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First Baptist Church of Eugene

Lead Operations Pastor

Eugene, Oregon

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Denomination: Baptist

Weekly Attendance: 1,200

Location: Eugene, Oregon

The Role: Lead Operations Pastor



Meet First Baptist Church of Eugene:

First Baptist Church Eugene is a gospel centered church with an emphasis on Biblical teaching, discipleship, and community outreach. Started in 1858 with 7 people in a log cabin, FBC Eugene was the second church established in the surrounding territory. The current facility was completed in 2004 and paid off completely in 2016. In the past year, we transitioned to a team-based leadership with three Lead Pastors emulated after the prophet, priest, and king model.

The ministries of FBC focus on small groups, youth and kids, college and international students, adults, families, and Camp Harlow. Local and global mission has been an important part of FBC’s history with missionaries around the world and active local outreach. 

We believe we are called to live, love, and lead like Jesus. And as His Spirit leads and empowers us, we believe we will continue to become more effective ministers of the Gospel.



About the Lead Operations Pastor:

The Lead Operations Pastor directly oversees the operational ministries of First Baptist Church of Eugene (FBC). The mission of the Lead Operations Pastor is to ensure “operational readiness” and sustainable practices through the collaboration, support, and leadership that inspires and provides a diverse staff and congregation with the opportunities and training to grow and, in turn, invest the many spiritual gifts and skills given to them. The outcomes will be centered towards accomplishing FBC’s mission, vision, and goals with increasing ministry excellence for the glory of God.

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The Lead Operations Pastor Will: 

  • Strengthen operational infrastructure through development and implementation of key systems, processes, and methods (including but not limited to) office management, finances, accounting, budgeting, human resource support, data reporting, market research, crisis management, legal services coordination, legal compliance, and information systems to support and encourage the growth of ministry by and to the people in our congregation, community, and beyond.

  • In partnership with the other Lead Pastors, serve, lead, train, and encourage FBC’s staff.

  • Lead a team of paid staff and volunteers ensuring a constant and continuously improving state of operational readiness of all church campuses.

  • Champion overall improvement in the church’s operational readiness in all areas by working with and influencing department leaders to value and build strong operational capabilities in their different ministry areas.

  • Assist Lead Ministry Pastor in cultivating a healthy, inclusive, collaborative, respectful, and emotionally healthy culture and working environment.

  • Develop and implement a formal “facilities use & maintenance program” and budgeting process for each multi-site campus that ensures the timely completion of both preventive and corrective maintenance on all church equipment, facilities, and grounds.

  • Lead by example and promote a healthy awareness of Biblical stewardship within the FBC staff and congregation.

  • Create a supply replenishment process that ensures the continuous availability of consumable supplies for all areas of the church.

  • Recruit and oversee staff and/or volunteers needed to properly staff all church operational functions.

  • Develop the skills in recruiting and motivating the laity for ministry.

  • Develop and implement a formal Emergency Operations Plan ensuring the church is prepared for and capable of handling anything that might constitute an emergency.

  • Within the framework of the Emergency Operations Plan, recruit and oversee security, parking, and other teams needed to ensure operational readiness as it relates to safety, security, and emergency preparedness.

  • Function as a member of the Pastoral Staff performing baptism services, weddings, funerals, etc. as requested.

  • Assist with oversight of development and enhancement of communication and outreach.

  • Serve as a full-time elder on the church elder board.

  • Assist with oversight of development and enhancement of communication and outreach strategies.

  • Among the Lead Pastors, be considered to attend monthly “One Hope” meetings.

  • Among the Lead Pastors, be considered to serve on One Hope’s Leadership Team.

  • Participate in the annual “One Hope” Prayer Summit.

  • Build relationships with business and community leaders, and among the Lead Pastors, be considered to serve on community think-tanks.

  • Work with lay elder members to help establish and set the vision, direction, budget, and annual KRAs of FBC.

  • Evaluate programs and staff under direct ministry structure, sharing any notable issues and/or high-priority decisions as needed with the Elder Board for awareness and guidance.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the elders.

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What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • This position requires a minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience as operations and/or financial professional in a corporate or church environment.

  • Possession of operations, business, or related degree is required. A Master’s degree is desirable. (Extensive experience, in some cases, can be substituted.)

  • The successful individual will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic and will possess a ministry mindset with the ability and inclination to lead and develop leaders and volunteers.

  • This position requires a proven performance record in pastoral and organizational leadership, multicultural diversity, and equity teamwork.

Special Knowledge/Skills Required

  • High level of financial acumen and knowledge of standard accounting practices/procedures.

  • Attention to details and highly accurate.

  • Capacity to analyze large amounts of data and extract or create key financial measurements.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software-emphasis on use of Microsoft Excel.

  • Fundamental understanding of financial reports including Profit & Loss statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow data.

Personal Characteristics

  • Affirmed and approved by FBC as a recognized elder/pastor.

  • Willingly submits to the FBC Membership Commitment and all other commitments as taught in the Blueprint Classes (101-401).

  • Able to shepherd the flock; i.e., able to lead, feed, and protect the flock (Acts 20:28-31; I Pet. 5:1-4).

  • Meets character/spiritual qualifications of an elder (I Tim. 3:1-7; Tit. 1:5-9).

    • Above reproach (I Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:7)

    • Husband of one wife (I Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:6)

    • Temperate (I Tim. 3:2)

    • Self-controlled (I Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:8)

    • Respectable (I Tim. 3:2)

    • Hospitable (I Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:8)

    • Able to teach (I Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:9; Heb. 13:7)

    • Not given to drunkenness (I Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:7)

    • Not violent, but gentle (I Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:7)

    • Not quarrelsome (I Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:7)

    • Not a lover of money (I Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:7)

    • Able to manage the family (I Tim. 3:4; Titus 1:6)

    • Not a recent convert (I Tim. 3:4)

    • Good reputation with outsiders/non-believers (I Tim. 3:7)

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What it's Like to Live in Eugene, Oregon: 

Eugene-Springfield is a sports-oriented, artsy-liberal, college town, with academic niches, logging communities, outdoor enthusiasts, and a growing tech job market. Lane County is one of the most unchurched counties in the United States. Eugene is the home of the Oregon Ducks and  TrackTown USA, hosting International Track Meets and the Olympic Trials. Lane County is 81% White, 9% Hispanic, 4% Mixed, 3.3% Asian, 1.4% Black, and 1.3% Other. Because of its mild climate and community feel, Eugene-Springfield has a normal cost of living with a slightly higher real estate index than other parts of the Pacific Northwest.

With a large rural population along with unique urban centers such as Portland, Seattle-Tacoma, and Eugene, the Pacific Northwest has a diversity of communities, world-views, and opinions. The mild climate and diverse geography (mountains, coasts, high plains, rivers, forests) attract many outdoor enthusiasts with activities such as hiking, biking, camping, running, and water sports. The Pacific Ocean and beautiful snow-capped mountains for skiing are a 90-minute drive from Eugene. The culture is both community and cause-oriented. People tend to see themselves as open to different belief-value systems, practices, and cultures but can be quick to stop listening if offended or challenged.

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