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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Tenth Church - Executive Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date Posted: 09/18/2015
Categories: Executive Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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Tenth Church is a people-centric, Bible-believing local church with a predominantly evangelistic approach to ministry that is making a monumental impact in the region of Vancouver. As a mutisite, international church, Tenth has gained a solid and upstanding reputation in the area, particularly in the communities of Mount Pleasant, Kitsiliano, and East Vancouver, where the main campus and its extension sites are planted.


Led by Pastor Ken Shigematsu who is responsible for growing the church from 150 to nearly 2000, Tenth’sdiversity, authenticity, and transparency draws both the churched and unchurched into its walls. Marked by their missional outreach, unconventional nature, generational perspective, and insightful messages, Tenth works to be a church that brings healing to the broken, and deems it one of their highest values. Representing people from various backgrounds and religions, the church places a high emphasis on social justice. It celebrates diversity by being a welcoming community of worship, transformation, and outreach for those seeking to connect and belong with believers.


Tenth Church is looking for an Executive Pastor who will serve alongside the Senior Pastor as a fellow bearer and catalyst of the vision, mission, and values of the church. He will be a high-level communicator and manager, with the ability to lead in a relevant, challenging, and life giving way. They will likely be gifted in shepherding, teaching, and administration, so as to co-lead the church membership and execute the logistical ministry aspects of the role. 


The ideal candidate will possess a master's degree with the understanding that they will need to be accredited by the Christian Missionary Alliance within a year of employment. They will maintain a high personal standard of excellence and celebrate ministry with dignity. A passion for God, a pastor's heart, and a love for the highly diversified city of Vancouver is imperative for this role. This individual will display a strong level of emotional intelligence and a discerning spirit. In addition to these characteristics, the successful candidate for the position of Executive Pastor at Tenth Church will posess the following skills:


  • Experience in all aspects of pastoral ministry.
  • Gifted in administrative and organizational leadership.
  • Experience working with a variety of diverse groups of people.
  • Long-standing knowlege in leadership development.
  • A working knowledge of both large and small budget/financial management.
  • A strong aptitude for outcome-based negotiation.
  • Entrepreneurial and independent in nature.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment.
  • Demonstrated self-discipline, self-motivation, and results-oriented contribution. 
  • Skilled in both verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Highly adaptable and resilient, with the ability to navigate well through change.
  • Ability to recognize and support staff needs alongside the Senior Pastor.
Vancouver, British Columbia, is consistently rated as one of the top cities in the world to live. Its scenic views, mild climate, and vibrant lifestyle make it a highly appealing environment for its residents. The population of Vancouver is extraordinarily diverse, and the city values that diversity as a source of creativity and strength. It is the eighth most populous city in British Columbia, and one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse regions, with 52% of the population speaking a first language other than English. The university system in the area is home to the University of British Columbia, which consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world, and Simon Fraser University, the top comprehensive university in British Columbia. Regent College, an innovative graduate school of theology, has largely impacted Tenth Church, with four of its alumni positioned as Community Pastors at Tenth. Protected by the mountains and warmed by the Pacific Ocean currents, Vancouver is one of the warmest cities in British Columbia, with a moderate and oceanic climate. Additionally, the city has thriving arts, culture, sports, and a recreational platform that is unique to its environment. Vancouver has been host to many international conferences and events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics. While taking several measures to become a sustainable city, 93% of the electricity used in Vancouver is used by hydroelectric power. With an impressive goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020, the city’s action plan outlines goals that include climate leadership, green buildings, zero waste, and green economic endeavors.