About the job
Weekly Attendance: 500
Location: Manlius, New York
The Role: Executive Pastor of Ministries
Meet Eastern Hills Bible Church:
Eastern Hills Bible Church is a multi-generational, 50-years young, non-denominational church rooted in Manlius, NY, comprising people from communities across the greater Syracuse area. On any given Sunday, you’ll find those who have been attending for fifty years (yes, it’s true!) and those who have only been in attendance for a few weeks. We are known in the community for our generosity, partnerships with local nonprofits, and creating environments where those who are disconnected from Christ experience connection in Christ.
About the Executive Pastor of Ministries:
Eastern Hills Bible Church is seeking someone who will thrive in their ability to serve as second in command, helping the Lead Pastor focus on his responsibilities by implementing ministry strategies, developing staff, and cultivating a positive organizational culture of accountability.
The Executive Pastor of Ministries' Responsibilities Include:
Relationships & Responsibilities:
Help ensure the Lead Pastor focuses on the increasingly expansive responsibilities of teaching, vision-casting, shepherding, and overall church leadership.
Attend bi-monthly Board of Elders (BOE) meetings alongside the Lead Pastor.
Provide reports to the BOE as assigned by the Lead Pastor.
Assist the Lead Pastor in helping solve difficult problems/situations that arise occasionally.
Act as the key person in any difficult conversations that need to happen with staff or church members (rare but needed).
Act as a “fixer” – see a problem and help solve it.
Use critical thinking skills to anticipate needs and provide practical solutions.
Lead weekly staff meetings in partnership with the Lead Pastor, and Executive Director of Operations that help staff remain passionate about their faith and their work, excel in their ministry efforts and enjoy a healthy quality of life.
Remain on call to the needs of the church outside of regular business hours.
Provide leadership for 5-8 direct reports:
Integrate mission, vision, and values into the deployment of church staff and resources.
Hold regular one-on-one meetings with direct reports (weekly or bi-weekly).
Periodically attend meetings and/or ministry events of direct reports to offer help, coaching, and positive encouragement.
Ensure direct reports have ample resources and support.
Establish attainable goals and key performance metrics that measure ministry outcomes.
Provide quarterly performance reviews and annually summaries of evaluations.
Organize annual staff retreats.
Serves on the Directional Leadership Team (DLT) alongside the Lead Pastor and the Executive Director of Operations:
Help set the agenda of DLT meetings with input from the other team members.
Provide input on a variety of leadership issues and decisions that affect the direction of the church.
Identify “hot spot” areas of concern and personally deploy where needed.
Collaborate with other members of the team in budget design.
Direct responsibility for hiring and termination of all church staff in partnership with other members of the DLT (Directional Leadership Team).
Organize annual retreats and conferences.
Develop and implement a strategy that accomplishes our mission, vision, and values.
Other pastoral responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Teach approximately six Sundays per year (depending on gifting).
Sunday service highlights at least once a month.
Lead communion and prayer during service at least once a month.
Assist with pastoral care, including but not limited to performing weddings, funerals, hospital visits, and baptisms.
Attend quarterly membership class.
Help lead occasional mission trips.
Following Christ through Prayer, Study, Generosity, Evangelism, Hospitality, Small Group participation, and Service.
Personally living the Mission of the church.
Maintaining emotional and physical health.
Implementing a plan for job performance improvement.
Attend Staff meetings and All Church Gatherings.
Leads department-specific meetings.
Office hours 9am to 3pm Monday through Thursday.
Available no less than 46 Sundays per year.
Available after hours and on weekends to address needs as they arise.
Adhering to staff values and guidelines within employee manual.
Raving fan of all things EHBC.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
Bachelor's Degree. (preference will be given to those with a biblical degree).
Ten years of experience in roles related to this position, with 3-5 years of experience leading a team of 5 or more people .
Experience at a church of 500 or more in attendance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Not easily fazed
Capable of functioning in the details of the day-to-day as well as the big picture
Gifted in developing people
Comfortable with the unpredictability of personnel management
Committed to excellence and understands the importance of irresistible environments
Ability to listen well and diffuse energy
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Appreciates direct communication
Enjoys mandatory fun
What It's Like to Live in Greater Syracuse:
Forbes Magazine rated our area as one of the top 10 places to raise a family. Our location allows living in a rural, slow-paced community while experiencing the beauty of all four seasons. In addition, there are highly sought-after primary and secondary school systems in private, public, and parochial offerings and a high-quality, comprehensive health care system that includes five hospitals, with over 1,500 practicing physicians and a full range of long-term care facilities.
CNY has every outdoor activity available for any season. During the winter, Syricusians enjoy activities like skiing, riding snowmobiles, or brushing off a lake to drill an ice-fishing hole. In Spring, Summer, and early Fall, you'll find people boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, white-water rafting, or hiking through breathtaking beauty. Syracuse’s main suburbs are 20 minutes or less from the city's center, and it's seldom more than a 20-minute drive to rivers and lakes, ski slopes and hiking trails, or rural solitude. Luckily, this means we don't have to waste time in traffic jams on the way to work in the morning – or heading home at night.
Downtown Syracuse has had a recent boom with apartments, condos, restaurants, and nightlife. This has attracted new digital companies, engineering firms, startups, and entrepreneurs, enticed by urban excitement and the culture to satisfy diverse tastes. Lastly, If you are an avid traveler, Syracuse less than a day's drive to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Boston. Syracuse Hancock International Airport also offers a number of nonstop destinations and connections to family and friends. It annually wins the award for the nation's best snow removal. Bottom line, it's no surprise U.S. News pegs Syracuse as one of the best metro areas to call home!