Discovery Church - Family Pastor

  • NextGen (Children & Families)
  • Orlando, United States

Discovery Church - Family Pastor

Job description

With 600+ kids/youth attending Discovery, ministries to kids, students, and families touch a large percentage of the community. The Family Life Pastor oversees the curriculum, budget, and strategies implemented in the ministries under the Family Life umbrella: Children's, Middle School, High School, A growth mindset, the ability to set and achieve goals, and the wisdom to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency are essential to the FLP.

The Family Life Pastor must mentor, train, guide, and cultivate a volunteer culture that lines up with the core values and core identity of Discovery. The FLP advocates for these ministries and those that serve within these ministries to the staff, congregation, and board.

The Family Life Pastor of Discovery Church has a unique opportunity to help families in the Orlando community find and follow Jesus.


CONTRIBUTION: What our Family Life Pastor brings to the team

  • Commitment to Discipleship (Mission-minded: personally, in family, and ministry)
  • Collaboration (We are better together)
  • Organizational Awareness (Work the details)
  • Dedication to Equipping Others (“Work with” not a “Work for” mindset)
  • Teaching (Accurately/creatively communicate the Scriptures)
  • Innovative Personality (Make it better)
  • Hunger to Grow and Learn More (High capacity and passion for ministry)


  • Discipleship: Work together to guide students, parents, and volunteers to grow in their faith and knowledge of Christ.
  • Vision: Lead the ministry forward in step with the mission, vision, values of the church. Provide benchmarks for how we progress. Communicate the culture.
  • Innovation: Develop a strategy to reach students and families in our community
  • Integration: Collaborate together with the Children's and Students Team at our three campuses
  • Team Development: Provide a healthy and safe environment for ministry teams [ministry staff, volunteer team, small group leaders, students] to serve and grow as disciples of Christ by identifying, inviting, equipping, and empowering volunteers into roles based on their gifts and passions.
  • Kids/Students: Be a shepherd. Know your sheep. Build relationships with students (conversations, counseling, equipping), and encourage volunteers to do the same.
  • Parents: Interaction through personal relationships, counseling/meetings, written communication, events/workshops, etc.


  • Plan, develop and implement creative weekly Student Services (Sunday mornings, 9AM/11AM and Midweek - Wednesday night)
  • Provide weekly teaching for Sand Lake Campus Student Services. Identify, equip, and empower high capacity communicators.
  • Cultivate a community where students, parents, and volunteers belong.
  • Work within the Discipleship Making strategy of Discovery Church.
  • Create a pathway for High School Seniors to Young Adults as well as incoming 6th grade students from DCKids
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and other meetings as needed
  • Manage ministry budget


  • Minimum of 7-10 years experience leading ministry in a large church setting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies or related field (extensive ministry experience will be considered)
  • Gifts/Skills: Leadership, Equipping, Teaching, Communication, Organization,
  • Creativity