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Executive Pastor

Grace Chapel
Skaneateles, New York, United States

Date Posted: 01/04/2018
Categories: Executive Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Executive Pastor - Grace Chapel

About the Position:

The role of the Executive Pastor at Grace Chapel is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the church that support our vision, mission and program objectives. 

He will work in conjunction with the Lead Pastor to enable him to pursue his responsibilities of teaching, vision-casting, discipleship and shepherding.

He will work as an equal member of a team of pastors to help cast and shape the vision of the church.  He will help identify and act on ideas that will enable each ministry and individual within the church to accomplish the role God has designed for them in the church body.

The Executive Pastor of Grace Chapel will join a staff who are mission-minded, that desire to equip our congregation for ministry both inside and outside the church as we pursue the mission of God in local and global settings.  The candidate for this position must be well organized and able to lead those who oversee the various ministries of the church. He must be able to work well with people from different backgrounds, personalities and gifting.



Vision and Leading

Support the Lead Pastor in developing and implementing strategies that will accomplish our church vision, in partnership with other church leaders. 

Work as a part of the Pastoral team to shape program, mission and discipleship strategies.

Assist the Lead Pastor in the spiritual, relational and professional development of staff and church leaders.

Develop leaders in a team environment.  Organize and support the staff and leadership structure and the training of church leaders.



Work with the Lead Pastor to establish a Mission strategy that embraces both local and global partnerships, relationships and support, and enables the pursuit of new mission opportunities.

Work with the Lead Pastor to establish a Bridge Building strategy to identify and pursue local opportunities to develop two-way engagement in our surrounding community to meet physical and spiritual needs.


Provide direction, support, resources and training to ministry leaders.

Facilitate communications across the ministries of the church to ensure effective implementation and coordination among them. 


Church Systems (Chief of Staff)

Oversee church operations through leadership and management of church systems and processes.

Manage the day-to-day operations that support the staff and church; office schedules, church calendar, business meetings and urgent, important needs.

Ensure the development, documentation and compliance with staff and church operating policies and practices.

Establish efficient systems and manage processes that enable the church’s administration.

Work with Trustees to determine and monitor budget and priorities to meet financial objectives, facilitate long-term planning and capital expenditures, and to enable needed resources to support the vision.

Work with the Trustees and custodial staff to oversee the church’s facility management, building and maintenance programs, and assist in any long-term expansion plans.

Develop and oversee a comprehensive, two-way communication strategy for staff and congregation, utilizing computer and mobile solutions.



This position requires a minimum of 5 years of executive level experience in a church, a ministry, and/or a corporate business environment.  An earned degree in a field related to business, or organizational leadership is preferred, and/or a seminary or undergraduate degree in ministry.

He must have experience in leadership development, team building, and administration, and have experience with office and communications technologies - Microsoft Office, Websites, Social Media, Networks.

He must be pursuing a growing walk with Jesus and possess gifts of leadership and administration.

He must agree with and actively support the vision and direction of Grace Chapel and accept the statement of faith as outlined in the Constitution of Grace Chapel.

Helpful Insights About Us

Our Church:

Grace Chapel is a non-denominational, gospel-centered church located in Skaneateles, New York. Our church began in 1977 in the basement of a local bank, with 27 members. Over the last forty years God has grown this church to an average attendance of 400+. Our vision is to give every man, woman, and child repeated opportunities to see, hear, and be transformed by the gospel as we live faithful lives of worship. We have a very active church body, with many various ministries that serve both within the church and in the community. We are led by a team of pastors and elders who look to God for direction and work together to accomplish that which He has planned for us.

We offer two services on Sunday mornings; both are contemporary in worship style. Dress is casual. We are blessed to have many young families in our church and are actively discipling them to grow in their faith and be active in their witness.

We are seeking an Executive Pastor to join a staff who are mission-minded, that desire to equip our congregation for ministry both inside and outside the church as we pursue the mission of God in local and global settings. Together, this team will shape the vision of the church and the strategic planning to accomplish that vision.

If you have a heart for serving with God's people, and want to be part of a leadership team that works together toward these goals, please email or send your resume to:

Grace Chapel

Attn: Executive Pastor search

1674 US Route 20

Skaneateles, NY   13152



Our Area:

The village of Skaneateles, NY, is located 20 miles west of Syracuse. Skaneateles is a historic community on the north shore of Skaneateles Lake and the eastern gateway to the Finger Lakes in Upstate NY.

The Lake is 16 miles long and one of the cleanest in the world. This beautiful lakeside village is home to approximately 2700 residents. It is a resort town and in the summer the population triples in size. The village boasts nationally recognized restaurants, an award-winning spa, a highly-rated school district, a historic inn overlooking Skaneateles Lake, 4-star resort, tour boat cruises, art galleries, historical and boat museum, dynamic business community and unique shopping -- all in walking distance of the lake.

Nearby, Syracuse is a city with many venues for education, entertainment, sports, culture and shopping, with Syracuse University and the Carrier Dome attracting many major events.