This is a defining opportunity to lead a world class creative team with incredible resources in a thriving, established church in one of the fastest growing major metropolitan areas in the country. The city of Chandler is known for its vibrant downtown tree lined square, phenomenal dining, countless parks and trails along with 330 days of sunshine every year. The greater Phoenix Metro area is the 5th largest in the country with 4.5 million residents.
The church has prioritized and invested heavily in the weekend experience, making it integral to the overall success of the organization. The right next Executive Pastor of Creative Arts will be walking in with an extremely talented team already functioning at a very high level.
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship is a large, established bible teaching, multi-site church of 6,000 with locations in Chandler and Scottsdale, East Valley Suburbs of Phoenix. The church has been committed to being A Church Where People Gather To Find Real Answers For More Life. The organization is a member of the Converge Network of churches with a strong desire to give Real Answers to Life. True to God’s Word.
The next Executive Pastor of Creative Arts will be a member of the Executive Team and will serve in the highest levels of leadership within the church. The existing creative arts staff departments include Worship, Production and Communications. The right candidate will already be a thought leader in these creative disciplines, able to take a strong team even further.
The tools that the next Executive Pastor of Creative Arts will inherit are world class in every sense. The style of the weekend experience and organizational brand is current, vibrant and engaging. There is a strong value in creating weekend experiences where God’s Word is taught in a way that is practicable and relevant and that the worship culture is engaging, authentic and dynamic. The right next leader will need to be an established, winning coach. Someone deeply integrated and experienced in the creative production process from initial vision casting, through development to final implementation and execution. That will be the win.
An Executive Producer – The ideal candidate will be someone who sees the big picture clearly. They will have a deep understanding of the systems, processes and personnel it takes to execute a world class weekend experience and maintain a current, vibrant brand.
A Ministry Veteran – The ideal candidate will be someone who has been doing it at a very high level for a very long time. They have spent significant time leading in a context of similar size and scope. The value of experience cannot be overstated for this role.
A Cultural Sponge – The ideal candidate will be someone who has their pulse on the culture of today. They will also have a tendency to think outside of the box and not be afraid to approach ministry in a way that will be sure to resonate with the world we live in.
A Decisive Leader – The ideal candidate will be someone who makes decisions in a timely manner that reflects the vision values of the organization. They will design clear courses of action and implement steps with measurable goals that move the creative team forward.
A Strategic Thinker – The ideal candidate will be someone who brings immense insight and value to the Executive Leadership team at Cornerstone. They will have the ability to see outside of their own silo and speak into the global ministry integration of the organization at large.
A Creative’s Pastor – The ideal candidate will be someone who is a dynamic team builder and proven mentor to creatives of all disciplines. They will have the ability to pull the most out of their personnel while also creating an environment that builds consensus, symmetry and integration across the team.
10 years full-time ministry experience
3 years experience in a church of 2000+
A successful record of leading teams
A high level of competency and experience when it comes to areas of leadership, strategy, project management, organizational structure as well as strong relational abilities.
As a minimum applicants should have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in an area of concentration that has equipped them for this role.