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Executive Director of Experience

Kansas City,


Why We Love This Opportunity

The new “Experience” division will have a staff team of approximately 45 people. This is an opportunity to shape the understanding and culture of a new team as we form new, purposeful habits that are central to the success of the whole church.
This work will sit at the center of the church’s structure and play a critical role in shepherding collaboration across the church’s ministries. It will also oversee the process of defining the end-to-end experience of congregants, starting from their first awareness of Resurrection to deepen leadership engagement. This team will ensure the church designs its ministries and creative content to support that experience. Helping ministries incorporate both digital and in-person creativity into a cohesive experience will be essential to this assignment. The key will be defining the brand and mapping the congregant journey-incorporating that into ministries and providing engagement levers to compel people forward.

Church or Org Description

In 1990, the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection was the vision of a 25-year-old pastor who had bold dreams of reaching non-religious and nominally religious people in southern Kansas City. As a small team of leaders gathered to plan the launch of this new church, they shared hope that this church would become a place where people would discover Christian faith, grow spiritually, and be used by God to transform Kansas City. These leaders settled on what would become the church’s name, “The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection,” which points to the resurrection hope, both in this life and the next.
A lot has changed over the church’s 30 years. Resurrection is now the largest United Methodist Church in the United States and among the most influential churches in mainline Christianity. The congregation now has 24,000 active members, with worship services held online (since 2009) and at five locations across the Kansas City area in Leawood, Western Johnson County, Downtown, Blue Springs, and Overland Park.
From the beginning, the church’s purpose statement, “to build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally-religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians” captures the heart of the church’s vision.

Position Description

The Executive Director – Resurrection Experience is the church’s foremost leader in developing the church’s end-to-end Resurrection Experience (RX) by guiding and overseeing person-centric engagement strategies to reach non-religious and nominally religious people and support their journeys toward becoming deeply committed Christians. As a member of the Executive Team, this position partners with the church’s Senior Pastor and executive team members to steer the church and evolve its vision and strategies, as well as provide overall executive leadership while setting the tone of a positive work environment.

Essential Responsibilities and Expectations:
-Provide strategic planning and visioning, regularly evaluating processes and congregational engagement.
-Lead, mentor, and provide direction to staff members who are direct reports.
-Provide oversight and stewardship of the Divisional budget and operational resources and ensure adherence with church policies and standard practices.
-Partner with the church’s Senior Pastor and executive team members to steer the church and evolve its vision and strategies, as well as provide overall executive leadership – guiding the organization to functioning at maximum effectiveness in fulfilling its purpose.
-Resolve complex challenges, leading projects, promoting ministry excellence, and addressing conflicts and issues of misalignment or integrity.

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