th, & Adults)
  19. Lead an annual Christmas Program
  20. Organize Life Group Bible studies and Christian community in the congregation and community
  21. Life Groups may include but not limited to singles, young marrieds, divorce support, grief support, parents of small children, parents of teens, retirees, etc.
  22. Life Groups should: build community, promote spiritual growth in Christ, provide a place for newcomers to get engaged at FRC, and encourage service


  1. Preparing for and attend regularly scheduled staff meetings
  2. Setting daily office hours
  3. Communicating all calendar items with the staff and administrative assistant
  4. Developing and execute a ministry area plan in connection to the mission and vision of First Reformed Church under the oversight of the Senior Pastor


  1. Prepare and submit an Outreach budget proposal to the Deacons for each calendar year by the due date
  2. Mange the Outreach Budget
  3. Prepare and submit a Christian Discipleship budget proposal for each calendar year to the Deacons by due date
  4. Manage the Christian Discipleship budget

Key Administrative Tasks

  1. Submit and monthly ministry report to the Executive Team
  2. Meet weekly with the Senior Pastor for coaching, questions and direction


  1. Participate in a minimum of one career growth activity annually with approval from the Senior Pastor and Executive Team.
  2. Keeping in close communication with the Senior Pastor
  3. As the position and employee develops, performing other activities as directed by the supervisor.
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