Revive Wesleyan Church
Weekly Attendance: 1500
Location: Hamburg, New York
The Role: Executive Pastor
Meet Revive Wesleyan Church:
With humble beginnings in 1957, Revive Wesleyan has grown to be a community of people committed to loving God, loving others, and reaching others with 5 campuses at 4 locations in the towns of Hamburg, Eden, Springville, and East Aurora—all in the Southtowns of Buffalo, New York.
Revive Wesleyan is a place where families can find fellowship, support, healing, and teaching for all generations. It is a place where both the seasoned believer and those still finding their way can seek God without judgment or shame. They value and live out scripture, prayer, worship, disciple-making, generosity, hospitality, and outreach. You can come as you are and be loved as you are. It’s always relationships first. Revive Wesleyan Church is a place where people gather to be reminded, restored, renewed, and re-energized.
Revive has a unique relationship with the City of Buffalo in that it is a successful partner in ministry through “716,” a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to Christian influence in business, healthcare, and well-being in greater Buffalo. This is a real example of community engagement the likes of which most churches aspire.
About the Executive Pastor:
The ideal candidate for the position of Executive Pastor will work diligently to support the vision and mission of Revive Wesleyan church. They will lead with a servant’s heart and possess a strong work ethic.
In collaboration with the Lead Pastor, the Executive Pastor will demonstrate effective ministry and operational leadership in day-to-day activities, strategic initiatives, and staff development. The candidate will be a leader of leaders, ensuring that the staff is operating in their gifts and strengths, and is empowered to lead their respective ministry. Organizational savvy and experience are critical.
The Executive Pastor will work collaboratively with the Lead Pastor, staff, and church leadership to create strategic ministry objectives and measurable goals across all campuses and venues. This includes an intense focus on mobilizing the congregation – Take it Outside – as stated by Lead Pastor Paul Gartley. Though this is a maxim for most churches, it is imperative for the successful candidate and the church.
The Executive Pastor Responsibilities Include:
Support the Lead Pastor in accomplishing the overall vision and mission of the church through effective evaluation, discernment, decision making, and planning.
Develop, empower, and maximize people, creating systems of training, healthy accountability, and evaluation that are reproducible and scalable.
Lead, evaluate and mentor existing church staff in their respective areas of ministry.
Increase the effectiveness of the lead team collectively and in their respective ministries.
Create, implement, and evaluate key performance measures (KPMs) that provide the lead team and church staff with ongoing snapshots of specific goals and objectives for all ministry departments.
Strengthen communication by working closely with communication staff so messaging and responsiveness are clear and consistent.
Assist the lead team and church staff in goal setting, planning, prioritizing, and implementation.
In collaboration with the Lead Pastor, responsible for all strategic planning and church staff coordination in the execution of the church’s vision.
Exhibit strong business leadership and financial acumen in support of ministries.
Able to effectively balance and manage resources (financial, facilities, and people) regarding the church vision and mission.
Understand the complexity of working in a multi-site church and understand, support, and demonstrate directional leadership.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree is required and a Master’s Degree is preferred.
7+ years of relevant ministry and strategic operations experience, with staff oversight in a multi-site church, and/or a medium – large-sized organization.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Mature faith, wisdom, and integrity that has been tested and proven through experience and intimacy with Jesus.
Gifted leader of leaders that instills confidence in others and thrives when mentoring, mobilizing, and leading the team.
Coach and mentor young leaders; guide others out of a depth of life and ministry experience.
A servant-hearted leader who deeply cares for others and seeks to build emotionally and spiritually healthy teams.
High emotional intelligence and listens well to others.
Ensures time and processes for meaningful input and feedback before offering specific insight or making decisions.
Understands the value of collaboration and can unify and empower others around ideas, ministries, and resources.
Articulate and diplomatic in communication. Handles hard conversations with grace.
Capable of boldly communicating thoughts and ideas.
Takes initiative and gets things done, especially when decisions need to be made.
Resourceful and creative. Can find a way to overcome obstacles and lead strong when the going gets tough.
What it’s Like to Live in Hamburg, New York:
Nestled between the city of Buffalo and the rural countryside of the Southtowns, the Hamburg community is a place that offers unique excitement or serenity all year long. Hamburg hosts the third largest County Fair in the U.S., and you’ll find plenty of other celebrations, events, and things to do year-round.
The month of May kicks off summertime fun with multiple outdoor festivals throughout the Town and both the Villages of Blasdell and Hamburg. Beginning with the Hamburg Farmers Market, celebrating its 41st season this year, brings over 100,000 people together from all over WNY and afar to shop for locally grown and made food items. It is one of the longest-running agriculture markets in NYS and runs from the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October.
This spring the Village of Hamburg unveiled its healthy neighborhood corridor additions by creating a fitness trail system throughout the Village and better access to community centers and new playgrounds for all to enjoy. See the historic sites and architecture that are on the National Historic Registry, take a nature hike down around the 18 Mile Creek tributary, and various animal sanctuaries for bird watching, or even snowshoeing. There are also over 2,549 running routes throughout the area. It almost goes without saying that the area boasts access to two of the Great Lakes- Erie and Ontario- two of the best freshwater resources on earth and providers of boating and fishing par excellence. Between the two is the beautiful Niagara Falls!
One final noteworthy characteristic of Greater Buffalo and Western New York- we get snow and lots of it. Winter sports are a part of life and in addition to the NFL Buffalo Bills, the Bisons our Triple ‘A’ baseball team, Buffalo also boasts the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. In Ellicottville- a short 25 miles south of Hamburg is great skiing at Holiday Valley and Holimont – two first-class winter resorts.
Hamburg is the ‘Town that Friendship Built”. Whether you are a visitor to the area or are a resident of WNY, you will find a friendly atmosphere welcoming you to the charming region that really does have “Something for Everyone”.
More Information about events and activities in the Hamburg and Buffalo regional areas can be found at: https://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/events
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