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Calvary Reformed Church

Executive Pastor

Calvary Reformed Church
Ripon, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/07/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - Business/Administration - Church Staff - Combo Positions - Communications - Discipleship Pastor - Evangelism Pastor - Executive Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Executive Pastor will have responsibility for day-to-day operations of Calvary Church as delegated by the Lead Pastor. He will serve as the primary connection between the Senior Pastor and the core ministries of Calvary Church. The Executive Pastor will oversee procedures, policies of the church, as well as providing leadership training and teaching for the church. This leadership will come from:

  • A personal commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  • A mature faith and steadfast character.
  • A reliance on the authority of Scripture and prayer.
  • A sense of calling to an “equipping of the saints.”


  • Support the Lead Pastor in the accomplishment of the church’s mission through ministry effectiveness, evaluation, discernment, decision making, planning, and overall direction of church staff.
  • Lead, support, and empower the staff in the establishment and ongoing direction of ministries that effectively reach the community, insuring the accomplishment of the church’s mission. 
  • Champion the development of infrastructure and systems by all ministry and support areas that supports healthy, long-term growth of the church and can be clearly understood by staff.
  • With the Lead Pastor facilitate strategic planning processes including evaluation of ministry performance, review of mission, vision and core values, and development of key short and long term objectives and tactics.
  • Participation in the leadership of Calvary Church by serving on key teams such as the Ministry Elders and Calvary Leadership Team.
  • Ability to serve as a member of the pastoral staff preaching 6-8 times a year, visiting with members of the congregation to provide guidance and support as needed and officiating wedding and funerals as assigned. 
  • Other duties as assigned and developed in the life of the church.


  • Gives evidence of a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ; demonstrating the biblical qualities of I Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 and I Peter 5:1-5 with integrity, humility, responsibility, teachability and servanthood as a gracious and loving pastor
  • Commitment to Reformed theology
  • Believes, accepts and supports Calvary’s Mission
  • Demonstrated executive level experience leading a growing organization/ staff. 
  • M-DIV/ Commissioned Pastor or Marketplace Minister with equivalent theological education or calling

You will be accountable to the:

  • Calvary Leadership Team of Calvary Church  
  • Lead Pastor
  • Central California Classis 


  • Compensation  includes  salary,  housing  allowance,  family  medical  insurance,  retirement  annuity contributions, Governing Board approved study leave and ministry-related expenses
  • Four weeks of Vacation
  • The Executive Pastor’s salary is commensurate with experience and the surrounding community. 
  • Relocation package provided

Candidate will be considered when we have:

  • A cover letter of introduction 
  • Resume
  • Link(s) to view 3 sermons or other teachings 
  • Completed questions

(Please submit your brief responses to the following questions)

  1. If a member of our search team were to poll your congregation or work place internally, what would they say is your greatest strength? What would they say you need to work on?
  2. What is the one thing that is so core to who you are and what you feel God has called you to do, that no matter where you go would be a major part of your ministry?
  3. What principles and processes do you use to identify and lead towards change? How do you monitor and manage the change process?

Email or send all materials to:


Calvary Reformed Church
Attn: Search Team
741 2nd Street
Ripon, CA 95366