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Hayward, CA



Risen Church is looking to hire a Pastor of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation who will champion, cultivate, and lead the discipleship and spiritual formation at Risen. The Pastor of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation serves as an influential part of the church while working alongside the lead pastor, staff, elders, and the individuals who volunteer and serve. 

Who We Are

Our mission is to Share Christ. Make Disciples. As a church in the San Francisco Bay Area, we love the Bay and see this as a place of mission and a part of God’s kingdom. We desire to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and work to bring the Gospel to our surrounding community. We don’t have all the answers, nor do we have it all together. Rather, we are imperfect people who are learning the way of Jesus. 


Preaching and Teaching
  • Preach twice a month.

  • On non-preaching Sundays, joyfully welcome the church, communicate announcements, read Scripture, administer communion, and benediction. 

  • Teach Newcomers Lunch, Membership Class, Baptism Class, Discipleship Groups, and Leadership Training Class.

Ministry Development
  • Develop, nurture, manage, take ownership, be responsible for, and lead the end to end process from Connections Ministry to Discipleship Ministry which includes Community Groups, Women’s and Men’s Ministry, Family Ministry, Discipleship Groups (while also incorporating membership, baptism, and serving at Risen). 

  • Recruit, mentor, train, and develop apprentices/leaders for the above ministries. 

  • Multiply Community Groups by recruiting and training leaders, apprentices, and gathering new Community Group members. 

  • Provide individual, marital, and family counseling to members at Risen.



  • Agreement with Risen’s Core Principles and Statement of Faith

  • Meets the requirements of membership and continuing as a member in good standing

  • Commitment to the Christian faith, with a growing relationship with Jesus Christ as evidenced by action and character

  • A passion for working with children and families to grow in their faith

  • Possess sensitivity to ethnic, cultural, and generational differences to establish a holistic approach to discipleship

  • Ability to speak and pray in front of large groups 

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills

  • Willingness and desire to grow, listen, learn, mentor, and teach

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt within a quickly growing (i.e., changing) church environment

  • Ability to exercise appropriate judgment, discretion, sensitivity, and confidentiality


Life in Hayward, California

Hayward is a beautiful tapestry of diversity, development, and culture. It is the fifth largest city in the Bay Area and recognized nationally for it’s enthno-racial and linguistic diversity. There is both a California State school and a Junior College in Hayward with over 35,000 students in attendance. Hayward has over 3,000 acres of open space and parks, attracting a growing number of families and professionals to the city and surrounding area. As with many growing cities in the Bay Area, there are many opportunities for us to partner and serve in our local community. 

Application Requirements

To apply, please send the following to

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Sample of 2-3 audio/video sermon recordings

  • Past or current Annual Plans of Ministries you have overseen or oversee

  • 2-3 References and 2-3 letters of recommendation

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