Care Partner Job Description

Care Partner Job Description
Nathan Faught

Job Purpose:

Congratulations! You are now the proud parents of a brand new baby in the Lord! Thank you for your willingness to accept this rewarding task. The joy of watching your new convert mature and develop in spiritual strength is about to begin. It is not enough to lead a soul to the altar, but we must also help each convert grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Therefore, into your hands has been entrusted a beautiful Child of God. We must not neglect this precious gift.

Job Qualifications:

1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.
2. Must meet the qualifications for church membership.
3. Must be loyal to the Pastor.
4. Must have a stable walk with God.
5. Must carry a burden for your assigned new convert.

Care Partner Responsibilities:

1. Of greatest importance: Pray for your new convert every day! Pray for God’s protection and blessing upon their lives. Ask God for the needed wisdom and understanding to help this new child of God grow and mature in the Lord.

2. Be sure to look for your new convert at each service. When your new convert misses, call him or her and let them know that you missed them.

3. Have your new convert over to your home for dinner or lunch several times as soon as possible. If you don’t have a close relationship with them, seek to build one.

4. When convenient, try to have several other couples in the church over when you invite your new convert over. Help your convert make new friends! Introduce the convert to as many people in the church as possible.

5. Introduce the new convert to YOUR friends. Make your new convert a part of your church social life. If possible, when you do things with other church folk, invite your convert to participate.

6. Make sure that your new convert attends all special church socials and meetings. Do not assume they know about church activities and that they understand they are included. Make SURE they are informed and encouraged to attend.

7. Sit with your new convert in church. Pray with your convert when they pray at the altar. When things happen like shouting, a message in tongues, prophecy, explain what is happening so they understand better.

8. Provide MINOR counseling as needed. But always refer your new convert to the Pastor for all major problems.

9. Teach your new convert a complete ten or twelve lesson Home Bible Study (Genesis to Revelation). This is very important. If you cannot do this please see the pastor.

10. Encourage your new convert to complete the New Life Course taught on Sunday Morning at the church. This will most likely require you t go with your convert to the first two or three classes to introduce them around. Continue to attend with them until they feel comfortable attending on their own. This is important.

11. Work with our church New Convert Care Director, to get our new convert involved in the various ministries of the church. Invite the convert to work in the ministries YOU are involved in (Choir, Lady’s/Men’s Prayer, etc.) However, it is always a good idea to check with the pastor first.

12. PLEASE do not preach or push standards of Holiness. This is the responsibility of the Pastor. Nor should you talk negative of the church, Pastor, or other saints in any way.

13. Please alert the pastor to any needs or problems that your new convert encounters. Let the pastor know if you will have any problems fulfilling your God given duty as a Care Partner.

Job Goals for the Year of 2009:

* To see your convert attending all church services faithfully.
* To see your convert reading their Bible each day.
* To see your convert spending time in prayer each day.
* To see your convert complete all lessons of the Home Bible Study.
* To see your convert attend all lessons of the new converts course.
* To see your convert make at least seven good friends in the church.
* To see your convert involved in some meaningful ministry in the church.

The above article, ‘Care Partner Job Description’ was written by Nathan Faught.

The material is copyrighted and should not be reprinted under any other name or author. However, this material may be freely used for personal study or research purposes.

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, ‘Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.’