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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Pathway Community Church - Executive Director of Ministries

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 06/21/2016
Categories: Executive Pastor - Other - Other Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Pathway Community Church (PCC) exists to connect people through relationships, grow them toward spiritual maturity, guide them to discover life’s purpose, and support them in leading others to Christ. 


PCC is a large, thriving church. They are part of the Missionary Church movement, though are different from many others, and associate with the Willow Creek Association, but aren’t a standard seeker church. PCC has more than 60% of their attendees involved in study groups or support groups. The leaders have completely overhauled the focus of the church to emphasize “Life at Home.” In other words, the emphasis isn’t about what happens in the building one hour each week, but rather, how can the church prepare its believers for living out their faith the other 167 hours each week.


The Executive Director of Ministries is responsible for managing and executing the vision of PCC as cast by the Senior Pastor and corroborated by the Elder Team, and is charged with preserving and shaping culture of the staff and the church. They will work under the direction of the Senior Pastor and in harmony with the Executive Director of Operations, providing day-to-day staff oversight, leadership, pastoring and coaching in the context of the management and leadership of ministry functions of the church. The primary areas of oversight include Leadership Team members, and indirectly all paid staff, as well as assisting in the development of leaders at all levels. They will provide coordination and facilitates communication amongst the staff. Additionally, the Executive Director of Ministries will be available to take on special projects or responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

The successful candidate will be passionate about:


  • Providing oversight and implementation of new initiatives, vision, and ministries at Pathway Community Church.
  • Working behind the scenes in extremely vital areas of leadership development and coaching.
  • Motivated to serve staff, help others succeed (cf. Phil. 2:3-4), and work in tandem with the Senior Pastor and his vision.
  • Excited about delegating work, equipping the saints for ministry, and helping people use their spiritual gifts.


The ideal candidate will have a successful history of executive-level leadership experience in an organization with more than 20 employees, with at least three years of successful leadership in management and leadership development. Previous pastoral or non-profit experience will be highly beneficial in this role. This individual will have an aptitude for team building, coaching, communication, and organizational alignment, with a strong scope of skills to scale.


Fort Wayne is Indiana's second-largest city and home to over 250,000 residents. Boasting a three-time All America City Award, the city is consistently sited for its high quality of life, low cost of living, and warm hospitality in Business Week, Money Magazine, and the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. Nearly equidistant from Chicago, Cincinnati, and Detroit, it has historically served as a transportation and communications epicenter for Northeast Indiana, and an incubator for many products and companies. Combining the progressive business climate, solid educational opportunities, affordable living, and vibrant entertainment options, Fort Wayne, Indiana offers the ideal environment to those from various walks of life. Other awards and accolades for the city include:


  • Best Affordable Places to Live (
  • Top 10 Cities for Quality of Life (
  • Quality of Life in America’s Largest Cities (
  • Opportunity Cities to Make A Mark (


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