Why We Love This Opportunity
We’re honored to partner with Redeemer Church of Arlington in this search for an executive-level leader in the second-chair role of Executive Pastor. This new addition to the Redeemer staff will sit on the church’s senior leadership team, and have the privilege of helping to shape the staff culture and future strategy of the church. Not to be mistaken with a “business administration” role only, the Executive Pastor will have a mind for building ministry systems, skill in leading the church staff, and giftedness in strategic planning. This is very much a pastoral role as well, requiring an exceptionally high level of emotional intelligence, with a track record of cultivating emotional health in other leaders.
Redeemer Church of Arlington takes authentic community very seriously. They carry the conviction that out of building church family and applying God’s word as students, they can live as servants and missionaries. Specifically, the Redeemer family lives as missionaries into the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. This is their focus and calling: seeing broken people in the DC metro transformed by the redemptive story of Jesus Christ. As such, Redeemer has 5 spiritual practices emerging from new identities in Christ: Children who Worship, Builders of Community, Students of God’s Word, Servants in Christ’s World, and Missionaries to Our City.
Redeemer sits 5 miles southwest of the White House in Washington, DC. Recently, Arlington was voted as a top 10 “best cities in the U.S. to move to” in 2020. Already home to the Pentagon, Arlington is booming as the future site of Amazon’s “HQ2.” Arlington has a population of 227,000 people, just a slice of the 6 million+ in the DC metro. The area is known for its affluence, younger population, and education: a median age of 32, median income of $112,000, and 40% of adults with graduate degrees. Approximately 28% of residents are foreign-born, with diversity from nearly every nation.
As Redeemer heads into the future, the Executive Pastor will help lead the way into the next season of growth and expansion. The church is ripe for the development of leaders and the formation of Christian believers into spiritual maturity. This role will lead the way in building the systems for such impact. Additionally, Redeemer’s Executive Pastor will serve as an extension and support of the Lead Pastor. Specifically, Redeemer is seeking an “Aaron” alongside “Moses,” lifting the arms of the Lead Pastor as a spokesperson/mouthpiece, walking in step as a faithful brother.
The Executive Pastor is responsible for five chief spheres of leadership: Pastoral Responsibilities, including pastoral care/counseling, discipleship and preaching. Leadership of Staff and Volunteers, including professional accountability, community, planning, structure and mediation. Leadership Team, including development and implementation. Church Operations, including administration, finance, HR, and initiatives. Ministry Systems, including design, development, culture and analytics.