Area Director Position

Various, United States Full-time Allows remote

Discipleship changes everything.

Our Area Directors help local churches become more effective in reaching and discipling men using proven strategies that increase the number of men attending church AND the number of men actively engaged in discipleship. Area Directors are part of a national movement to help churches create an environment where the Holy Spirit inspires men to engage in life-on-life discipleship.

Position Description   

  • Area Directors are full-time, self-funded leaders who are called to men's discipleship and want to use their training and knowledge to help churches do so much more with their men than the usual Saturday morning pancake breakfast. Part-time and volunteer positions also available.

  • Area Directors are expected to maintain a spiritual life that reflects a consistent, daily dependence on Jesus Christ. Each one is a member in good-standing with his local church. If married, he maintains a solid and consistent relationship with his spouse. He is engaged with men on a regular basis to help them grow. In turn, they can help the Area Director maintain his own faith relationship with Christ. 

  • They serve church leaders in a consultative manner, offering strategies, methods, and tactics that have a significant, lasting impact.

  • They provide their expertise to the church at no charge because they are surrounded by people that resonate with the vision and mission and want to be a part of their ministry. They provide financially (and prayerfully) what is needed for the Area Director to do his work. Area Directors are good stewards of their ministry funds.

  • Benchmark surveys are administered periodically so that progress can be measured over time on a quantitative basis - meaningful data for a pastor and his leadership team.

  • Area Directors are focused. They set annual goals and provide monthly reports on key metrics critical to the success of the mission.

  • A Regional Director is assigned to every Area Director for help, guidance, prayer support and more.

  • An Advisory Council and other similar initiatives are created to help the Area Director succeed with his funding initiatives, provide strategic insights, support his work with local churches, and general accountability.

  • Successful Area Directors continue to build meaningful relationships with churches, and provide ongoing information, assistance and support. They serve as an engaging role model and reliable, capable resource. They are active in discipling men and leaders in the community. They build and maintain transparent, consistent, collaborative and effective working relationships with the staff, their Regional Director and the other men in the field.

  • Comprehensive training is provided for carrying out the work of an Area Director as well as how to raise funding for your ministry budget.  On-going training is provided via webinars and video conferencing. Training is also provided at "Reunion", our annual conference for all Area Directors.
  • Part-time and Volunteer positions are also available.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required  

  • A passion for ministry to men and experience with men’s ministry is required.
  • High biblical standards of leadership, integrity, morality and faithfulness.
  • Willing to focus on essentials and not emphasize or champion points of theology outside our statement of faith; sensitive to denominational differences.
  • Results-oriented and a self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • Has a professional presence and poise; conveys credibility and commands attention.
  • Able to build and maintain financial support.
  • Experience in developing and delivering successful presentations
  • An independent thinker who also values collective IQ and collaboration.
  • Able to create systems and processes for implementation, documentation and measurement.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an engaging communication style.
  • Relates well to and effectively demonstrates genuine care for people.
  • Proficient with Microsoft<sup>®</sup> Office and current business technologies.
  • A business, marketing or pastoral degree is preferred. 

Working Conditions 

A home office or other space is required. A laptop with Windows 8 or better, an integrated or plug-in cam and a printer/scanner is required. Week nights and weekends are sometimes required based on the availability of the pastors and leaders served. Local travel required and some national travel (conferences/training events).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess 3 – 5 years in a leadership position with a ministry, business or other organization.
  • Satisfy background and reference checks.
  • Demonstrate the unconditional support of a local pastor and at least 2 other references.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage a personal and office budget so that income is commensurate with expenses and debt.
  • Review and sign the MIM Statement of Faith, Guiding Principles, Intellectual Property Agreement and the Non-Disclosure Agreement.  
  • Possess a reliable car insured to the minimum extent required by Man in the Mirror and a current driver’s license.