Pastor of Discipleship

Three Village Church

Job Description


 The Pastor of Discipleship will be responsible for implementing Three Village Church’s (3VC) vision with respect to making disciples, in alignment with our Discipleship Philosophy of Ministry. As such, he will develop a cradle-to-grave strategy for discipleship, to include the following areas. (Each may have direct coordinators, paid or voluntary.)

  • Children’s ministry
  • Youth ministry
  • College/young adult ministry
  • Adult discipleship ministries (e.g., growth groups, men’s, and women’s Bible Studies)

The Pastor of Discipleship will have oversight of the coordinators and working groups involved in carrying out these ministries and will be responsible for training and equipping the people who are executing the ministry.

The Pastor of Discipleship will assist the Lead Pastor with pastoral care as needed.

The Pastor of Discipleship will have opportunities to preach, on a schedule to be determined in conjunction with the Lead Pastor.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to following Jesus, marked by authentic humility and personal care.
  • Lead a lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for church leaders (1 Tim 3:1-13; 2 Tim 2; Titus 1:5-9).
  • Possess the character, demeanor, and skill of a spiritual shepherd.
  • Have proven experience in personal disciple-making and churchwide discipleship systems, especially in developing discipleship strategies for children and youth.
  • Have experience leading in multi-ethnic, multi-generational settings.
  • Have experience in leading small groups ministry, wherein groups are a tool for growing disciples.
  • Be a skilled communicator.
  • Possess a master’s degree or relevant graduate training.
  • Have experience living on Long Island or the northeast.


 This position will be full-time, will require approximately 40-45 hours per week, and will be compensated with salary and benefits accordingly.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest and résumé to [email protected].

About Three Village Church

Located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York halfway between Manhattan and Montauk Point, Three Village Church is a community of people who follow Christ. We are a family whose members come from many different backgrounds but we are united in our belief that Jesus loves us and in our desire to show that same love to one another, to our community and across the globe.

3VC is a multi-generational congregation with our numbers balanced across the age spectrum. While we have varied experience and education, our congregation includes those in business and public service as well as many professionals from academic, legal, medical and technological fields. Most of us live within 20 minutes of 3VC, but some come from further away.

We believe that our visible love through the unity of the Holy Spirit is the primary witness that convinces others that Jesus is the Son of God. We therefore strive to exhibit that love in word and practice. Our worship is a blend of the traditional and the contemporary, and our Sunday morning dress is as diverse as we are. At 3VC we celebrate our common trust in Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life; knowing that we love and worship with those who may differ with us on secondary doctrines.

3VC is committed to taking the good news of Christ across the earth. We support 23 missionaries and their families who are working from Texas to Papua, including those working in para-church organizations in colleges and universities here in the states. We budget 20% of our annual giving to missions work and sending teams on short-term missions.

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Master's Degree

Date Posted
10 months ago
East Setauket, New York


Church Size
300-500 people