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Director of Church Partnerships – Large Church Focus

OM and the Church
According to Matthew 28:18-20, the Church (all believers) is God’s instrument to make disciples of Jesus Christ among all nations. It is therefore vital for OM to develop and deepen relationships with local churches to achieve the aim of seeing vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached. The role of the Church Connections team is to connect with US church leaders to determine alignment of vision and ability of engagement in the areas of prayer, sending and generosity. We do this through identifying and cultivating relationships with church leadership, providing opportunities for involvement and stewarding relationships to see ongoing, mutually beneficial partnerships.

To advance the mission of Operation Mobilization, this position will engage with the 200 largest/fastest growing US churches, to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that include financial generosity, mobilization of church members and focused prayer.

Atlanta, Ga Region
Pay Structure
Information & Requirements

Critical Few Objectives

  • Establish a strategic and systematic focus on closing five- to six-figure commitments from large church relationships across the USA.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward qualified church prospects and donors, managing a portfolio of approximately 150 qualified large church relationships.
  • Conduct 150 +/- face-to-face visits annually with approximately 1/2 for qualification and cultivation, 1/4 for solicitation, and 1/4 for stewardship and renewal.
  • Meet or exceed million-dollar annual revenue goals for Global Mission Fund, Capacity Building, Strategic Pillar priorities, and strategic projects.
  • Strategically engage the CEO, Board members and other senior OM leaders in the development process.

Major Responsibilities:
Contribute to the effectiveness of OM USA’s Church Connections efforts:

  • Establish a strategic and systematic focus on closing commitments of $50,000 to $500,000 from large church relationships.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward and retain a managed portfolio of 150 relationships with the largest and fastest growing US churches obtained through external sources and personal networking.
  • Apply a moves management approach and document planned moves for all relationships in portfolio.
  • In the first year, raise a minimum of 300K. Increase the amount raised to 1 million annually within 3 years.
  • Annually solicit, negotiate and close five- to six-figure gifts and multi-year commitments, and meet million dollar annual revenue goals.
  • Conduct 150 +/- face-to-face/virtual visits annually with approximately 1/2 for qualification and cultivation, 1/4 for solicitation, and 1/4 for stewardship and renewal.
  • Communicate persuasively OM’s ethos, vision, mission, and priorities.
  • Demonstrate a keen sense of curiosity for church partners – seeking to “crack the code” of what compels each church to give substantially by asking the right questions – and able to personally adapt as needed to meet the needs of partners.
  • Successfully align partner interests with our strategy and convincingly articulate the unique giving opportunity.
  • Guide the development of compelling proposals and oversee the development of creative presentations and reports (all are produced by professional writers on your behalf).
  • Develop and utilize an activity calendar to plan and realize partnership objectives.
  • Participate in team meetings, training events and/or conference calls that are strategically necessary to accomplish partnership goals for OM.
  • Plan and lead Vision Trips for church leaders to OM fields as part of the partnership development strategy.
  • Routinely engage the CEO, SME’s, other OM USA and overseas OM leaders in visits with church leaders to inspire, cultivate, minister and present significant partnership opportunities.
  • Invite and host key church leaders at strategic OM events such as Vision Summits, ILM, ELM, WACA, MENA Area Leaders meetings.


  • Must be ready to work full-time hours
  • At least 5 years of significant prior transferable professional experience in a large church and/or mission agency leadership required.
  •  BA/BS required, MA, DMIN or MBA/CFRE preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising in an environment of similar complexity.
  • A self-starter with a high level of energy, self-confidence, and a positive “can-do” attitude are essential, as is humility.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize assigned tasks.
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