Denomination: Southern Baptist Convention
Weekly Attendance: 1,900
Location: Maryville, Tennessee
The role: As the Pastor of Operations, you are an extension of the leadership, development, administration, and care of Foothills Church. You win when you are creating and executing an operation plan that ensures FC fulfills the vision to develop mature disciples of Christ in relational environments across all campuses.
Meet Foothills Church
The story of Foothills Church is one that begins with a vision and a calling shared by Dr. Trenton J. Stewart and his father, Dr. Ron Stewart, the longtime lead pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville. Together, with the support of Grace Baptist, the pair sought to plant a new church whose mission would be to serve the Maryville and Blount County community by developing mature disciples of Christ.
Today, FC continues to carry out the original vision and mission of developing mature disciples of Christ in relational environments. In 2018 alone, 164 people professed their faith in Jesus through baptism at FC, while the church sent partners on five different mission trips around the globe and more than 1,600 first time guests walked through the doors. As part of the church's annual Let's Go Week in April, more than 200 FC partners directly supported and impacted ten different non-profit organizations across Blount and Knox County.
Still, Foothills Church knows the harvest is ripe and they have much work to carry out as the people of the church serve their community, region, nation, and the world with the hope of Christ.
About the Executive Director of Operations
Coordinate campus tasks, projects, events, and communication.
Lead volunteers to assist with ministry events and special projects while helping other teams accomplish their goals
Development of a formal “facilities program” that ensures the timely completion of both preventive and corrective maintenance on all church equipment, facilities, and grounds.
- Provide significant insight to vision casting and goal setting for key areas of FC.
- Provide information on the well-being of the facility and other foreseeable maintenance/adjustments.
The effective Executive Director of Operations will achieve the following goals during the first 12 months of work:
Finance — Oversee the development and execution of the church’s budget and financial plan. Coordinate the stewardship development strategy throughout the ministry.
Facilities — Oversee the Facilities Manager to ensure facility is maintained and organized effectively.
Human Resources — Manage all human resources issues for staff and ensure FC’s policies and procedures are effective and executed.
Office Management — Oversee Officer Manager to equip the office with supplies and equipment.
Information Technology — Oversee all IT issues, keeping equipment up to date and operational.
Campus Development — Recruit and oversee contractor(s) and/or volunteers needed to properly maintain and expand church facilities and operational infrastructure. Function as overall project manager and coordinator for the implementation of the church’s multi-site strategy.
Pastoral — Function as a member of the pastoral staff, performing baptism services, weddings, funerals, etc. as requested.
Assist the Lead Pastor as needed.
What you bring:
Education & Experience
This position requires a minimum of five years of experience as an operations professional in a corporate or church environment. Possession of a business, finance, or a related degree is required (extensive ministry/business experience, in some cases, can be substituted). Experience with budget and financial reporting is necessary. The successful individual will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic, and will possess a clear call to ministry with the ability to lead and develop staff and volunteers.
Helpful but not required:
Experience with construction, property acquisition, loans
Possess a seminary degree
Loves God and cares about making disciples through relational environments.
Is a partner of FC who is fulfilling their partnership covenant.
Is exceptionally organized with an operational and administrative mind.
Is an influential leader who can lead through others.
Has an ability to create and manage strategic plans.
Has an eye for detail but also the capacity to see the larger vision.
What it's like to live in Maryville, TN:
Maryville, a suburb of the Knoxville, Tennessee area, is a picturesque town nestled in the Foothills of the Smoky Mountains, with the gorgeous backdrop of Tennessee framing its family friendly, down to earth atmosphere and excellent quality of life. Maryville City Schools is known as one of the top school systems in the entire state. The football program is also known for their 12 state championships since 2000. Alcoa City Schools are also known as one of the top school systems in the entire state. A smaller school, but also known for their state championships across multiple athletic programs.
Suburbs like Maryville offer a good family lifestyle and convenience both to Knoxville itself and to the recreational activities of the Great Smoky Mountains. Costs of living and housing are excellent, and housing values are good. Crime is low as well, offering peace of mind to families settling in the area. Knoxville has a lot of quality museums, and excellent mountain and water recreation, and the area is known for its golf courses. It’s a great place to experience all four seasons with an array of fall leaves, occasional snow (the fun kind), and temperate summers and springs. It’s also a great place to call home; close by are Nashville and Memphis, as well as proximity in a few hours or days drive to Virginia and the East Coast amenities. You’ll love visiting, but love living here even more.
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