Employment (Churches)

Executive Pastor

The Log Church, Crosslake, Minnesota

Effectively convey the vision and direction of the leadership and support the various ministries within the church body.


  • Join in actively processing with the “senior leadership team” (senior pastor and elders) to understand the vision and direction of leadership and then to effectively convey that information to the staff and volunteer leaders. In addition, it is expected that this person will convey the visions, ideas and concerns of the staff and ministry leaders to the senior leadership team so that they can be aware and respond as needed.
  • Participate in the general pastoral care of the congregation in coordination with the senior pastor. This includes, but is not limited to: providing biblical counseling, performing weddings and funerals, assisting with visitations, and participating in Sunday morning worship services, including preaching and teaching at regular intervals and in the event of the senior pastor’s absence.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to all staff, ministries and voluntary leaders, as needed, in support of their efforts to be effective and efficient in their respective areas of responsibility.
  • Serve as staff liaison between the deacon(s) of finance and the elders, guide the budget process for the staff, and oversee the implementation of all ministry program budgets.
  • Commit to finding and developing relationships with other men to establish accountability in his personal walk with the Lord, his marriage, his role with his family and his professional growth as a minister.
  • Provide and demonstrate leadership in evangelism, discipleship, missions and instruction of Christian families that know, love and follow Jesus.
  • Be willing and available to provide counseling in an appropriate church setting when needed and refer for professional Christian counseling as appropriate.
  • Commit to resolving conflict in a way that glorifies the Lord, edifies the body of Christ and reflects the principles laid out in Scripture.
  • Be accountable to the elder board and attend elder board meetings and provide written reports for congregation meetings.
  • Attend conferences and conventions for personal and ministerial enrichment, providing follow-up reports to the elder board.
  • Establish and maintain consistent office hours in conjunction with the elder board, and maintain communications with the church office in case of emergencies. In addition, maintain flexible working hours as determined by the needs of ministry.
  • Serve as ex officio member of the elder board and church commissions.

Additional required agreements

  • The executive pastor will abide by the Constitution and by-laws of Crosslake Evangelical Free Church.
  • Either party may terminate this agreement as outlined in the by-laws of Crosslake Evangelical Free Church.
  • The executive pastor agrees with the Evangelical Free Church of America’s Statement of Faith.


  • Meet all general qualifications set forth in 1 Tim 3: 1-13 and Titus 1: 6-9.
  • Completed a theological education consistent with the EFCA or denomination consistent with EFCA beliefs.
  • Possess a general knowledge of organizational management and at least three years’ experience managing multiple staff and ministries.
  • Technically literate and demonstrate reasonable computer skills to effectively make use of the communication and business systems utilized by the church, its staff and congregation.

How to apply

Please email resume to Ben@crosslakesales.com.

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