at Sagebrush Church

Alburquerque, New Mexico


As Sagebrush continues to reach communities across New Mexico and internationally in Belize, the complexities and challenges of aligning our employees continue to increase as well. In addition, we now have more than 150 employees from diverse backgrounds who need strong leadership, clear direction, and constant support in order to be effective in ministry.

We are seeking a full-time, high-level associate to serve directly with the Executive Staff Pastor (ESP) to increase our staff development, maintain training systems, offer leadership coaching, and improve our ministry communications.



  • 1.Have fun together. (Nehemiah 8:10)
  • 2.Maintain healthy personal boundaries with the opposite gender. (Job 31:1)
  • 3.Do not gossip, and only speak positively about one another. (Proverbs 13:11, 16:28, 18:8; Ephesians 4:29; Matthew 18:15)
  • 4.Have no unresolved conflict. (Acts 2:44, John 17:20-23)
  • 5.Commit to having one another’s back. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
  • 6.Seek, value, and apply feedback from one another. (Proverbs 27:17)
  • 7.Don't make decisions in isolation. (Proverbs 15:22)
  • 8.Consider all ministry areas with equal value. (I Corinthians 12)
  • 9.Work hard but protect personal and family time. (Ephesians 5:16-17)
  • 10.Pursue personal, professional, and spiritual growth. (Luke 2:52)
  • 11.Pray for one another and the church. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)


    Founded in 1999, Senior Pastor Todd Cook moved to the Westside of Albuquerque with a core group of 120 people who launched the church. Since then, Sagebrush Church has thrived under his leadership and vision, and now has seven locations throughout Albuquerque and greater New Mexico. In addition, Sagebrush has an international location in Belize.

    At Sagebrush, we are driven by our mission to know Christ and to make Christ known. We exist to know Christ, to love Him with all our heart, mind and strength, to make Him known, and to share the message of Jesus to those who are far from Him. We stand firmly on the Word of God and believe it’s important to be a church with a solid foundation and a clear vision.

    Sagebrush just celebrated their 20th year anniversary.


    New Mexico is a fantastic place to grow roots. At the heart of the state beats the pulse of a vibrant city - Albuquerque. New Mexico is beautiful, welcoming, full of diversity, and remarkable landscapes. Southern New Mexico gets sunshine 358 days a year. Albuquerque claims an average of 325 days of sunshine and bright blue skies.


    “Albuquerque has been receiving some major shout-outs from some of travel and tourism’s most prominent and influential publications. With highlights on everything from Albuquerque’s family-friendly attractions to our overall affordability, ABQ ranked among some of the best travel destinations around the world.” –


    Every October, thousands of people flock to Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta. Conditions for hot air ballooning in the city are ideal.


    Experience our iconic sunsets from a rooftop or the Sandia Mountains and you’ll start to see why Albuquerque is the heart of the Land of Enchantment.From big cities to small towns, New Mexico has a unique blend of cultures that creates a wonderful mix of food, music and art. Each city and town has its own distinct personality that you’re sure to enjoy.


    Essential Profile

  • Individual profile needs: Must be a seasoned believer, have a teachable spirit, be a systems thinker and a strategist, model seasoned judgment, time management, and humility.
  • Responsibilities

  • 1.Assist the Executive Staff Pastor and teams with recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding new staff.
  • Work with the HR Director and ESP to define needs and recruit full staff teams for ministries.
  • Assist department heads in maintaining up-to-date and detailed team org charts.
  • Evaluate and support improvements to our recruiting and interview processes.
  • Ensure new hires are on-boarded well and handed off to ministry teams effectively.
  • Work with teams to provide better 90-day jumpstarts for their new staff.
  • 2.  Assist in developing and maintaining key training systems that help our teams stay effective.

  • Assist the ESP in the development of training content and systems for staff and team members.
  • Work with each ministry team to ensure materials are up-to-date and easily accessible.
  • Work with the creative team to build and maintain web- and app-based training options.
  • Provide training to staff members so they are able to effectively use the training systems. 
  • Work with ministry teams to make sure their development pipelines are moving people “up”.
  • 3.  Provide leadership coaching and ministerial support to our central team staff members.

  • Coach ministry heads on using tools and training to elevate the leadership of their teams.
  • Provide professional development tools (DISC, Myers-Briggs, Situational Leadership) to leaders.
  • Help team leads develop and calendar a rhythm for leadership development with their teams.
  • Come alongside staff teams and monitor progress with their leadership development.
  • Assist in scheduling and ensuring staff evaluations are done at least twice per year.
  • 4.  Help improve our communication going up and going down the staffing structure.

  • Work with ministry teams to help them learn how to communicate more effectively.
  • Ensure teams are sharing updates (GBUNs) in a timely and useful manner.
  • Help with planning Central Team meeting content and updates for the staff teams.
  • Attend ministry team meetings (CMT and their staff) to stay informed with the latest.
  • Provide bi-weekly debriefs to the ESP on what is and is not going well with teams. 
  • Expectations

  • Communicate consistently with the Executive Pastor to ensure a “strong united front”.
  • Maintain a servant-leader approach to lead by influence rather than by job title. 
  • Model integrity, interpersonal skills, situational awareness, and 360-degree leadership.
  • Avoid making decisions in isolation that could result in confusion or division.
  • Seek the growth and improvement of every ministry team and their direct leads. 
  • Pursue organizational self-mastery and begin every day with a clear plan of action.
  • Qualifications

  • Must have a seasoned and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • A verifiable track record of excellent leadership and experience leading high-level teams.
  • Understanding of how to create and maintain ministry systems across a broad spectrum.
  • Strong leadership skills including situational awareness and strong communication skills.
  • A high proclivity towards being detail-oriented, with a track record of follow-through.
  • The ability to lead through relational influence and balancing people and tasks equally.

    Ready to take the next step?

    To find out additional information about Sagebrush Church,
    please visit

    If, after prayerfully reviewing this information, you sense this role and church culture could be a good fit for you, please contact Kye "K" Chung below.

    Kye "K" Chung //