Weekly Attendance: 1,000 Location: Roseburg, Oregon
The Role: Executive Pastor
Meet Redeemer’s Fellowship: Redeemer’s Fellowship is a contemporary church that is casual in style but serious about faith. Our mission is to help every person we meet to fearlessly follow Jesus. We are known for using modern worship styles and teaching relevant, Biblically rich messages that connect with people of all ages and stages of life. Redeemer’s is a church that loves to have fun while seeing people transformed by the life-changing message of the Gospel.
About the Executive Pastor: The Executive Pastor will provide leadership, in partnership with the Lead Pastor, to ensure the ministry is effective and happening in alignment with the mission, core values, and ministry practices of Redeemer’s Fellowship. The executive partnership exists so that the Lead Pastor may focus on the increasingly expansive responsibilities of vibrant Bible teaching, vision-casting, and overall church leadership. This candidate will support this effort by cultivating an organizational culture where staff and key volunteers are passionate about their faith and their work, excel in their ministry efforts, and enjoy a healthy quality of life. The Executive Pastor at Redeemer’s Fellowship is a Second-in-Command role that impacts all areas of church life. From developing ministry strategies within each department to helping oversee the business side of the church to occasional weekend teaching – the Executive Pastor is a multifaceted leader who thrives by helping the church reach its full potential in Christ.
The Executive Pastor Responsibilities Include: Give leadership and oversight to ministry staff and help ensure their ongoing effectiveness in each specific area of church life. Create and sustain positive staff morale. Lead weekly staff meetings in partnership with the Lead Pastor that provide both leadership development and cover ministry business items. Encourage alignment and execution of our current equipping model of leadership (ITAFERR). Establish attainable goals and key performance metrics with regular performance reviews using the 15/5 online review system. Direct responsibility for hiring and termination of all church staff in partnership with the Lead Pastor. Provide leadership for 6-8 direct reports. Hold regular one-on-one meetings with direct reports (weekly or bi-weekly). Periodically attend meetings and/or ministry events of direct reports to offer help, coaching, and positive encouragement. Ensure direct reports have ample resources and support. Serve on the Redeemer’s Executive Team alongside the Lead Pastor and the Director of Operations. Help set the weekly agenda of Executive Team meetings with input from the other team members. Give input on a variety of leadership issues and decisions that affect the direction of the church. Identify “hot spot” areas of concern and personally deploy where needed. Partner with the Executive Team in budget design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the general status of church finances. Integrate mission and values into the deployment of church resources. Be the go-to leader when church budget questions arise from staff or church membership. Develop content for periodic business meetings for core church members. Assist the Lead Pastor in helping solve difficult problems/situations that arise occasionally. Act as the key person in any difficult conversations that need to happen with staff or church members (rare, but needed). Act as a “FIXER” – see a problem area and help fix it. Use critical thinking skills to anticipate needs and provide practical solutions. General pastoral responsibilities include: being on duty at weekend services, performing weddings, funerals, communion, baptisms, etc. Specific leadership responsibilities include: occasional weekend teaching, teaching various Connect classes as needed, helping lead occasional missions trips, organizing staff retreats and conferences, etc. Performs other duties as assigned. This list of job duties is not exhaustive and may be revised at any time with or without notice.
What You Bring: Education & Experience A minimum of 5 years of experience in a significant leadership role of a church with 1,000+ attendees is required. Bachelor’s degree in biblical or leadership discipline is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Systems-oriented, decisive leader, capable of leading and directing teams and projects. Proven ability to lead and develop others. Able to handle conflict in a godly manner. Strong interpersonal skills. Well organized and excellent problem-solving skills.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications: Has made a commitment to be a member of the body of Christ at Redeemer’s. A mature, growing, wholehearted follower of Christ, with a clear understanding of the Gospel and an ability to communicate it well. Commitment to the Elders, Lead Team, and the community of Redeemer’s. Commitment to spiritual integrity.
What it’s Like to Live in Roseburg, Oregon: Roseburg is a small town in southern Oregon located in the beautiful Umpqua River Valley. Roseburg is the county seat and is located in the heart of Douglas County with a population of about 24,000 (and an urban growth boundary of approximately 60,000). Its largest industries are timber, medical, tourism, and technology along with a burgeoning wine industry including over 40 wineries. Roseburg is located 70 miles from Eugene (the 3rd largest city in Oregon) and 160 miles from Portland (the largest city). The surrounding area is lush with rolling hills, to the forested lands of the Umpqua National Forest, as it lies between the Eastern Cascades, and to the west the Oregon Coast Range. Outdoor activities are endless: waterfalls, hiking trails, world-class fly fishing, hunting, biking, kayaking, skiing, golfing, and more. Enjoy wine-tasting, a weekly farmer’s market, summer music in the park, the county fair, and our annual Graffiti Weekend. A short drive from Roseburg provides the beauty of high deserts, the stunning Oregon Coast, or all the delights of the “big cities”. Roseburg is a city where lines and traffic become a distant memory. It is a place where young families, entrepreneurs, and retirees are migrating to establish a healthier pace of life or new business venture. Roseburg captures the small-town charm but also has a big appetite for adventure.
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