The Lead Campus Pastor for the Brentwood Region is responsible to the church, under the direction of the Senior Executive Pastor for leading by providing spiritual leadership for the campus and its staff. The Campus Pastor works with staff and church leaders to align strategies and ministries to accomplish the overall vision of the church. The Campus Pastor is responsible to the church to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the Biblical truth, effectively communicate the church’s vision and fervently pray for the church and its mission.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following:
1. Shape Campus Culture & Aligns Campus with Brentwood Baptist Mission/Vision
- Direct each department head to lead staff ensuring that a “disciples making disciples” culture is being cultivated and shaped by worship gatherings, group ministry, missions and
- Schedules and leads regular staff
- Contextualizes church-wide goals to our campus and reports against these goals regularly and
- Refines strategy for the Brentwood campus while documenting processes for future campuses and church plants (i.e. membership/church business, missions, ).
- Effectively supervise, communicate and work alongside an Executive Pastor for the Brentwood campus, who will help carry-out the day to day administrative leadership of the Brentwood campus and its This includes working collaboratively on the hiring and supervision of senior staff who serve dual roles as ministry department heads for the Brentwood Campus and ministry team leaders across all campuses.
- Determines how to implement key strategies and official church business at the Brentwood
- Represent the Brentwood Campus for church-wide leadership gatherings, strategic planning meetings,
- Serves on the Executive Leadership
2. Leadership Development
- Responsible for leading, shepherding and developing the Brentwood Campus
- Lead and coach staff and ministries at the Brentwood Region Campus to new levels of excellence, innovation and
- Committed to developing current and future leaders, through mentorships and providing preaching/teaching
- Helps develop and equip emerging leaders in our church-wide leadership
3. Prayer & Vision Casting
- Devote time to prayer and clarifying vision/strategy/tactics.
- regularly prays with and for the campus staff personally as well as for their The lead campus pastor should walk closely with the staff to know and discern their genuine prayer needs.
- Provides accountability to ministerial staff members for spiritual growth, prayer retreat days, and goal development and
5. Pastoral Care
- Guide pastoral care at our campus in cooperation with the care and support
- Lead the ministerial staff in shepherding the congregation through life events (weddings, funerals, times of crisis) and spiritual
6. Preaching/Teaching Pastor
- Preach and/or Teach as needed but not as a primary fill-in on any
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following:
- Perform other duties or serve on ad hoc teams as assigned by the Senior Executive Pastor and/or the Senior
- Effectively supervise, communicate and work alongside an administrative assistant, who will help carry-out the day to day administrative responsibilities of the Brentwood
- Pray with and for all staff members on a regular basis and hold staff members accountable for personal spiritual and ministerial growth (self-development plan).
- Report to the Senior Executive Pastor regularly per the performance management system on team progress and initiatives. Report annually to the Trustees and the Staff Resource
- Work with assigned staff to coordinate the decision counseling team, direct pastoral counseling and serve as an on- call
- Supervise the Department Heads of the Brentwood
COMPETENCIES AND TRAITS:
In addition to the specific responsibilities required for this role, Brentwood Baptist Church also seeks candidates that possess some general competencies and behavioral traits that enhance the effectiveness of our staff.
- Directs both resources and people (paid or unpaid) towards the accomplishment of goals
- Maximizes personal effectiveness by focusing on “must-dos” tasks and delegating other priorities to others
- Anticipates/avoids problems or formulates creative solutions
- Makes timely decisions that produce quality outcomes
- Develops both vision and strategy that focuses team energy towards results
- Maintains a working environment characterized by high levels of encouragement and trust
- Drives team towards greater innovation and collaboration
- Sets clear expectations and holds team members accountable for them
- Clearly conveys expectations and priorities to staff and/or volunteers
- Uses written and verbal communication in a way that accomplishes intended results
- Adheres to commitments, schedules and deadlines
- Regularly shares information with and solicits feedback from staff/volunteers
- Demonstrates Christ-likeness and a commitment to personal spiritual growth
- Leads staff and/or volunteers by serving and not by asserting control
- Utilizes emotional intelligence, is emotionally available to those he/she leads
- Invests in the development of staff or volunteers around him/her
- Prioritizes and accomplishes self-development goals
- Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to obtaining the necessary KASH (knowledge, attitudes, skills and habits) necessary to be successful in this role
- Teachable spirit with a desire to learn and grow
- The gap between the current job description and the employee’s current abilities is appropriate and allows for future growth
- A personal sense of calling from God to vocational Christian ministry in general and to serve as a campus pastor
- A calling to preach and some level of advanced experience as a biblical
- Can identify closely with the mission, values, vision, theology, philosophy and methodology of Brentwood Baptist
- A mature Christian who is demonstrates the Fruits of the Spirit, is growing in their faith and is committed to spiritual disciplines such as Bible reading,
- Strong managerial and leadership skills combined with an exceptional relational Training in Modelnetics (Main Event Management) preferred or will be required in the first year.
- Ability to collaborate, cooperate and function well in a team
- Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required and a Seminary-level Master’s degree is strongly recommended, with preference for a Master of
- Minimum of 3-5 years ministry experience is required working in the local church or Christian ministry Preference is given to those working in a multi-site and/or large church setting.
All campuses function under the governance of Brentwood Baptist Church. Each campus is an established entity operating as a whole and permanent part of Brentwood Baptist. Each maintains pre-determined alignment characteristics that uphold the Brentwood Baptist “DNA” while also containing some contextualized characteristics to allow it to best reach its target local community. Every staff member is an employee of Brentwood Baptist.
OVERVIEW OF CHURCH AND OPPORTUNITY
Brentwood Baptist Church is a large, dynamic, and growing Southern Baptist Church with a well-established history of changing lives for Christ throughout the greater Nashville, Tennessee area as well as around the world. Today, with a global influence, multiple campuses, and a compelling vision, Brentwood Baptist is poised for an ongoing and exciting future full of hope for serving Christ and expanding His Kingdom in more powerful ways. Brentwood Baptist Church exists to engage the whole person with the whole gospel of Jesus Christ anywhere, anytime, with anybody.
In 2008, the church voted to become a multi-site congregation in order to connect more people to Christ by bringing the church’s mission and philosophy of ministry to under-churched communities in Middle Tennessee. This broader vision for church multiplication includes creating regional campuses, traditional church plants, establishing ethnic congregations, and repurposing existing churches in decline. With the expectation that each of the congregations would share in a vision to make disciples who make disciples. The church focuses on engaging its community using the platforms of education, healthcare, and poverty (Middle Tennessee Initiative).
All campuses function under the governance of Brentwood Baptist Church. Each campus is an established entity operating as a whole and permanent part of the Brentwood Baptist. Each maintains pre-determined alignment characteristics that uphold the Brentwood Baptist “DNA” while also containing some contextualized characteristics to allow it to best reach its target local community. The leadership of the Trustees, Finance Ministry Team, Staff Resource Team, and the staff Senior Leadership Team extends to each campus. The Senior Pastor for Brentwood Baptist serves as the primary spiritual leader and has primary preaching responsibilities at the Brentwood Campus. Each regional campus has a Campus Pastor who serves as the primary preaching pastor.
Currently, Brentwood Baptist Church is eight campuses (Station Hill Campus, Avenue South Campus, West Franklin Campus, Woodbine Campus, Lockeland Springs Campus, Nolensville Campus, Harpeth Heights Campus, and Brentwood Campus).
Every staff member is an employee of Brentwood Baptist. However, most staff specialize at one campus (and have titles that reflect their campus) or they serve all campuses, and therefore, function as Central Support staff members (such as Business Office and Communications).
The Brentwood Campus of Brentwood Baptist Church was the first and is the largest of the eight campuses. Average weekly attendance for this campus is about is 4,000 in seven services which take place in multiple venues, languages and days of the week. It represents one of three regions of ministry in the Nashville area that our campuses serve, each which is led by a regional lead campus pastor. The Lead Campus Pastor for the Brentwood Region would be primarily responsible for leading the staff and ministries directed to the Brentwood Campus and the community which it serves.
Senior Pastor, Mike Glenn, is the primary teaching pastor at the Brentwood Campus. In his role, his leadership extends to all campuses and he works with all campus pastors in areas of leadership and vision casting. While the Lead Campus Pastor for the Brentwood Region would not have a primary preaching role, being able to preach as needed is required. The role will include a regular platform presence in the Sunday morning services and the Lead Campus Pastor will work closely with the Senior Pastor and Worship Minister in planning worship services for the church.
The Lead Campus Pastor will be the primary leader of the 36 ministerial staff members who serve the ministries of the Brentwood Campus. They function in five ministry departments (Worship, Adult Groups, Next Gen, Missions, and Connections). These are each led by a department head who will be direct reports to the Lead Campus Pastor. The primary focus of Lead Campus Pastor will be leading staff and church leaders to align strategies and ministries on the Brentwood Campus to accomplish the overall vision of the church.
The Lead Campus Pastor reports directly to the Senior Executive Pastor and will serve on the Executive Leadership Team. This team consists of the Senior Pastor, Senior Executive Pastor, three Regional Lead Campus Pastors, Executive Pastor of Ministries, and Executive Director of Central Support. They meet weekly to direct the overall staff efforts and ministry programs of the church. Additionally, the Lead Campus Pastor will participate in meetings with campus pastors and other senior staff as needed.
The foremost requirement for this role is that of a Christ centered life. The successful candidate will have a deep and ever- growing relationship with God as evidenced by daily habits of spending time with Him and His Word, observable fruits of the spirit, active involvement in the leadership of a church, and a commitment to maintaining healthy accountability relationships with a small number of mature believers. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, and a Seminary-level master’s degree is strongly recommended, with preference for a Master of Divinity. The individual should be ordained (or be willing to be) with a well-established theological construct and an in-depth knowledge of scripture is required for the wisdom and biblically based decision-making demands of this position.
The Lead Campus Pastor’s primary roles are of leading and shepherding. While the role is not primarily one of preaching or teaching, the individual should still be a catalyst for the staff and members of the Brentwood Campus in carrying out the mission and ministries of the church. This effort might be best accomplished relationally as a shepherd as summed up in the following verses of Scripture:
“Seeing the people, he felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd.” –
“I exhort the elders among you as a fellow elder and witness to the sufferings of Christ, as well as one who shares in the glory about to be revealed: Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but willingly, as God would have you; not out of greed for money but eagerly; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.”
1 Peter 5:1-4
Therefore, the role of lead (regional) campus pastor at Brentwood Baptist is primarily that of a shepherd who knows, feeds, leads, protects, ministers the Word, and prays for the other ministers.
- Prayer – The lead campus pastor regularly prays with and for the campus ministry staff personally as well as for their The lead campus pastor should walk closely with the ministers to know and discern their genuine prayer needs.
- Ministry – The lead campus pastor evaluates the plans, programs, and efforts of the campus ministers to collaborate, encourage, and improve the effectiveness of their
- Knowing – The lead campus pastor spends regular time with each ministry department head to know them personally and conducts their ministerial
- Feeding – The lead campus pastor works with each ministry department head and his staff to be sure that a “disciples making disciples” culture is being cultivated and shaped by worship gatherings, group ministry, missions and multiplication. The lead campus pastor attends ministry department staff meetings every 4-6 weeks and is available to each department for strategic planning.
- Leading – The lead campus pastor works with each ministry to be sure the entire campus is aligned with the mission and vision of Brentwood Baptist Church but contextualized to the local The lead campus pastor leads for leadership gatherings and strategic campaigns in order to communicate and cast vision.
- Protecting – The lead campus pastor provides accountability to each ministry department head for spiritual growth, prayer retreat days, and goal development and The lead campus pastor serves as an institutional power source to protect ministry from the tyranny of the urgent. The lead campus pastor is a sounding board and source of counsel that keeps the ministry department heads focused primarily on shepherding the Brentwood Campus congregation and its ministries.
Personality: A variety of personality types can be successful in this role. Using the DISC personality profile assessment tool, we will expect this person to have D and I characteristics. The DISC profile will be viewed in light of the person’s Spiritual Gift, Abilities and Strength profile mentioned below.
Spiritual Gifts: Using the PLACE assessment tool, we will look for a mix of Equipping-related gifts. These gifts might include Leadership, Pastor/Shepherd, Wisdom, Encouragement, Teacher.
Abilities: Using the PLACE assessment tool, we will look for the top three Abilities to come from the domains of Enterprising, Investigative, and Social abilities.
Passions: Using the PLACE assessment tool, we will look for a passion mix of Leading, Influencing, Developing/Creating, and Improving.
Strengths: Using Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment tool we will look for a person with strengths primarily in the domain of Executing or Strategic. Achiever, Arranger, Responsibility, Context, and/or Strategic strengths would be considered a plus.