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Ginghamsburg Church

Executive Pastor

Ginghamsburg Church
Tipp City, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 11/29/2010
Categories: Executive Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Executive Pastor of Ginghamsburg Church partners with the Senior Pastor and Leadership Board to dream and deploy all aspects of Ginghamsburg’s mission and ministry and, serving as “chief of staff,” provides the day-to-day staff/process management and organizational engineering to ensure the vision is accomplished. This role also coordinates with and ensures mission alignment among the church and its three 501c3 non-profit affiliates that serve surrounding communities.

More about Ginghamsburg: Ginghamsburg Church is a mission-driven church and a United Methodist community of 4500 attendees that is actively serving locally, nationally and globally to change the world one life at a time. Ginghamsburg offers:

-eight weekend worship celebrations on two campuses plus multiple house church opportunities
-seven-day-per-week children’s learning and mission activities for the 800-plus children who are on campus each week
-teen outreach events in our youth center on weekends & spiritual growth worship and classes on Wednesday nights and weekends for students grades 6-12.
-daily adult classes and growth opportunities
-small group cell communities for adults, teens and children (more than 2400 people connected)
-an emphasis on the 12-Step Recovery Community
-opportunities for all ages to be on mission for Christ locally and around the world

As a missional church, Ginghamsburg has invested $4.4 million into sustainable humanitarian projects in Darfur, Sudan, since January 2005; has sent more than 60 teams to the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Katrina relief; and operates three 501c3 organizations, New Path Outreach, New Creation Counseling Center, and Dreambuilders/Clubhouse after-school ministry, that serve approximately 50,000 people each year.

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Executive Pastor

Accountable to:
Senior Pastor

--Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
--Commitment to personal spiritual growth and healthy lifestyle.
--Considers this position a ministry, not just a job.
--Models standards and expectations of staff members within Ginghamsburg Church including worship attendance at Ginghamsburg Church, cell group participation, lifestyle of tithing and generosity, and faithfully serving out of your call and giftedness.

Education & Experience:
--Master of Divinity degree and ordination as United Methodist clergy preferred
--Proven track record of success in a paid, executive staff leadership position within a megachurch environment (2000+ in attendance) preferred
--Expertise in ministry management and staff organizational development and deployment
--Track record of successful recruitment/equipping/deploying of paid staff and unpaid servants (volunteers)

Skills Required to Succeed:
--Ability to re-engineer and lead organizational structures and systems that will maximize the mission and staff effectiveness; includes ability to lead change
--Ability to recruit, build and deploy effective paid and unpaid teams to accomplish the mission.
--Ability to coach others on how to be strong leaders and managers.
--Understanding of appropriate human resource policies and practices.
--Understanding of budgeting and overall financial management/oversight practices.
--Strong written and spoken communication skills.
--Experience in/ understanding of how to develop/deploy effective discipleship opportunities for all ages.
--Student of lifestyle issues and cultural trends.

Major Responsibilities:
--Partner with the Senior Pastor and Leadership Board to dream and deploy all aspects of Ginghamsburg’s mission and ministry; will translate the vision into measurable goals, track goals to completion and build/sustain the systems and organizational structures that will position the staff team for success.
--Give oversight to and provide coordination of the Ginghamsburg Executive Team, including the CFO, COO and Director of Ministries.
--Partner with the Director of Ministries to create/implement the strategy for deploying innovative discipleship and mission opportunities across all ages.
--Partner with the directors of Ginghamsburg’s 501c3 affiliates to ensure mission alignment and cross-coordination.
--Coordinate with the CFO and COO to manage human resource and employment processes across the staff team, including appropriate hiring, performance review, compensation and problem performance processes.
--Partnership with the CFO (and other directors as appropriate) to prepare annual ministry budget for Senior Pastor and Leadership Board approval.
--Partnership with CFO and the Leadership Board Finance Subcommittee ongoing to ensure ministries operate within budget and the church’s financial position remains strong.
--Coordinate the Human Resources Subcommittee of the Ginghamsburg Leadership Board.
--Ensure that workplace processes and internal systems are created and/or maintained to ensure productivity and effectiveness.

Other Responsibilities:
--Provide general day-to-day ministry coordination with the campus and teaching pastors, in conjunction with the Senior Pastor.
--Identify and participate in regional and national networking opportunities.
--Serve as a trainer/presenter at conferencing events as appropriate.
--As appropriate, contributes to or creates original curriculum or resources for other churches.

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