Job Description

Executive Pastor/Pastor of Discipleship

Full-Time Reports To: Lead Pastor Supervises: Worship Arts Director, Student Ministries Director, Children Ministries Director, Church Administrator.

Scope:

The Executive Pastor role is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of church staff, partnering with the ministry staff in the accomplishment of the church’s mission. This will require a firm grasp of the beliefs, values, and strategy of Providence Church and the ability to align staff and key leadership teams with its mission. The Executive Pastor will ensure that the systems, practices, and policies of the church responsibly and effectively support its ministry activities.

The Pastor of Discipleship role is responsible to lead/oversee all key discipleship initiatives of the church including Adult Sunday School, Life Groups, 1:1 Discipleship, Celebrate Recovery, and developing strategies to assist everyone at Providence Church in the right next steps that help them grow and mature in their faith.

Responsibilities:

The Executive Pastor/Pastor of Discipleship will be responsible for the following:

Strategic Leadership and Planning: The Executive Pastor will be responsible for implementing the strategic plan and coordinating the staff in the execution of the church’s mission and vision as directed by the Lead Pastor. The Lead Pastor and the Elders will define strategic goals and create action plans with input from the Executive Pastor. The Executive Pastor will provide catalyzing coaching and activities that allow Providence Church to remain true to its mission and vision, and develop new ministry programs so that the church is appropriately responsive to identified needs and church health. This leadership and input will be provided through many activities, including the following:

-Coordinating and leading staff meetings in partnership with the Lead Pastor and engaging other activities designed to clarify and execute Providence Church’s goals and objectives. Facilitating regular meetings with the staff leadership team.

-Providing leadership in staff vision casting and goal setting. Provide reports to the Administrative Council that captures the strengths, weaknesses, and threats to the health of the ministries of Providence Church. Actively participate in monthly Administrative Council Meetings and bimonthly Elder meetings to assist in guiding and developing the future vision for the body of Providence Church.

-Partner with staff members to provide effective communication to the Administrative Council.

-Working closely with the Church Administrator to ensure staffing, facilities and programs are appropriately and effectively aligned to best meet strategic goals.

-Work with the Lead Pastor on the development and implementation of future ministry initiatives and plans.

-Fulfilling other pastoral and administrative duties as requested by the Lead Pastor.

Staff Supervision: The Executive Pastor will provide leadership to the staff team. The Executive Pastor will oversee the leadership, evaluation, and mentoring of the existing staff in their respective areas of ministry. Includes the following responsibilities:

- Supervising the staff leadership team as it relates to day-to-day ministry and operational activities.

-Oversee staff training.

-Implementing the hiring and dismissal process following direction and guidance from the Lead Pastor and the Elders.

-Providing coaching to the staff in the design and implementation of all church ministries.

-Work with the Church Administrator to ensure that church policies and Human Resource policies are followed and that they enhance ministry effectiveness.

Direct Oversight of Adult Ministry Areas: Provides leadership and direct oversight to the adult ministry areas utilizing a strong volunteer leadership base. Includes the following responsibilities:

-Direct oversight for the development, training, support, and care of Adult MinistryTeams utilizing volunteer leadership. These include (but are not limited to):

•Adult Sunday School

•Life Groups

•1:1 Discipleship

•Celebrate Recovery

-Oversee the training and development of leaders in Adult Ministry Areas. Develop a“pipeline” framework for identifying, recruiting, and developing leaders.

-Develop a system of evaluation and strategic planning for the various Adult Ministry

Areas.

- Oversee and develop systems that allow Providence Church members easy entry and

participation in the Adult Ministry Areas.

Pastoral and Congregational Care Responsibilities: Partner with the Sr Pastor to

minister directly to the Body, in addition to developing systems/teams in the following

ministry areas:

- Visitation of church members/attendees who are repeatedly unable to be at

services.

- Visitation of church members due to immediate medical or emotional concerns.

- Hospitality Ministry Area

- Pulpit Supply – when the Lead Pastor is away.


Resumes can be formally submitted in PDF format to: [email protected]

Experience Required
6 – 10 years
Education Required
Bachelor’s degree
Job Type
Full-time

Location
New Providence, Pennsylvania
Denomination
Churches of God: General Conference
Church Size
350-500