Executive Pastor of Campuses Job at Union Church in Columbia, Maryland

Union Church

Columbia, Maryland

Overview:
The Executive Pastor of Campuses manages the day-to-day operations of Union Church’s campus and locations with a direct reporting line to the campus/lead pastors. The Executive Pastor of Campuses is a strategic systematic thinker and leadership development professional who is responsible for sustained growth and effectiveness at each Union Church campus/location. The Executive Pastor of Campuses works to ensure the Senior Pastor’s vision for Union Church is fulfilled daily while promoting collaboration and operational consistency across all of Union’s campuses and locations. This role requires strong recruiting, management, and coaching skills paired with substantial administrative dexterity. The Executive Pastor of Campuses will build working relationships with all departments and spearhead a member-centered, value-added, ministry experience for each Union Church campus/location. He/she will be responsible for developing action plans that fulfill the vision received from Senior Pastor. It is vital that this role focuses on empowering full-time staff and volunteer leaders to fulfill the vision. The Executive Pastor of Campuses serves on the Executive
Team of Union Church.

THE UNION CHURCH STORY

Pastor Stephen Chandler dreamed of planting a church with a
simple goal – helping people connect with God so that they might fulfill
their destiny; Jeremiah 29:11 being the foundational source of that mission.
This dream was birthed out of New Life International Fellowship Church, a
church founded by Pastor Stephen’s father, Pastor Ron Chandler. With
the help of the Dream Team, servant leaders committed to seeing this
dream become a reality, Union Church (formerly Destiny Harvest Church)
launched on September 11, 2011.
From 2011 to 2014, thousands encountered Christ like never before,
and the church grew from one location in Woodlawn, MD to two locations,
by adding the Laurel, Maryland location. Through prayer, in September 2015,
Union Church moved to Columbia, Maryland, merging both campuses back
together and was portable for 3 years. In February 2018, Union moved into
its permanent location in Columbia, Maryland, and went under a brand
refresh, changing the name to Destiny Church. Over the next year,
attendance increased from around 700 people in attendance on a Sunday
with about 300 people participating in 55 Connect Groups and 300 people
serving on the Dream Team, to over 3,000 people in attendance on a
Sunday.
Connect Groups grew to over 1700 people participating in them, and
over 800 people serving on the Dream Team. This all happened within 3
years, making it one of the fastest-growing churches in America according
to Outreach magazine.
In February 2020, with much prayer and guidance the Baltimore
County, Maryland location was launched with nearly a thousand people
attending the first weekend. In April 2021, i5 Church and Destiny Church
merged to become what is now Union Church. We are one church in three
locations, with plans for future campuses being discussed and prayed
through.
At Union Church, we believe that church should be a place
where everyone is able to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and
Make a Difference. Through most of the last decade, Union Church
has been fulfilling its mission through Weekend Experiences, Growth
Track, Dream Team, and Connect Groups.

UNION CHURCH MISSION
& VALUES

Union Church exists to unite PEOPLE to PURPOSE.
We are Spirit-led, enjoyable, generous, destiny driven, and excellent.

JOB SUMMARY

The Executive Pastor of Campuses manages the day-to-day operations of Union Church’s campus and locations with a direct reporting line to the campus/lead pastors. The Executive Pastor of Campuses is a strategic systematic thinker and leadership development professional who is responsible for sustained growth and effectiveness at each Union Church campus/location. The Executive Pastor of Campuses works to ensure the Senior Pastor’s vision for Union Church is fulfilled daily while promoting collaboration and operational consistency across all of Union’s campuses and locations. This role requires strong recruiting, management, and coaching skills paired with substantial administrative dexterity. The Executive Pastor of Campuses will build working relationships with all departments and spearhead a member-centered, value-added, ministry experience for each Union Church campus/location. He/she will be responsible for developing action plans that fulfill the vision received from Senior Pastor. It is vital that this role focuses on empowering full-time staff and volunteer leaders to fulfill the vision. The Executive Pastor of Campuses serves on the Executive Team of Union Church.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Mid-Week Responsibilities

  • Oversee the staff and volunteers who are executing Senior Pastors
    vision within their ministry areas
  •  Conduct recruiting, orientation, and training for new hires
  • Develop and oversee departmental budgets and monitor church
    budget
  •  Attend weekly meetings with Senior Pastor and the Executive
    Team
  •  Maintain regular appointments with Campus Pastors
  •  Communicate upcoming events, etc., with Campus Pastor and
    leadership teams
  • Communicate with all campus leadership teams regarding Growth
    Track, Communications, and Groups
  • Continually building systems that will create growth at the campus/
    location level
  • Be available for appointments (counseling, pre-marital, etc.)
  • Respond to emails and phone calls within 24-hour time frame
  • Attend/Lead Saturday morning prayer (most likely once every six-eight weeks unless during 21 days of prayer)
  • Oversee and ensure that all campuses are equipped and prepared for upcoming weekend services

Weekend Responsibilities

  •  Connect with all Campus Pastor to ensure operational standards
    are being met or exceeded
  •  Visit each campus in rotation to encourage, evaluate, and connect
    with key leaders
  • Host services at different locations as needed
  • Love, encourage, and pastor people based on the Union Church
    model of pastoring
  • Connect with new people
  •  Be available for ministry time with individuals
  •  Attend and help facilitate water baptisms

Budget Responsibilities

  • Forecast departmental spending for all areas
  • Manage expenses from department in accordance with Union
    financial systems
  • Code Expensify report and prepare it monthly to send reports to
    Central Operations

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Loves Jesus & His Word
  • Believes in & operates in the gifts of the Spirit
  • Lives a life that represents Jesus & His church
  • Loves Union Church, lives the mission, fam is all in
  • High priority on loving people

KEY SKILLS

  • Management experience
  • Events coordination experience
  • Team Building
  • Coaching Skills
  • Recruiting
  • Solution-oriente 
  • Positive attitude and positive approach to problem solving
  • Lead/Campus Pastors, Coordinators, Coaches, Captains, volunteer teams, pastoral staff, elders, and overseers
  • Highly motivated
  • Initiator and Self-Starter
  • Coaching and Recruiting skills
  • Quick thinker and reactor
  • Detail-focused

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • 3 H’s are a MUST…hungry, humble, &
    hustle
  • Highly motivated initiator & self-starter
  • Think fast & act quick
  • If you have to ask what emotional
    intelligence is, NEXT!
  • Drama free, please!
  • If you’re going to fit with Pastor Stephen
    and Zai…better know how to have fun,
    laugh, and walk in joy
  • Flexible, driven, goal-oriented and gets it
    done early
  • Must think systems and scale
  • Gatherer of people
  • Bachelor’s ministry degree preferred

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 

Columbia, Maryland is a part of the DMV, The Washington Metropolitan Area
includes the whole District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. 30 minutes
from DC and Baltimore, Columbia is uniquely positioned with rolling hills of
farms in one direction, waterfront restaurant on the Chesapeake Bay in
another direction, and bustling city streets with major sporting events still in
another direction. Within the area and its surrounding cities, there are many
exciting and interesting attractions to keep you engaged. It’s a familycentered community amid the fastness of the East Coast life. Known for
its attractions such as several Historic Landmarks and National museums,
as well as amazing food, specifically seafood. Homes range from high rise
living to townhomes and single-family dwelling. It’s the perfect place to get
a taste of city excitement.