The Executive Minister is responsible for executing the church's overall
mission and coordinating the church's ministries, representing the Senior
Minister in these roles. The Executive Minister at Tenth Presbyterian Church
will have four main responsibilities: strategic direction, operational
leadership, people management, and enabling pastoral care. The Executive
Pastor oversees all operational aspects of the church, including staffing,
training and equipping, finances, strategic planning, Human Resources, and
ensuring the church is carrying out its vision and mission. The Executive
Minister is directly responsible to the Senior Minister and Session and is
guided by them in the overall performance of these duties. This is an exempt
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Support the Senior Pastor in accomplishing the church's mission through
ministry effectiveness evaluation, discernment, decision-making, planning,
and overall direction of the church staff.
Facilitate (in coordination with the Trustees and Administrator, and in
consultation with the Senior Minister) the annual strategic planning
process, including evaluation of ministry performance; review of mission,
vision, and core values; development of key objectives and tactics; and
establishment of three-year goals.
Directly oversee all pastoral staff (in coordination with the Senior
Minister) and oversee the Church Administrator
Continuously work to build a culture in which all staff feel valued,
motivated, and aligned to the church's mission. Understand and address
Elevate the work of staff by setting goals, offering encouragement and
growth opportunities, tangibly removing obstacles to staff success,
regularly meeting with staff and evaluating performance.
Take primary responsibility for onboarding new ministry staff, with
frequent check-ins during their first year on staff.
Promote and exemplify collaboration between disparate groups within Tenth.
Ensure that annual performance reviews are performed and documented for
all pastoral staff.
Enabling Pastoral Care
Oversee the church-wide process of pastoral care (in coordination with
the parish elders and pastoral staff). Design and implement processes to
ensure that pastoral care is of the highest quality, timely, and reliably
provided to all demographics within the Tenth Presbyterian Church
Direct the Kingdom Discipleship Commission in executing their
responsibilities to provide spiritual care to church members, including
overseeing the parish system.
Oversee Officer training for each new class of officers and deaconesses.
Serve and Pastor Tenth's congregation as an ordained minister through
leading public worship, preaching, teaching, administering the sacraments,
conducting weddings and funerals, attending Session meetings, doing
visitation, and generally being available at the church for pastoral
ministry. He is allowed to serve the PCA denomination and engage in
outside ministry activity (e.g., speaking, publishing, serving on
boards). However, these activities are not to interfere with prior
commitments to Tenth Church, and should be approved in advance by the
Act as liaison between the Presbytery and Tenth Church.
Ensure the operational readiness of the church through leadership and
oversight of the pastoral staff.
Advocate for appropriate staffing and resources for the fulfillment of the
church's mission during the annual budgeting process.
Take accountability for executing on the annual budget. Educate and assist
staff in managing ministry budgets.
Proactively identify, raise, and mitigate key operational risks in
coordination with Trustees
Be regularly present on Tenth's campus Tuesday through Friday each week.
A sinner saved by grace, mature in Christ with a vibrant and contagious
A person of integrity, authenticity and transparency, marked by humility,
possessing the heart of a servant, who ministers with the gospel of grace
– as opposed to through political or legalistic means.
A Spirit-led believer, growing in personal sanctification, motivated to
increase in spiritual fruitfulness and humbly desiring the blessed life
outlined in Christ's Sermon on the Mount.
A pastor with a heart full of compassion, empathy, wisdom, understanding,
and Christ-like love.
A leader whose passionate zeal, Spirit-based energy, intellectual
curiosity, vitality and enthusiasm is evident to all, and who is
approachable and a good listener with an ability to win hearts as well as
A shepherd's heart, oriented towards relationships
Trinitarian, Christocentric, with an unwavering commitment to the
authority and inerrancy of the Scriptures as originally given in the Old
and New Testaments as the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
Knowledgeable in Church history and Systematic Theology with astuteness
and ability to engage the issues of the day, upholding the centrality of
the Word in worship and the life of the church.
Reformed in theology according to the Westminster Standards (Confession
of Faith and the Catechisms) and academically credentialed consistent
with the theological standards required by the denomination.
Pastorally and wisely applies God's truths within Tenth's cross-cultural
context: to singles and married; to traditional as well as blended family
structures; to people of all financial, racial and educational
Collaborates well with committees, commissions and boards, valuing people,
affirming their diverse gifts, delegating appropriately and effectively.
Our church currently needs to hire someone with the following gifts from
the Holy Spirit.
Leadership and Organization (Romans 12:8), (1 Cor. 12:28)
Service (Romans 12:7)
Teaching (Romans 12:7)
As requested, preaches clear, scripturally-based, expositional, well-reasoned sermons which are delivered with the proper authority and dignity, showing reverence for the Word of God.
Home and Community
Someone who desires to become a citizen of Philadelphia maturing in cross-
cultural awareness and, if married, a dedicated husband and father who is
willing to lead and serve his family sacrificially.
Ideally willing to live in the City of Philadelphia and has a heart for
Bachelor's degree or equivalent; Seminary degree preferred; MDiv or equivalent
Recommended Minimum 10 years of pastoral or management experience or
Proven track record of leadership, collaboration, and people management
Exemplary communication skills
Has a growing relationship with Jesus
Tenth Presbyterian Church
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Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
Description of Organization
Tenth Presbyterian Church is a large PCA church in Center City Philadelphia.
Our hope and vision for Tenth Presbyterian Church is that through the power of
the Holy Spirit we will see the making and maturing of committed followers of
the Lord Jesus to the glory of God the Father.
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