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GT Church

Executive Pastor of Operations


Decatur, Illinois

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Snapshot

Denomination: Assembly of God

Weekly Attendance: 600

Location: Decatur, Illinois

The Role: Executive Pastor of Operations

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Meet GT Church: 

GT Church is a Jesus-led organization founded in 1956 whose goal is to help people find and build a relationship with God as well as lead a life based on faith and balance. GT is a vibrant church family where it doesn’t matter where you come from or where you’ve been. Our influence in Decatur is stronger than it has ever been. At GT Church, Jesus is the focus, and reaching the lost people is the priority. Our purpose is to walk with imperfect people on their journey to a fulfilling life. What makes us strong is that we are all a family. We are GT Strong and yes; the best is yet to come. At this church, anyone will find themselves welcomed into a warm and lively program that strives to change lives for the better.

 

About the Executive Pastor of Operations:

The Executive Pastor of Operations serves in support of the Lead Pastor in the administration of the business functions of the church, working closely with the Lead Pastor, Church staff, and Deacon Board. This ministry is the steward of the physical, financial, and personnel resources of the church. The purpose of this position is to ensure that GT Church is kept above reproach in finances accountability and operates with integrity that which God has entrusted us with.  In doing so, the mission and vision of the church can be always accomplished.

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The Executive Pastor of Operations Responsibilities Include: 

Personnel Administration

  • Act as administrative staff liaison between pastoral staff, pastor, and leadership team.

  • Oversee contracted personnel and special service personnel. 

  • Maintain current job descriptions for all staff members. 

  • Maintain personnel files and time reporting records. 

Office Management

  • Develop and implement an efficient and effective office organization by improving methods and procedures. 

  • Assure adequate inventory of equipment and supplies. 

Financial Administration

  • Perform duties of Financial Administrator. 

  • Assist in identifying budget line-item overages, determining causes, and developing financial policies to assure adherence. 

  • Ensure Sunday morning collection procedures are clear and secure. 

  • Ensure banking operations are managed properly. 

  • Serve as a central purchasing agent for office supplies and equipment. For large purchases, perform price comparisons, secure bids, prepare proposals, and provide recommendations to the Lead Pastor.

  • Plan and oversee the building and administrative budget accounts, equipment acquisitions, and building/maintenance budgets.

  • Assist staff in ministry budget preparation and account maintenance.

  • Oversee annual budget preparation for review and assist in presentations.

  • Present financial reports at deacon meetings, annual meetings, and when requested by the Lead Pastor.

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of financial policies, procedures, and reporting.

  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations.

  • Prepare monthly financial statements, including adjusting journal entries.

  • Represent church to establish bank and investment accounts, make investments and withdraw or transfer funds as needed.

  • Work with the certified public accountant during the annual audit.

Payroll

  • Process weekly payroll and any special payrolls.

  • Review and maintain necessary computer payroll reports.

  • Maintain individual employee payroll files.

  • Communicate and administrate various employee benefits packages.

  • Administer all employee benefit programs.

  • Distribute W-4s and I-9s.

  • Review and distribute annual W-2s and 1099s.

General Administration

  • Supervises the purchase of furniture, computers, and office equipment.

  • Oversee all church insurance policies, acquisition, and claims reporting.

  • Work with staff and committee chairpersons to determine equipment needs.

  • Work with staff, committees, and other lay leadership to establish and implement church policies as directed by the Executive Pastor.

  • Maintain files of all legal documents of the church.

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What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Organizational/administrative skills.

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Payroll/Human Relations skills.

  • Verbal and written communication skills.

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Ability to demonstrate confidentiality.

  • Has a sense of integrity.

  • A positive, optimistic, glass-half-full personality.

  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations.

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What it's Like to Live in Decatur, Illinois: 

Decatur is a dense suburban town in Illinois with a population of about 71,000. It lies within Macon County and most residents tend to own their homes. It is centrally located in Illinois near major cities (between Champaign/Urbana - home of the University of Illinois - and Springfield, Illinois’ historic State Capitol) and airports. Decatur boasts a low cost of living and a passionate, hardworking community. The majority of professionals in this city work for the Fortune 500 offices such as ADM, Caterpillar, and Tate and Lyle. There are also growing local small businesses in the area as well.

While Decatur has a small-town feel, there are still plenty of family activities, great places to eat, and a large shopping mall. There is also a local community college and a school of art university. People who live in Decatur enjoy a high quality of life which makes it an ideal place to live and raise a family.

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