Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions2018-07-21T10:37:49+00:00

We have collected various job descriptions from churches. May these help you in ministry role or for others on your staff.

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Business Administrator 5002018-02-19T22:11:22+00:00

Business Administrator and Minister to Senior Adults of Stough Memorial Baptist Church in Pineville, North Carolina 500 in worship

Purpose

The Business Administrator serves in support of the Senior Pastor in the administration of the business functions of the church. He shall be responsible for the oversight of SMBC Facilities, Finances, Human Resources, Communications, and Information Services, working closely with the committees that serve in these areas. He shall also be responsible for providing care, support, counseling, participation, and organization to the overall Senior Adult Ministry of Stough.

Accountability

  1. This position shall be directly accountable to the Senior Pastor.
  2. This position shall be a team player, and will work in cooperation with other Pastoral Staff and Ministry leaders within the church.
  3. This position shall receive an annual review in June from the Senior Pastor.

Primary Areas of Responsibilities

Facilities

  1. Coordinate with Building and Grounds Committee to maintain all church property in good condition.
  2. Authorize necessary repairs to be done in the most economical manner and within the limitations of the church budget.
  3. Report to the Senior Pastor and appropriate committees any extraordinary maintenance required and make recommendations for action to be taken.
  4. Direct facility maintenance personnel to see that the church buildings and grounds are maintained to standards of cleanliness and appearance that benefits the status of this church in the community.
  5. Oversee the use of church facilities to groups or organizations approved by the Senior Pastor and coordination of the church’s master calendar.
  6. Work with the Church Use Committee to develop procedures and rules for the use of church property and oversee the adherence to these rules.
  7. Ensure an accurate inventory of all equipment (furniture, office equipment, fixtures, etc.)
  8. Keep abreast of all laws and regulations affecting church property.
  9. Oversee security of the grounds.
  10. See that all keys are kept secure and implementation of key checkout system.
  11. Responsible for Greeter Ministry.
  12. Responsible to supervise all hired contractors to assure the job is being done in a safe, timely, wise, and fiscally prudent manner according to the contract and in a least disruptive manner. Be sure all governmental permits have been secured and are honored.

Finances

  1. Act as liaison for all fiscal activities working directly with the Finance Committee.
  2. Supervise Financial Secretary in maintaining good accounting records.
  3. Assist in identifying budget line item overages, determining causes, and developing financial policies to assure adherence.
  4. Insurance planning, updating, and maintenance.
  5. Develop and maintain purchase order system.
  6. Initiate annual budget preparation. Track budget with department heads throughout the year.
  7. Ensure Sunday morning collection procedures are clear and secure.
  8. Ensure banking operations are managed properly.
  9. Serve as central purchasing agent for office supplies and equipment. For large purchases, perform price comparisons, secure bids, prepare proposals and provide recommendations.
  10. Provide final authority in any day-to-day purchases, investment and financial decisions.

Human Resources

  1. Act as administrative staff liaison between pastoral staff, pastor, and leadership team.
  2. Recruit, interview, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and terminate support staff, including secretary, maintenance and janitorial in consultation with Personnel Committee and Senior Pastor.
  3. Oversee contracted personnel and special service personnel.
  4. Maintain current job descriptions for all staff members.
  5. Attend to circumstances where support staff performance is less than satisfactory.
  6. Coordinate volunteers as needed.
  7. Facilitate annual performance reviews for Ministry Support Staff and make recommendations for salary increases.

Communications

  1. Serve as Editor of church publications including, but not limited to: weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter, flyers, inserts, brochures, programs, booklets, etc.
  2. Track advertising costs and direct effective marketing plan.
  3. Oversee all printing, graphics, advertising, and public relations materials and programs

Information Services

  1. Oversee the Information Services and Technical Teams of the church.
  2. Develop Information Services plan for the church, including purchasing, installing, upgrading, and maintaining equipment needed to operate in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
  3. Set policies and guidelines for use of all church-owned computer and technical equipment.

Minister to Senior Adults

  1. Provide an organized program for Senior Adults in keeping with the purposes and values of the church.
  2. Care for and minister to the needs of Senior Adults, including hospital and nursing home visitation, counseling, and assistance when needed.
  3. Participate actively in Senior Adult fellowships and social activities.
  4. Develop programs for spiritual growth designed specifically for Senior Adults.
  5. Lead, support, promote, and develop the Senior Adult Ministry of Stough.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor.

Campus Pastor2018-02-19T22:16:31+00:00

Campus Pastor at Southside Church, A Church of the Nazarene of Chesterfield, Virginia

Job Summary

The Campus Pastor shall be the on-site Lead and shall serve at Southside Church of the Nazarene and shall fulfill the responsibilities of leader in the spirit of 1 Timothy 3:2-7. This Minister is expected to be living in harmony with the general and special rules of the Church of the Nazarene as stated in the Manual: Church of the Nazarene. Employment shall be reviewed at the end of each fiscal year and potential renewal of employment shall be considered at that time.

Purpose of this Position

Ensure the holistic spiritual growth, process and logistical execution of body life at a church campus.

Description of Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. If the Campus only has one venue, CP assumes all responsibilities of Venue Pastor.
  2. Oversees and works with the Venue pastors on a regular basis to ensure smooth service flow.
  3. Works with the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor and other Campus pastors to discuss vision, needs, service opportunities and worship focuses for church at large. Reports to Executive Pastor.
  4. Has responsibility of holistic (spiritual, emotional, physical) health of people at their campus.
  5. Care is given through one-on-one care, as well as high touch work in getting people to small groups where they can be cared for.
  6. Works with Adult Pastor, Children’s Pastor and Teen Connection Pastor to ensure success in Adult, Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry and are in alignment with campus objectives.
  7. Keeps campus focused on all key church initiatives.
  8. Develops and teaches spiritual development classes to help grow the body of Christ.
  9. Works with small groups in area to reach out to neighborhood community. The objective is to lead, equip, and oversee the development of small groups within the campus geographical area. The specific duties associated with this include:

a. Pray for and with the leaders under care.

b. Facilitate relationships within and with small group’s leaders and coaches. Understand the importance of relationships and the overall purpose of small groups to be both relational and missional.*

c. Build a community of small groups in the campus community. Oversee the spiritual health of all small group communities in the assigned geographic area.

d. Develop and facilitate the development of coaches that will assist small group leaders.

e. Understand and communicate discipleship and the process of spiritual formation and how small groups support this process.

f. Measure success by clearly defining, communicating and assessing the effectiveness of small groups according to five guiding small group questions (see below).

g. Accountable to small group functional leader for overall development processes and the strategic direction on small group ministry.

h. Ensure small group leaders are: 1) on training track and accountable for it; 2) understanding and living a personal spiritual formation plan.

i. Deal with conflict as it arises in a manner fitting the Gospel.

j. Cast vision for groups in area of responsibility.

k. Assist leaders in multiplying new groups.

l. Contribute to the development and implementation of new training tools.

m. Develop relationships with other area pastors (of other denominations) as needed to see Kingdom of God advance.

Unique Qualities to Perform this Position

  1. High leadership skills, experience leading a small group or current participation in a small group.
  2. Ability to mentor others and guide through supportive relationships.
  3. Flexible, process-oriented, supportive team player.
  4. High level manager.
  5. Pastoral heart.
  6. Effective communicator and motivator with the ability to step in and deliver God’s messages in an effective way.
  7. Ability to manage a team.
  8. Multi-tasker.
  9. Flexible, process-oriented, supportive team player. A self-starter who possesses personal networking skills.
  10. Should have the ability to manage teams and individuals.
  11. Typically has one or more of the following spiritual gifts: Leadership, Encouragement, Administration, Intercession and/or Shepherding.

Key Results

  1. Campus has clarity of vision of where the church is going, campus is unified, campus has sense of purpose, campus is growing.
  2. Programs and Reach-Connect-Grow-Serve initiatives are running smoothly.
  3. People are connected and feel cared for.
  4. Small groups are growing and impacting neighborhoods. Small groups are healthy and vibrant with a sense of community ownership.
  5. New groups are regularly established.
  6. People continue to grow and become Christ-like disciples.
  7. Champions the embodiment of “One Church, Many Locations” and fulfilling the mission “to love all people into a community of Christ-like disciples.”
  8. Understand assimilation and discipleship process and executes it effectively.

*Note: Small Group Purposes and Metrics

Relational – All about building relationships with God and each other at ever deepening levels.

Missional – All about go into the community and serving it in Jesus’ name and growing as disciples in the process.

  1. Are people connecting to our small group?
  2. Are the relationships in our small group deepening?
  3. Are our lives being transformed—are we becoming Christ-like disciples?
  4. Is the neighborhood around us changing for the better?
  5. Are we having fun?
Church Administrator2018-02-19T21:51:51+00:00

Church Administrator of Trinity Baptist Church in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Purpose of Position

The purpose of the Church Administrator is to organize information, manage team logistics, communicate information relating to the church calendar and building usage, and work toward keeping the day-to-day operations at Trinity organized and clear. Hours are 37 per week and the position reports to the Executive Pastor

Office Responsibilities

  1. Manage the church office.
  2. To offer a knowledgeable presence during office hours.
  3. To facilitate church communication networks: bulletins, phones, etc.
  4. To manage office policy enforcement: building use, bulletin boards, mailboxes, flyers, etc.
  5. Manage the flow of supplies.
  6. To facilitate and schedule building usage in conjunction with staff.
  7. To maintain and communicate the master church calendar.
  8. In conjunction with the Community Team and ministry leaders, update the Information Booth and alert volunteers to changes.

Staff Responsibilities

  1. The Church Administrator works to alert staff as to what’s needed and when in order for the organization to run smoothly.
  2. Manage office resources to support staff projects.
  3. Manage communications between staff and Operation’s representative regarding repairs, scheduling maintenance, usage, etc.
  4. Available for direct administrative support for the Senior and Executive Pastors.
  5. Oversee the church database (ACS) and its use.
  6. The Church Administrator plays a vital role in weekly staff meetings and helps communicate information pertaining to the church calendar, building usage, and other relevant information.
  7. The Church Administrator is responsible to oversee all paid office staff and volunteers. This should include scheduling individual time to help develop and coach the individual’s leadership and ministry development.
  8. The Church Administrator will work with the Worship Pastor to coordinate the necessary resources for Sunday worship.
  9. The Church Administrator is responsible to hold his/her staff accountable in their budget spending, time usage, and personal and professional relationships.

Ministry Strategy Responsibilities

  1. The Church Administrator is an integral part of Trinity’s leadership team. She will work in conjunction with the staff team in the yearly review of church ministries and overall church strategy.
  2. The Church Administrator is available as a resource to the volunteer leaders to help facilitate as able.
  3. The Church Administrator is responsible to perform the reviews and evaluation of all paid staff members who report directly to the Church Administrator on an annual basis and present annual goals for the following year to the Executive Pastor.
  4. The Church Administrator will participate in the planning of Trinity’s annual Vision Casting Night. Vision casting night is Trinity’s annual business meeting and presentation of each ministry’s direction for the coming year.
  5. The Church Administrator is expected to help coordinate and participate in Trinity’s annual Staff Retreat.

Communication Responsibilities

  1. The Church Administrator is responsible to provide weekly agreed upon staff summaries of the regular staff meeting to the Elder Team.
  2. In partnership with the Executive Pastor, the Church Administrator is responsible to “ring the bell” on issues related to the annual finance calendar, annual meeting, nominating team, annual vision planning or others that may arise.

Business/Human Resource Responsibilities

  1. The Church Administrator works with the church treasurer to facilitate the day-to-day business of fiscal responsibility. This includes overseeing the payment of bills, reimbursements, and the issuing of checks.
  2. Responsible to develop and oversee the office budget.
  3. Keep current on policies that affect church finances and alert staff.
  4. Insurance. The Church Administrator will work with the Executive Pastor to oversee, along with Trinity’s finance team, all insurance details for Health Insurance, Disability & Workers’ Comp, Property & Abuse, and Liability Insurance.
  5. Laws & Taxes. The Church Administrator is responsible to oversee, along with Trinity’s finance team, Trinity’s compliance with State & Federal Laws and State & Federal taxes.
  6. Staff Benefits. The Church Administrator is responsible to oversee proper records for staff vacation days, raises, and benefits.
  7. The Church Administrator will work in conjunction with the Executive Pastor to create, manage, and maintain all church policy handbooks. These handbooks will contain all appropriate policies and guidelines and will be made easily available to all staff.

Expectations

  1. The Church Administrator is to have a real relationship with Jesus Christ and is to be actively seeking a deeper relationship with Him. This belief should be lived out in such a way that it is obvious and real to those in the leadership of Trinity and the church family.
  2. The Church Administrator is to be a team player of Trinity Church.
  3. The Church Administrator will recognize that working with a team is essential to successful ministry. It is expected that he work closely with other staff members and develop a support team of volunteers made up of team players.
  4. The Church Administrator will be disciplined and diligent with his/her time, keeping a balance between home and work. Obviously there are exceptions in a work week. However, one’s family should not be sacrificed for the sake of the ministry.
  5. The Church Administrator is to spend time throughout the year developing her skills in ministry, developing her character, and sharpening her knowledge and understanding in ministering to people while fulfilling her role as Church Administrator.
  6. Professional review and development should occur through honest and ongoing feedback. Deliberate and meaningful conversations are expected with the Executive Pastor on at least a monthly basis. An annual evaluation of the Church Administrator will occur through the Elders in conjunction with the Executive Pastor and Senior Teaching Pastor.
Elder 2,0002018-02-19T22:13:05+00:00

Elder of Northwest Bible Church of Dallas, Texas 2,000 in worship

Primarily a Community

The Elders are a community of spiritual leaders fulfilling the biblical mandate for Christlikeness.

“We want to be a community of Elders whereby we are helping create an environment that equips and encourages people in our body to passionately pursue Jesus Christ through worship, instruction, service, evangelism and relationships.”

Purpose

“The purpose of our Council of Elders is not meetings but maturing. It is about knowing God, and growing in Christlikeness which is the fruit of true spiritual community. Then, it is about shepherding God’s flock at Northwest Bible Church.”

Elder Priorities

  • Envisioning the future and spiritually leading the congregation, done by our Senior Pastor.
  • Studying together of God’s Word.
  • Praying together.
  • Serving in ministry together.
  • Connecting to our core vision team.
  • Partnering with our Senior Pastor on shepherding issues.
  • Engaging one another in accountable relationships.
  • Facilitating the Elders agenda, done by our Chairman.
  • Developing new Elders and identifying church leaders.
  • Governing the Church, knowing ministry and staff, guided by our Executive Pastor.

Our Constitution says about Elders

  • Praying for and with the people and watching over their spiritual and physical needs.
  • Administering the ordinances.
  • Making provision for pulpit supply.
  • Visiting members, giving counsel and comfort to those with special needs.
  • Being responsive to all other matters that affect the well being of this church.
  • Directing the affairs of the church, organizations and programs.
  • Promoting missions at home and abroad.
  • Executing legal documents of the church.
  • Receiving and dismissing members.
  • Exercising discipline.

Roles

Chairman

  • Facilitate discussion as “an Elder Community.”
    • This assumes a “strong group” model wherein each Elder has an equal and needed voice.
  • Set the Elder agenda with the Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor

Vice-Chairman and Secretary

  • Vice-Chairman fills in for the Chairman when the Chairman is unavailable.
  • Secretary oversees that minutes are kept and co-signs with the Chairman official documents of the church.

All Elders

  • Have an equal voice in meetings.
  • Make decisions by coming to “one mind,” as led by the Holy Spirit. Decisions will be unanimous, without abstentions.
  • Meet once a month with our Senior Pastor to discuss personal and church vision issues. Meet once a month with our Executive Pastor to discuss personal and church governance issues. On a regular basis, the Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor shall bring ministerial staff members to the meetings.
  • Meet with one another to discuss personal issues and shepherding the church.

Meeting Format—Three Thursdays a Month; 6:00-9:00 pm

Led by our Chairman and Senior Pastor, kept on track by our Executive Pastor

  1. Dinner—fellowship, prayer and encouragement
    • Core Vision Team—once a year with their spouse, 4 meetings a year
    • Ministers & Directors—coming as departments with their Core Vision Team member—4 meetings a year
    • Deacons—3 meetings a year
    • Ministry Teams—4 meetings a year
    • Individuals—8 meetings a year
    • Only Elders—10 meetings a year
  1. Prayer—Elders working with the Senior Pastor
    • A spiritual discipline of together listening to God.
    • Bringing specific needs of the church before God.
    • Confessing sin; Thanksgiving
  1. Discussion of Church Vision—Senior Pastor
  2. Ministry Business—Elders working with the Executive Pastor
    • Shepherding items
    • Major business items
    • Finance Committee Chairman—twice a year
  1. Spiritual Ministry—Elders working with the Senior Pastor
    • Time in the Word
    • Spiritual Growth
    • Service Projects

Responsibility Delegated by our Elders

  1. Audit Committee
  2. Budget and Compensation Committee
  3. Core Vision Team
    • Community
    • Equipping
    • Family
    • Outreach
  4. Deacons
  5. Finance Committee and Treasurer
  6. Mercies Committee
  7. Missions Committee
  8. Stephen Ministers

Reports that Come to our Elders

  1. Weekly
    • Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor
  2. Semi-Monthly
    • Staff
  3. Monthly
    • Balance Sheet
    • Finance Committee Minutes
    • Financial Status
    • Mercies Committee Minutes
    • Missions Team Minutes
  4. Quarterly
    • Mercies Expenses
    • Treasurers
  5. Annually
    • External Audit and Management Letter
    • Budgets

Elders Do

  • Reviews of Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, and self-review of Elders.
  • Ordination
  • Restoration

Values

  • Model leadership in personal and group ministry.
  • Be honest with one another.
  • Grow in personal spiritual transformation.
  • Get to know each other, spend time with each other outside of meetings.
  • Get to know members by introducing themselves, spending time with them.
  • Insist on unity in decisions.

Elders Do Not

  • Do anything we can delegate.
  • Deal firsthand with every conflict and shepherding need.
  • Micromanage ministry.
  • Set procedures for running ministry—but do set policy.
  • Fill time with agenda items because “it is there.”
  • Go ahead with a meeting when there is personal hurt or need.
Executive Director 1,4002018-02-20T09:32:57+00:00

Executive Director of Bethany Community Church in Seattle, Washington 1,400 in worship

Purpose

The Executive Director will assist the Senior Pastor with the implementation of vision and spiritual direction of Bethany Community Church, so that the Senior Pastor can continue his main responsibility of teaching, vision casting, and shepherding.

Reports To

Senior Pastor

Resources

The Senior Pastor, Church Council, Finance Director, and Operations Director.

Areas of Responsibility

Execute the vision of the Senior Pastor throughout the Church Leadership Structure by:

  • Meet regularly with the Senior Pastor for discipleship, prayer and planning.
  • Attend the Church Council Meetings to bring updates and input for the church’s progress.
  • Commit to the vision and become creatively involved in its development, articulation, and implementation.
  • Develop the leadership structure of the church and oversee its effectiveness.
  • Give oversight to the staff culture in such a way that culture increasingly embodies the ethics of servant leadership and commitment demonstrated by Christ.
  • Commit to mobilizing and coaching, so that the ministry remains in the hands of the people (Eph. 4:12).
  • Streamline job descriptions, communication, and authority paths to maximize personal creativity, strengths, efficiency, and effectiveness, while minimizing bureaucracy. Oversee the launching of new ministries that the Lord raises up, so that they are consistent with the church’s vision, values, and purposes.
  • Direct the hiring of staff and also the formal procedure in dismissing or repositioning of staff.
  • Handle personnel conflicts and troubleshoot program and ministry challenges.
  • In cooperation with the Operations Director, establish church policies and procedures that effectively facilitate the vision.

Lead the Ministry Director Team by:

  • Develop a streamlined, coordinated strategy for ministry for all ministries based on the church’s vision, values, and purposes.
  • Guide the Ministry Director Team in setting and tracking specific, measurable goals to insure that the vision and purposes of the ministry are being achieved.
  • Creat staff meeting agendas and lead those meeting in cooperation with the Senior Pastor and Operations Director so that the staff is informed, equipped, nurtured and a cohesive direction for ministry is provided.

Lead the Ministry Staff by:

  • Setting and tracking specific, measurable goals to insure that the vision is being achieved.
  • Equipping Ministry Staff for leading their Ministry Team meetings with volunteers.
  • Oversee the budget development, budget adherence, and cash flow in conjunction with the Finance Director.
  • Perform semi-annual performance reviews on direct reports and follow through with Senior Pastor.

The Executive Director will also assume other responsibilities as directed by the Senior Pastor subject to the approval of the church council.

Position Requirements

  • The top two professional requirements for this position are that the individual needs to be an exceptional manager and that they have the ability to lead a large organization.
  • Significant experience in administration of a church or a business is required, with specific human resources, project management and/or financial background a plus.
  • Minimum of ten years managing multiple staff of at least 6-8 people in a church and/or non-profit setting required. Experience working on a church staff is helpful but at least five years of marketplace experience is required.
  • Work history on or with a church staff is preferred, so that the candidate has an understanding of the requirements and demands of a pastoral staff, staffing issues, church budgets and ministry development.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required and a MS, MBA or M. Div preferred.
  • Spiritual gifts of leadership and administration with the ability to encourage others are required.
  • Proven ability to provide strong input into an organization’s strategic direction. Ability to translate vision and mission into staffing, budget, and facilities plans.
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven presentation skills.
  • Proven ability in successfully serving as overall staff leader, developing policies and procedures, and hiring, developing, and terminating staff members.
  • Background in organizational development with abilities to coach and develop staff and volunteers.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement a plan to completion.
  • Proven track record of getting projects and tasks completed on time and on budget while also working well with others in the process.
  • Proven ability to excel while working in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment of diverse scope and constituencies.
  • Background working with and developing annual budgets of at least $1 million, facilities management, financial management and administrative functions.

Specifications

Full Time: 40 hours
Compensation:
Full medical and dental benefits package, auto and expense account, and continuing education reimbursement.
Salary: Dependent upon experience

Executive Director of Ministries2018-02-19T22:14:21+00:00

Executive Director of Ministries

I. Title

Executive Director of Ministries (also known as Executive Pastor)

II. Reports to

Senior Pastor

III. Role

Operating as an extension of the Senior Pastor, sharing the vision and responsibilities to manage and direct the implementation of the vision and ministry plan of BFC; including coordinating all strategic and scenario planning, staffing of all personnel, goal setting, and formulation of operational policies and procedures.

IV. Scope of Ministry

Ministry Directors: Children, Youth, Care, Worship Arts, Community Life, Operations, Accounting, Human Resource, Preschool.

V. Approximate Time Requirements

Average of about 50 hours per week.

VI. Responsibilities

  1. Vision
    • Assist Senior Pastor in developing and clarifying vision. Meet weekly with Senior Pastor.
    • Implement the vision with the staff (Ministry Directors).
    • Become chief spokesperson for implementing vision.
  2. Strategic and Scenario Planning
    • Coordinate (strategic and scenario) planning process with Senior Pastor and Ministry Directors.
    • Work with Senior Pastor to develop and clarify major objectives and goals.
    • Manage progress of staff (Ministry Directors).
    • Assures development of volunteer (servant) leadership training and oversight of their ministries by Ministry Directors.
  3. Ministry Staff
    • Works with staff team to implement vision (recruits, trains, develops, and directs ministry team).
    • Manages and evaluates staff by objectives and goals (evaluation).
    • Presides over Ministry Director’s (staff) meetings.
    • Gives support, encouragement and oversight to ministry team leaders to ensure their understanding of vision.
    • Assists in new staff positions and changes.
    • Creates an environment for all staff through their Ministry Director, to be creative, feel valued and cared for and to have opportunities to develop their S.H.A.P.E.
    • Meets at least twice monthly with each Ministry Director (staff), except monthly with the Preschool Director.
    • Incorporates staff recommendations for vision implementation.
  4. Administration
    • Works with Senior Pastor and Ministry Directors to develop operational policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for ministry, finances, administration, and operations of the church.
    • Ex-officio member of the Board of Elders and Executive Committee of the Elders without a vote in 2008.
    • Meet regularly with Administrative Assistant for communication, planning and coordination.
  5. Added Responsibilities Since Original Job Description.
    1. Small Group Leadership: Model leading and reproducing small groups by regularly leading a small group.
    2. Men’s Ministry: Attend the men’s special events as available and men’s retreat each year.
    3. Elders: Provide administrative support to the Elders. See that their notebook of meetings and minutes are kept accurate and that all policies are kept organized and available as needed.
    4. Teaching Pastor’s Team: Participate in teaching on weekends as scheduled.

VII. Primary Strengths and Abilities Needed

  1. A passion for and commitment to the leadership of Jesus Christ and application of the Scripture.
  2. A demonstrable prayer life that seeks God’s wisdom and direction in all decision making.
  3. The ability to communicate a caring, loving heart, coupled with the skills of an effective leader and manager.
  4. Organized, persuasive, skilled in delegation. Also needed is experience in master planning (strategic or situational planning).
  5. Demonstrates faith by discovering solutions and investigating all ministry possibilities.
  6. Enables us to develop an ethnically diverse ministry team.
  7. Able to preach and teach with sufficient skill for weekend services.
Executive Director of Ministries 5002018-02-19T22:05:45+00:00

Executive Director of Ministries of Beechwood Church in Holland, Michigan, 500 in worship

This position is responsible for:

  1. Day-to-day administration, management and operations of the church.
  2. Continuing development of a strategic vision process which is endorsed by the leadership and the congregation.
  3. Execution of an effective and efficient means for supporting the church’s ministries, resources and personnel.
  4. Assistance to the pastoral staff as needed for the ministry of the church.

Position: Executive, Ministry Support

  • Accountable to: Senior Pastor
  • Ministry target: Church in general
  • Position is: Paid staff
  • Position may be filled by: Church member or non-member
  • Minimum maturity level: Solid, very mature Christian
  • Spiritual gifts: Administration and Leadership
  • Talents or abilities desired: Good organizational skills, ability to lead others, strategic thinking, proven business experience including finance, solid Bible interpretation
  • Best personality traits: Leader-dependable, Expresser, Team Builder
  • Passion for: Assisting the pastoral staff and Consistory in leading the church
  • Length of service commitment: Two years minimum

Anticipated Time Commitments

  1. Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: Full time, off on Saturday and one day during week, not to coincide with the senior pastor, except for emergencies and special occasions.
  2. Participating in meetings/training: As required.

Responsibilities/Duties

  1. Manage the daily operations of the church.
  2. Conduct goal setting, performance reviews and staff training.
  3. Implement church policies and procedures under direction of the Consistory.
  4. Assist leadership in defining the dynamic vision for the church in accordance with Scripture and “The Purpose Driven Church.”
  5. Assist the church’s ministries in developing ministry plans that provide for achieving the immediate, near-term and longer-term goals and objectives.
  6. Together with the leadership (Elders and Deacons), provide oversight and administrative support to all established and new ministries of the church.
  7. Pray for and support the pastoral staff. Assist in solving ministry problems.
  8. Facilitate staff meetings and leadership training sessions.
  9. Help develop and oversee ministry budgets and monitor ministry expenditures.
  10. Develop and recommend strategies for ministry growth and program development.
  11. Coordinate all aspects of the church’s internal and external communications and media efforts.
  12. Assist the pastoral staff and Consistory so that foundational beliefs of Scripture are accepted, adhered to and promoted by all individuals in a position of leadership and ministry support.
  13. Assist in orientation of church leaders regarding church ministries and operation.
Executive Minister 5002018-02-20T12:51:53+00:00

Executive Minister at Central Church of Christ in Amarillo, Texas 500 in worship

Position Summary

The Executive Minister will work closely with the Senior Minister in strategic development (implementation of the vision) and overseeing staff. He will take primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the church office. He will also be responsible for certain adult ministries.

Primary Responsibilities

Executive Ministry (reports to the Senior Minister and Management Cluster)

Daily/Weekly Supervision of Staff

  • Plan and conduct weekly staff meetings.
  • Supervise support personnel.
  • Seek to resolve personnel disputes.
  • Perform necessary corrective actions with regard to staff.
  • Keep track of all ministerial and secretarial staff sick days, vacations, etc.

Goal Setting and Review

  • Ensure ministers have annual reviews and set goals (in conjunction with the Senior Minister.
  • Conduct reviews for support staff.
  • Supervise reviews for custodians and maintenance personnel.

Management Cluster System

  • Manage the cluster system (organizational chart, changes, updates).
  • Manage scheduling and agenda of Management cluster meetings.

Congregational Activities

  • Coordinate and oversee implementation of budgeting process. This must be done in conjunction with or after goal setting. Coordinate with finance ministry who are responsible for presenting the core budget.
  • Supervise member tracking and retention data.
  • Help the Senior Minister in following up with “congregational goals” determined by elders and ministers each year.
  • Supervise church communications, including publications (e.g. bulletin) and other communication sources (e.g. website, bulletin boards, signage).

Other

  • Sign letters, checks and other documents and correspondence as needed.
  • Maintain and enforce the policy manual.
  • Plan or assign planning for annual leadership retreats and other special meetings.
  • Provide support to the elder chairman for elder meetings and take minutes of the meetings.

Adult Ministries (reports to the Senior Minister)

Small Groups

  • Prepare or provide the weekly lessons.
  • Manage the small group program, groups, and leaders.
  • Promote the evangelistic purpose of small groups.
  • Develop leadership and set vision to enhance ministry.
  • Recruit, motivate, and train group leaders (one-on-one meetings, newsletters…)
  • Provide help and support to Family Life Group leaders.
  • Lead a small group.

Adult Education

  • Develop and maintain the overall education ministry, including the shepherding Bible class structure.
  • Recruit or help other ministers recruit Bible class leaders for each adult class.
  • Recruit teachers, provide resources and support, and connect them with Bible class leaders for teaching opportunities.
  • When needed, develop or provide curriculum for all classes to work through at the same time.
  • Teach Bible classes from time to time.
Executive Pastor2018-02-20T13:02:31+00:00

Executive Pastor of Richland Bible Church in Richland, Michigan 2,400 in worship

Job Summary

This pastor is working under the sole direction of the Senior Pastor and in close cooperation with the elder team to assure the implementation of the vision, mission, purposes and values of RBC, as established by the Elder Team. He will develop and implement a strategic plan from the Senior Pastor’s vision that involves all ministries of Richland Bible Church, and provide administrative oversight and leadership of all church personnel, systems and operations to facilitate that vision. This is a full time, salaried position.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage and oversee weekly pastoral staff meetings
  • Meet regularly with the Elder team
  • Meet individually with pastoral staff on a regular basis for personal and program development
  • Oversee staff development and evaluations
  • Monitor all church programs for effectiveness and consistency with the vision
  • Manage and oversee budgetary preparation and compliance reports
  • Manage and oversee all legal, insurance, corporation business and plant and facility operations

Job Qualifications

  • Leadership skills: Coaching of staff, with ability to hold them accountable; systems thinker; decision maker; big picture perspective but with an eye to detail implementation.
  • Pastoral skills and gifts: Must be willing to stand on Biblical principles; have a healthy balance between personal life and ministry; spiritual gift of administration and leadership; must be elder qualified; ministry heart for staff and members of the congregation; close kinship in philosophy with RBC and, specifically, with the Senior Pastor.

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Executive Pastor2018-02-20T13:04:28+00:00

Executive Pastor of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

 Purpose

To serve the church by coordinating and implementing the program of the church. Working under the direction of the senior pastor to facilitate the vision, develop new programs in keeping with established goals, maximize the effectiveness of present programs, give leadership to program staff members and supervise staff members and volunteers involved in this ministry.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Meet regularly with the senior pastor to clarify vision, goals and strategy.
  2. Evaluate the evolving needs of the congregation and work to strengthen the present program in keeping with those needs.
  3. Supervise the work of program staff members, meeting regularly with and providing leadership to them in areas of individual goal-setting and accountability. Receive quarterly goal statements and evaluations from staff members for the purpose of review and discussion.
  4. Facilitate the development of programs through staff members, committees and boards of the church.
  5. Build solid staff relations by:
    • Developing written personnel policies and procedures
    • Developing job descriptions
    • Participating in hiring of departmental or program staff members
    • Evaluating staffing structure and proposing adjustments as the need arises
    • Conducting annual performance evaluations, and reviewing the calls and compensation of professional staff members
    • Working to resolve conflict
  6. Work under the direction of the senior pastor, taking primary responsibility for the preparation and policy management of the church budget, in consultation with appropriate staff members and/or committees.
  7. Supervise development and maintenance of the master program/facilities calendar of the church.
  8. Supervise the communication of the program of the church to the congregation by:
    • Overseeing preparation of weekly bulletins
    • Overseeing production of newsletters
    • Writing press releases
  9. Administer the work of program staff members by encouraging teamwork and mutual support and providing leadership and nurture to all staff members.
  10. Establish departmental goals and objectives by prioritizing related programs, managing the use of facilities, planning an appropriate budget, delegating tasks and evaluating progress regularly.
  11. Work closely with the senior pastor in leading staff meetings and retreats.
  12. Work with appropriate committees, officers and leaders to carry out the mission and ministry of the church.
  13. Participate in the selection of church officers and provide officer training.
  14. Attend board meetings as a resource and for informational purposes and moderating in the absence of the senior pastor.
  15. Assist in worship and preach at the request of the senior pastor. Teach in the education program of the church, as requested.
  16. Conduct weddings and funerals, providing appropriate preparation and support.
  17. Represent the church to the press and media.
  18. Represent the church by serving at denominational levels, and in community and civic organizations, and coordinate staff involvement in the same.
  19. Cooperate with the __________ by performing any other duties when asked to do so.

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Executive Pastor 1,4002018-02-19T22:04:27+00:00

Executive Pastor of Grace Covenant Church of Austin, Texas, 1,400 in worship

General Information

  1. Position Title: Executive Pastor
  2. Reports to: Senior Pastor
  3. Relates closely to: The members of the Elder Board
  4. Positions reporting to the Executive Pastor: Pastors and Ministry Directors, as defined by the organizational chart.
  5. Purpose of this position: To assist the Senior Pastor and Elders in providing leadership for the development of the ministries of Grace Covenant Church, so that it fulfills a defined mission and reflects core values. Providing leadership would include the five key functions of Administrator, Overseer, Mentor, Catalyst and Minister.

Ongoing Responsibilities

Mentor/Developer Responsibilities—35%

This is the role of supporting and enabling people to meaningfully engage in the work of the church. This includes supervision of Pastoral and Directorial Staff, volunteers and (non-pastoral) paid staff.

  1. To develop the pastoral team to provide leadership for the ministries of Grace that are fulfilling their defined mission and reflects our core values.
  2. To lead staff meetings and planning retreats.
  3. Be available to the pastors and directors to assist in making on-going decisions that are needed to keep the ministries moving forward.
  4. To assist the Ministry Teams in fulfilling their assigned mission and tasks by helping with their planning and budgeting processes, identifying laymen and providing resources, and helping resolve any interpersonal conflicts.
  5. To oversee the recruiting, selection, training, development, evaluation, and termination of present and future directorial, office, and pastoral staff, except the Senior Pastor. Church policy gives these responsibilities to the Executive Pastor; however, when hiring pastoral positions, the Executive Pastor also seeks concurrence from the Elders.
  6. To recommend human resource policy and compensation guidelines to the Servant Team.
  7. To motivate and mobilize staff and other members of the congregation through recognizing individual strengths, delegating responsibility and maintaining reasonable oversight.

Overseer/Leader Responsibilities—25%

Analogous to a strategic planner. Differentiating this from the Administrator role, the Administrator role says the church is firing on all cylinders, the overseer role ensures that we’re going in the right direction.

  1. To oversee the development and implementation of an annual strategic plan and ministry plans.
  2. To monitor and communicate the state of the ministry areas and staff responsibilities so that things are headed in the same direction and Pastors, Elders, and other leaders know how their part fits into the whole development of the church.
  3. To assist the Senior Pastor in giving direction through establishing and clearly communicating vision, goals and plans to pastoral and office staff.
  4. To oversee that Board decisions or actions are followed in the operational services of the church.
  5. To assist the Moderator of the Elder Board in defining agenda, follow up on past agenda items, and provide administrative support for the effective functioning of the Elder Board.
  6. To facilitate the flow of information to and from the Elder Board and provide current information to the Board to aid in their decision making.
  7. To serve as Secretary to the Board and as a designated corporate officer.
  8. To avoid taking sides in conflicts between pastors and elders, he should listen to each individual, make sure he understands, and seek to build united and passionate submission to God in each ministry and in each relationship, and for each individual.

Catalyst Responsibilities—20%

The Catalyst is the person who is looking ahead, envisioning what is on the horizon and begins the process of orienting others toward the horizon goals.

  1. To look for new ways of organizing, operating or ministering that will increase the church’s impact and influence for the kingdom of God.
  2. To look for best practices of other churches or organizations.
  3. To make recommendations to the pastoral team or Elder Board of things that need to be addressed for the future development of the church ministries.
  4. To monitor the development and implementation of Grace’s maturity model within all ministry areas.
  5. To work with the Elder Servant Team to develop a long term plan to ensure strong goal-oriented ministries.

Administrator/Manager Responsibilities—10%

Ensures the church ministries and operations are running smoothly.

  1. To manage the on-going operations of church support services, such as, financial functions, facilities management, communications, and personnel.
  2. To identify and implement means to increase efficiency of church support services.
  3. To coordinate the annual budget process.

Minister Responsibilities—10%

The Minister engages with people on staff, in the church or community on a personal and spiritual level to encourage them to develop their relationship with the Lord.

  1. To walk consistently with the Lord and demonstrate faith and obedience in personal life and ministry.
  2. To demonstrate a consistency of character between his walk with God, how he deals with people and how he fulfills his responsibilities.
  3. To actively engage in an effective personal ministry to the congregation through teaching groups or classes and having individual appointments.
  4. To conduct congregational care visits, be available for counseling weddings, funerals, etc. as needed.
  5. To look for opportunities to share Christ and encourage believers to mature in Christ.
Executive Pastor 1,4002018-02-19T22:08:15+00:00

Executive Pastor of Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon, Connecticut,  1,400 in worship

Executive Summary

In January 1976, a small group of dedicated Christians began to meet for prayer and discussion about starting an evangelical church in the Farmington Valley, a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut. After five weeks of prayer, it was clear the Lord was leading them in this new venture, and they decided to start Valley Community Baptist Church (VCBC). Currently four weekend services are held with an average total attendance of 1,700 people.

VCBC is a congregationally governed church with the Senior Pastor and Elder Board leading the process. The Senior Pastor is the primary visionary or vision caster, preacher, and spiritual leader of the congregation and the ministry staff.

The Executive Pastor,  a new position at VCBC, reports to the Senior Pastor. The role of the XP is to lead in the implementation of the vision and mission of the church under the direction of the Senior Pastor. The XP must be a “servant leader” who focuses on implementation, management, and the details of being an effective and efficient church.

The Executive Pastor will provide oversight for all ministries of the church, thereby freeing up the Senior Pastor to pursue his calling and passion of preaching, teaching and providing shepherding leadership to the congregation and ministry leaders. The XP will have demanding responsibilities in the areas of Management/Leadership, Administrative and Human Resource Development, including significant involvement with the Elders and Elder Committees (Finance, Personnel, Audit). Positions reporting to the Executive Pastor will be the Ministry Division Leaders that currently include Church Administration, Adult Ministries, Student Ministries, Children & Families, Care & Counseling, World Outreach, and Worship.

The XP is called to a different role than the Senior Pastor and should not aspire to be a Senior Pastor. At VCBC, the Executive Pastor should be completely satisfied in being the “right hand person” to the Senior Pastor. The XP must be completely loyal to and serve as a trusted confidant of the Senior Pastor, and also should have a high degree of dedication to minister in the church through this position. The XP will have to understand and embrace the gifts and vision of the Senior Pastor. He will seek to complement the Senior Pastor, assisting him where there are needs and weaknesses. Partnership must be at the center of this relationship.

To succeed in the position, the XP will be organized, assertive, have excellent strategic and management leadership, and have excellent interpersonal relationship skills.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, but a graduate degree in management and/or ministry is preferred. Other qualifications for the successful candidate include at least ten years of successful leadership and progressive management experience and responsibilities; an understanding of budget, financial, and fiscal management as well as human resource management; extensive pastoral or life experience, with particular experience in leadership development, team building, delegation and organization/administration; a high level of motivation and personal accountability; a team player; and a high energy level and a readiness to take on this significant challenge. The candidate should be open to the prospect of at least five years or more of service in this position.

Executive Pastor 1,4002018-02-20T09:27:42+00:00

Executive Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Winchester, Virginia 1,400 in worship

Position Description

The role of the FBC Executive Pastor is to assist the Elders and Senior Pastor in ensuring that the strategic ministry objectives of the church are effectively and efficiently attained. As Chief of Staff, the FBC Executive Pastor supports and supervises the full time pastoral staff and ministry directors, assisting them and being a resource to them in order that the ministry objectives informed upon them by the Holy Spirit may be accomplished in the most God-honoring way for the betterment of the local church body. The Executive Pastor reports to the Senior Pastor, working closely with him and with the Elder Board. The Executive Pastor will lead in aligning staff and leadership teams with the FBC mission objectives established by the Elder Board. The Executive Pastor will ensure that the systems, practices, activities and policies of the church responsibly and effectively carry out those objectives and other principles established by the Elder Board. This requires a firm understanding of, and agreement with, the FBC mission statement, core values and strategic objectives.

The Executive Pastor will operate in five key areas:

1. Strategic Planning and Leadership (25%)

In conjunction with the Senior Pastor and Elder Board, support FBC strategic planning and staff coordination in execution of that plan. Help define strategic goals and vision as a key leader among staff and elders. Assist the staff in developing new ministry programs, as directed by the Holy Spirit, so that we are appropriately responsive to identified needs and church growth.

  • Provide significant input in vision casting and goal setting.
  • Monitor the pulse of the congregation through research and evaluation.
  • Ensure staffing, facilities and programs are appropriately and effectively aligned to best meet our strategic goals.
  • Oversee and cross level the preparation of annual ministry plans by the functional pastors and ministry heads. Avoid duplicated efforts. Champion appropriate resourcing of initiatives.

2. Chief of Staff (50%)

  • Oversee training and development for the pastoral staff.
  • Coordinate and lead weekly staff meetings and other activities designed to clarify, execute and cross level FBC goals, objectives, and programs.
  • Oversee the hiring and evaluation of senior staff.
  • Provide leadership to the pastoral staff in the design and implementation of their annual ministry plans.
  • Conduct direct face-to-face status updates with each senior staff member bi-weekly.
  • Serve as FBC’s intentional agent of unity across all staff, ministries, and functions to best complete FBC’s mission statement.

3. Elder Board Liaison (15%)

  • Serve as primary liaison/conduit between staff and various ministries to FBC Elders.
  • Attend weekly Elder Board meetings to maintain contact with them and communicate the Elders’ vision to the staff.
  • Key leader in organizing, facilitating and follow up to the annual Elder/Staff retreat.
  • Maintains confidential record of Elder decisions and proceedings (i.e. minutes). Assists in the preparation of a draft agenda for all Elder Meetings, to be approved prior to meetings by Elder Chairman.

4. Administration Oversight (10%)

Supervise the Director of Administration in the following:

  • Administration of the financial functions of the church, including: cash flow, annual budget preparation, contributions, insurance, banking and financing, payroll, leases, budget planning and oversight.
  • Human Resource Management issues—conduct and document performance evaluations, and on-going informal performance feedback. Oversee the negotiation of insurance and other benefits, etc.
  • Maintenance and operation of computer, information and communication systems.
  • The effective staffing and functioning of all other administrative and building support functions.
  • Development of, documentation of, and adherence to church policies and procedures.

5. Miscellaneous (Neg.)

Other pastoral or administrative duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor or Elder Board.

Qualifications Required

  • A heart for God that is evidenced by proven character and a spiritual-mindedness that understands that “apart from Christ we can do nothing.”
  • A strong marriage and family life visible to others.
  • A shepherd’s temperament; servant-leader/mentor attitude and inclination.
  • Strong interpersonal skills—ability to communicate persuasively and compassionately, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong biblical foundation for wise management in a church setting.
  • Able to establish and maintain appropriate standards for the accomplishment of ministry in a way that honors both God and people.
  • Since we work primarily in teams at FBC, the XP must understand group dynamics and ensure effective consensus building and decision-making.
  • Personal initiative and diligence which produces follow-through in tasks.
  • Solid biblical/theological convictions which are aligned with the FBC leadership.
  • A willingness to grow and adapt to the inevitable changes found in a growing local church.

Experience Needed

  • Sufficient experience on a senior leadership team within a medium to large church context that reveals skills necessary for this role.
  • An appropriate educational background (MBA degree or above is preferred).
  • Ability to supervise pastoral staff and understand, motivate, and support ministry leaders.
Executive Pastor 1,4002018-02-20T09:29:11+00:00

Executive Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas 1,400 in worship

Purpose

The Executive Pastor will serve as the Chief Operating Officer, implementing and coordinating ministry and mission of the church. The Executive Pastor will serve to coordinate the ministries of ordained, program and support staff.

This person is to function in relationship to the Pastor in such a way as to relieve the Pastor of as much of the administrative detail as possible, freeing the Pastor for the tasks of study, teaching, preaching and denominational and ecumenical service to which the Pastor feels called. The Pastor will provide the overall vision and direction for the church, but the Executive Pastor will be the operational executive on the day-to-day detail work of the congregation.

Accountability

The Executive Pastor reports to the Pastor.

Responsibilities

Program/Ministry Administration

  1. With the Pastor and the Planning and Research Committee, the Executive Pastor will clarify goals, objectives, strategies and implementation procedures for all ministries.
  2. Serve as staff resource to pastoral and other search committees, Planning and Research Committee, Church Officer Nominating Committee, Property Committee, and with the Pastor, the Professional Staff Committee.
  3. Provide organizational leadership for Full Staff Meetings: set schedules, develop agenda and moderate meetings.
  4. Provide leadership in the scheduling, planning and ensuring leadership for staff and church officer retreats.
  5. Develop curriculum and provide leadership for the annual Church Office Training program.
  6. Initiate and supervise the effective development of new ministries, providing resources to the leadership involved.
  7. Accept additional responsibilities as needs indicate, with primary response to direction from the Pastor.

Human Resource Administration

  1. The Executive Pastor will assist ordained and program staff in developing both individual and corporate goals and objectives for their ministries, creating processes for evaluation and procedures for accountability.
  2. Serve as designated Privacy Officer responsible for ensuring the benefit programs are in compliance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by ensuring that Private Healthcare Information (PHI) is safeguarded and that HIPAA-created rights are provided.
  3. Assist support staff in developing individual and corporate objectives for their work, creating processes for evaluation and procedures for accountability.
  4. With the Pastor and Professional Staff Committee, update and keep current all staff position descriptions for all professional positions and propose new professional staff as needs demand.
  5. With the Professional Staff Committee, develop, administer and monitor the Performance Management Program for all employees and monitor appropriate follow-up.
  6. In consultation with the Pastor, Church Business Administrator and Stewardship Committee, make recommendations for annual compensation, employee benefits package, and for pastors, terms of call.
  7. Resolve staff conflicts as a listener, negotiator, and arbitrator for conflict management.
  8. With the Professional Staff Committee establish and keep current an Employee Manual that clearly rehearses policies and procedures for all employees.
  9. Approve and maintain records of vacation, continuing education and approved leave time for ordained and professional staff.
  10. Coordinate and ensure administration of pre-employment background checks for all employees.

Liturgical

  1. Have primary pastoral oversight over the traditional Sunday worship service held in the Chapel.
  2. Assist in worship leadership.
  3. Lead and plan special worship experiences such as weddings, funerals and memorial services, as invited and need necessitates.
  4. Preach at the invitation of the Pastor.

Pastoral

  1. Provide personal counseling as needed.
  2. Provide general pastoral care for exceptional circumstances.

Education

  1. Teach as opportunities are available and time permits.
  2. Represent the Pastor at leadership training events.
Executive Pastor 1,4002018-02-20T09:44:59+00:00

Executive Pastor of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri 1,400 in worship

Responsible for:

Personnel areas

  • Oversees the hiring of all full-time employees* (except senior pastor) (*in conjunction with senior pastor, elders, and appropriate leader-level supervisor).
  • Develops and administers year-round program of evaluation, growth, and personal enrichment for all full-time employees.
  • Develops and leads regular leadership staff meetings.
  • Recommends salary adjustments, terminations, and the creation of new positions (in counsel with the senior pastor and elders).
  • Serves as coach and encourager to the paid staff.

Financial areas

  • Produces the annual ministry budget (in concert with all appropriate leadership and laity).
  • Oversees the approved annual spending plan.

Facilities

  • Oversee the maintenance, upkeep, and efficient operations of all buildings and grounds for the main campus and auxiliary campus.

Daily Operations

  • Seeks to create a positive, productive work environment.
  • Responsible for the efficient operation and presentation of Ridgecrest Baptist Church to the membership and to the community.

Spiritual

  • Professes Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Passion and joy in serving Jesus.
  • Commitment to personal spiritual growth and a healthy lifestyle.
  • A strong, growing relationship with spouse and children (if married).
  • A sense of call to this position.
  • An example to believers in faith and conduct.
  • A person under authority.

Skills

  • Team-based leadership abilities.
  • Relational strengths/abilities.
  • Communication skills.
  • Multi-task oriented/organizational skills.

Education

  • College and/or seminary degree in area of interest.
  • Minimum five years experience in local church, multi-staff Adult Education Ministry.
  • Commitment to life-long learning.
Executive Pastor 1,4002018-02-20T13:09:53+00:00

Executive Pastor of the First Evangelical Free Church in Memphis, Tennessee 1,400 in worship

Areas of Responsibility

Pastoral Ministry

  1. Maintain a constant pastoral presence within the body of First Evan.
  2. Maintain a limited personal counseling load.
  3. Perform weddings, funerals and baptisms, as needed.
  4. Represent the Senior Pastor in his absence.
  5. Shepherd young marrieds.
  6. Catalyze the design and development of new ministries.

Administration

Business Office

  1. Oversee Business Administrator.
  2. Assist in budget and expenditure planning and oversight.
  3. Assist in resolution of personnel issues of support staff.

Oversee Pastoral Staff

  1. Assist in strategic development and design of their ministry areas.
  2. Assist in professional development of ministry staff: Evaluations and oversee use of education/seminar lines.
  3. Oversee resolution of personnel issues with pastoral staff.

All-Staff Management

  1. Work toward cohesion between support and ministry staff.
  2. Assist the Senior Pastor to oversee fellowship and team development of church staff.
  3. Maintain pastoral care to staff members.

Ministry Management

  1. Execute and facilitate the directives of the Senior Pastor.
  2. Ensure equity and cohesion between various ministries.
  3. Assist various ministries in maintaining visibility within the church.
  4. Monitor and maintain ministry focus toward church purpose statement and general goals and values of First Evan.

Serve on

  • Kitchen Cabinet
  • Personnel Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Session (non-voting)
Executive Pastor 2,4002018-02-20T12:53:23+00:00

Executive Pastor of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas 2,400 in worship

Function: Walk close with the Lord, allowing Him to lead you as you lead others.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Be responsible for the financial concerns of the Church
    • Manage the day-to-day financial affairs of the Church.
    • Financial concerns of the Church employees such as taxes, insurances and retirement benefits.
    • Work closely with ministerial staff and Finance Committee in developing, implementing, distributing, and managing the budget of the Church.
  2. Be responsible for managing the Ministerial staff.
    • Implement and enforce the Employee Handbook.
    • Work with ministerial staff in managing, developing, and evaluating their respective ministries and job performance.
    • Work closely with the Pastor and Personnel Committee in managing, budgeting, and meeting the needs of the Church through personnel.
  3. Be responsible for supervising the support staff.
    • Work closely with the Office Manager in supervising secretarial staff.
    • Work closely with the Facilities Manager in supervising custodial staff.
    • Implement and enforce the Employee Handbook.
  4. Be responsible for day-to-day operations of the Church.
  5. Be responsible for the maintenance of all Church facilities.
  6. Be responsible for developing and implementing all mission endeavors.
    • Work closely with the Pastor in developing mission starts.
    • Work closely with the Missions Committee in origination, implementation, and evaluation of all mission activities of the church.
    • Work closely with Mission Pastors in their respective mission projects.
  7. Be responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all ministries and projects of the Church.
  8. To aid and assist the Pastor whenever duty calls.
  9. To not let my personal conduct put the Church and church leadership in any risk to loss of effectiveness.

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Executive Pastor 2,4002018-02-20T13:06:11+00:00

Executive Pastor of Northwest Bible Church in Dallas, Texas 2,400 in worship

Reports to: Senior Pastor

Works with: Elder Board

Supervises: Core Vision and Spiritual Resources. Until a minister is found, supervise the area of Outreach.

Scope

The Executive Pastor shall optimize the church’s financial and human resources by managing the day‑to‑day ministry according to the high standards of the gospel and established plans, standard operating procedures, and legal requirements.

With the Senior Pastor: ensure the achievement of goals by continuously monitoring performance; help recruit and retain highly qualified individuals; monitor quality assurance; maintain effective working relationships with the staff; ensure a high level of esprit de corps between ministers, support staff, elders and church members; assist the Elder Board in developing and implementing plans, goals, and vision.

Church Governance and Leadership (80%)

  • Oversee the Core Vision Team and Spiritual Resources. Assist in effectively running ministries. Fill in when they are unavailable to lead. Mentor and counsel staff. Lead the hiring and annual review process.
    • Equipping—Men, Women, Singles and Equipping Classes
    • Community—Small groups and Community groups, Community Care and Mercies.
    • Executive—Lead Spiritual Resources: Administration, Facilities, Communications, Worship
    • Family—Children’s and Youth
    • Outreach—Lead until a Core Vision member is found.
    • Visionary Leader—Leadership, Vision Casting, Preaching and Prayer
  • Assist the Senior Pastor in special projects, bi-monthly ministerial Staff Meetings, scheduling and vision. Serve the Senior Pastor by monitoring the worship services, ensuring the proper delegation of responsibilities and compliance. Participate in the worship services as needed.
  • Assist the Board: With the Senior Pastor, represent and be accountable for church ministry. Assist or lead Board projects, directives and appointed committees. Serve the Board Secretary with the compilation, distribution and permanent storage of Board minutes.

Ministerial Issues (20%)

  • With the Senior Pastor, shepherd the congregation and missionaries. Minister by phone, email, letters, articles and in person to the body and community. Successfully manage relationships (identify, contact, inform, negotiate) with problem areas within and outside the church
  • Perform weddings, funerals, baptisms, communion, etc.
  • Teach locally, nationally and internationally.
Executive Pastor 3,0002018-02-19T22:30:15+00:00

Executive Pastor of Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas 3,000 in worship.

Execute the Vision of the Senior Pastor with the Staff

  • Commit to the vision and become creatively involved in its development.
  • Oversee and support staff in understanding and fulfilling vision in their area of ministry.
  • Set specific, measurable goals with the staff and manage the feedback loop to insure that goals are being achieved.
  • Handle personnel conflicts and troubleshoot programming problems.
  • Supervise the adult ministry administrator who is responsible for implementing the ongoing programs in adult ministry.
  • Lead management team meetings by creating agendas and facilitating their completion.
  • Streamline and define communication and authority paths on the IBC staff that maximize personal creativity while minimizing bureaucracy.

Coordinate IBC Ministries for Maximum Efficiency

  • Review goals, resources (facilities) and budgets, communicate details and coordinate events and facilities’ scheduling.
  • Conduct formal search process in hiring staff and also the formal procedure in dismissing or repositioning of staff.
  • Oversee budget development, budget adherence and cash flow with financial administrator.
  • Coordinate with the staff new ministry initiatives from the congregation or church leadership.
  • Give vital feedback to the senior pastor on rate and speed of implementation of the vision, required resources, etc.
  • Institutionalize policies and procedures.

Cast Vision for Adult Ministries and Initiate New Ministries as God Leads

  • Develop a streamlined, biblical purpose statement and philosophy of ministry for adult discipleship.
  • Cast vision for how this might look at IBC in the next five years.
  • Repurpose adult classes and seminars so that they are purposeful and progressive in meeting the stated goals of adult discipleship at IBC.
  • Launch new adult ministries consistent with the IBC adult ministry vision.
  • Spearhead the development of small group ministry at IBC. Work with Rick Knight and/or other volunteer small group personnel to keep the ministry publicized, operating effectively and growing.

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Executive Pastor 3,5002018-02-19T21:47:23+00:00

Executive Pastor–Church of 3,500

Reports to: Senior Pastor (sometimes reports to the governing board)

Direct Reports: Strategy Team, Operations Team, HR, Assistant Executive Pastors, Executive Assistant

Scope

The Senior Pastor is the preaching and directional leader of the church and the Executive Pastor is the organizational leader. The XP implements the strategic direction of the church, optimizing the church’s financial and human resources. The XP manages day‑to‑day ministry according to the high standards of the gospel and established plans, policies and legal requirements. The XP is often a full member of the Governing Board.

Church Leadership and Governance—40%

  • Oversee the staff, leading both pastorally and managerially with the five functions of Administrator, Catalyst, Mentor, Minister and Overseer (based on XPastor.org). Ensure the achievement of goals by continuously monitoring performance. Help recruit and retain highly qualified staff.
  • Lead the processes of hiring or terminating, goal & objective setting, budgets and annual reviews. Monitor quality assurance. Maintain effective working relationships with the staff.
  • Ensure a high level of esprit de corps between pastors, staff, governing board members, church leaders and church members.

Initiatives—50%

  • Lead or assist the governing board, Senior Pastor and ministry teams in special projects—scheduling, developing and implementing plans, goals, and vision.
  • Implement the directional leadership of the Senior Pastor.

Ministerial Issues—10%

With the Senior Pastor, shepherd the congregation and community. Successfully manage relationships (identify, contact, inform, negotiate) with regular and problem areas within and outside the church. Participate in the worship services as needed. Perform weddings, funerals, baptisms, communion, etc. Disciple and teach locally, nationally and internationally.

Executive Pastor 5002018-02-19T22:25:13+00:00

Executive Pastor of New Life Evangelical Free Church of Watertown, South Dakota 500 in worship

Purpose

To assist the Senior Pastor with the implementation of his vision and spiritual direction, so that the Senior Pastor can continue his main responsibility of “teaching and preaching of God’s Word.” The desired end would be to increase the Senior Pastor’s time with the staff for the purpose of relationships, vision and ministry, yet decrease his actual time and involvement in the implementation of the vision. Reports to the Senior Pastor.

Execute the vision of the Senior Pastor throughout the church leadership structure.

  • Meet regularly with the Senior Pastor for discipleship, prayer and planning.
  • Attend the Elder Meetings to bring updates and input for the church’s progress.
  • Commit to the vision and become creatively involved in its development.
  • Set goals and evaluate our effectiveness in the five purposes of the church.
  • Develop the leadership structure of the church and oversee its efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Commit to excellence in all aspects of the ministry.
  • Commit to mobilizing and coaching, so that the ministry remains in the hands of the people (Eph. 4:12).
  • Lead the Equipping Staff and Support Staff
    • Set and track specific, measurable goals to insure that the vision is being achieved.
    • Equip them for leading their Ministry Team meetings.
    • While the Senior Pastor builds relationship, mentors and presents vision in the Equipping Staff meetings, the Executive Pastor creates the agenda and leads the remainder of the meeting to implement the vision.
    • Oversee the budget development, budget adherence and cash flow with the Treasurer.
  • Streamline job descriptions, communication and authority paths that maximize personal creativity, strengths, efficiency and effectiveness, while minimizing bureaucracy.
  • Oversee the launching of new ministries that the Lord raises up, that they are consistent with the church’s vision, values and purposes.
  • Direct the hiring of staff and also the formal procedure in dismissing or repositioning of staff.
  • Handle personnel conflicts and troubleshoot program and ministry challenges.
  • Establish church policies and procedures that effectively facilitate the vision.

Lead the Adult Ministries Team

  • Schedule and lead the Adult Ministries Team meetings, to equip, guide and encourage the leaders.
  • Develop a streamlined, coordinated strategy for ministry for the Adult Ministries—based on the church’s vision, values and purposes.
  • Guide the Adult Ministry Team in setting and tracking specific, measurable goals to insure that the vision and purposes are being achieved.

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Executive Pastor 5002018-02-19T22:26:57+00:00

Executive Pastor of Liberty Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma  500 in worship

Leadership Position Agreement

Your Position Title: Executive Pastor

Your Team: Strategic Leadership Team

Your Team Leader: Senior Pastor

Your Team that You Will Lead: Strategic Leadership Team

Purpose of Your Position

As the Executive Pastor, you will provide the vision and leadership necessary for the development of the strategic ministry that accomplishes the vision of Liberty Church. This is to be accomplished primarily by seeking God’s vision for the team, casting this vision to them, and leading them to accomplish this vision.

Purpose of the Strategic Leadership Team

To provide the day-to-day leadership needed to accomplish the vision and mission of Liberty Church.

Team Purpose of Each of Your Team Members

Outreach: To create many opportunities for people to hear and respond daily to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Worship Arts: To build a community of artists who unleash the arts to create transformational moments.

Spiritual Formation: To provide ministries that help all people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ and train them to be like Him.

Operations: To provide infrastructure and administration of resources that enables and facilitates the ministries of our church.

Your Core Responsibilities

  • Lead the Strategic Leadership Team to accomplish vision and to “do life together”
  • Lead by demonstrating Servant Leader Values
  • Lead in the development of the church’s Core Values
  • Lead in alignment of all ministries with the church’s vision
  • Lead by building the Strategic Leadership Team and its members

Your Position Specific Responsibilities

To Execute Tactical Responsibilities

  1. As a Strategic Leadership Team Leader
    • Provide for the ministry needs of each member of the Strategic Leadership Team.
    • Develop and support the vision of each team member.
    • Lead the team to work together to accomplish the ministry of Liberty Church.
    • Provide regular team meetings that practice the presence of God, practice the presence of each other, and do the work of the ministry.
  2. Leadership
    • Provide leadership to the organization for the fulfillment of its mission.
    • Provide training and development for all leaders of the church.
    • Provide personal mentoring when needed to leaders.
    • Make all ministry and operational decisions as needed.
    • Foster an environment that consistently produces ministry teams that accomplish the mission of the church.
    • Consistently provide vision for the development of the organization.
  3. Finances
    • Develop a spending budget that is directly tied to the vision of the church and your area of ministry.
    • Be accountable for all spending for the Strategic Leadership Team and their teams.
  4. Success
    • Develop a working definition/criterion of success for the Strategic Leadership Team and its members.
    • Regularly lead teams to measure and evaluate all activities of the ministry.
  5. Leadership of Team Members
    • Consistently develop each team member.
    • Provide regular team opportunities to “do life together.”
    • Provide resources for the success of each team member.
    • Oversee consistent research needed to develop the ministry of strategic leadership.
  6. Miscellaneous
    • Attend all Elders meetings providing communication between Elders and leaders.
    • Meet weekly with the Senior Pastor for direction and prayer.
    • Be available to minister to others as needed throughout the congregation.
    • Preach and teach regularly.

Servant-Leader Values

Core Values that should be a part of a Servant-Leader’s life:

Value 1: Lead a spiritually surrendered life. Bring the gift of a self that is fully yielded to the Holy Spirit. Approach your work and your life with Spirit-controlled hearts. (1 Tim. 4:7b; Rom. 12:1-2)

Value 2: Model a whole life commitment to the church’s values and strategy. Live the life you’re inviting others to live. Pursue full devotion to Christ and do the work of an evangelist. (1 Cor. 11:2; 2 Tim. 4:5)

Value 3: Maintain an infectious, optimistic, and enthusiastic attitude. Ask people with whom you work, “What can I do to help you?” Be a team player who has the best interest of the team at heart. (1 Thes. 5:11; Eph. 4:29)

Value 4: Engage co-workers in honest communication. Do not allow things to go underground. Conflict resolution and meaningful communication must take place in an environment of openness, truth telling in love and sensitivity. (Eph. 4:25)

Value 5: Approach your work with intensity. Maintain a fervent and dedicated spirit that perseveres in difficulty. Put your hand to the plow and don’t look back! Do all you can do heartily and serve the Lord with determination. (Col. 3:23-24)

Value 6: Honor and value volunteers. Motivate and encourage volunteers around you by giving them words of encouragement and appreciation. Write the note, make the call, give the gift that says “You and your ministry matter to God.” (1 Pet. 2:17)

Value 7: Keep an eternal perspective. Don’t lose the big picture and God’s ultimate desire and plan for your life and ministry. Remember why you are in this. (1 Cor. 15:58)

Value 8: Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray for God’s supernatural intervention in the life of this church, your family, your ministry and your personal walk with Jesus. Humble yourself before God and expect Him to do great things as you seek to serve Him with all your might. (1 Thes. 5:17; 1 Pet. 5:6-7)

Common Church-Wide Core Value Responsibilities

To Preserve the Church’s Core Values

Church-Wide Core Values that should be a part of a Servant-Leader’s role:

Value 1: We believe that the anointed teaching of God’s Word is the primary catalyst for transformation in each person’s life and in the church.

Value 2: We believe that loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life.

Value 3: We believe that lost people matter to God and, therefore, must matter to the church.

Value 4: We believe that the best environment for making fully devoted followers of Christ is the small group.

Value 5: We believe that participation in anointed worship is a necessary response to a loving God.

Value 6: We believe that the church should remain doctrinally pure while being culturally relevant.

Common Church-Wide Alignment Responsibilities

To achieve the church’s goals to help everyone to become aligned.

  • Develop and pursue semi-annual ministry plan meeting goals.
  • Develop or modify Position Agreements each year and review the self evaluations of each team member once each quarter.
  • Develop processes, skills, and disciplines through all layers of quadrants, starting at your team and going out, ensuring that ministry procedures are tied to the vision of the church and that the efforts of volunteers are focused, effective, and consistent.
  • Reinforce church core values by ensuring that all meetings are transformed into vision-casting events that encourage alignment behind the mission, vision, values, and strategic objectives of the church.
  • Fully utilize Ministry Facilitators to help you in every way possible to do the work of alignment.

Common Church-Wide Team-Building Responsibilities

To Create a Sense of Direction and Community

  1. Team Leadership
    • Help instill the Programming/Ministry Arts vision
    • Developing Special Project Action Plans
    • Develop annual Ministry Specific Objectives
    • One-on-one meetings and huddles with the team
    • Complete other duties as assigned by the Strategic Leadership Team Leader
  2. Team Management Processes
    • Manage and report information
    • Manage finances and expenses
  3. Facilities
    • Care for your workspace
    • Care for shared workspace
    • Care for buildings and campus
    • Utilize the Campus Administration Team for building and grounds improvements
  4. Team Building
    • Support your team in developing ministry specific goals and objectives.
    • Schedule, plan, and hold regular team meetings to evaluate your team’s ministry needs and facilitate solutions.
    • Hold regular team fellowships for community and encouragement which can be concurrent with regular team meetings.
    • Provide leadership and methods to evaluate all ministry efforts of your team.
    • Disseminate information and direction obtained from the team you are on as a member to the team that you are the leader. Communication helps build excitement and enthusiasm for what God is doing in the church.
    • Regularly and passionately communicate the vision and values of Liberty Church.
    • Regularly and passionately communicate the purpose of your team.
    • Recruit team members to complete your team and train them to be leaders.
    • Conduct regular one-on-one encouragement and community sessions with team members.
    • Encourage the development of leadership skills in your team members if they are also leaders of other teams.
    • Determine and recommend training for overall skills, starting with self and throughout all layers.
    • Provide direction in developing critical success factors.
    • Help your team to understand the different roles and functions of servant-leaders church-wide (e.g. Campus Administrator is the point person for dealing with any physical aspect of Liberty Church—grounds, campus, buildings, etc.).
    • Revisit the purpose statement of your team from time to time to see if it needs to be revised.

Signing on behalf of this position and agreeing to accept all its accountabilities is:

____________________________________ Date: ____/____/____

Signing on behalf of this position’s team leader and agreeing to accept all its accountabilities and committing to provide support and prayer:

____________________________________ Date: ____/____/____

Executive Pastor 5002018-02-20T09:43:34+00:00

Executive Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of Fairfield, Connecticut 500 in worship

Purpose

The purpose of the Executive Pastor is to lead, manage, and care for Trinity’s staff, oversee the development and strategies of all Trinity’s ministries, and oversee and manage all the business, human resources, and day-to-day operations of Trinity Church.

Hours: 45 to 48 per week

Staff Responsibilities

  1. Individual Meetings. The Executive Pastor is responsible to meet individually on a regular basis with each one of the full time staff that report directly to the Executive Pastor. These meetings can be bi-weekly or monthly.
  2. Staff Meetings. The Executive Pastor is responsible to plan, lead, and conduct all staff meetings with the staff team who report directly to the Executive Pastor. This meeting can be either weekly or bi-monthly.
  3. Leadership and Coaching. The Executive Pastor is responsible to schedule individual time, when needed, to help develop and coach each staff member for leadership development and ministry development. It is important to visit each staff’s ministry periodically and provide them the necessary support they need to do their job. The Executive Pastor is responsible for the staff’s conduct and what they share or teach to others.
  4. Staff Care. The Executive Pastor is responsible to shepherd each staff and their family by creating an environment of care. The Executive Pastor is to seek to care for any staff needs that they may have by ministering to them through pastoral care, counseling, or other avenues or needs that may arise. It is important to shepherd those you lead.
  5. Staff Communication. The Executive Pastor is responsible to facilitate communication and conflict management for the individual staff member and the overall staff team. It is up to the Executive Pastor to communicate to the staff and let them know what is expected of them and how they are to communicate to the Executive Pastor and each other.
  6. Staff Accountability. The Executive Pastor is responsible to hold the staff accountable in their budget spending, time usage, personal purity (if it is a cross gender manage situation it is necessary to make sure they have someone they are accountable to regarding the intimate issues of their life), personal devotions, personal and professional relationships.
  7. Job Descriptions. The Executive Pastor is responsible to provide an overarching job description consistent to each staff’s administrative or pastoral position. It is important for the Executive Pastor to know how each staff’s job or ministry is going at any given time.
  8. Personnel. The Executive Pastor is responsible for recommending staff to be hired or fired. The Executive Pastor is responsible for making a recommendation for positions available if Trinity is looking to hire for that position. This is accomplished by having the candidate fill out a job application, acquire a resume, interview candidate, call references, and then make a recommendation to the Senior Pastor and elders.
  9. Personnel File. The Executive Pastor is responsible to keep up with each staff’s individual personnel file and their job contract and be a part of reconstructing it for the following year.
  10. Reports to: Elders

Ministry Development and Strategy Responsibilities

  1. Volunteer Leadership. The Executive Pastor is responsible to hold each staff member accountable to living out and implementing a prioritized emphasis on developing healthy volunteer leaders and measuring the efficiency and effectiveness of all ministries.
  2. Oversee an Annual Church Review Process. The Executive Pastor is responsible to perform a yearly review of every ministry in the church and overall church strategy and direction and present this report annually to the Pastoral Team and Elders.
  3. New Ministry Developments. The Executive Pastor is responsible to direct and oversee all new ministries birthed in Trinity. This includes identifying a volunteer leader and establishing a leadership team to lead the new ministry.
  4. Reviews. The Executive Pastor is responsible to perform the reviews and evaluation of all staff members who report directly to the Executive Pastor on an annual basis and present annual goals for the following year.
  5. Ministry Budgets. The Executive Pastor is responsible to oversee the development and implementation of each ministry’s budget. The Executive Pastor is to hold the staff accountable in their budget spending.
  6. Reports to: Elders

Purpose Teams

Eventually, the Executive Pastor will oversee all ministries of the church. Until this transition is complete, the Executive Pastor will provide direct oversight to the Maturity, Community, and Ministry Teams. The Senior Pastor will maintain his oversight of Evangelism/Missions and the Support Teams (presently Finance and Operations). Decisions that impact the day-to-day running of the church or the other ministries of the church will be discussed with the Executive Pastor in advance. This process will be evaluated by the Elders and Executive Pastor every six months.

  1. Leadership. The overseeing pastor of a purpose team is responsible to regularly attend team meetings, meet at least monthly with the chairperson of that team, be available as a resource to keep the team focused, encouraged and accountable. The overseeing pastor is also intently focused on shepherding his team toward the successful implementation of their stated goals and vision.
  2. Oversight. The Executive Pastor is responsible for ministry oversight and considering if proposed plans are consistent with the direction of the church. The Executive Pastor may delegate and assign projects as needed.
  3. Reports to: Elders

Expectations

  1. The Executive Pastor is to have a real relationship with Jesus Christ and is actively seeking a deeper relationship with Him. This belief should be lived out in such a way that it is obvious and real to those in the leadership of Trinity and the church family.
  2. The Executive Pastor is to be a team player of Trinity Church.
  3. The Executive Pastor will recognize that working with a team is essential to successful ministry. It is expected that he work closely with other staff members and develop a support team of volunteers made up of Team Players.
  4. The Executive Pastor will be disciplined and diligent with his time, keeping a balance between home and work. Obviously there are exceptions in a work week. However, one’s family should not be sacrificed for the sake of the ministry.
  5. The Executive Pastor is to spend time throughout the year developing his skills in ministry, developing his character, and sharpening his knowledge and understanding in ministering to people while fulfilling his role as Executive Pastor.
  6. The Elders, in conjunction with the Senior Teaching Pastor, will evaluate the Executive Pastor semi-annually. The ministry staff will participate in annual evaluations of the Executive Pastor according to the stated goals.
Executive Pastor 8,0002018-02-20T09:39:19+00:00

Executive Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold, New Jersey 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.

Lead Pastor 11,0002018-02-19T21:57:41+00:00

Lead Pastor of Watermark Community Church of Dallas, Texas, over 11,000 in worship

Responsible for leading the staff and church body in carrying out purpose and values of the church and to oversee and direct the teaching ministry of the church.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Encourage and shepherd the spiritual formation of the congregation as the lead teacher/communicator.
  • Nurture and communicate the vision for the church to all staff, leadership and laity.
  • Provide directional and visionary leadership for the ministry of the church.
  • Oversee and encourage multiplication of ministry (teaching, leadership, vision development) by developing and empowering both the staff and lay leadership of the church.
  • Oversee the planning and leading of worship services.
  • Lead the staff through appropriate direction, supervision, evaluation, counsel, care and accountability.
  • Serve the church as an elder and oversee board of directors.

Core Value Responsibility

Champion all values of church, especially:

  • Biblically based
  • Grounded in Grace
  • Passionate about Prayer

Working Relationships

  • Work with elders in overseeing the spiritual needs of the body and the integrity of the ministry as it relates to the church’s purpose and values.
  • Work with the staff to encourage and empower them toward effective balanced ministry.
  • Accountable to the Board of Elders

General Expectations and Responsibilities

  • Maintain consistent Christian testimony, stay fresh in relationship with Christ, effective with family and creative in ministry. Maintain relational, spiritual and professional trust with other elders and staff.

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Pastor of Ministry Development 2,4002018-02-19T22:28:25+00:00

Pastor of Ministry Development of Olathe Bible Church in Olathe, Kansas 2,400 in worship

Position Focus Sheet

I am a Team Participant on: Multi-Site Leadership Team

The Team Leader I Report to: Rex Bonar

I am the Team Leader for: Olathe Core Value Team

The Team Members Who Report to Me: Dan Smith, John Blackburn, Rod Janzen, Mike Anderson

Overall Position Description

The Pastor of Ministry Development assists the Elders and Lead Pastor in overseeing the life and direction of the church. He maintains a firm grasp on the purpose, vision, values, and strategic initiatives of the church, ensuring that our staff and leadership teams are properly aligned with our direction. He ensures that our goals, systems, practices, and policies responsibly, strategically, and effectively support ministry initiatives.

Key Focus: Staff Supervision and Leadership Development

  • Serve the Lead Pastor and Elders as chief of staff and personnel director for paid pastoral and ministry staff. Lead, evaluate, and monitor existing staff and help the Elders prioritize future staff.
  • Continue to transition the staff to our Core Value-based fractal structure, fine-tuning as needed.
  • Assist the Elders in transitioning to a function-based fractal structure, fine-tuning as needed.
  • Oversee the training and professional development for the pastoral staff.
  • Provide leadership to the pastoral staff in ministry design, evaluation, and implementation.
  • Coordinate and lead the Core Value Team members and oversee all weekly activities designed to clarify and execute OBC goals and objectives.
  • Maintain efficient and effective lines of communication between the staff and Elders.
  • Oversee the hiring/dismissal process for staff with consultation and guidance from the Elders.
  • Offer on-going informal performance feedback to the staff as needed.

Key Focus: Strategic Planning and Ministry Plan Deployment

  • Take responsibility for strategic planning and staff coordination in executing the purpose, vision, and values of the church. Help define strategic goals and vision as a key leader among staff and Elders. Provide catalyzing challenges that encourage our leadership to remain true to our vision. Help develop new ministries that are responsive to identified needs and opportunities for church growth.
  • Lead the strategic planning process, ensuring that vision implementation and goal setting champion the purpose, vision, and values of OBC.
  • Serve as a staff liaison to the Board of Elders.
  • Ensure that staff, facilities, policies, procedures and programs are appropriately and effectively aligned to meet our strategic goals.

Key Focus: Teaching, Preaching and Communication of Vision

  • Contribute to the preaching rotation as requested by the Lead Pastor; teach at Men’s Fraternity; contribute to teaching at other OBC ministries as deemed strategically warranted.
  • Other pastoral duties as requested by the Lead Pastor and/or the Board of Elders.

New Initiatives for 2004-2005

  • Work with the Lead Pastor and Elders on designing and developing a leadership training program to raise up the next generation of leaders for OBC’s ministries and campuses.
  • Work with a Personnel Committee on creating procedures for staff performance evaluations and a schedule for determining salary and compensation changes.
  • Work with the Elders on creating a way to monitor the pulse of the congregation through research and evaluation.
  • Discover and utilize a leadership diagnostic tool that will help our staff work strategically out of their strengths and giftedness.
  • Work with the Lead Pastor, Gardner Campus Pastor, and the Elders to clarify and define our multisite philosophy of ministry.

Personal Growth Initiatives for 2004-2005

  • Continue to disciple men using the Ironman curriculum, seeking to develop a core of men able to disciple and reproduce disciple-makers for the world.
  • Aggressively work on finishing my doctoral project on a model of shepherding leadership for Elders.
  • Create an ongoing network with other executive pastors for support, creativity, and encouragement.
  • Take a continuing education class or attend a conference that will enhance my leadership skills and deepen my theological convictions.

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Senior Executive Pastor 6,0002018-02-19T22:09:47+00:00

Senior Executive Pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas  6,000 in worship

Job Purpose

To assist the Senior Pastor as the Senior Executive Pastor of Stonebriar Community Church. His primary responsibility will be the supervision of the senior staff and oversight of the ministries of the Church so that the Senior Pastor can continue his main responsibility of the “teaching and preaching of God’s Word.”

The Senior Executive Pastor’s task will be to assist, not replace, the Senior Pastor in these areas. The desired end would be to increase the Senior Pastor’s actual time with the senior staff for the purpose of relationship, vision and ministry, yet decrease his actual time and involvement in the preparation and continuity of these responsibilities.

Mission Statement

To provide leadership as Senior Executive Pastor for Stonebriar Community Church, grounded in the authority and power of the Scriptures, and revealed under the power of God the Holy Spirit, that meets the spiritual needs of the staff and the members of Stonebriar Community Church through sound biblical teaching, encouragement, mentoring, discipline, nurturing, and protecting in accordance with its Ministry Values and Core Values.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordination of Church Ministries and Objectives
    • Work with the other pastors to coordinate and carry out the ministry of the church.
    • Implement the direction and plans that originate in the Board of Elders.
    • Maintain daily contact with the Senior Pastor.
    • Attend the weekly, extended sessions with the pastors and Senior Pastor.
    • Accomplish the appropriate matters through areas of church ministry overseen by the pastors.
    • Meet weekly with the ministries to see that plans stay on target through completion.
    • Oversee long-range strategic plan for the ministry.
  2. Administration of Primary Churchwide Functions
    • Assist the Senior Pastor in the administration of details concerned with worship services; publication of the newsletter, ongoing operation of the senior staff, e.g., staff meetings, staff communication, staff retreats, staff events, new staff recruitment and hiring.
    • Act as a coordinator and work behind the scenes in preparation and follow-through to ensure the personal participation of the Senior Pastor to the fullest extent possible.
    • Assist the Senior Pastor in the implementation of specific directives from the Board of Elders to him or his staff.
  3. Specific Pastoral Oversight: Oversee several specific areas of church ministry:
    • Membership
    • Elder liaison to Diaconate
    • Church Communication Services
    • Churchwide Family Conferences
    • Pastoral Internship Program
    • Ordinances
  4. General Pastoral Responsibilities
    • Assist regularly in weekly and seasonal worship gatherings.
    • Conduct weddings and funerals.
    • Preach on occasion in the absence of the Senior Pastor.
    • Teach, as arranged, in an adult fellowship.
    • Participate in the work of Stonebriar Community Church.
    • Mentor Executive Team.
  5. Organizational Relationships
    • Work closely with the Senior Pastor, maintaining accountability through written reports and regular personal consultations with the Senior Pastor, and through pastoral and general senior staff meetings.
    • Serve on the Board of Elders as a voting member.
    • Serve as coordinator of the other pastors.
    • Oversee the work of the paid and volunteer staff reporting directly to him.
    • In the absence of the Senior Pastor, represent that position among the staff, moderating staff meetings and being responsible for the oversight of the ministry of the church during those occasions.

Team Member Contribution

Actively contributes to the improvement of the ministry of Stonebriar Community Church and provides prayerful support.

  • Teamwork: Functions well with co-workers, treating them with honor and grace.
  • Spiritual Encouragement: Encourages spiritual focus and commitment by modeling the Core Values of Stonebriar Community Church.
  • Improvement of Ministry Operations: Contributes toward the improvement of the ministry as a whole.

Qualifications

  • Diligently seeks a vital and growing personal relationship with the Lord. He will be a student of the Scriptures and a man of prayer. In this way, he will keep watch over himself and over the flock (Acts 20:28) and pay close attention to himself as well as his doctrine (1 Tim. 4:16). Under God’s strong hand He will seek to manage his own household well (1 Tim. 3:4,5) by loving his wife as Christ loved the church (Eph. 5:25) and by bringing his children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4). In all areas of life and witness he will seek to shepherd the people of Stonebriar Community Church by being an example to the flock (1 Pet. 5:3).
  • Is an ordained minister of the gospel.
  • Meets the qualifications of an elder as outlined in Scripture (1 Tim. 3 and Titus 1).
  • Has experience in, and zeal for, the work of pastoral ministry.
  • Is able to work on a team toward specific goals in a mutually edifying and supportive manner.
  • Maintains a teachable and open attitude.
  • Is willing to mentor an intern in cooperation with the Director of the Intern Program.
  • Has a commitment to the Statement of Faith, Ministry Values and Core Values as stated in the Bylaws of Stonebriar Community Church.
  • Participates in the general pastoral care of Stonebriar Community Church.
  • Will become a member of Stonebriar Community Church as soon as practicable after joining the staff.

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Senior Pastor 1,4002018-02-19T22:18:48+00:00

Senior Pastor of Scofield Memorial Church in Dallas, Texas 1,400 in worship

I. Overall Objective

The senior pastor of Scofield Memorial Church will fulfill and assimilate the broad and specific vision of Scofield Memorial Church. This will be done by managing, evaluating and developing a ministry at Scofield Memorial Church in such a way that is aligned with the church’s vision and values, and in cooperation with the church’s overall ministry commitments.

II. Senior Pastor Qualifications

Positional Qualities

  • The senior pastor must meet qualifications for an elder given in 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:6-9 and 1 Peter 5:2-3. These qualifications deal with many areas of personal life, which are critical for fitness to serve as a leader in the church.
  • The senior pastor must be in agreement with the church constitution, doctrinal statement, and the philosophy of ministry (Scofield’s purpose, mission and vision).

Personal Qualities

  • Good communicator. He must be an effective communicator from the pulpit and in one-on-one relationships. He must be able to demonstrate the relevance of the Scriptures in daily life. He must be able to use discernment in exposing the obvious and subtle errors of society, and have the wisdom to teach the biblical model of life and thought.
  • Balanced understanding of Christian life. He must know the importance of God’s grace in the Christian life, affirming that salvation and sanctification is the result of God’s grace and not human effort; that good works are the outworking of God’s grace in the believer; and that legalism is an enemy to true spiritual maturity.
  • Team builder. He should be a strong leader who models, trains and inspires others to do the work of ministry—the pastoral staff, the Official Board, the church leadership and the church body. He should have a clear vision of the ministry of Scofield Memorial Church, and the ability to impart this vision to others. He should value consensus.
  • Exemplary life style. His personal life should be an example of integrity, humility, honesty and openness. His life will be a reflection of Christian maturity—in his marriage and family, his relationships, and his church life. If married, the senior pastor must have a supportive wife who also has an excellent sense of God’s calling for ministry, and who has a good Christian testimony. Neither the senior pastor nor his wife will have experienced a divorce in a previous marriage.
  • Heart of love. He must have a love for God, his family, God’s people, the church, the lost and the ministry. He must be a person with a caring, shepherding spirit.
  • Man of faith. He must realize that without wisdom from God it is not possible to do the work of the ministry or even live a fruitful Christian life. He must model a life of faith and prayer.
  • Personal accountability. He should desire accountability with the pastoral staff and the Official Board, as well as others who will work with him to protect and preserve his character, integrity and personal walk with God.

Professional Qualities

  • Biblical preaching. Expository preaching with relevant application. He must have a commitment to the sufficiency and inerrancy of the Scripture. His theology must be consistent with grammatical-historical interpretation of the Scripture, dispensationalism, moderate Calvinism and non-lordship salvation position. He must be able to balance doctrinal view with the totality of biblical revelation.
  • Shepherding heart. While the senior pastor is not expected to be the sole pastoral care-giver within the congregation, he must, out of a shepherd’s disposition, cultivate an environment in which healthy pastoral care is unfolding in a manner that empowers the spiritual giftedness of others within the leadership and the body at large.
  • Training. The senior pastor must have a formal seminary education, having achieved a Master of Theology or above.

III. Specific Senior Pastor Duties

Preaching/Teaching Responsibilities

  • To preach expositional messages covering all the counsel of God, so that the church members are fed a balanced spiritual diet.
  • To challenge believers in relevant and practical ways toward obedience and submission to the Lord.
  • To present the gospel so that the unsaved will understand, giving regular opportunity for the lost to respond in faith.
  • To schedule time for regular study, which includes the following:
    • Disciplined Bible study.
    • Reading of Christian resources beneficial to a mature, alert and balanced ministry.
    • Sermon preparation.
    • To select qualified substitutes to fill the pulpit when absent.

Administrative Duties

  • To supervise the church staff.
  • To oversee the pastoral and church staff in order to meet the church’s needs and implement the church’s stated vision and values.
  • To encourage the pastoral staff in the development and exercise of their spiritual gifts and talents in their areas of ministry.
  • To give direction and support to the ministry team, keeping every ministry focused on the church’s visions and values.
  • To assist the Official Board.
  • To serve on the Board of Elders as a voting member.
  • To assist the Chairman of the Board of Elders in the planning of official board and elder board meetings.
  • To interact with the Board of Deacons regarding matters relevant to their responsibilities.
  • To serve as an ex officio member of all other church related committees.

Pastoral Responsibilities

  • To direct, lead and work cooperatively with the pastoral staff and the Board of Elders in pastoral duties.
  • To oversee official church functions such as weddings, funerals and church ordinances (baptism and the Lord’s Supper).
  • To oversee the provision of pastoral care for the church, including home and hospital visitation, pastoral counseling and crisis intervention.
  • To promote the ministry of Scofield Memorial Church in the larger community of Dallas, Texas and throughout the world.
  • To be an active member of the overall ministry of Scofield Memorial Church, along with his family.

IV. Employment Package Information

  • The Senior Pastor of Scofield Memorial Church will benefit from a salary package recommended by the Executive Committee of the Official Board and approved by the entire Board of Deacons.
Senior Pastor 1,4002018-02-19T22:22:52+00:00

Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, Illinois 1,400 in worship

Principal Job

To provide leadership for the whole work of First Church of Champaign, preaching the word of God, teaching the Scriptures, leading the development of ministries, providing pastoral care, and overseeing administrative functions.

Qualifications

Advanced educational degree and prior experience in a church large enough to require staff work or as an assistant taking part in staff work at a large church. Must be an excellent preacher, an excellent communicator and have strong leadership and administrative skills.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Plan the weekly worship services and preach scripturally-based sermons.
  2. Provide spiritual leadership, outreach leadership and inspiration for the church family.
  3. Provide leadership in planning for the future well-being of the congregation.
  4. Lead in administration of the sacraments.
  5. Conduct weddings, funerals, baptisms.
  6. Provide counseling.
  7. Lead teaching programs, including Confirmation Class.
  8. Guide and support First Church policies.
  9. Maintain a presence at all levels of church activities, including Presbytery.
  10. Provide leadership for staff and lay leaders.
  11. Prepare the docket and moderate Session meetings.
  12. Maintain an informed awareness of all church activities.
  13. Attend to his/her personal spiritual health and development.
  14. Be involved in community affairs such as civic club membership, attendance at civic and cultural events, or other appropriate avenues.
  15. Serve as staff liaison to the Worship, Stewardship and Human Resources Teams, and others as may be deemed appropriate.
Senior Pastor 1,4002018-02-20T13:00:46+00:00

Senior Pastor of Christ Church Evangelical Covenant in East Greenwich, Rhode Island 1,400 in worship

General Description

The primary role of the Senior Pastor is to give himself to the ministry of the Word and prayer, seeking to walk uprightly before the Lord in his personal life while seeking the mind of God on behalf of the congregation. He will lead and teach the congregation according to the Word, holding true to Christ Church’s vision and core values while preparing for its future. This takes constant effort through prayer, scriptural study, professional growth, education, training and personal interaction with the congregation.

Worship and Teaching 

  • Ensures that overall weekly worship services are effective and on target regarding content, style, structure, timing and design.
  • Accountable for the completeness and the quality of worship services for the church, managing the Worship Arts Director for the planning and leading of those services.
  • Meets regularly with Worship Arts Director to critique prior worship services and to plan/agree on future worship services regarding music selection, transitions, drama, technical needs, etc.
  • Develops a preaching schedule and teaching methods that inspire and challenge spiritual growth of the congregation with the capacity to make the gospel understandable to visitors.
  • Accountable for the completeness and the quality of special worship services such as Christmas, Easter, WorldFest, Children’s/Youth Sundays, and other special programs.

Leadership 

  • Develop, train, disciple and equip leaders for ministry through teaching, personal modeling, mentoring, and program development and implementation.
  • Provide spiritual leadership to the staff and be responsible for working with the executive pastor to coordinate staff meetings.
  • As an Elder of Christ Church, maintains a very close liaison with fellow Elders, meeting with them regularly on a formal and informal basis.
  • Provide spiritual leadership to the Elders and be accountable, with the chairman and executive pastor for coordination of Elder and annual congregational meetings.
  • Together with the Elders, he will dream and be visionary about the church’s growth and direction, and have primary accountability for casting the vision to the congregation.
  • Recommends and implements, with the approval of the Council of Elders, actions that fulfill the vision and mission of Christ Church.

Other Related Responsibilities 

Maintains a pastoral ministry in the following areas:

  • Hospital calls.
  • Emergency and crisis situations.
  • Conducts weddings and funeral services, performs baby dedications and baptisms.
  • Provides pastoral counseling to those in spiritual need, assists persons facing problems or decisions, and comforts the bereaved.

Keep abreast of current trends in the ministry through reading, seminars, conferences and networking, with responsibility for formal communication of those trends to church leadership.

Responsible for personal spiritual renewal; scheduling regular retreats for spiritual reflection, study and prayer for vision and direction.

Reporting Relationships 

Immediate Supervisor: Elders

Supervises (Staff):

  • Director of Worship Arts
  • Sanctuary Coordinator: Provides oversight to the worship and teaching aspects of the Sunday night Sanctuary services.

Partners with:

  • Support staff
  • Director and pastoral team
  • Deacons and Elders
Senior Pastor 2,4002018-02-19T21:59:52+00:00

Wenatchee Free Methodist Church in Wenatchee, Washington, 2,400 in worship

Position Summary

A full-time, salaried position that serves as the primary vision-caster, pulpit teacher and overseer of the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church body. The Senior Pastor serves as an Ex-Officio member on all committees and the Leadership Council and generally serves as its Chairperson. The Senior Pastor serves under the appointment of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church.

General Responsibilities

The Senior Pastor models a life dedicated to the Word, prayer, Christ-like character and family; insures the church and staff intentionally pursue WFMC’s values, mission, vision and thumbprint; communicates the vision of the church on a regular basis; mentors and oversees the Executive Administrator and the Senior Pastor’s Administrative Assistant; deliberately focuses on multiplying biblical leaders; and involves the WFMC in appropriate, broader Wenatchee Valley concerns. The Senior Pastor also reports monthly to the Leadership Council regarding the church’s progress toward fulfilling its mission and vision.

Specific Responsibilities

A. Spiritual/Personal Life 

  • Consistent spiritual disciplines of Bible study, prayer and fasting.
  • Regular accountability to spouse and an accountability partner/team.
  • Intentional pursuit of moral and ethical purity.
  • High priority placed on spouse and children.

B. WFMC’s Values, Mission, Vision and Thumbprint 

  • Consistently communicate vision with staff, Leadership Council, lay leaders and congregation.
  • Regularly evaluate ministries in light of values, mission, vision and thumbprint.
  • Oversee the development of action plans to aggressively pursue values, mission, vision and thumbprint.

C. Mentor and Oversee the Administrative Assistant of the Senior Pastor’s Department

  • Partner with the Administrative Assistant.
  • Clearly communicate the vision of the Senior Pastor’s department.
  • Invest time, skills and training in the Administrative Assistant.
  • Delegate clerical, administrative tasks and research to the Administrative Assistant.
  • Perform annual review.

D. Mentor and Oversee the Executive Administrator

  • Partner with the Executive Administrator.
  • Meet weekly to communicate current and long-term goals and delegate action plans and tasks to Executive Administrator.
  • Invest time, skills and training in the Executive Administrator.
  • Assign special projects and follow-up items to Executive Administrator.
  • Utilize the Executive Administrator to handle the day-to-day functions and communication responsibilities for the purpose of freeing up the Senior Pastor.
  • Delegate the oversight of church staff excluding the Senior Pastor’s Administrative Assistant to the Executive Administrator.
  • Perform annual review.

E. Interface with Ministry Staff

  • Monthly meeting for prayer, communication of vision and ministry updates.
  • Available for personnel interaction with Equipping Staff as needed without interference in oversight responsibilities.

F. Multiplication of Biblical Leaders

  • Model leadership development by leading a reproductive small group and leading an L-Team of small group leaders.
  • Evaluate Equipping Staff, through the Executive Administrator, on lay leadership development.
  • Lead WFMC in transition to become a cell-celebration church.
  • Establish goals to make lay leaders and leaders-in-training the primary means of evaluating church health.

G. Involve WFMC in the Wenatchee Valley and Beyond

  • Work interdependently with other life giving pastors and churches to fulfill the Great Commission.
  • Serve in community leadership roles as opportunities arise.
  • Utilize gifts and graces to assist the Pacific Northwest Conference.

Requirements

  1. Leads a life of biblical obedience and example both on and off campus and demonstrates a commitment to the mission, vision and strategy of the church.
  2. Membership in the Pacific Northwest Conference. Local church membership of spouse (if married).
  3. A spirit of service and a commitment to the Great Commission.
  4. Financial commitment to the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church as evidenced in storehouse tithing and giving.
  5. Adherence to the policies as defined in the WFMC Operating and Personnel Policy Manuals and to the Membership Covenant as established by the Free Methodist Church of North America.
  6. Member of a Life Group.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a Masters of Divinity Degree and should have credentials of ordination in the Free Methodist Church, or the equivalent, and at least ten years of pastoral ministry experience.

Compensation

The salary range is negotiable depending upon qualifications. Health insurance, benefits and expenses are provided as defined in the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church Policy Manual.

I have reviewed and agree to perform the duties outlined in this ministry description.

Signature:_______________________________

Signature Date:____________________________

Senior Pastor 2,4002018-02-20T13:08:37+00:00

Senior Pastor of Northwest Bible Church in Dallas, Texas 2,400 in worship

Reports to: Chairman of the Elder Board

Works with: Executive Pastor and Elder Board

Supervises: Associate Ministers to Singles

Scope: The Senior Pastor is responsible for shepherding the congregation through a ministry of preaching and leadership.

Word & Prayer (60%)

  • Study at a consistent depth for adequate teaching and preaching in the worship services.
  • Be consistent in prayer for the church and lead the church in prayer.
  • Plan, lead and preach at the worship services.

Church Leadership (30%)

  • Communicate the vision of the church to its members.
  • Serve as an Elder, leading the Board along with the Chairman.
  • Shepherd the staff by leading the spiritual life segment of the weekly staff meeting, with a focus on the Core Vision Team and worship leaders.
  • Participate as needed with the Executive Pastor in hiring of new ministers and annual employee reviews.

Ministerial Issues (10%)

  • Shepherd the shepherds of the congregation and missionaries.
  • Through the elders, accept a limited number of weddings, counseling appointments and funerals.
  • Minister by phone, email, letters, and in person to the body and community.
Senior Pastor 5002018-02-20T09:40:51+00:00

Senior Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Fairfield, Connecticut 500 in worship

Purpose

The purpose of the Senior Pastor is to cast vision for the church and staff, preach the Gospel message powerfully toward life change, teach biblical Truth, and counsel those in our church family toward greater God First living.

Vision

  • Responsible for meeting at least monthly with pastoral team. The Senior Pastor uses this time for intentional leading and coaching the pastors toward the vision set forth annually. Quantifiable goals are utilized in pursuit of real growth.
  • The Senior Pastor is responsible to oversee and lead Trinity’s annual Vision Casting Night. Vision casting night is Trinity’s annual business meeting and presentation of each ministry’s direction for the coming year.
  • Responsible for initiating the annual vision process (as described in Trinity’s Vision/Goals Cycle) and involving the senior staff, elders, ministry staff, and volunteer leaders in this process.
  • He is expected to take a week away in the spring/early summer to dedicate time, prayer, and study toward discerning God’s direction for the coming year. These results will be summarized in writing and presented to the elders and senior staff in a timely fashion for the purpose of generating enthusiasm in pursuit of a common direction.
  • Reports to: Elders.
  • Hours: 45 to 48 per week.

Preaching

  • Collaboration with worship is a value. Meet monthly with Worship Pastor to collaborate upcoming Sunday services. Meet four times a year with worship planning team for collaborative series planning. Six weeks prior to special series, meet with worship pastor to brainstorm what needs to happen.
  • Preaching should support the established vision and goals. A preaching rotation schedule is encouraged to facilitate leadership development.
  • Reports to: Ministry Staff.

Counseling

  • Reactive (able to “respond”) – 5 hrs/week (Urgent or pressing needs),
  • Proactive (able to “seek out”) – 5 hrs/week (Engaged Couples group, troubles on the horizon).
  • Reports to: Chair of Elder Board.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

Teaching

  • Invest 4-8 weeks/year in classroom teaching.
  • One to two 4-week classes per year.
  • Outside speaking.
  • Should seek outside opportunities (conferences, workshops).
  • Lead the Discovering Trinity Workshop/Small Group: One in Fall and one in Spring.
  • Co-leading this group with elders/lay leaders is encouraged.
  • Reports to: Executive Pastor.

Mentor Current Elders

  • Focus on developing current elders.
  • Monthly meeting with Elder board with focus on personal growth.
  • Monthly meeting with Elder board with focus on church business.
  • Reports to: Chair of Elder Board.

Personal Development

  • Attend relevant conferences/workshops for the benefit of personal and professional growth. 1/yr.
  • Accountability for prayer life/spiritual health.
  • Planning Leave: one week (June/July).
  • Reports to: Chair of Elder Board.

Purpose Teams

Eventually, the Executive Pastor will oversee all ministries of the church. Until this transition is complete, the Executive Pastor will provide direct oversight to the Maturity, Community, and Ministry Teams. The Senior Pastor will maintain his oversight of Evangelism/Missions and the Support Teams (presently Finance and Operations). Decisions that impact the day-to-day running of the church or the other ministries of the church will be discussed with the Executive Pastor in advance. This process will be evaluated by the Elders and Executive Pastor every six months.

  • The overseeing pastor of a purpose team is responsible to regularly attend team meetings, meet at least monthly with the chairperson of that team, be available as a resource to keep the team focused, encouraged and accountable. The overseeing pastor is also intently focused on shepherding his team toward the successful implementation of their stated goals and vision.
  • Understanding that the Executive Pastor is responsible for ministry oversight, the Senior Pastor will clearly communicate with the XP the issues, progress and needs of his respective ministry/purpose teams. Together, they will decide if the proposed plans are consistent with the established goals of the church. The Executive Pastor may delegate and assign projects as needed.
    Reports to: Executive Pastor.

Staff Management

  • The Senior Pastor is available for the spiritual guidance and support of TBC staff.
  • Staff management and staff decisions are directed to the Executive Pastor as the “manager” who may delegate and assign projects as needed.
  • Connection with the staff team is essential and opportunities for intentional engagement are expected.
  • The Senior Pastor is expected to participate in staff devotions and staff meetings. Providing access through regular office hours is expected.
  • The Elders, in conjunction with the Senior Pastor, will evaluate the Executive Pastor semi-annually.
  • Reports to: Executive Pastor.

The Elders, in conjunction with the Executive Pastor, will evaluate the Teaching Pastor semi-annually. The Ministry Staff will participate in annual evaluations of the Senior Pastor according to the stated goals.

Senior Pastor 5002018-02-20T09:49:59+00:00

Senior Pastor of Wheatfield Neighborhood Church 500 in worship

Preamble

The local church staff must always be viewed of as a team, with the whole ministry of the church in view. As such, the person serving in the described position will at all times see himself as a minister to the entire congregation of the church. Notwithstanding this though, staff members do have different areas of responsibility, and it is prudent to recognize and define these areas of responsibility. As such, the purpose of this Working Agreement is to provide a focus for the position of Senior Pastor, but it is not meant to limit the scope of responsibility and action to only that which is written herein.

Qualifications

  1. A passion for God and evidence of a growing relationship with Christ.
  2. Evidence of the character qualities for church leaders as described in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
  3. A love for people of all ages and a clear sense of calling to vocational pastoral ministry.

Responsibilities of the Senior Pastor

  1. Be directly accountable to the Board of Elders in a manner that is not in conflict with his relationship to the District and National offices of the C&MA as specified in the Manual of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
  2. Have oversight of the church in a manner consistent with the instructions and guidelines of the Manual of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and with the church’s purpose as defined in the local church bylaws.
  3. Provide leadership, vision, and support to help assist in equipping the church to effectively carry out its ongoing ministry.
  4. Have direct oversight of additional pastoral and office staff and assist them as needed in the carrying out of their responsibilities.
  5. Ensure the planning of public services, including scheduling guest speakers, groups, and events, etc.
  6. Prepare and preach biblically-based, life-applicable messages on a weekly basis, as well as carry out other teaching/preaching responsibilities as mutually agreed upon by the Board of Elders and himself.
  7. In cooperation with the elders, be available to members and adherents of the church for spiritual leadership and pastoral care. This would include, but not be limited to: hospital and home visitation; offering biblical guidance; pre-marital instruction; conducting marriages, funerals and baptisms.
  8. Participate in other ministry opportunities outside of the local church upon mutual agreement with the Board of Elders. This would include both C&MA and non-C&MA ministries.
  9. Pursue avenues of equipping for continued personal and professional development.

Responsibilities of the Church

  1. Provision of a working environment suitable to the carrying out of the assigned responsibilities which shall include a furnished office in the church building and availability to the services of the church office secretary.
  2. Provision of an annual Pastoral Ministry Evaluation to be administered by the Board of Elders.
  3. Salary and other compensation provided at a rate to be determined by the Administrative Board on an annual basis and as approved in the Annual Financial Plan at the Annual Meeting of the Membership.
  4. A parsonage including utilities (excluding personal telephone line and cable television) at no cost.
  5. Reimbursement for ministry related travel at the annual IRS specified amount.
  6. Reimbursement for out of pocket ministry related expenses.
  7. Provision for attendance at General Council, District and Prayer Conference, Pastor’s/Spouses Retreat, and any required District training events.
  8. Provision for attendance at seminars and conferences that have been provided for through the “Continuing Education” allowance portion of the Annual Financial Plan.
  9. Provision for purchase of ministry related books, magazines, journals and subscriptions that have been provided for through the “Book” allowance portion of the Annual Financial Plan.
  10. Paid vacation time in accordance with the guidelines established by the District Office.
    • From one (1) to five (5) years of C&MA service — two (2) weeks
    • From six (6) to fifteen (15) years of C&MA service — three (3) weeks
    • From sixteen (16) to twenty-five (25) years of C&MA service — four (4) weeks
    • From twenty-six (26) years to retirement — five (5) weeks

11. Provision of two (2) additional Sundays off per year: one in the fall and one in the winter/spring. These shall not be combined with vacation time to allow for “extended” vacations. These shall not be accumulated.

Revising the Working Agreement

This working agreement will be subject to review at a minimum of once annually and any proposed modifications are required to be approved by the Board of Elders through a majority vote of all elected elders. Proposed changes must be with the agreement of the Senior Pastor. In the event that an agreement cannot be reached, the District Superintendent will be asked to mediate.

Senior Pastor 6,0002018-02-19T22:03:01+00:00

Senior Pastor of Stonebriar Community Church of Frisco, Texas, 6,000 in worship

Purpose

To lead the church towards the fulfillment of its purpose as taught in Scripture and as stated in its Bylaws and to preach the word of God to the mutual edification, instruction and discipline of its members and believers; winning of the unsaved to Christ; helping young Christians develop their spiritual lives; instructing children in the Word of God; and furthering the cause of Christ on the mission fields at home and abroad.

Mission Statement

To actively have a part in leading men and women, boys and girls, in all nations, to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach and preach God’s Word.
  • Supervise the Senior Associate Pastor.
  • Maintain oversight of the ministries of the church.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Be available to the congregation for counsel, weddings, funerals, baptisms and communion, as able and as needed.
  • Participate in the work of Stonebriar Community Church.
  • Be accountable to the Board of Elders and ultimately the congregation.
  • Board Relationships:
    • Be a voting member of the Board of Elders and General Boards.
    • Have the power of address and serve as an ex officio member of all boards and committees of the church.
  • Serve as moderator for the senior staff meetings and be responsible for the oversight of all ministries in the church.
  • Actively contributes to the improvement of the ministry of Stonebriar Community Church and provides prayerful support.
  • Functions well with co-workers, treating them with honor and grace.
  • Encourages spiritual focus and commitment by modeling the Core Values of Stonebriar Community Church.
  • Improvement of Ministry Operations: Contributes toward the improvement of the ministry as a whole.

Be a man of true Christian experience and established character:

  • Qualify for his office according to the standards of 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1.
  • Ordained as a minister of the Gospel.
  • Ability to work on a team towards specific goals in a mutually edifying and supportive manner.
  • A teachable and open attitude.
  • A commitment to the Statement of Faith and Core Values as stated in the Bylaws of Stonebriar Community Church.
  • Membership in Stonebriar Community Church as soon as practicable after joining the staff.

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