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Imago Dei Community

Executive Pastor

Portland, Oregon

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Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 1,200

Location: Portland, Oregon

The Role: The Executive Pastor will serve alongside the Lead Pastor to accomplish the mission and vision of Imago Dei Community and will be able to create, implement, and manage systems and processes along with personnel, to bring the vision of the Lead Pastor from ideation to activation.


Meet Imago Dei Community:


About the Executive Pastor:

The Executive Pastor candidate will serve alongside the Lead Pastor to accomplish the mission and vision of Imago Dei Community. The candidate will be able to create, implement, and manage systems and processes along with personnel, to bring the vision of the Lead Pastor from ideation to activation. 

We believe God has called us to unique vision at a key moment in the history of Portland. We are called to engage the city in innovative and courageous ways, and make disciples that can live faithfully to Jesus, while blessing and resisting the culture around us. We are called to develop, equip, and unleash disciples and leaders in their local congregation and the city to where we are sent. 

We are called to be a diverse community that is planting new congregations. We have two congregations presently and we believe we are called to add to that in the greater Portland area and along the I-5 corridor.


The Executive Pastor Will: 

  • Oversee staff working through Campus Pastors.

  • Implement systems and processes that allow for the staff to efficiently and effectively accomplish their jobs.

  • Implement the vision of the Lead Pastor at both congregations.

  • Work with the Lead Pastor to launch the next congregation.

  • Oversee the operations staff and ensure that operations are effective, up to date and compliant to all legal and ethical standards.

  • Oversee the evaluation of campus Pastors and their evaluation of staff, ensuring that they are accountable to their ministry and faith goals, pursuing spiritual emotional and relational health, and committed to continued leadership development.

  • Oversee the budget and bookkeeper while interacting with our financial outsourcing to keep the elders and the Lead Pastor aware of financial health of the congregations.

  • Oversee the HR director and help them manage their department with excellence.

  • Work with the Lead Pastor and Chairman of the Board to provide information and counseling pertaining to elder related concerns.

  • Oversee the generosity team with the Lead Pastor to create a culture of generosity within the Imago Dei Community.

  • Bonus: Can effectively teach and preach the Bible on Sunday morning and could be part of the preaching team at Imago Dei Community.


What you Bring: 

Education & Experience

This person needs to be able to oversee many projects at one time. They will need to be able to work with many different types of people. They should have a high emotional IQ, which is needed in working in diverse environments and with people who have strong opinions. This person needs to have a strategic mind, and a winsome personality that can craft a way forward and call others to buy in and follow. They should be able to manage managers, and create teams and a culture that reflect our values.

They should be content in the number two position and have a gift set that reflects that.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A relevant undergraduate degree, biblical degree, or further theological training, although not required. 

  • Ideally, ten or more years of experience as an Executive Pastor or in a similar role in business or with a nonprofit. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Is a committed follower of Jesus, evident in lifestyle.

  • Meets the character qualification in 2 Timothy and Titus.

  • Feels called to be part of community that embodies the gospel to our city in word and deed.

  • Loves people and desires to help them to become mature in Christ.

  • Is a person of character and integrity, will say hard things with a soft heart and correct and rebuke when necessary.

  • Does ministry like an owner, not an employee.

  • Is passionate about their own spiritual development, is self aware, and continues to grow as a whole person.


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

A little bit creative, a little bit counter-culture, Portland is a year-round, always-evolving city that's home to a mindful community dedicated to keeping its city sustainable, innovative, and accessible. There's an enviable public transit system, tax-free shopping, and enormous in-city parks offering dozens of cultural attractions. 

The city is packed with so much character you’ll almost forget to explore its great outdoors. Nearby, you’ll find Mount Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Oregon Coast, as well as wine country.

Sprawling Washington Park, set right in the city, is a destination in its own right. You’ll find Hoyt Arboretum, a glorious, forested place full of flora from around the world; the International Rose Test Garden, the oldest one in the U.S.; and the Portland Japanese Garden, which includes five varieties of gardens. For kids, there’s the Oregon Zoo and the Children’s Museum. Bike or skate over the park’s hills, or hike Wildwood Trail all the way to Pittock Mansion, a turn-of-the-century French chateau. To get even further into nature, head to Forest Park’s 113 kilometers of trails, just minutes from downtown.

Portland’s arts and culture institutions are highly-regarded. Hear a performance at the Oregon Symphony or the Portland Opera. Watch dancers leap across the stage at Oregon Ballet Theatre. Portland Center Stage is one of the best professional regional theaters in the U.S., putting on major productions throughout the year. Head to Portland Art Museum to see 42,000 works of art.

Living in Portland puts you geographically between the Columbia and Willamette rivers, the former creating a natural border between Oregon and Washington State. Hills, rivers and the distant Cascade Mountains create a stunning visual landscape.

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