The Executive Pastor is an ordained, senior member of the Church leadership team, and will be responsible for implementing the vision of the Church under the direction of the Senior Pastor, through the overall leadership of church
staff, leading all functional areas in the accomplishment of the Church’s vision and mission.



The Senior Pastor is the preaching and directional leader of the church and the Executive Pastor is the organizational leader. The Executive Pastor implements the agreed goals and plans for the Church under the direction of the Senior Pastor, along with senior lay support of the church, optimizing the church’s financial and human resources. The Executive Pastor manages the day to day ministry according to the high standards of the gospel and established plans, policies, and legal requirements.

The Executive Pastor will be responsible for implementing the vision of the Church under the leadership of the Senior Pastor through the overall leadership of church staff, leading all functional areas in the accomplishment of the agreed Church vision and mission. This includes outreach, arts, pastoral care, group life, Teaching, Youth, Family and Children’s Ministry areas, as well as strategic planning, finance, administration, human resources, and operations.


  • Support the Senior Pastor in the accomplishment of the church’s mission through ministry effectiveness evaluation, discernment, decision making, planning, and overall direction of the church staff.

  • Preach throughout the eight congregations which make up MIC

  • Oversee and contribute to the church teaching programme

  • Offer Pastoral care

  • Lead the ministry staff in the establishment and ongoing direction of ministries that effectively reach the church’s demographics, ensuring the accomplishment of the overall mission.

  •  Ensure the operational readiness of the church through leadership and oversight of the support staff performing duties in administration, finance, human resources, supply, and facilities management.

  • Facilitate the annual strategic planning process including evaluation of ministry performance; review of mission, vision, and core values; development of key objectives and tactics; and the establishment of yearly goals, with the cooperation of the Church Council with the affirmation and supervision of Circuit Stewards.

  • Establish and maintain a set of key performance measures (KPMs) that provide the Senior Pastor and church staff with ongoing visibility of the effectiveness of all functional areas of the church.

  • Develop annual financial plans that fund the accomplishment of the strategic plan and meet critical financial objectives such as established cash reserve levels.

  • Champion the development of infrastructure by all ministry and support areas that support the healthy, long-term growth of the church.

  • Implement the hiring and dismissal process following direction and guidance from the Senior Pastor and the Circuit Stewards.

  • Help maintain a solid staff through the development of policies and procedures, oversee the development of job descriptions, propose appropriate staff adjustments, and resolve conflicts.

  • Work with the Church Council appropriate volunteer committees/teams.

  • Create alignment between the various ministries.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience

The ideal candidate for this role will:

be ordained in a church recognised by the Methodist Church, Hong Kong have a minimum of 10 to 15 years of ministry experience. have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent training in business, administration, leadership, or human resource management would be beneficial. Master’s work in biblical studies is a plus.

The successful individual must have a proven track record of effective leadership, judgment, and above reproach character.

Personal Characteristics:

Shows Spiritual Maturity
Exemplifies a godly lifestyle and spiritual leadership.

Is Highly Relational

  • This position requires a candidate that is a “people person.” While all ministry requires love for God’s people, this position necessitates a personality that will want to engage our community, the lost, and our church community in a very personal manner.

  • Has a passion for the team, staff culture, excellence, and loyalty.

  • Is a relational match with the Senior Pastor and senior ministry leads.

  • Has a sense of humour

Is a Leader and Equipper

  • This position requires a natural leader who is not timid. The Executive Pastor needs to be a self-motivated, spiritually mature goal-oriented leader who seeks to train and equip others to fulfill the vision of the church. Team building of volunteers, equipping of leaders, and networking with others are vital for this role. Excellent people management and team coach skills are necessary.

  • Has proven results in related experience.

  • Has experience overseeing a significant budget.

Is a Good Communicator
This position requires a very healthy amount of verbal communication.

Possesses Spiritual Gifts

Shows leadership and discernment.

*Those not ordained would be considered for the role of the Executive Director

To apply for this position please send your updated CV and cover letter to

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