Lutheran Church of the Cross

Altoona, Iowa, United States

Discipleship Pastor

  • Address: 1701 8th Street SW, Altoona, IA 50009, Altoona, Iowa 50009
  • Contact: Lutheran Church of the Cross
  • Phone: 515.967.4818
  • Email:
  • Category: Pastoral Ministry
  • Sub-Category: Associate Pastor
  • Position Title: Discipleship Pastor
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    Purpose: To partner with LCC staff and congregation in multiplying practical faith.  To bring specific ministry gifts to the LCC pastoral team and staff in the areas of Discipleship and Preaching/Teaching.


    • Disciple of Jesus Christ
    • Demonstrates the leadership characteristics set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-12 and Titus 1:6-9
    • Embraces LCC’s Mission & Core Values
    • Rostered with LCMC prior to employment
    • Comfortable thriving and growing in a Pastoral Team model
    • Strong ministry gifts and passion for Discipleship of all ages, and Preaching/Teaching
    • Committed to and experience with the Biblical design for ministry leaders to equip God’s people to do His work (Ephesians 4:11-13)
    • Leadership gifts of casting vision and team building
    • Comfortable with and capable of using multi-media in preaching/teaching


    • Provide vision, coaching, and training for the Kids Ministry Team, and be a visible presence during Kids Ministry gatherings
    • Provide coaching for the Youth Coordinator and be a visible presence during Youth Ministry gatherings
    • Provide vision, coaching, training, and presence for the Adult Ministry Team and coach Next Steps Coordinator
    • Oversee pre-marriage ministry process
    • Preach/Preside at worship according to assigned schedule
    • Preside at weddings and funerals as requested

    Line of Accountability

    • The supervisor for this position is the Senior Pastor
    • This position supervises the Youth Coordinator and Next Steps Coordinator
    • This position coaches the Kids and Adult Ministry Teams

    Position Hours and Schedule

    • This position is full-time with benefits and requires a flexible schedule including working evenings, weekends, and holidays.

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