Executive Pastor/Director

Administration; Discipleship; Finance; Pastor
Full time with benefits

Kearney Evangelical Free Church

Kearney, NE
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Job Description


The Executive Pastor's role is to reflect the heart of the Lead Pastor. He is the Lead Pastor's chief representative, main confidant, most reliable associate and chief implementation officer. He will strategically guide eFree staff towards healthy evaluation and goal setting. This individual will need to be effective at mentoring, equipping and developing future leaders.



  • Written and oral communication
  • Strategic thinking
  • Catalytic leadership
  • Motivated, self starter

Personal Characteristics:

  • Seeks personal growth as a passionate follower of Jesus Christ
  • Invests in their marriage and family
  • Stewards their mind, emotions, body, time and wealth well
  • Follows the Evangelical Free Church of America Statement of Faith
  • Agrees with the Kearney Evangelical Free Church Mission, Vision, Philosophy of Ministry and Core Values.
  • Follows the Kearney Evangelical Free Church Constitution and bylaws

Education and Experience:

Bachelors degree with a willingness to pursue theological training through Evangelical Free Church of America


Scope of Responsibility:

  • Strategy and Vision
    • Bring unity and coordination to the key departments of communications, facilities, finance, technology and staffing
    • Organize strategic planning initiatives
    • Partner with Lead Pastor and Strategic Planning Team to provide implementation of the mission, vision and core values to the staff and church
    • Identify and implement ways to better the organization
  • Staff Management
    • Oversee the hiring, development and termination of all staff, excluding the Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor.
    • Manage and cast vision for staff reports
      Financial Assistant
      Technology Director
      Communications Director
      Office Manager
      Director of Facilities
      Pastor of Worship Arts (TBD)
    • Lead staff meetings, training and regular staff development
    • Manage Employee Manual policies and updates
    • Develop and implement general office policies and procedures
    • Manage annual and mid-year reviews
    • Actively develop, mentor and problem solve with staff leaders
  • Program Management
    • Oversee and improve the Internship program
    • Oversee the Ministry Resident program
  • Financial Management
    • Attend Administration & Finance Team meetings
    • Guide and direct annual budgeting
    • Present annual budget to the congregation
    • Responsible for church financial health and management
    • Approve accounts payable and sign checks as necessary (current Treasurer’s role)
    • Oversee and manage all church salary, employment and human resources issues except Lead Pastor and Executive Director
  • Facilities Management
    • Manage and direct large facility improvements and renovations
    • Maintain and implement Long Term Property Maintenance List
  • Other
    • Lead the Security Team
    • Attend additional ministry team and governance meetings as assigned
    • Perform other duties as assigned

Shared Responsibilities:

  • Model TEAMWORK: Working together to fulfill the mission of Kearney eFree Church, recognizing and utilizing the spiritual gifts and talents of the team, serving the team as a vital contributor and encouraging team members in their areas of responsibility.
  • Model TRUST: Being consistently reliable, working to develop authentic relationships through honesty and accountability and esteeming the value of confidentiality and personal integrity.
  • Model HUMILITY: This means honoring and supporting the ideas and gifts of contributions of each team member:
  • Model EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Sharing your ideas in a manner that is clear to others, listening intently, assuming nothing while clarifying everything and sharing responsibility to understand and be understood.

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