Executive Pastor of Creative Arts & ConnectionsPosted by: Dale Schaeffer
Posted date: Nov-29-2016
Location: Medford, OR
Medford First Church of the Nazarene
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
ABOUT THE GATHER PASTOR ROLE
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.
GENERAL AREAS OF OVERSIGHT
1. Oversee Communications at Medford First
2. Lead Creative Arts Ministries at Medford First
3. Oversee Guest Services and Hospitality Ministries
4. Oversee Connections Process at Medford First
OTHER AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
TEAM MEMBERS THAT REPORT TO THIS ROLE
Guest Services Director (open role)
Connections Director (open role)
Communications Director (open role)
Gather Team Administrative Assistant