Executive Pastor of Operations (non-paid)

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ORGANIZATION: Connect City Ministries

Are you passionate about building a community that nurtures spiritual growth, fosters relationships, and transforms lives through faith? Do you thrive in a collaborative leadership environment focused on authentic connections and shared purpose? If so, we invite you to consider joining Connect City Knoxville as our Executive Pastor of Operations. This is not a paid staff position.

About Us:

We are building a new church in Knoxville, TN and we are starting by building our pastoral team. At Connect City Knoxville, we are dedicated to connecting people with faith, community, and purpose. We are building a diverse community for people who are seeking to deepen their relationship with God in a supportive and welcoming environment. We believe in the power of authentic connections and strive to create a nurturing space where individuals can grow spiritually, socially, and practically.

Our Vision:

To see people transformed by The Word of God and community. Connect City Knoxville has a vision that caters to those who desire faith and community but feel disconnected from traditional church structures. We prioritize genuine connections and aim to create a space where the faith journey is experienced authentically and collectively.

What to Expect:

As the Executive Pastor of Operations, you will oversee various aspects of the church's operations and administration. You will play a crucial role in helping the church to operate efficiently, grow strategically, and fulfill its mission effectively. You will be an integral part of a three-person Executive Lead Team dedicated to providing guidance, oversight, and spiritual care to our church community. Together, this team operates through shared leadership, mutual accountability, and unity of purpose in shepherding and caring for our community. You can expect to work collaboratively with the team to nurture and grow Connect City Knoxville into a vibrant hub of spiritual growth and community engagement.


  • Provide operational leadership and oversight to ensure the smooth functioning of church activities and programs.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Lead Team to develop and implement strategies for the growth and development of the church, community engagement, spiritual growth, and outreach initiatives, including setting goals, creating budgets, and evaluating progress.
  • Cultivate a culture of inclusivity, authenticity, and belonging within the church community.
  • Provide leadership and support to the volunteer staff, including identifying, developing, and evaluating leaders, as well as fostering a positive and productive work environment.
  • Lead and support leaders and volunteers in their respective roles, fostering a culture of teamwork and excellence.
  • Facilitate communication and coordination among different ministry departments, staff members, and church leaders to ensure alignment and collaboration towards common goals.
  • Oversee budgeting, financial management, and resource allocation in alignment with the church's mission and values.


* A devoted Christian with a passion for fostering spiritual growth and community development.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a church or ministry setting, with a track record of operational excellence and team collaboration.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build authentic relationships and connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to think strategically, problem-solve effectively, and implement innovative solutions.
  • A degree in ministry, business administration, or ministry leadership experience is a plus.

Please note that this position is currently a volunteer staff role. As Connect City Knoxville grows, there is potential for future paid staff positions to be added to support the ministry's expansion and impact. If you are excited about the opportunity to lead and serve in a vibrant and inclusive church plant, we would love to hear from you.

To apply for the Executive Pastor of Operations position at Connect City Knoxville, please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and vision for this role, and contact information for three professional references to connectcity.ministries@gmail.com. Let's embark on this journey of faith, community, and transformation together!

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About Connect City Ministries


124 Huxley Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, US

Mission Statement

We’re on a mission to transform communities through faith and relationships.


We are a new church plant in Knoxville, TN. We exist to connect people with faith, community, and purpose.

We are a community-focused and relationally-driven church. We aim to provide a nurturing environment where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can Know God, Grow Together, and Make an Impact.




We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Knoxville, TN 37934






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