First Alliance Church

Executive Pastor of Ministry Development



Why I Love This Opportunity

Chris Lagerlof

Senior Associate

First Alliance Church is a contagious church that wants to impact and influence Lexington, Kentucky, and beyond. From the moment you step onto the FAC campus, you experience a commitment to excellence, and you feel the care of a strong staff and lay leadership team. From the parking lot to the children’s, youth, and main auditorium, there is an obvious love for God and devotion to each other. It is a growing church that has learned how to love and lead people well!

The Executive Pastor of Ministry Development will be able to help shape and craft the strategy for how the church engages in its next season of ministry in a church that is growing its missional and ministry emphasis.

About This Organization

In 1949, First Alliance Church began a series of tent meetings in Lexington, Kentucky. This church continued to seek God through several faithful moves over the last seventy years. Through a couple of relocations, name changes, as well as church plants, the First Alliance Church (FAC) now sees close to 1000 people every weekend.

First Alliance is a part of the missionary movement known as the Christian and Missionary Alliance and is driven by its mission to love God, love others, and live fully engaged in Christ’s Great Commission, starting in Lexington, Kentucky. Their influence in the city through Church planting and involvement in mission work overseas is consistent with their strategy to move UP towards God in Worship, IN towards each other in discipleship, and OUT towards the world in mission.

In 2018, the church welcomed a new lead pastor in Paul Smith and the beginning of a new era of vision and strategy. “I stand on the shoulders of the pastors who served Frist Alliance before me,” says Paul, “but we know we must continue to change, stretch, and grow in order for our vision to become a reality. We see a church that loves our neighbors, reaches the nations, and raises up the next generation by courageously living out new, faith-filled expressions of our rich heritage.”

It’s on this faithful heritage that First Alliance moves forward.

Position Description

This 900+ Church is looking for the third member of its Executive level pastoral team! Our Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor of Strategy and Operations would love to hear from you!

The Executive Pastor of Ministry Development is a blend of executive-level leadership and team building that ensures that all pastoral staff and ministries are effective, aligned, and healthy as numerical growth and depth is happening at FAC.

This role will encompass oversight of the majority of the pastoral staff. Thus, a proven developer of ministries, teams, and individuals is desired for this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Executing the vision set by the Lead Pastor and the Leadership Board
  • Providing pastoral leadership and coaching to the staff team and high-level leaders to maximize their God-given abilities and lead with excellence
  • Developing clear strategies and sustainable systems to multiply and scale the mission of making disciples while creating a culture of alignment and accountability to counteract vision drift
  • Working with the Lead Pastor on setting staff culture, training staff and other ministry leaders by the creation and implementing of a leadership pipeline
  • Innovating ministries, teams, and ideas that will take FAC into the next decade of ministry
  • Further, the culture of measurement, feedback, and innovation to advance the mission of the church
  • Encourage healthy collaboration between pastors, departments, and ministries
  • Establish consistency between Spirit-led mission and Spirit-led work environment

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • You have large church experience and have been a part of a growing church
  • You thrive in a multi-staff, strategic and Spirit-led environment
  • You are a leader of leaders
  • You have experience and passion for coaching and developing ministry leaders and staff
  • You are a maximizer and achiever
  • You are strategic and can execute a plan
  • You are forward-thinking and innovative

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