Executive Pastor

Website Citylight Church

Citylight Church is seeking an Executive Pastor. The Executive Pastor will report to the Lead Pastor and work daily with him in a strategic role in the overall management of the church. This role will hold primary responsibility for financial oversight (including development of annual financial plans and longer range strategic financial plans), development of physical infrastructure (including new facility construction), and staff development on administrative topics. This is in addition to Elder responsibilities held by all pastors which include preaching, and shepherding (praying, visitation, teaching etc.) work.

Citylight Church’s Executive Pastor will be hired as “Executive Director” and serve in that role until completion of Citylight Church’s elder training process (9-12 months) and licensing with The Christian & Missionary Alliance.

The Executive Pastor’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the ministry staff and key volunteers to accomplish Citylight Church’s overall mission through Sunday gatherings, weekly bible studies, the Citylight Institute, communications, local mercy, international missions and other ministries as may be developed.
  • Lead the support staff, deacons, and key volunteers through their duties in administration, finance, human resources, supply, and facilities management.
  • Ensure that the staff is held to a high standard of productivity and effectiveness, while maintaining a joyful and cooperative team dynamic.
  • Facilitate the annual strategic planning process including evaluation of ministry performance; review of mission, vision, and core values; development of key objectives and tactics; and establishment of goals and the setting of the budget.
  • Establish and maintain a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) that provide the Lead Pastor and church staff with ongoing visibility of the effectiveness of all functional areas of the church.
  • Oversee the development of annual financial plans that fund the accomplishment of the strategic plan and meet critical financial objectives such as established cash reserve levels.
  • Champion the development of written infrastructure by all ministry and support areas that will support healthy, long-term growth of the church.
  • Oversee the development of physical infrastructure such as office and worship facilities, including oversight of new facility buildout, capital fundraising campaigns, master planning, design and architecture, contractor selection, and construction.
  • Typical Elder Responsibilities, including care visits, praying for the congregation, and teaching responsibilities

Supervisory Responsibilities:

What You Bring:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Lead Pastor:

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • A Proven Character: Displays the character and competency qualifications of an elder as defined in 1 Timothy 3 & Titus 1. Sincerely loves and depends on Christ and maintains a rich devotional life.
  • Owner: Passionate about aligning every area of the church’s operations with the church’s mission.
  • Doctrinally Sound: love sound doctrine and are passionate about Citylight Church reflecting the character of God.
  • Organized: You’re excited to turn vision into a concrete road map, building systems and leading teams to make the vision happen.
  • Leader: You love to form teams and lead leaders. You love to accomplish the mission through others, delegating wisely.


  • Enthusiastically embraces Citylight Church’s core beliefs, member and elder doctrine; can teach and defend it.
  • Formal theological education preferred.


  • Experience managing direct reports and leading teams
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation
  • Experience overseeing organizational operations
  • At least 3-5 years of experience serving in a pastoral/elder role in a church of 300 or more


  • Able to relocate to the Northwest Philadelphia area no later than June 1, 2024

What it’s Like to Live in Manayunk (Philadelphia), PA:

Named a National Historic District in 1983 and a Classic Town in 2007, Manayunk is centrally located just 15 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Chestnut Hill, and The Main Line. Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River, the commercial district is lined with renovated Victorian storefronts and mill buildings giving you an urban experience with small town charm. There are extensive urban trails for running or walking, large parks (Wissahickon Valley Park), tens of pocket parks, ample dining options, and regular festivals on Main Street which all keep life vibrant for residents. For those who enjoy a more urban setting, but with the world charm of a Main Street downtown Manayunk is an ideal option. Citylight looks forward to joining the Main Street scene once construction of the new Main St. facility is complete!

Apply Today – https://citylightphilly.com/careers/

Contact email address: matt@citylightphilly.com

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