Executive Pastor

Vertical Church St. Paul

Job Description


The Executive Pastor of Vertical Church will provide strategic & executional leadership for our ministries and directional leadership to our staff. This pastor will be a visionary leader committed to the ongoing development and effectiveness of our ministries to ensure the mission and vision of Vertical Church is being effectively executed. 


  • Member of Vertical Church 
  • High compatibility with Vertical Church’s mission, vision, and culture 
  • Elder-qualified man marked by and growing humility, holiness, health, happiness, and hunger for the Lord Jesus Christ 


Ownership of ministry and staff effectiveness

  • Ensure the mission and vision of Vertical Church is known and owned. 
  • Guarantee the culture of Vertical Church is taught, caught, modeled, and transferred.
  • Discover, develop, and deploy leaders at every level in our church.
  • Confirm that ministry values and standards are embraced, executed, and experienced.

Leadership of Vertical Church operations

  • Strategic planning for all ministries
  • Grasp Vertical Church’s purpose for staff and ministry teams, the goals for growth, care of the congregation, and the commitment to and use of effective systems.
  • Use tools to evaluate campus effectiveness and identify problems or obstacles that are hindering defined success.  
  • Create strategic and efficient solutions to solve known problems and accomplish the stated purpose.  
  • Manage leaders of campus ministries
  • Ensure leaders have and are leading their teams to a clear and compelling vision. 
  • Guide leaders through the creation of an annual ministry plan.
  • Support leaders as they execute ministry initiatives and tasks.
  • Steward campus resources
  • Oversee ministry budgets and ensure fiscal faithfulness. 
  • Manage church assets and facilities
  • Execution of all church ministries 

Ministry of Prayer and the Word 

  • Regularly preach expository sermons that are application-oriented.
  • Give yourself entirely to general pastoral ministry (counseling, care, prayer, making disciples, etc.). 


  • Strong Executive Skill Strategic planning, resource allocation, and assessment. Demonstrate sensitivity and confidence in leading, serving, inspiring, managing, and equipping the staff in their tactical implementation of ministry goals. 

  • Budgetary Management Manage and supervise ministry budgets. 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication Communicate across different layers of the organization. Express optimism, faith, and encouragement in all situations. 

  • Organizational Intelligence Understand the Vertical Church ministry framework. Contextualize strategy in a variety of environments. Develop new and better ways to work. Promote a continuous improvement mentality. Implement change with excellence. 

  • Performance Management Assess ministry effectiveness and support decision-making through data acquisition and analysis. 

  • Leader Development Skills Multiply leaders (staff, team leaders, etc.) who can communicate and uphold the mission, vision, and culture of Vertical Church. Supervise and lead a motivated and diverse group of people by establishing a clear vision for the team, training, and developing talent, providing feedback, and ensuring the proper learning for each team member.

  • Collaborative Leadership Skills Complement the leadership of the Lead Pastor and be able to lead in concert with other leaders. Integrate multiple perspectives and synthesize them into a cohesive, convictional plan. 


All staff members are expected to model joyful flexibility and a willingness to take part in church activities and initiatives that may be outside of their normal day-to-day responsibilities and to embody servant leadership in their position. 

Please reach out to Tara Bayles at tarazschokke(at)gmail.com or 651-757-0673 with any questions.

About Vertical Church St. Paul

We exist to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Position Filled
Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
3 months ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota


Church Size
250-350 people

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