Principle Function: The Executive Pastor is a full-time position who will be responsible to constantly and accurately represent the Lead Pastor in leading, directing, developing, encouraging and evaluating the church staff and their key lay leaders. This position will be responsible for developing and administrating the effective function of the leaders and the systems employed to carry out the church’s Biblical mission and God-breathed vision as defined by the Lead Pastor.
1. Support the Lead Pastor in the development and accomplishment of the church’s mission through ministry effectiveness, evaluation, discernment, decision making, planning and overall direction of church staff.
2. Lead the ministry staff in the establishment and ongoing direction of ministries that effectively reach the church’s demographic, ensuring the accomplishment of the overall mission.
3. Facilitate the annual strategic planning process including evaluation of ministry performance, development of key objectives and tactics, and establishment of goals.
4. Establish and maintain a set of key performance measures that provide the Lead Pastor and church staff with ongoing visibility of the effectiveness of all functional areas of the church.
5. Facilitate the development of annual ministry plans, corresponding financial plans and operating budgets which fund the accomplishment of the church’s strategic plan and meet critical financial objectives.
6. Champion the development of personnel and systems infrastructure by all ministry and support areas which supports healthy, long-term growth of the church.
7. Perform other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor.
1. Supervise all ministerial and support staff, excluding the Lead Pastor. Ideally, the Lead Staff Team will report directly to the Executive Pastor, with all other ministerial and support staff reporting to the Lead Staff members.
2. Lead staff in establishing ministry goals and success in the accomplishment of these goals.
3. Ensure consistency and alignment in ministry practices. Keep ministries in line with the overall vision of the church.
4. Implement an annual performance evaluation tool.
5. Work with the Lead Pastor and Church Leadership Team in determining appropriate salary adjustments and merit raises for staff, ministry hires and personnel changes necessary for continued success of the ministry.
6. Meet regularly with the Church Leadership Team to provide updates and input to the church’s progress.
7. Plan and lead staff meetings and planning retreats, and ensure that department heads are conducting regular staff meetings.
8. Work closely with consultants engaged by the church to add experience and wisdom to staff development (including self) and decision making.
1. Assure the church has accurate financial records for proper financial management procedures and integrity, and for ensuring that the church is following applicable federal and state laws.
2. Oversee weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting of critical statistics and their benchmarks.
3. Communicate financial standings/reports to the Pastor, staff, and church leaders.
4. Ensure that the church has proper internal financial controls and policies, including proper separation of duties, and guide staff and volunteers in properly following the church’s financial policies and procedures.
5. Lead in the development and preparation of the annual church ministry planning and operating budget.
6. In conjunction with the Lead Pastor, personally model and develop methods of encouraging stewardship among the members and regular attenders of the church.
1. Represent the church in any vendor/provider relationship related to employee benefits. Annually research options for employer provided insurance.
2. Develop and maintain a professional working knowledge of and provide proposed edits to the church’s Employee Handbook to ensure all policies are followed.
3. Assist the Lead Pastor and the Personnel Team (part of Financial Leadership Team) in establishing and maintaining a church compensation philosophy, employee performance evaluation process and salary administration plan.
1. Serve as the church’s point person on all legal and property affairs, unless assigned to others on Staff.
2. Ensure every employee has the proper environment, furniture, resources, and technology they need to do their jobs with excellence.
3. Supervise, directly or through others, all administrative and support staff for personnel, benefit, and office protocol issues.
4. Manage and ensure implementation of church policy on child abuse prevention, safety issues, facilities usage, wedding, funeral, property/liability insurance, etc.
1. Maintain a vital and growing personal walk with the Lord.
2. Maintain proper priorities in your life and your home. Your family leadership must be an example to others.
3. Develop personal evangelism opportunities within and outside the church.
4. Financially support the ministry of the Church.
5. Be actively involved in worship services, events, and activities.
6. Perform other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor.