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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Christ Church of Oak Brook - Executive Pastor - CMO

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Oak Brook , Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 02/04/2016
Categories: Executive Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Christ Church of Oak Brook (Christ Church) is a vibrant non-denominational church where children, youth, and adults alike build life-changing relationships with God and one another.


Christ Church was founded in 1965 by Rev. Arthur and Gladys DeKruyter and a small circle of others, committed to establishing “a church for the community” in the new Village of Oak Brook. The church’s early development rested on “Six Pillars of Ministry” – strong preaching and teaching, first-rate worship music, effective children and youth ministries, state-of-the-art communications, competent caregiving, and outreaching mission to a needy world. These original Six Pillars are now embodied in the congregation’s commitment to “Worship, Grow, and Serve” and in the myriad of ministries that express those passions and touch the lives of thousands. This year, Christ Church of Oak Brook celebrates its monumental 50th year.

Christ Church of Oak Brook seeks a high capacity Executive Pastor/CMO who will extend the ministry of the Senior Pastor by providing leadership and oversight to the church's four-fold ministry structure of Worship(service programming), Growth (discipleship/small groups), Service (outreach), and Support (operations). They will lead and direct all ministry functions to facilitate accountability, transparency and collaboration in all aspects of life together. This role will serve as the critical link between the Senior Pastor and the staff team charged with the responsibility of fleshing out the mission of the church through multiple facets.


The effective Executive Pastor-CMO will achieve the following goals during the first 24-months of work: 
*  Serve as the 'Chief Managing/Operating Officer' of the church
*  Chair and coordinate the work of the management team
*  Support the work of the church's two major governing boards
*  Provide strategic professional leadership as requested by the Senior Pastor 
*  Foster spiritual development in self, and among staff teams
*  Engage and mobilize volunteer teams and lay leadership


The ideal candidate for the position of Executive Pastor/CMO will possess a Masters Degree in a field of theological study (preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral level degree). They will be a thought leader who is theologically mature, with a high capacity to lead a large staff and multiple teams. This individual will have excellent group processing, decision making, and relational skills, that will complement the strategic foresight he will largely be responsible for communiting to his team. They will further possess superior organizational, logistical and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines while maintaining high standards of work quality. They will be entrepreneurial in spirit, with a proven track record of high-level administrative and executive leadership skills. The individual in this position will bear a character of integrity and credibility, with the ability to discern sensitively and proactively. They will be a seamless 'fit' with Christ Church of Oak Brook--one that will align with its Vision, Mission, and Values.


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