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Life Action Ministries

CEO


Buchanan, Michigan

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Staff Size: 181 + 70 Full Time Volunteers

Location: Buchanan, Michigan

Vanderbloemen is honored to present this role.  www.Vanderbloemen.com/jobs

The role: The CEO provides the overall executive leadership and management for Life Action Ministries, a house of multiple brands. Notable brands include Revive Our Hearts, the teaching and writing ministry of founder, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Life Action, led by president John Avant, and OneCry, a partnership of voices issuing a nationwide call for spiritual awakening. 

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Meet Life Action Ministries

Life Action Ministries (LAM) was founded in 1971 to spark spiritual change in people’s vertical relationship with God, leading to horizontal transformation in families, churches, communities, and entire nations. Birthed by a youth pastor burdened by the spiritual hypocrisy of church-going parents, the ministry was founded on the core belief that revitalization in families and churches, beginning in individual lives, are key to transforming our culture for Christ and completing the Great Commission. 

As LAM prepares to celebrate 50 years of mission, it has grown to comprise several hundred staff members and three major outreach divisions (Life Action, Revive Our Hearts, and OneCry). Under the unifying mission of igniting movements of authentic Christianity, our family of outreaches strategically target different demographics in the body of Christ: 

  • Churches are revitalized through Summits and Thirst Conferences that help every age group in a congregation seek God together. 

  • Families are strengthened at Life Action Camp through “vacations with a purpose.” 

  • Ministry leaders find reorientation through retreats at The Lodge. 

  • Women are equipped to thrive in Christ through resources, the Revive Our Hearts broadcast (aired in three languages and 19 countries), and True Woman conferences. 

  • Influencers who are passionate for national revival and awakening are mobilized to unite in prayer and proclamation through the OneCry movement. 

About the CEO

The CEO provides the overall executive leadership and management for Life Action Ministries and all of its ministry brands. They will excel at working with and empowering high-capacity division leaders, and will run point on the expansion of the organization to accomplish its missional objectives. They will represent the collective brands in public arenas.

Responsibilities: 

  • Visionary and Strategic: Ability to collaboratively determine, refine, and articulate the collective direction of the organization in a way that can be strategically executed. 

  • Relational/Team Builder: Skilled in building strong relationships with staff, board members, and constituents. 

  • Collaborative Decision-Maker: Inclined to listen well, seek out the perspectives of others as well, and creatively incorporate input into the decision-making process. 

  • Entrepreneurial Achiever (Opportunity Creator): Acumen as an innovator and change-agent who can also bring ideas into a disciplined process for outcomes. 

  • Effective Communicator (Speaker and Writer): Competent in both writing and speaking. 

  • Change Catalyst: Experience in leading people, and preferably organizations, through change. 

  • Inspiring/Motivator (Vision Casting): Track record of motivating people to achieve mutual goals over time. 

  • Resource Developer (Funding, Prayer, People): Ability to raise personal financial support and willingness to raise funds for the organization. 

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What you bring: 

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong sense of calling to the role: Deep sense of God’s calling to Life Action Ministries and the mission of revival among believers and spiritual awakening among the lost. 

  • Integrity: Proven commitment to honesty and transparency both personally and professionally. 

  • Humility: Approachable and willing to admit shortcomings. 

  • Servant Leader: Passionate and driven for the organization to succeed by making others successful. 

Knowledge and Expertise

  • Theological Instincts/Moorings: Affirmation of LAM’s Statement of Faith within the framework of a commitment for LAM to operate as “revival specialists” who minister to the diverse body of Christ. 

  • Financial, Business, and Organizational Acumen: Command of the budgeting and management dynamics of a complex non-profit organization. 

  • Deep Sector-Specific Knowledge: Possesses broad understanding of the Non-for-Profit sector as it relates to management and organizational dynamics.

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What it's like to live in the Niles/Buchanan Region of SW Michigan:

The home offices of Life Action Ministries are located on the picturesque St. Joseph river between Niles and Buchanan, in Southwest Michigan.

Southwestern Michigan is known for excellent agriculture with fruit, vegetable, and flower growing and a notable Dutch influence. It is also known for its Lake Michigan shore beaches, dunes, and state parks. These beach areas are known around the Midwest for their sandy, almost Southern California-like beaches and summer recreation.

Niles is a small light manufacturing town three miles north of the Indiana state line and a short 15 minute drive from South Bend and Notre Dame University.

This part of the country is a fantastic place to raise a family. Schools are good, cost-of-living is 17% below the national average, families can enjoy sports at Notre Dame or at the South Bend Cubs, and the cities of Indianapolis, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Chicago are just a short drive away. Amtrak and South Shore trains provide non-stop access to downtown Chicago in 90 minutes. 

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