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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Leadership Network - CEO

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Dallas, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 01/18/2018
Categories: Business/Administration - Para-church Ministries
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

In 1984, God used Bob Buford to help launch Leadership Network. It was through Bob’s own generosity, and a handful of his friends, that Leadership Network developed into a Think Tank/Training Team to develop, nurture, and share innovations within the Church. These insights and innovations were used to develop high impact leaders throughout the ministry and the church. These innovations and leadership developments have literally changed the spiritual landscape of America.

Through its various programs and research, it has helped foster innovation movements that continue to shape the landscape of American congregations and beyond. In doing so, it has built a constituency of key leaders who value the perspectives, tools and relationships that help pastors and key leaders thrive in their congregations and communities.

When churches need to leap ahead and accelerate their kingdom advancement, they turn to Leadership Network. Leadership Network has more experience in helping churches than anyone else. Their processes, tools and research have not only helped thousands of leading pastors but millions of people that attend their churches. Leadership Network helps strategic pastors, staff and teams move ideas from implementation to impact.


Leadership Network is the premier leadership collaborative for pastors and churches. Over 200,000 church leaders around the world engage in Leadership Network to acquire innovative knowledge and drive local impact. By inspiring and equipping leaders, they seek to help the Church flourish and communities thrive.

Leadership Network is now embracing a fresh future. Part of the new season will involve a partnership with GLOO, a technology firm, with sophisticated on-line tools that will help churches engage outsiders and their congregants in fresh, compelling ways. This is truly the next wave of church innovation.

As they seek new and innovative ways to bring together church leaders, thought leaders and high impact content to empower the church and the disciples they serve, they look ahead to new leadership with the search for a CEO who can lead them well in this next season, ever dreaming bigger as Leadership Network continues to evolve and grow.



Affiliations: Leadership Network represents 127 Denominations in various programs. They subscribe to Lausanne Covenant and are members of ECFA.

Location: Dallas, TX 


About the Position: 

The President and CEO of Leadership Network will oversee the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. The CEO is also the chief revenue officer and helps to find the resources necessary to fulfill the plan of mission.

The organization has a combination of full-time, part-time and contract team members that live across the US and Canada, with headquarters based in Dallas, Texas. It has a national board and funding base. While conducting some programs in Europe over the past decade, it is now focused on the US and Canada.


Part of the new season will involve a partnership with GLOO, a technology firm with sophisticated on-line tools that will help churches engage outsiders and their congregants in fresh, compelling ways. This is truly the next wave of church innovation.

The new LN CEO will need to be comfortable with managing a high-level team, fundraising, and understanding the complexities of the various streams of churches it serves, as well as hold to the Lausanne Covenant of Evangelical Faith serving congregations in over 100 denominations.

What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the CEO position:


A bachelor’s degree in business, management, or a related field is required.


Ten to 15 years of experience in various management and leadership roles in a variety of businesses and industries is required.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Financial Management.
  • Highly Relational.
  • Collaborative, with skills in problem solving and analysis.
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity.
  • A self-motivated individual with a healthy amount of drive.
  • A humble, authentic, and transparent disposition.
  • A willingness to live out their faith in their work, their personal life and their community.
  • An ability to lead conversations and drive results.
  • A life-long learner.
  • A “fit” with Leadership Network in areas of theology and mission philosophy.
  • Passionate about the vision and values of Leadership Network.
  • A team player that focuses on the good of the entire organization.
  • Exhibits a spirit of flexibility and adaptability.
  • Possesses a high degree of relational and emotional intelligence, as well as healthy boundaries.
  • An ability to integrate into an existing system and offer creative improvements without disrupting an already flourishing system.
  • Committed to unity.

About the Location:

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

The ultra-modern and sophisticated Dallas metroplex attracts worldwide travelers, making it the #1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas. Throughout the city, one will enjoy the best shopping in the southwest, four-and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the nation, fourteen entertainment districts, and much more.

Its pioneering spirit is alive and well, and the philanthropic contributions from its many residents continue to enrich the community and quality of life. It is the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. A majority of this highly diversified city is comprised of Hispanics (41%), Caucasian (29.5%), African-American (24%), Asian, and multiple other races and ethnicities. The city is home to notable school districts and nationally prominent universities such as Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), and Dallas Baptist University (DBU). The city also has an incredibly thriving business community with sixteen Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon Mobil at #2 on the list.

The Dallas region’s population growth is evident in every direction, including its downtown area. But the city's wealth and people have historically concentrated in the north. Some of the north-side growth has occurred within city limits, as neighborhoods like Uptown and Lower Greenville enjoy denser development. According to the 2013 Census population estimates, two of the nation's 15 fastest-growing cities of 50,000 or more are the northern Dallas suburbs of Frisco and McKinney. Other examples to the north include Plano, Denton, Garland, Carrollton, Richardson, and Allen, all of which have grown by at least 20,000 people since 2000, and many of them by far more.