Executive Pastor

Sowebo Community Church

Baltimore, MD 21223

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Category: Executive Pastor

Church Size: less than 100

Salary: $60,000 -70,000

Posted on: May 01, 2024

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

SEE FULL JOB POSTING AT: https://justchurchjobs.com/job/3873/executive-pastor-sowebo-community-church

* This role encompasses a wide variety of skill sets. You are encouraged to apply if you have 75% of the skills needed in this role as some duties could be shifted to administrative staff or volunteers. Candidates have a preferred 3 years experience of Urban Ministry

To Apply: send the following to hire@sowebochurch.com by MAY 31, 2024
* Cover letter highlighting relevant experiences that qualify you for this role
* Resume, CV or list of any relevant experiences
* Links to any sermons, writings, social content etc
* A list of 3 references
* A brief statement on your personal relationship with Jesus and why you may want to serve in this role

Job Responsibilities and Duties -
* Pastoral Support
* Meets regularly with Lead Pastor to talk through the ministries of your responsibilities and to build a strong bond of trust and honesty
* Offers support and lead staff and volunteers in planning and executing church events, services, and outreach programs
* Spends a regular part of your week praying for the community
* Anticipates the needs of the Lead Pastor and Elders and work to support them.
* Prepares to teach at church service as requested once a month
* A possible interest in Family and Youth ministries to serve our largest growing population: our youth

* Financial Management
* Oversees the work of the receipt, deposit, and disbursement of all church funds.
* Maintains the financial record system of the church.
* Coordinates with deacon team to disperse Benevolence funds.
* Oversees the purchasing process and maintains vendor relationships.
* Oversees the preparation of quarterly financial reports for the Elder team.
*; Works with the Elder liaison to prepare an annual budget for approval by the elders, and implements it upon approval.
* Obtains an annual audit or review of the church's financial statements.
* Oversees the administering of the payroll for church employees. Ensures all tax reports (941, W2) are promptly paid and timely filed.

* Personnel Management
* Gives pastoral guidance and management as staff team grows
* Administers the personnel policies and procedures of the church.
* Maintains personnel records.
* Participates in hiring and termination of support staff in consultation with the Elder team.
* Periodically reviews wage and salary structures, personnel practices, and benefits and makes recommendations to the Elder team
* Assures the church's compliance with federal and state labor laws.
* Coordinates the vacation schedule.

* Properties Management
* Develops and administers policies and procedures concerning the use of all church properties, and facilities.
* Evaluates periodically the insurance needs of the church and report to the Elder Team.
* Oversees the safety and security of guests and rental property at Sunday gatherings.
* Maintains an inventory of church property and equipment along with the Sunday coordinator

* Office Management
* Sees to the maintenance of all church equipment and computer systems. Assures that proper computer backup is routinely maintained.
* Facilitates staff training on church computer systems and office equipment.
* Facilitates periodic review of computer systems and office equipment with assistance.

* General Management
* Handles incoming communication emails and postal mail.
* Obtains advice on legal, business, and tax matters for the church and ministers.
* Participates in weekly staff meetings as well as scheduled elder meetings when requested.
* Takes and prepares minutes for staff meetings.

* Communications
* Defines communication strategies for internal and external information
* Sends out weekly newsletters
* Creates slides for communication at Sunday services.
* Explores additional social media engagement
* Maintains and keeps the website updated

Estimated Timeline: May accelerate if the right individual applies
* May - Accepting applications
* June - Final reviews, Phone screenings, In-person or virtual interviews
* July- Top candidate day with church leaders, Offer made
* Aug - Start date

About Sowebo Community Church:

Sowebo Community Church is an independent, neighborhood church IN AN URBAN SETTING whose vision is to cross cultural boundaries to build God's Beloved community within ourselves and our neighborhood. We long to see the needs of the community met. We long to see right relationships between people and people groups. We mainly long to see men, women, and children reconciled back to God.

With 50 dedicated adults and 30 energetic children under 12, our church family gathers weekly at a charter school in the heart of a socioeconomically marginalized and predominantly Black community with a growing Spanish-speaking demographic. Through the values of worship, fellowship, authenticity, scripture study, and prayer; we strive to be a blessing as we dwell in the neighborhood, help develop organizations and institutions of human flourishing, and disciple others for a lifetime of following Jesus.

We are a casual jeans kind of church where we invite folks to come as you are. 

Job Qualifications:

* A bachelor's degree in business management, nonprofit management and/or minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field
* Minimum of 3 years of experience as a staff member or lead volunteer in a ministry leadership capacity.
* A committed Christian who would be a regular participant in the life of Sowebo Community Church
* Can conceptualize his/her administrative and managerial work as a ministry and verbalize the function of the job as a ministry.
* Able to foster effective communication in the church organization.
* The ability to manage a consensus decision-making process.
* Knowledge of computer systems, including word processing, electronic communication software, membership software, and financial reporting and accounting software.
* Timely and consistent attendance
* Availability for evenings for committee and church board meetings on occasion.
* Ministry skills including Shepherding, Evangelism, Teaching, Exhortation, Discernment 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Executive Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
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$60,000 -70,000
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Church Size:
less than 100

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Brian Zubek
1300 Herkimer St
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