XPastor has collected various job descriptions from churches, to aid you in preparing job descriptions for yourself or others on your staff. Below is the job description for the Executive Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold, New Jersey (over 8,000 in worship).

General Summary

To assist the Senior Pastor in the operations, managing and teaching of the church. Reports to Senior Pastor.

Primary Function #1—Ministry Management

Supporting Goals

Oversee and manage the ministry branch of the church. Departments include Youth, Volunteer, Family, Outreach, Evangelism, Education, Hope and Entrepreneurial Business. Administer the work of the department by encouraging teamwork, mutual support while providing leadership when necessary and nurturing staff members who work in the branch.

Results Standards

The function of Ministry Management will have been satisfactorily achieved when the following conditions exist: Departments and ministries are thriving and fulfilling the mission of the church. Enhanced harmony and unity amongst managers to fulfill one common goal. Departments and ministries are all self-sufficient and those who can be a profit center become one. An outreach component is implemented in each department to impact the community.

Primary Function #2—Leadership Development

Supporting goals

Develop an effective development strategy which includes both salaried and volunteer leaders. Research conferences and educational programs for leaders. Interact with conference coordinator for external and internal retreats. Direct oversight over deacons, deaconess, missionaries and ministry heads. XP will reside on the elders board or assist the elders board in leading the preachers.

Results Standards

The function of Ministry Management will have been satisfactorily achieved when the following conditions exist: Yearly leadership seminars, mentoring and retreats. A leadership based curriculum that will enhance and build the leaders of Bethany. Updated leadership handbooks and maintain that leaders are abiding by policies of Bethany. Work with HR manager to help staff achieve goals and objectives for there department.

Primary Function #3—Evangelism Department

Supporting goals

Develop and implement a comprehensive Christ-centered evangelism program for the church.

Results Standards

The function of Ministry Management will have been satisfactorily achieved when the following conditions exist: Successful sharing your faith initiative. Recruit, train, and motivate members to get involved. Support existing evangelism ministries and their leaders. Create outdoor crusade, tent crusades in the community. Administer the work of the department of evangelism by encouraging teamwork and mutual support and providing leadership. Establish departmental goals, budgets and objectives for evangelism. Other duties as assigned.

Primary Function #4—Spiritual Development

Supporting Goal

Create a program to deepen the spiritual maturity of the congregation enabling the building of the Christian community.

Results Standards

The function of Ministry Management will have been satisfactorily achieved when the following conditions exist: Encourage and nurture the individual and corporate prayer life of the congregation. Establish departmental goals and objectives by prioritizing related programs. In conjunction with existing leadership help develop, expand and coordinate the existing prayer ministries of the church.

Primary Function #5—Assist Senior Pastor

Supporting Goal

Assist Senior Pastor in teaching and administering of church where assigned.

Results Standards

The function of Ministry Management will have been satisfactorily achieved when the following conditions exist: Conduct weddings, funerals and the sacraments. Assist as teacher when appropriate in new members classes, singles classes and Bible study. Represent church by serving on appropriate committees of the Harvest Fellowship of churches and community organizations. Plan and attend staff meetings and create agenda for the meeting. Oversee Risk Management Team. Preach when assigned and other duties as assigned.