Position Title: Director of Women's Ministry // Shepherding
Reports to: Adult Resources Team Manager // Shepherding
Status: Full-time, Ministry Staff (45 hours/week)
Schedule: Monday-Friday, Sunday 8AM-12:30PM
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Job Purpose and Goals:
The position of Director of Women’s Ministry is responsible for leading and managing an effective ministry that seeks to equip the women of Lincoln Berean toward their next step of spiritual formation. The Women’s Director will work with the Adult Resources Team (Young Adults Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Family Ministry and Advanced Generation Ministry) to collectively lead ministries that disciple and empower people to become more like Jesus in alignment with Lincoln Berean’s mission and vision.
The primary purpose of the Women’s Ministry at Lincoln Berean Church is to help women of all ages develop a biblical vision of womanhood. There are unique experiences, opportunities, challenges and struggles in the life of a woman that require thoughtful exploration, teaching, prayer, counsel, community, and camaraderie.
It is the responsibility of the church to equip, train, and encourage women to walk through all moments in life well, helping them understand God's design for women in the work of His Kingdom. Relevant strategies or expressions could be Women’s Life Groups, retreats, conferences, cohorts, summer teaching series, summer Life Group events, Tuesday morning studies, support groups, etc.
We desire an environment that equips women to be Jesus focused and to live for Him, no matter what age or stage of life (single, married, widowed, divorced, mother, worker, neighbor, friend). We will continually encourage, empower, and equip the women of Lincoln Berean to lead courageously, fully, and freely, expressing their gifting. We will accomplish this by committing to studying and applying the truth of God’s Word, worship, prayer, and community.
We are looking for someone who loves Jesus more than anything, desires to see women grow in Christ, and has an ability to build trusting relationships and interact skillfully with others.
The five key roles for this 'seat' are:
- Lead, Manage, and Accountability (LMA) Women's Ministry
- Life Groups
- Discipleship and Leadership Development of Women
- Shepherding Care
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
Lead, Manage and Accountability (LMA) Women’s Ministry
- Develop and articulate the unique and specific contribution of Women’s Ministry in correlation with the mission and vision of the church at large. The specific strategies implemented by Women’s Ministry must consider the prioritization of women’s involvement in Corporate Weekend Worship and in Life Groups.
- Form a Women’s Leadership Team:
- Recruit, train, develop, disciple and care for leaders
- Guide and coach leaders through focused learning opportunities.
- Skillfully facilitate meetings and conflict resolution.
- In collaboration with the Adult Resources Team and the Women’s Leadership Team, develop a program calendar and communication strategy.
- Nurture a healthy team environment, recognizing and rewarding team members' contributions.
- Be an active participant in weekly meetings with the Adult Resources Team.
- Set and manage goals for the ministry, including budget planning and regular ministry evaluations.
- Communicate regularly and effectively to all LBC women and to staff.
- Foster qualitative and quantitative development of Life Groups through:
- Prayer: pray for her leaders regularly as well as the group(s) she leads and the Life Groups Ministry as a whole.
- Resourcing: offer guidance on how to lead a group, steer difficult conversations, help navigate group dynamics, be supportive in tough situations, take action to help and be a sounding board for her leaders.
- Leader Support: meet with each leader or visit their group at least once per session, communicate weekly with her leaders, sending encouragement and participating in Life Group training and leader gatherings.
- Administration: ready groups for session launch, follow up on attendance and notes, Group Evaluation/Health Surveys, and be on the lookout for stories of life change to the Life Groups Team.
- Recruitment: watch for and identify potential Life Group leaders and assist in the process to ensure they are suited and equipped for leadership.
Discipleship and Leadership Development of Women
- Lead the Women’s Staff Leadership Cohort, while also seeking out additional opportunities to develop individual women on staff.
- Seek out the younger generation of women and begin to establish their unique contribution to women's ministry and the church as a whole.
- Offer next steps and oversee the spiritual development of the women of LBC through teaching, mentoring, prayer, growing community, and service.
- Plan, organize, and execute Women’s specific events, that embrace Biblical womanhood themes and actively facilitate the development of Christlikeness.
General Shepherding Care
- Serve with other ministry staff on the On-Call Team that ministers to the needs of our church family.
- Take part in teaching classes that advance the mission and vision of the church.
- Take part in our baptism process by encouraging women to take this step of obedience, by shepherding those who express interest, by helping women understand and articulate their own journey to Jesus or by physically baptizing them in our weekend services, upon request.
- Perform funerals when asked, including meeting with, and caring for the family.
- Provide counseling and care for women when appropriate.
- Work very closely with the other ministries represented in Adult Resources Team to offer clear and effective discipleship opportunities to all LBC attenders.
- Work in conjunction with the Life Groups Team to engage women in Life Groups.
- Work closely with our Communications Team.
- On occasion, partner with our Outreach Ministry, Next Generation Ministry, and Corporate Gathering Ministry to further specific collaborative projects such as Serve Day, Vacation Bible School and Nights of Worship.
Competencies and Skills:
- Professional: Approaches others in a tactful manner, using discernment; reacts well under pressure; dependable; exercises discretion and confidentiality with sensitive information.
- Strategic Planning and Innovation: Able to effectively envision, plan and implement strategies to accomplish goals in alignment with the Vision and Values of Lincoln Berean Church.
- Strong Organizational and Project Management Skills: Ability to process and track information in an organized, effective manner which leads to the proactive and successful implementation of projects and initiatives; able to manage multiple projects or tasks at the same time and meet deadlines; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
- Effective Communication: Clearly and concisely communicates effectively through written or verbal channels in one-on-one or small group contexts to clearly explain complicated processes and foster relationships; checks for understanding and clarity.
- Effective Interpersonal Skills: Exhibit and foster healthy individual and team interaction through high emotional intelligence and strong relationship building skills.
- Collaboration: Works with others to achieve common goals; creates win/win solutions to issues; a relationship builder in team-focused environments.
- Flexibility and Adaptability: Adapts and responds positively to changing circumstances and competing demands; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Effective Teaching Skills: as demonstrated through specific examples.
- Strong team player that can bring their very best to a staff and volunteer team.
- Be a person of character that leads out of a dependent relationship with God.
- Be a self-starter with follow-through ability who is committed to growing and empowering leaders.
- Be a high-capacity person, able to handle a large diversity of details and projects, in an ever-changing environment.
- Positive contributor to staff culture with team collaboration as a top priority.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in a strategic leadership role in a ministry context.
- 1-2 years of experience in program management; Proven ability to bring projects from inception to completion.
- Strong systems thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
- Previous coaching and counseling experience a plus.
Character, Calling and Chemistry:
- Christ Centered: demonstrates a life and ministry built around Jesus, with an open heart allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and inspire.
- Team Oriented: loves building a team, being able to work across teams and to partner with other ministries, using the skills and gifts of others to create a better final product.
- People Savvy: can relate well to all kinds of people and cultures – inside and outside the church as well as cross culturally; can build rapport, constructive and effective relationships.
- Self-Awareness: displays a clear understanding of personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits; seeks feedback; gains insights from mistakes; is open to criticism; is not defensive.
- Trustworthy: honest and considers confidentiality a priority.
Must make Lincoln Berean Church their home church and participate in the life of the community (Life Group).
At Lincoln Berean Church, we fully expect each staff member to be actively engaged in following Jesus and believe that if this commitment to Jesus is present, it will be evident in a staff member’s personal life, family relationships, and ministry. In working at Lincoln Berean Church, every staff member must be aware of and embrace the responsibility to represent the:
- Church’s Mission: To glorify God by seeking to present every person complete in Christ.
- Doctrine: What We Believe at Lincoln Berean Church.
- Staff Core Values: Healthy Drive, Teachable, People Savvy, Radical Candor and Hopeful.
- Life Groups: The Christian life is not meant to be lived alone – we are better together!
- A 30-60-90 day review conducted by a supervisor based on the five roles of the ‘seat’, and the staff core values.
- Quarterly and Annual Reviews based on agreed upon quarterly goals, the five roles of the ‘seat’, and the staff core values.
- Input from staff and volunteers.