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Executive Pastor

Messiah Community Church

Reisterstown, MD

Category: Executive Pastor

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Job Description:

Job Description for
Executive Pastor

Position Summary
The Executive Pastor is responsible for ensuring the strategic ministry objectives of the church are effectively and efficiently attained. As Chief of Staff, the Executive Pastor supports and supervises the full time pastoral staff and part time staff, assisting them and being a resource to them in order to execute the vision set forth by the Senior Pastor. The Executive Pastor reports to the Senior Pastor working closely with him and with the Board of Directors. The Executive Pastor will lead in aligning staff and leadership teams with the Messiah vision and mission. The Executive Pastor will ensure that the systems, practices, activities, and policies of the church effectively and efficiently carry out the church's objectives and core values. This requires a firm understanding of, and agreement with, the Messiah vision and mission statements, core values, and strategic objectives. This includes evangelism, discipleship, worship, media, children's and student ministry, pastoral care, and small groups, areas as well as strategic planning, finance, administration, human resources, and operations.

Time Requirements
Full-Time Staff Position

Responsible to
Senior Pastor

Description of Duties

Chief of Staff [35%]
Lead the ministry staff in the establishment and ongoing direction of ministries that effectively fulfills the church's overall vision.
Ensure the operational readiness of the church through leadership and oversight of the support staff performing duties in administration, finance, human resources, supply, and facilities management.
Oversee training and development of the staff.
Coordinate and lead weekly staff meetings and other activities designed to clarify and execute the goals, objectives, and programs.
Oversee the hiring and evaluation of staff.
Provide leadership to the pastoral staff in the design and implementation of their annual ministry plans that must align to the strategic plan.
Serve as Messiah's intentional agent of unity across all staff, ministries, and functions to best fulfill Messiah's vision and strategic plan.
Champion the development of systems and infrastructure by all ministry and support
areas that support healthy, long-term growth of the church.
Lead the strategic planning process from year to year for the entire staff.
Be responsible for overall staff morale.

Business Operations [25%]
Human Resource Management recruit, hire, conduct and document performance evaluations, on-going informal performance feedback, oversee the negotiation of insurance and other benefits, discipline, dismiss, etc.
Leads the ministry staff in formation and r_noemailmendation of the annual ministry budget for presentation to the Board of Directors.
Development of, documentation of, and adherence to the Employee/Policy Handbook, By-laws, and procedures.
Execution of all_noemailpany contracts and facility leases.

Strategic Planning and Leadership [25%]
Support the Senior Pastor in the a_noemailplishment of the church's vision and mission through ministry effectiveness, evaluation, discernment, decision making, planning and overall direction of church staff.
Provide significant input in vision casting and goal setting.
Help define strategic goals and vision as a key leader among staff.
Assist the staff in developing new ministry programs, as directed by the Holy Spirit, so that Messiah is appropriately responsive to identified needs and church growth.
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.
Ensure the implementation of annual ministry plans by the pastors and ministry leaders, utilizing the overall church structure.
Facilitate the annual strategic planning process including evaluation of ministry
performance; review of mission, vision, and core values; development of key objectives and tactics; and establishment of annual goals.
Champion the development of infrastructure by all ministry and support areas that
supports healthy, long-term growth of the church

Board of Elders' Liaison [5%]
Serve as a liaison between staff and various ministries to the Board of Elders.
Attend monthly Board of Elders' meetings to maintain contact with them and_noemailmunicate their vision to the staff.
Give a detailed Executive Pastor report in each area of the strategic plan, financial update, and dashboard at the monthly Board of Elders' meeting.
Maintains the Board of Elders' archive folders of meeting agendas, minutes, reports, and other handouts.

Pastoral and Miscellaneous Duties [10%]
Other pastoral, administrative, or support duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
Teach periodically, in the absence of pastors, leaders, or teachers.
Participate in various parts of the worship services and events.
Manage the calendar to maximize implementation of Messiah's vision

Position Information:

Job Title:
Executive Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Executive Pastor
Organization Type:
Worship Style:
Church Size:
500 - 750

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Messiah Community Church
Contact Name:
Nona Carroll
909 Berrymans Lane
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