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Executive Pastor of Ministries

Executive Pastor of Ministries

Company: Sanctus church
599 Bayly Street East
Ajax, Ontario

Position Description

Our vision is to become a regional church of 10,000 meeting the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of people in Jesus’s name. The following staff position is critical in helping Sanctus execute on the fulfillment of that vision.

The Executive Pastor of Ministries will be a key leader on the Senior Leadership Team of Sanctus Church, directly overseeing multiple critical ministry areas. This person will lead a team of pastors and ministry leaders responsible for Care, Prayer, Connect Groups, Alpha, and Local and Global Engagement holding accountability for these areas for the Senior Leadership Team. The Executive Pastor of Ministries will have a strategic voice at a Senior level and will exert visionary influence on these ministries in order to perpetuate them as the church grows. Additionally, the Executive Pastor of Ministries will be given overall leadership of exciting new strategic ministry endeavours such as the Sanctus School of Ministry and the global Restoration Prayer movement. An ideal start date would be in the first quarter of 2022.


  • To be and become a fully devoted follower of Christ and live with character and integrity. 
  • Fully aligned with the mission, vision, values and strategy (‘Plan 2’) of Sanctus Church.
  • Strong (or demonstrating the potential to be strong) in each one of the 5 Sanctus Staff Values: Respect, Alignment, Fun, Trust, and Excellence.
  • A person of integrity, character and humility.
  • A fully devoted follower of Christ.
  • Grateful and teachable attitude.

Spiritual Gifts

  • Some combination of Leadership, Evangelism, Teaching, Wisdom or Exhortation.
  • Other gifts are welcome


  • Excellent interpersonal skills; an ability to communicate and work well with others.
  • Able to see and influence the big picture and connect the dots within diverse ministries.
  • Effective and professional conflict resolution.
  • Highly organized, dependable and trustworthy.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Strong planner.
  • Pastoral.


  • Lead and shepherd the central ministries of Sanctus in our five Discipleship Dimensions.
  • Facilitate a volunteer culture at Sanctus across all sites by working with the Volunteer Coordinator to help pastors to build teams, identify, develop and empower leaders, and be an ‘equipper of the saints’.
  • Oversee and inspire our local and global partnerships within all our sites.
  • Pastor and care for the pastors and staff in the Ministries Department.
  • Oversight of church-wide prayer ministry
  • Provide overall vision and leadership for Family Ministries across all our sites
  • Meet bi-weekly with all Direct Reports, perform annual reviews and ensure annual SMART Goals are completed for every member of the Ministries Department.
  • Sit on the Senior Leadership Team, providing strategic leadership and vision implementation in a team environment.
  • Lead and grow the Sanctus School of Ministry (launching Fall ‘22), in partnership with the Immerse Program at Northwest Seminary.
  • Champion Alpha, help it to thrive, and ensure regular involvement.
  • Provide leadership to the growing external movement of ‘Deliverance’ in partnership with Pastor Jon and the SLT.
  • Budget planning and ongoing management.
  • Regularly appreciate staff and volunteers.

Education & Experience

  • University Degree desired; Seminary Degree (complete or in progress) preferred.
  • The following are beneficial and strongly desired:
  • 5+ years of experience as a pastor. 
  • Familiarity with Sanctus Church.
  • Experience working in a multi-staff, large, church context.
  • Work experience in a fast-paced, high-caliber team environment.
  • Able to provide a minimum of 3 character and work-related references.


Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Posted: January 6, 2022 | Expires: March 14, 2022
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 9827 ]