Southern Baptist Convention

Watkinsville First Baptist exists to make wholehearted followers of Christ. We are looking to fill the position of Discipleship Pastor, which is responsible for connecting people into small groups, church membership, and disciple-making processes. The primary goal of the position is to help create a culture of discipleship in the church. This will be accomplished through leading by example of personally making and reproducing disciples, and by implementing and sustaining processes that lead to discipleship engagement in small groups. This position will work alongside the church and the staff in leading people to become wholehearted followers of Christ.
More specifically, this person will give oversight to the following areas: Guest Services, Membership, Volunteer ministry, Adult Ministries (Men & Women), Small Groups, and general assimilation for adults. He will also provide coordinating leadership among the discipleship staff (Children’s, Youth, College, Senior Adult), and direct supervision of the Children’s, Youth and Senior Adult Pastors.


Calling to the Gospel Ministry.
Passion and calling to developing true spiritual community within the body of Christ.
Five years of Adult Small Groups ministry experience in the local church.
Proven leadership skills in recruiting, training, developing and deploying ministry leaders in the local church.
Demonstrated ability to teach Biblical truths.
Strong coordination and organization skills.
Supervisory experience desired.


Chip Riggs
(706) 769-8822