Job Description

Zarephath Christian Church in the Franklin Township of New Jersey is a community of people built around one idea, which is to make it their mission to love, live and serve like Jesus. They are seeking an Executive Pastor to join their team. This person will serve in partnership with the Senior Pastor to execute the mission of ZCC. He will be empowered to move the church forward through the alignment of the church’s staff, business, and operational functions. The Executive Pastor will develop and lead a high-impact pastoral team that embraces organizational health and performance through ongoing coaching, consulting and metric setting. 

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Creating a strategic plan to guide the church in long term mission accomplishment. 
  • Bringing cutting edge ministry solutions to growing a healthy church. 
  • Leading, shepherding and coaching Pastor/Director Team in goal setting and development of ministry. 
  • Developing systems and structures that create healthy collaboration amongst staff and seamless execution of ministry. 

Skills you need to have: 

  • Strategic thinker and problem solver 
  • Financial oversight and forecasting 
  • Ability to coach and develop staff 
  • Organizational leadership 
  • Past experience with various Church Administration tools or software 

Central New Jersey offers a diverse portfolio of activities for individuals and families alike. The Jersey Shore is certainly one place everyone enjoys, and there are plenty of beach areas that are within a short driving distance. For those that love the “Big City,” you can easily find your way into New York via a number of modes of transportation (rail, bus or car), all less than an hour away. Within minutes of ZCC are rail lines that can also transport you to Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, and beyond. When it comes to sports they like to say they have it all, including multiple NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB teams all within easy travel distances. Now when it comes to housing, schools and shopping, Central New Jersey offers some of the best in the Tri-State area. And if you think NJ is all about the NJ Turnpike and wall-to-wall industrial areas, they invite you to explore the backcountry experiences that The Garden State has to offer.

Does this sound like an environment where you would like to serve? Click here to apply!

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
6 months ago
Zarephath, New Jersey


Church Size
750-1,000 people