Adult Discipleship Pastor

RiverTree Church

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Adult Discipleship Pastor  

RiverTree Church is a thriving church that is all about helping people LIVE Rooted, Branch Out & Bear Fruit for God.  We are a multi-generational church, averaging over 600+ in weekly worship attendance, with a strong commitment to discipleship, along with preparing the next generation for Kingdom impact. 


Our primary goal for the Adult Discipleship Pastor is to cultivate a culture where people are encouraged to keep taking growth steps in their pursuit of Jesus until they are fully equipped to multiply other disciples of Jesus Christ.  The Adult Discipleship Pastor shall be responsible for the following areas of ministry: 1) Discipleship Ministries, 2) Hospitality & Adult Connections, 3) Pastoral Care. 

Specific Qualifications: In addition to a strong, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ, the candidate must have a passion and commitment for… 

  • Incorporating Jesus’ relational approach to discipleship into your own personal life and church-wide ministry. 
  • A developmental mindset and heart for recruiting, equipping, empowering and appreciating volunteers. 
  • A heart for the church as God’s ‘Plan A’ for reaching a lost world. 
  • Wesleyan/Arminian theology. 
  • Helping us continue to develop a leadership team marked by humility, spiritual ambition, a commitment to excellence, prayerful preparation, flexibility and healthy communication. 

Experience: At least two to three years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Ministry preferred.  The candidate must be (at a minimum) licensed within the Wesleyan Church. 

Position Expectations: 

  • Aligning our Adult Ministry with the overarching vision of our church. 
  • Currently, our average weekly small group attendance runs around 50% of our average weekly worship gathering attendance.  We’re looking for our Adult Discipleship Pastor to lead us to where we’re seeing 75%+ in five years. 
  • In addition, most of our small groups meet in Mitchell.  We’re looking for our Adult Discipleship Pastor to develop additional small group opportunities in the surrounding communities.  We have people in these areas.  Approximately 40% of our people live further than 10 miles away from Mitchell. 
  • The recruiting, training, and support of our small group leaders. 
  • Facilitating our small groups, finding a way to serve their community together. 
  • In the life of Jesus, we see He had His 72, His 12 and His 3.  We see our Worship Gathering as our 1:72 ministry.  We see our small groups as our 1:12 ministry.  We are looking for our Adult Discipleship Pastor to develop our 1:3 ministry. 
  • Providing oversight and support for our Hospitality Ministries, which includes our ushers, greeters & Security Team. 
  • Oversight of our Pastoral Care Ministries, which includes leading our Marriage Mentor Team & Pastoral Care Team. 
  • Oversight of our benevolence requests. 
  • Sharing in the officiating of funerals and weddings. 
  • Preaching 4-6 times per year. 
  • All RiverTree Staff members are expected to be proficient with Microsoft Office, F1GO & Planning Center church management programs, along with the major social media applications. 

Employment Type: Full-time 


Bekka Nash, Administrative Assistant 

RiverTree Church 

601 N. Sanborn 

Mitchell, SD 57301 

Phone 605.996.8172  

Email [email protected] 

About RiverTree Church

At RiverTree Church, there is a place for you - a place where you are always welcome! We look forward to getting to know you soon!


At RiverTree, we are all about helping people

LIVE ROOTED in Jesus, BRANCH OUT, growing in Jesus, and

BEAR FRUIT for Jesus in the lives of others. We hope you'll join us.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Mitchell, South Dakota


Church Size
500-750 people