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Executive Pastor - Metro Community Church


Metro Community Church (Metro), a growing church located in Englewood, NJ, is partnering with AGORA Search Group to find an Executive Pastor. Located just across the Hudson River from New York City, Metro Community Church is a contemporary, multi-ethnic, multi-generational church. The Executive Pastor will serve a crucial executive, operations, and finance function in fulfilling the church’s mission.

Metro needs a senior operational executive to help reach their Kingdom objectives with expertise and experience in financial management, team leadership, marketing, human resources, and communications. Metro is seeking a highly relational administrative leader who loves people while prioritizing organizational objectives. This is a tremendous opportunity for the right leader to impact the Kingdom through team leadership, organizational strategy, and financial planning!



Metro is a diverse church with a multi-ethnic, multi-generational staff and faith community. They are a far-from perfect church, but that’s what makes Metro so special. While the culture celebrates strength, success, and “shininess” – at Metro, they embrace imperfection, weaknesses, knowing that God’s life-transformational strength is made perfect through weakness (2 Cor. 12:9).

What this simply means is – everyone is welcome at Metro, no matter where you are on your faith journey. They are not interested in strong-arming people into a particular belief system, but rather, about having an honest and open conversation concerning their relationship with God and with one another. Metro is a faith community that holds high the values of diversity and community engagement. Metro is strategic about long-term connectedness in the community through serving and providing resources. They have positioned themselves as a partner in the community through authentic relationships, faith partnerships, service projects, and other opportunities.

They are equally passionate about social and racial justice. This is demonstrated through regular teaching series, focused small groups, and participation at the community level. The staff at Metro are highly committed to the church’s mission and vision and that is demonstrated in their passion for what they do. Metro is part of The Evangelical Covenant Church and celebrates an egalitarian view of leadership.

VISION: Life transformation through community – shaped by God, people, and the culture.

MISSION: To be relevant to the unchurched and to bring them into an authentic relationship with Jesus and the community, growing together into the reflection of Jesus Christ and passionately responding to the needs of the hurting.


  1. Relevance: Connect Jesus with today’s generation by incorporating creativity and integrity in all that we do.

  2. Relationship: Foster authenticity in a diverse community through Jesus’ love and grace.

  3. Reflection: Grow as Jesus’ representatives to the world through training, discipleship, and service.

  4. Response: Demonstrate Jesus’ compassion through catalytic initiatives of entrepreneurship, empowerment, and restoration.



The Executive Pastor is a pastor to the staff, providing encouragement, inspiration, and direction. This role serves as Chief of Staff and reports to the Senior Pastor. The Executive Pastor’s main responsibilities support the management and daily operations of Metro. The Executive Pastor plays a prominent role in shaping the leadership culture and is responsible for translating Metro’s mission into ministry. This includes strategic planning, financial management, administration, human resources, and operations. They will supervise all aspects of ministry including outreach, arts, pastoral care, group life, student and children’s ministry areas.


To view the full opportunity profile click here


AGORA Search Group is a Colorado Springs search firm providing executive search and selection services to churches and faith-based organizations throughout the world.

Malcolm Schaad is leading this search. For over 20 years, Malcolm has been serving the church in senior leadership roles. Malcolm’s experience in recruiting, marketing, and communications helps fuel his passion to fill high-level leadership roles within the local church and Christian organizations.


For further details regarding this position, please contact:

Malcolm Schaad

VP of Recruiting and Operations

AGORA Search Group


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