The Stewardship Pastor is responsible for the overall leadership and coordination of stewardship development activities in the church, leading and supporting all activities in the accomplishment of the church’s stewardship strategy. This includes establishment and championing of an annual Stewardship Plan that details stewardship teaching methods, timing, and themes; special offering projects, timing, and promotions; planning and execution of periodic capital fund raising campaigns; and establishment and execution of donor recognition and development processes.
Essential Job Functions
- Lead paid staff and volunteers in the establishment, implementation, and ongoing direction of programs that effectively accomplish the church’s overall stewardship strategy
- As part of the church’s annual Strategic Planning Process, develop and document an annual Stewardship Plan and champion its execution throughout the year.
- Serve as a member of the Service Design Team at varies times of the year as dictated by the stewardship teaching and special offering schedules, participating in idea generation sessions and other activities related to service design.
- Support the Senior Pastor in developing teaching illustrations and other materials needed to conduct periodic stewardship teaching series as part of the church’s overall sermon/event calendar.
- Facilitate annual “tithing challenges” and other similar methods employed by the church to help people learn about and practice generosity and biblical stewardship in their lives as Christ followers.
- Organize and lead a number of special offerings during the year, identifying missions and other projects requiring funding, completing promotional plans (stage announcements, videos, correspondence, etc.), and reporting progress toward publicized goals.
- Function as Campaign Director or otherwise lead the execution of periodic capital fund raising campaigns, including consultation, planning, overall execution, and periodic reporting.
- Identify and champion periodic classes and other types of training for congregants, helping to keep the importance of good family financial management and generosity in the minds of people and to help them to develop and employ effective financial management tools and techniques.
- Establish and implement “people processes” that help the church to recognize and follow up with first time donors and to identify donors who have reduced or even stopped their financial support of the church in order to answer questions and resolve issues.
- Implement visible measures (KPMs) that help church leadership to understand its “donor universe,” keeping track of trends and overall church stewardship progress.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
This position requires a minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience as a church leader, having demonstrated good stewardship and understanding of good financial management practices. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree is required. The successful individual must have a proven track record of effective leadership, judgment, and above reproach character. A working knowledge of Church Management Software (Church Community Builder) and other related donor development applications (MortarStone Donor Analytics) is also required.