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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Christian Life Center - Executive Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Tinley Park, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/05/2017
Categories: Executive Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

CLC is a multi-cultural church of supernatural power, impacting children and young families of the nations through intercessory prayer, balanced Bible teaching, and the full ministry of the Holy Spirit.


It is the desire of Christian Life Center to reach people right where they are with practical Bible teaching, and to impact children and young families with the Word of God. CLC believes that all people matter to God and therefore, all people matter to them. With relevance and authenticity, the church strives to reach the communities and the world around them, believing in a church that shows unity, liberty and charity.

Upon experiencing much growth and progress in terms of leadership, programming, and facilities over the years, today, CLC is a thriving and growing regional church located in one of the top five largest suburbs in Chicago. Over time, the church has not only maintained, but also successfully increased its potential to expand its reach throughout the community of Tinley Park. It has created a solid platform for its ministry that provides the leverage necessary for the sustainability of its continued growth and impact in local, regional, and global capacities.


  • Weekly Attendance: 1,590
  • Location: Tinley Park, IL
  • Denomination & Affiliations: ARC, Willow Creek Association, Champion’s Network

About the Position:

The Executive Pastor will assist the Lead Pastor in providing leadership for the development of the ministries of Christian Life Center, so that it fulfills a defined mission and reflects the core values. Providing leadership would include the five key functions of: Administrator, Overseer, Coach, Catalyst and Minister. The ideal candidate for this role will be someone who recognizes where CLC is, where it needs to go, and how to get there.

The successful candidate will have a passion for Jesus and a love for local church ministry. This individual will be bright, intuitive, and have exceptional gifts in the areas of leadership, strategic thinking, and management. The successful candidate will exhibit leadership intuition and instincts in terms of building teams, developing leaders, recognizing misalignment, creating solutions, and making difficult decisions. In partnership with the Lead Pastor this position will work to help all the ministries align and thrive under the larger vision of the church. The Executive Pastor will oversee the Operations side of the church including finances, facilities, administration, and IT, while assisting in pastoral care areas such as conflict resolution, and church discipline.

What We Are Searching For:

This person will be current on ministry strategies and trends. The Executive Pastor will have evident leadership gifts that have been tested in ministry settings, and proven wisdom and insight to assess situations, strategies, systems, and personnel quickly, with both truth and grace. The ideal candidate will be someone who is proactive, quick to take initiative, and who is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Multisite experience will be highly preferred.


Although education is not a predetermining factor for the selection of Executive Pastor, it is desired that the candidate has obtained at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

The Executive Pastor at CLC will be someone with a strong ministry background that will bring credibility, experience, insight, and expertise to this position.

About the Location:

This thriving southwest Chicago community and one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest, it’s easy to understand why many people desire to call Tinley Park home. It is ideally located in the suburbs of Chicago, where residents can find that perfect balance of small-town charm and big-city amenities. With a population of approximately 57,000, Tinley Park is not exactly a small town, but it maintains the sense of community found in towns with much smaller populations.

Recently, Tinley Park was named “The Best Place to Raise Your Kids in Illinois” by BusinessWeek Magazine. According to the article, the city’s safety along with school test scores, air quality, and affordability, were weighted especially highly in calculations that determined the ranking, as well as job growth, diversity, and amenities such as museums, parks, and theaters. Real estate research blog Movoto also recently released a study naming Tinley Park the ninth-best “small” city in America. The study utilized demographic and other data the site collected from approximately 100 U.S. cities with populations of less than 60,000. Six criteria in total were surveyed, including cost of living, crime, median household income, unemployment rate, median home price and homes for sale per capita, all of which, Tinley Park landed on the top ten.

Overall, the city is a great place to call home or simply to visit. With leading entertainment venues, a thriving business community, top-rated schools and an ideal location, Tinley Park offers the ideal lifestyle option for those who seek to relocate.