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Brookstone Church

Groups Pastor


WeavervilleNorth Carolina

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Snapshot

Denomination: SBC

Weekly Attendance: 1,695

Location: Weaverville, North Carolina 

The Role: The Groups Pastor has the great privilege of leading Brookstone's congregation to connect in circles of healthy, disciple-making small groups.

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Meet Brookstone Church:

Brookstone Church, formerly North Asheville Baptist Church, has long stood as a testimony to God’s faithfulness since our church was called into existence in 1910. First located on Forsythe Street in North Asheville, the church was a satellite of First Baptist Church of Asheville. NABC grew in membership and influenced the community with the gospel of Christ.​

​In 2001, the church fellowship moved into a multi-purpose building on the same site. The original, brick building now houses Reynolds Mountain Christian Academy, established in 1999 as a ministry of NABC, originally under the name North Asheville Christian School. ​

On Easter Sunday 2017, after 106 years under the same name, North Asheville Baptist Church officially became Brookstone Church in anticipation of our upcoming move to a new, 100-acre campus in Weaverville. The church celebrated Opening Day at its new location on November 12, 2017. This new campus will enable our church family to reach thousands of people with the Good News of God’s love for them in Christ! Moving forward, we will have space for an ever-expanding ministry, including large worship space, conference facilities, classrooms, counseling ministries, a community park, gymnasium, worship pavilions, prayer walks, and much more! This is all with the ultimate goal of serving our community and equipping God’s people of all ages to live intentionally every day.

About the Groups Pastor:

At Brookstone Church, we believe that disciples are best made in circles rather than rows. Our Groups Pastor has the great privilege of leading our congregation to connect in these circles of healthy, disciple-making small groups.

The Groups Pastor will: 

  • Plan and execute a cohesive groups strategy that fits within the vision of Brookstone.

  • Identify, recruit, and coach leaders, prepare training events as needed throughout the year, and promote health in the life of each group.

  • Plan and execute GroupLink twice a year to connect new people into groups and launch new groups.

  • Actively lead a small group.

  • Actively gather testimonies of life change from within groups to share as celebration stories.

  • Plan and execute up to four Equip Night events each year.

  • Assist with planning and executing Men's and Women’s Ministries as needed.

  • Follow up with those who indicate a salvation experience during worship services.

  • Plan and execute PLACE class each year.

  • Review and approve small group studies.

  • Assist with membership meetings for new families requesting membership at Brookstone.

  • Assist with baptism candidates.

  • Manage Right Now Media.

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The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Groups Pastor:

Education & Experience

This position requires a minimum of five years of experience as a staff member in a ministry leadership capacity. Previous experience must include success in building a disciple-making culture, effectiveness as a leader of leaders, and a demonstrated ability to connect people in healthy community groups. The successful candidate will likely possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, however extensive ministry experience may be substituted for such formal training. Most importantly, a demonstrated love for Christ and His Church is required.

Personal Characteristics

  • Is a highly motivated Christian leader, committed to helping others grow as disciples.

  • Has a passion for developing leaders and helping members find a ministry that matches their gifts.

  • Can provide the vision and leadership to develop a culture of discipleship and motivate disciples to leadership roles in our community.

  • Is a people-person and comfortable in a role with high visibility.

  • Has strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Is creative and flexible, and has a great sense of humor.

  • Loves to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions.

  • Enjoys working with others, but also knows how to work independently and get things done.

  • Desires to be in on the ground floor of creating an innovative, vibrant organization.

  • Is able to admit mistakes, learn new tools, and take on new challenges.

  • Is committed to growing in their own relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Is willing to support the mission of Brookstone Church and is eager to join a dynamic and ambitious team.

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What it's like to live in Weaverville, North Carolina:

North of Asheville sits the unique, scenic town of Weaverville, North Carolina, home to entrepreneurs and artisans alike. With a thriving downtown district offering an array of businesses and plenty of parking, Weaverville draws visitors from all around to its quaint, picturesque Main Street and lush public spaces. Living in Weaverville offers the best of all worlds: quiet country living just a stone’s throw from a thriving in-town commercial district, with a 15-minute drive to Downtown Asheville.

In the 1800s, Weaverville was home to grand hotels with visitors escaping the heat of southern summers. Author O. Henry spent some of his last days here, regaining his health before returning to New York City. Today, Main Street offers a lot for visitors with some impressive restaurants, galleries and artist studios. And it's only ten minutes from both downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Residents and visitors to Weaverville can enjoy two public parks within its jurisdiction: Lake Louise Park and the Main Street Nature Park. Well-maintained areas prized for passive recreation, the parks offer walking paths lined with volunteer-maintained flower beds and educational information celebrating Weaverville’s rich heritage.

For those looking for nearby nature adventures, Weaverville boasts an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, miles of local hiking trails, cycling routes, scenic drives, wildlife, and native plants. In addition, the Town of Weaverville hosts several community events throughout the year celebrating its unique roots in Western North Carolina, including a Memorial Day Observance at Lake Louise, Fire on the Lake: July 4th Celebration at Lake Louise, a 9/11 Observance at Lake Louise, a Veterans’ Day Observance at Lake Louise, and a Town Christmas Parade downtown.

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