The Steward Minister is responsible to Brentwood Baptist
Church, under the direction of the Senior Executive Pastor, for developing and
leading a church-wide comprehensive stewardship plan which disciples the church
body to live out true biblical stewardship in every aspect of their lives. This
is accomplished through a variety of curricula, resources, ministry
partnerships, and one-on-one support.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the
functionality, and growth of the church-wide stewardship ministry.
Be the champion for
Biblical stewardship, identifying tools and resources that will communicate the
principles of biblical stewardship as a part of our disciple-making process.
Encourage and serve as
a reference for campus pastors in teaching our members about biblical
stewardship. Seek out new areas of need and develop resources to help meet
that teach principles of biblical stewardship and money management for
church members who need help in stewardship-related life circumstances.
serve as a confidential resource and coach for church members who need financial
counseling, or mobilize volunteers to do so.
Promote generosity and
help identify legacy giving opportunities among the congregation.
Plan, promote, and
coordinate church-wide stewardship efforts.
with other ministries within the church that encourage members to view these
areas through the lens of stewardship.
Maintain a network of
outside contacts in the community who can offer additional biblically based
counseling or financial support services to church members beyond the scope of
the ministry’s capabilities.
Serve as a model and
representative of biblical stewardship.
Lead any volunteers or
staff who serve within the ministry.
Speak on stewardship
issues and give ministry and event updates to church leadership and the church
body as needed.
Administer endowed funds through grants and
scholarships awarded by the designated team.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the
responsibilities for the administrative assistant assigned.
Attend all required
staff meetings and complete forms and reports in a timely and concise manner.
Be available to serve
the church as a decision counselor, pastoral counselor, on-call minister and
on-site minister (as assigned). Perform weddings and funerals as available.
COMPETENCIES AND TRAITS:
In addition to the specific
responsibilities required for this role, Brentwood Baptist Church also seeks
candidates that possess some general competencies and behavioral traits that
enhance the effectiveness of our staff.
Effective in directing
both resources and volunteers towards the accomplishment of goals
effectiveness by focusing on “must-dos” tasks
problems or formulates creative solutions
Makes timely decisions
that produce quality outcomes
flexibility, adapts well to changing priorities or situations
proactive in accomplishing tasks without significant oversight
Is willing to take on
additional responsibilities with a “can-do” attitude
Collaborates well with
others to accomplish group tasks
expectations and priorities to volunteers
Uses written and
verbal communication in a way that accomplishes intended results
commitments, schedules and deadlines
Functions well in a
team environment, regularly shares information and solicits feedback from
Christ-likeness and a commitment to personal spiritual growth
Leads volunteers by
serving and not by asserting control
intelligence, is emotionally available to those he/she leads
Invests in the
development of others around him/her
accomplishes self-development goals
ongoing commitment to obtaining the KASH (knowledge, attitude, skill and
habits) necessary to be successful in this role
Teachable spirit with
a desire to learn and grow
The gap between the
current job description and the employee’s current abilities is appropriate and
allows for future
A personal sense of
calling from God to vocational Christian ministry in general and to this
particular area of ministry.
Can identify closely
with the mission, values, vision, theology, philosophy and methodology of
Brentwood Baptist Church.
A mature Christian who
demonstrates the Fruit of the Spirit, is growing in their faith and is
committed to spiritual disciplines such as Bible reading and prayer.
A passion for seeing
lives impacted through disciple-making and spiritual transformation.
The proven ability to
identify, equip and lead a team of volunteers.
collaborate, cooperate and function well in a team environment.
written and verbal communication skills.
Possess the knowledge and experience to
competently network with professional members of the financial, trust, and
estate planning communities, for the purpose of effectively facilitating the
donative intent of Brentwood Baptist Church members and to inform and educate
the financial professional community regarding the Christian based community
ministries of Brentwood Baptist Church throughout the middle Tennessee region.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of a
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university. A Master’s Degree from an
accredited seminary is preferred.
A minimum of five
years’ experience on a staff with experience in leadership development.
All campuses function under
the governance of Brentwood Baptist Church. Each campus is an established
entity operating as a whole and permanent part of Brentwood Baptist. Each
maintains pre-determined alignment
characteristics that uphold
the Brentwood Baptist “DNA” while also containing some contextualized
characteristics to allow it to best reach its target local community. Every
staff member is an employee of Brentwood Baptist.
Brentwood Baptist Church is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled