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Position Description

The Christian Reformed Church is a diverse family of healthy congregations, assemblies, and ministries expressing the good news of God’s kingdom that transforms lives and communities worldwide.

As people called by God, we gather to praise God, listen to him, and respond. We nurture each other in faith and obedience to Christ. We love and care for one another as God’s people. We commit ourselves to serve and to tell others about Jesus. We pursue God’s justice and peace in every area of life.

Summary of Position

The Executive Director is accountable to the Council of Delegates of the CRCNA and is responsible for nurturing a shared and vibrant vision for the mission of the Christian Reformed Church, and for insuring the effective implementation of this mission through the Ministry Plan of the Christian Reformed Church and the work of the various boards, agencies, and institutions of the CRCNA.

Nature and Scope

The Executive Director is called to keep the Christian Reformed Church attentive and responsive to a long-term vision for its mission in the world, both locally and globally. This includes providing a report to each synod, offering a vision for the future ministry of the Christian Reformed Church and recommendations for its implementation.

The Executive Director provides direction, supervision, and nurture to the staff of the various agencies, ministries, and institutions that serve the Christian Reformed Church. He or she is responsible to see that the staff works faithfully and cooperatively to carry out the mission of the Christian Reformed Church. The Executive Director also seeks to build a spirit of close collaboration and common vision between the various boards, ministries, and institutions that serve the Christian Reformed Church.

Leadership Profile and Qualifications

A.     Strategic priorities

Possess a strong desire and demonstrated ability to seek, discern, communicate, and implement God’s vision for the future of the CRCNA.

B.     Professional qualifications

Possess the ability to provide visionary, servant leadership within a multiagency denomination.

C.    Personal qualifications

Exhibit dynamic skills in collaborative relationship building and participatory management with the ability to bridge diverse perspectives and inspire trust.

D.    Spiritual qualifications

Exemplify a strong, vibrant, personal Christian faith marked by spiritual humility and moral integrity.

E.     Educational and ordination qualifications

Be or become by transfer an ordained minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

Adopted 2012