Executive Pastor Job Description

executive pastor job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Executive Pastor Job Description

An executive pastor is a pastor who is paid a salary by the administrative/institutional leadership of a church.

While some denominations allow paid pastoral positions, others do not.

Executive pastors are often paid on a part-time basis, so they usually serve alongside a salaried lead pastor, but typically have a higher profile than many of the elders/deacons/lay leaders.

Job Brief

We’re looking for an Executive Pastor to provide strategic and operational leadership to our team. The Executive Pastor will work closely with the Senior Pastor to develop and implement our vision and strategy. The successful candidate will have a passion for ministry and a track record of leading teams to achieve results. If you are a dynamic leader with a heart for ministry, we want to hear from you!

Executive Pastor Duties

-Provide oversight of all denominational activities
-Align church mission, values and vision
-Develop and maintain church communication strategy
-Manage church resources-Provide leadership and direction to ministry staff
-Promote effective inter-departmental communication
-Provide oversight for church operations
-Develop staff competencies-Provide oversight and direction to church finance, facilities, security, and administration systems
-Maintain and extend church brand
-Establish and maintain relationships with ministry partners in the community
-Develop and oversee branding strategy
-Maintain and expand church partnerships
-Develop and oversee outreach strategy
-Develop and oversee church communications
-Develop and oversee church event strategy
-Develop and oversee church strategic plan
-Develop and oversee church human resource strategy

Executive Pastor Responsibilities

-Supervise staff, direct budget, and oversee all ministries
-Develop and implement vision, mission, and ministry strategy
-Manage staff and volunteers in fulfillment of the vision and mission of the church with kindness and integrity
-Develop and implement policies, procedures, and work plans for all ministries, including building and maintenance
-Develop, implement, and maintain yearly, quarterly, and monthly budgets and cash flow projections
-Oversee all financial-related matters, including managing investments and insurance
-Responsible for establishing and maintaining a church-wide culture of accountability and fiscal responsibility
-Oversee the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of all staff
-Lead worship, including sermon preparation and direction, and congregational singing
-Develop and supervise an offering system and infrastructure
-Oversee congregational care and counseling
-Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive strategic plan to reach

Requirment And Skills

-Master’s degree in theology, public policy, counseling, or a related field
-Pastor of a smaller, nondenominational church with 1,000 or fewer members
-Pastor of a larger church for 10+ years, with 10,000+

At Company Name, we believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is key to our success. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values of equality and inclusion. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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