First Baptist Church Brandon 

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Denomination - Southern Baptist

Location - Brandon, Florida

Position - Executive Pastor

About the Church:
 

The Vision of the church:

First Baptist Church of Brandon exists to glorify God by reaching Brandon and the world for Jesus Christ. We believe the Great Commission (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20) and practice discipleship, worship, fellowship, evangelism, and mission.

About the Position:

 

The Executive Pastor and Administrator (XP) is responsible for working under the supervision of the Senior Pastor (SP) to oversee the day-to-day operation of the church, to give overall leadership and direction to the staff, Ministry Activity Center, Academy, and to implement the vision and mission of First Baptist Brandon. Key areas of leadership include ministry evaluation, goal setting, strategic planning, staff monitoring and office management.

The successful XP will not aspire to be a SP but instead desire to free up the SP to pursue calling, passion, and looking toward the future of First Baptist Church. The SP has a high competency in organizational leadership but strives for balance between task orientation and people focus. The SP delegates and empowers administration to the XP while being involved in the larger stewardship of the church, focusing on preaching, planning, leading, being relational, and shepherding all. The SP relies on the XP to ensure staff team members are made accountable for task- oriented objectives. He believes the XP cannot expect what he does not inspect, and all things in the church must be done with excellence to the glory of God.  The SP asks for a high level of accountability for the performance and competence of the staff, including annual reviews done by the XP with encouraging and constructive feedback, as well as annual numeric and value-oriented goals. Through the XP, the SP practices management by objective and is clear on expectations and roles, then delegates ministry areas to trusted and competent team members, setting them free to do their jobs. If team members do not meet objectives the XP trains and motivates and/or perhaps moves or transitions employee position or employment. The SP believes in rewarding high performers with praise, merit raises, and providing advancement within the organization – done with and through the XP, personnel committee, and pastoral team.

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Responsibilities:

Description of Responsibilities:

  • 32-office hours per week plus Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, special events, Business meetings, and availability on Sunday evenings

  • Report to SP

  • Support the SP in every area of ministry and function so that the overall mission of the church is consistently pursued and prioritized

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the SP

  • Perform pastoral duties

  • Lead the day-to-day operations of the church by oversight in the areas of administration: employee management, finance/organization, and facilities

  • Be informed of everything

Pastoral

  • Counseling, weddings, funerals, hospitals, outreach, pastoral care, etc.

  • Coordinate all ordination and licensing

  • Liaison to Deacons

  • Administer church discipline

  • Administer SBC and state convention assignments

  • Preside, teach, speak, and greet (being available at every event to everyone)

  • Return all calls and emails each week

  • Letters and church correspondence each week

  • Host and entertain visiting speakers

  • Attend various Life Group functions

  • Teach new members assimilation

Administration

       

       Employee Management:

  • Coordinate staff

  • Develop staff flow chart with personnel committee

  • Maintain job descriptions and personnel records

  • Set agenda and help facilitate weekly staff meeting

  • Coordinate, supervise and as needed, meet with ministers and staff

  • Coordinate all major search efforts for new staff

  • Consistently evaluate ministry performance by goal review, progress, and ministry growth

  • Work with the SP and church staff to create and implement strategies and systems to accomplish the mission of the church

  • Develop and implement a strategy for the ongoing recruitment, training and evaluation of leaders and volunteers within the church body. The process would be well defined, measurable, and understandable (enlist, equip, evaluate).

  • As necessary, give direct leadership to ministry areas where leadership is not present due to staff vacancy

  • Organize an annual staff advance

  • Implement reviews 4-5 weeks before annual staff advance to have task-oriented conversations ahead of annual advance and allow the staff getaway to be a refreshing, encouraging, visionary and team-oriented time.

  • Establish projected salary guidelines

  • Maintain Primary Events, Procedural, and Budgeting Calendars

  • Provide supervision to Ministry Activity Center

  • Provide supervision to Academy

       Finance & Organization:

  • Write church policies

  • Oversee all church programs

  • Provide supervision to music, worship, audio/visual, media and communications

  • Coordinate Media responses

  • Liaison/Staff Resource Person to the Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Properties Committee, Constitution & Bylaws

  • Oversee annual budget and process

  • Steward of major expenditures

  • Coordinate business meetings

  • Plan and develop stewardship emphasis

  • Oversee church procedural function

  • Manage church business including bookkeeping, receivables, payables

  • Coordinate major calendar events

       Facilities:

  • Supervisor of property and facility maintenance and maintenance of Staff

  • Lead building committee

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Qualifications:

  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, graduate degree preferred

  • Have a minimum 5-years experience in a like church

  • Support the leadership of a pastor led, deacon served, staff equipped, committee supported, and congregationally affirmed church

  • Hold the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as statement of belief

  • Uphold the unity of the church in the bonds of peace (Ephesians 4:3)

  • Be able to share the gospel

  • Possess effective communication and organization skills with volunteer teams

  • Have competency in First Baptist Ministry Cycle: goal setting, planning (determine environment and budget), collaborating, communicating, promoting, recruiting/equipping, executing, following-up and assimilating, celebrating, and evaluating

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Skills & Gifts Required:

  • To succeed in this position, the XP must be organized, assertive, have excellent strategic and management leadership, and have excellent interpersonal relationship skills. He must desire to be a “right-hand man” to the SP by assisting him in any area of need or weakness.

  • Be a peacemaker, team builder, and encourager

  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)

  • Have the ability to be held accountable and hold others accountable

  • Have the ability to lead, train and mentor others

  • Demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to motivate others

  • Make difficult decisions while following a biblical standard

  • Have the ability to teach God’s Word in small or larger groups settings

  • Embody the spirit and biblical example of servanthood

Priorities:

  • Have authority to hire and dismiss all paid church positions except for the Professional Staff

  • During the absence of the SP, administrative duties shall be assumed by XP

  • Ensure the church operates within Articles of Incorporation, Constitution and Bylaws

  • Oversee Committees (including but not limited to Committee on Committees, Constitution and Bylaws, Finance, Nominating, Personnel, and Properties.)

  • Oversee Ministry Teams (including but not limited to Building and Grounds Team, Transportation Team, and Food Service Team)

A little bit about Brandon, FL

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This is an awesome place to live! Brandon is one of the most desirable communities in all of America; excellent year round weather, vacation destination, professional sports, active outdoor life, and a very pleasant place to raise a family.  Brandon is an unincorporated community in Hillsborough County, Florida. It is part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater metroplex with over 3 million people in population. The immediate area was 114,626 at the 2020 census, up from 103,483 at the 2010 census.

 

The average household income in Brandon is $74,472. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,271 per month, and the median house value is $187,000. The median age in Brandon is 37.1 years, 35.5 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Racial composition: Caucasian, Hispanic/Latino, African American, Asian

 

Tourist Attractions:

 

Brandon:
* Parks/Biking trails * Shopping

* Dining

 

Tampa/St. Pete:
* Busch Gardens
* Florida Aquarium * Lowry Park Zoo
* Beaches