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Posted by: Dale Schaeffer

Posted date: Nov-29-2016

Location: Medford, OR

 Medford First Church of the Nazarene

Executive Pastor of Creative Arts & Connections

Role Description


Medford First is a growing multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-congregational church with a focus on helping people take their next-steps in finding & following Jesus.


In the past three years we have seen strong growth in both gathering people for worship and in sending them out on mission.  We’ve grown from 800 to 1,400 in weekend worship attendance, launched a growing Spanish-speaking congregation, seen 70% of our congregation participate in discipleship environments, and increased engagement with our neighborhood through community service initiatives and strengthened relationships with our local and global mission partners.


Our Vision – Helping people take their next steps in finding and following Jesus.


Our Values – We are: Loving, Authentic, Growing, Optimistic, Generous, and Missional



The GATHER Pastor is an executive leader and member of the Senior Management Team at Medford First Church of the Nazarene.  The GATHER Pastor is responsible for providing executive leadership to the Creative Arts, Guest Services, Communications and Connections teams, and ensuring they are building teams that create high impact weekend worship experiences in order to help people connect to God and the church.



Medford First is building a high capacity team and fast-paced staff, with a culture of authenticity, optimism and leadership development. We're looking for a self-motivated, proactive leader of leaders who is comfortable with a high level of involvement in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will have had at least five years of progressively responsible ministry and/or worship leadership experience in a large church. The Executive Pastor of Creative Arts & Connections must be flexible and passionate in their role and be able to connect and lead alongside the Lead Pastor. The successful candidate will be excellent at attracting and developing leaders. They must have excellent administrative abilities that complement their musical and technical skills. 




1.  Oversee Communications at Medford First

  • Ensuring the development of a Communications Team to manage all church communications.
  • Ensuring brand alignment across ministries and communications platforms.


2. Lead Creative Arts Ministries at Medford First

  • Working with the Lead Pastor, Worship Pastor and Creative Arts Team to create meaningful worship experiences that help people to take their next steps in finding and following Jesus.
  • Oversee Worship Ministries Pastor encouraging and facilitating development of worship team members and leaders.
  • Oversee the development and launch of a School for the Arts, developing future worship and creative arts leaders.


3. Oversee Guest Services and Hospitality Ministries

  • Work with Guest Services and Hospitality teams to create high impact first impressions for first time guests and attendees.
  • Work with Guest Services and Hospitality teams to develop leaders long our leadership development pathway.
  • Ensure an attitude of “second mile service” is being built into Guest Services and Hospitality Ministries.


4. Oversee Connections Process at Medford First

  • Work with Connections Director to create clear processes for assimilation.



  • Serve as a part of the Senior Management Team for Medford First.
  • Oversee budget development for each of the above departments.
  • Oversee leadership development pipeline for each of the above departments.
  • Assist with oversight of Gather ministries as we move to a multi-campus multi-venue model.
  • Provide influence and oversight of other church initiatives as needed.
  • Development as a part of the teaching team for weekend worship gatherings.



Worship Pastor

Guest Services Director (open role)

Connections Director (open role)

Communications Director (open role)

Gather Team Administrative Assistant



Lead Pastor

Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Medford, OR
District Oregon Pacific
State/Province Oregon
Position Title Executive Pastor of Creative Arts & Connections
Position Classification Executive Pastor
PositionType Full-time
Deadline for Applications
Contact Information
Contact Preference Send resumes by Email only.
First & Last Name Dale Schaeffer
Title Lead Pastor
Email dschaeffer@mednaz.com