Executive Pastor of Ministries

New Hope Church
Wooster, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 07/05/2018
Categories: Executive Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Weekly Attendance: 280
Denomination: Converge Worldwide
Location: Wooster, Ohio


About the Organization:

New Hope Church was launched in October 2006 as a multisite campus site of New Hope Community Church in Loudonville, Ohio.  In 2009 the Wooster campus (New Hope Church) became it's own self-governed church as a church plant and Tim Broughton became the Lead Pastor.  From 2009 we have experienced many ups and downs, first with a rapid growth period from 2009 to 2013 we grew to over 500 and launched a second multisite campus in Northwestern Wayne county.  In the summer of 2017 New Hope went through a re-visioning process to recapture our original calling to "help those who are broken find wholeness in Christ".  This led to the decision to let our NW Campus become an autonomous church and restructure our leadership and staffing.  We have seen God's faithfulness as well as the vibrance and joyfulness return to our church family.  

New Hope is now positioned as a healthy church in all areas, financially, team moral, clarity of vision, and unified mission.  We are looking for the right person to help us manage our ministries and discipleship process as the Executive Pastor of Ministries.


About the Position:


In a sentence:

The goal of this position is to provide support for the Lead Pastor in managing the ministries and operations of the church.



Job Roles & Responsibilities:


Mentor/Developer Responsibilities 35%


This is the role of supporting and enabling people to meaningfully engage in the work of the church. This includes supervision of Pastoral and operational staff, volunteer leaders and non-paid staff.

  1. To develop the pastoral team to provide leadership for the ministries of New Hope that are fulfilling their defined mission and reflects our core values.
  2. To lead staff meetings and planning retreats.
  3. Be available to the pastors and directors to assist in making on-going decisions that are needed to keep the ministries moving forward.
  4. To assist the Ministry Teams in fulfilling their assigned mission and tasks by helping with their planning and budgeting processes, identifying laymen and providing resources, and helping resolve any interpersonal conflicts.
  5. To oversee the recruiting, selection, training, development, evaluation, and termination of present and future operational, office, and pastoral staff, except the Lead Pastor.
  6. To recommend human resource policy and compensation guidelines to the trustee team.
  7. To motivate and mobilize staff and other members of the congregation through recognizing individual strengths, delegating responsibility and maintaining reasonable oversight.

Overseer/Leader Responsibilities 25%


Similar to a strategic planner. Differentiating this from the Administrator role, the Administrator role says the church is firing on all cylinders, the overseer role ensures that we’re going in the right direction.

  1. To oversee the development and implementation of an annual strategic plan and ministry plans.
  2. To monitor and communicate the state of the ministry areas and staff responsibilities so that things are headed in the same direction and Pastors, Elders, and other leaders know how their part fits into the whole development of the church.
  3. To assist the Lead Pastor in giving direction through establishing and clearly communicating vision, goals and plans to pastoral and office staff.
  4. To oversee that leadership team decisions or actions are followed in the operational services of the church.
  5. To facilitate the flow of information to and from the Elders or Trustees and provide current information to them to aid in their decision making.
  6. To avoid taking sides in conflicts between pastors, elders, or staff.  He should listen to each individual, make sure he understands, and seek to build united and passionate submission to God in each ministry and in each relationship, and for each individual.

Catalyst Responsibilities 20%


The Catalyst is the person who is looking ahead, envisioning what is on the horizon and begins the process of orienting others toward the horizon goals.

  1. To look for new ways of organizing, operating or ministering that will increase the church’s impact and influence for the kingdom of God.
  2. To look for best practices of other churches or organizations.
  3. To make recommendations to the pastoral team or Trustees of things that need to be addressed for the future development of the church ministries.
  4. To monitor the development and implementation of New Hope’s growth goals within all ministry areas.
  5. To work with the Elder and Trustee Team to develop a long term plan to ensure strong goal-oriented ministries. 

Administrator/Manager Responsibilities 20%


Ensures the church ministries and operations are running smoothly.

  1. To manage the on-going operations of church support services, such as, financial functions, facilities management, communications, and personnel.
  2. To identify and implement means to increase efficiency of church support services.
  3. To coordinate the annual budget process.


  1. Significant management experience including supervision, leadership and development of multiple paid staff members
  2. Significant leadership experience including implementation of strategic plans and projects
  3. Spiritually mature and emotionally intelligent
  4. Able to build relationships and work collaboratively
  5. Effective communication and organizational skills
  6. Significant lay leadership experience in a church if coming from the marketplace



About the Position:
For full job description go to - www.mynewhope.tv/executivepastor

About the Location:

Wooster has a population of 27,000 and and is the principal municipality of Wayne County (pop. 116K).  According to our demographic research there are nearly 78,000 that do not attend church on a regular basis.  This is our heartbeat... to reach those 78K with the message of the gospel.  


Wooster and Wayne County is the home to many great public and privately held corporations, including Smuckers, Schaeffler (Luk), Artiflex, Frito-lay, Wooster Brush, and more.  Wayne County is the home of three college/university campuses including the College of Wooster, Ohio State University ATI, and Wayne College (Akron University).

Ohio Magazine chose Wooster as one of its 12th annual Best Hometowns because of its strong sense of community, access to arts and culture and thriving downtown with a host of shops and restaurants that draw residents and visitors alike. Read more at ohiomagazine.com.  Wooster is a great town to raise a family with a strong sense of community.  It has a small town feel with big city amenities.


Wooster is conveniently located 1hr from Cleveland, 1.5hr from Columbus, 30min to Akron/Canton and Mansfield. 


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