Denomination: Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)
Weekly Attendance: 1184
Location: Huntersville, NC
The Role: Executive Pastor of Ministries
Meet Christ Community:
Christ Community, a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, is a Great Commission church with a focus on evangelism, missions, and discipleship. The church has nearly 900 active members and averages over 1300 in attendance in two locations. At each of our congregations you will find thriving, contemporary services with top-notch talent who honor God with their gifts in leading the church to praise God. The church’s budget is right at $3 million and includes nearly 20 percent designated for mission activities. The church is debt free, currently exceeding budget by 30%, and is poised for more exceptional growth and multiplication.
The mission of Christ Community is to make gospel-centered disciples among all people for the glory of God. Everything we do, from worship, to preaching, to disciple-making, and to missions, is centered on and for the purpose of Jesus Christ.
Ministries are developed with the intent of equipping the church family to grow spiritually in their walk with God (discipleship), moving new attendees into the life of the church (assimilation), while effectively seeking to make disciples (multiplication) where they live and work, so they may glorify God in every area
About the Executive Pastor of Ministries:
Christ Community is searching for an Executive Pastor of Ministries to serve the church and help achieve their mission, goals, and vision, and those ideas articulated by the Lead Pastor. This position provides oversight and direction to organization, staffing, planning, directing and evaluating disciple-making ministries, thereby freeing the Lead Pastor to focus on preaching, teaching, leadership, vision casting, and multiplication. One of the primary administrators of Christ Community, the Executive Pastor of Ministries is responsible for the evaluation and alignment of the disciple-making ministries and programs of Christ Community Church. In addition to the specific responsibilities below, the Executive Pastor of Ministries will be responsible for such duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor.
The Executive Pastor of Ministries Responsibilities Include:
Basic Personal Responsibilities
Above all, to grow closer to Jesus Christ. Through a daily quiet time with the Lord, seek to keep Jesus Christ as the priority of your life, realizing that prayer, Bible study and Christian fellowship are essential to growing in God’s will each day.
Keep family in the right position of priorities and see that they come before everything except your personal relationship with the Lord, even before the work of the church. In order to do this, one day a week spent with family away from the church and related activities is strongly encouraged.
Support the Lead Pastor and all other church staff. This will call for flexibility and a spirit of teamwork.
Areas of Essential Responsibility
Facilitate strategic alignment of staff and key leadership teams with Christ Community’s mission, vision, and values.
Develop and manage the disciple-making strategy from children to adults ensuring effective results that produce spiritually mature and multiplying disciples of Christ.
Provide supervision and accountability for the Director of Kids’s Ministry, Pastor of Student Ministry, Pastor of Adult Discipleship, Pastor of Connections, Pastor of Pastoral Care, and Campus Pastors.
Lead the education/small group ministry team in the planning, development, and implementation of connecting people into active community group life ensuring effective spiritual community.
Lead the disciple-making efforts of the church to produce a culture of “disciples who make disciples.”
Establish and maintain key performance measures to provide the Lead Pastor with a continuous assessment of the effectiveness of all ministry areas. Track and analyze church ministry metrics.
Develop, manage, and ensure a leadership pipeline is in place for multiplication.
Complete assignments and requests from the Lead Pastor related to continuing education, research, and special projects.
Manage ministry budget for ministries and programs.
Fulfill pastoral care roles as assigned including hospital visitation; conducting funerals and weddings; counseling needs; and worship service tasks including welcomes, baptism, and Lord’s Supper.
Additional functions as assigned by the Lead Pastor.
What You Bring:
The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Executive Pastor of Ministries:
Education & Experience
Master’s degree from an accredited Seminary (preferably SBC), required
Licensed and ordained (preferably SBC), required
10-15+ years of experience at a comparable role
Management experience on a large church staff is preferred (preferably multi-site)
Experience in a large church
Experience in leading discipleship in children, students, and family ministry
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Flexible and able to process change
Proven ability to make disciples and lead ministries
Disciplined processor who is able to exude a calming influence when needed
A trusted, proven leader with demonstrated commitment to functioning in a high-performing team
Proactively tries to anticipate problems and resolve them
Communicates clearly and with compassion; effectively addresses diverse ideas and opinions in gaining support
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Must agree with the Baptist Faith and Message, 2000
People-focused — Shows concern for people, and confronts issues instead of people
Personal Character — Possesses strong character, wisdom, and discernment
Personal Accountability – Acts decisively according to the situation, anticipates problems, and takes appropriate steps to resolve
Teamwork – Partners well within or with other departments, organizations, and groups at all levels
Vision – Helps others understand church-wide & department strategy, seeking to improve effectiveness & quality of the ministry
Values & Develops Others – Encourages & inspires others to high levels of effort and performance; expresses confidence and active interest in others potential
What it’s Like to Live in Huntersville, NC:
Located in the fast-growing Lake Norman region of North Carolina, Huntersville is a suburban community that offers an exceptional quality of life and an intentional small-town atmosphere. The Lake Norman region is the home of Davidson College, Lowe’s Corporate, and Trump National Golf Club.
Sharing a border with Charlotte, one of the nation’s top financial centers, Huntersville attracts many families relocating to the area and seeking a variety of quality educational opportunities for their children, as well as older families who want the conveniences of a major metro area without many of the issues often associated with city living.
The region offers a myriad of opportunities for sports fans, including local NFL, NBA and Minor League Baseball (AAA) franchises, as well as NASCAR racing and Hall of Fame. Beaches and mountains are only a three-hour drive away, while the NC Zoological Park, one of the best in the world, is 1.5 hours away. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a major hub for air travel and local universities and seminaries offer opportunities for continuing adult education.
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