International Ministerial Fellowship

Serving Those Who Serve Others

International Ministerial Fellowship
Job Opportunities

General Secretary/Executive Officer

General Description

International Ministerial Fellowship (IMF) is an association of churches, clergy, chaplains, missionaries and para-church organizational leaders, with 1,300 members in the United States and 36 foreign countries. It was organized in 1958 and re-chartered as a Minnesota corporation in 1985. Its mission is to glorify Christ, make Christ known, and to be used as a support team to those called to Christian service. Its purpose is to complete the IMF Mission through our five pillars of ministry support:

  1. To serve as an Ecclesiastical Endorsing agency, recognized by all branches of the Military, Veteran’s Affairs, prisons, hospitals and hospices, providing qualified Christian chaplains.
  2. To serve the local church by providing membership in the Fellowship and meaningful support services to the Pastor and leadership of the congregation.
  3. To love, serve, encourage and help enable persons called to serve in front-line Christian ministry.
  4. To provide a Mission Sending Agency that recruits and sends missionaries to nations of the world.
  5. To provide mentoring, leadership and training to IMF members as well as an approved biblical and theological curriculum for those serving without seminary training (who desire further low cost web-based study).

IMF is Christ-centered with an emphasis on the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church today. Our Ministry Center is located in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, MN with a staff of six full-time and seven part-time employees. Applicants must be in agreement with IMF’s Statement of Faith and other governance documents. Please see “IMF Organizational Polity Manual” on our website at

Position Summary

The General Secretary will serve as a senior leader and a pastor over IMF, reporting to the General Overseer while working in unity with the Board of Directors to help meet the needs of IMF member ministers. The General Secretary will:

  • Report to the General Overseer
  • Share a commitment to live out the Great Commission as its foundation of ministry
  • Serve the expressed needs of the members personally and through the staff and the programs of the organization
  • Shepherd the spiritual well-being and growth of its ministers and faith community
  • Accept primary responsibility and accountability for the scriptural integrity of all teaching, preaching, and communications of the organization
  • Collaborate with the staff to develop programs, events and support services
  • Oversee and manage the full range of operations of the headquarters and ministry, including the stewardship of both the financial and physical assets
  • IMF offers an annual salary with opportunity to increase salary/benefits through biannual review/bonus based on growth and retention of membership and increased revenue to support the ministry


  • Master of Divinity degree or Master in Biblical Studies or related field from an accredited (ATS) seminary and ordination credentials from IMF or other nationally recognized certifying organization
  • Minimum of 10 years of pastoral experience, including leadership responsibilities and supervision of staff
  • Demonstrates personal alignment to the core beliefs of IMF (Evangelical, Spirit-filled) and full investment in the body
  • Holds that the entire Bible is the infallible Word of God
  • Evidence of being Jesus-focused, Holy Spirit-filled, Holy Spirit-led and demonstrates the gifts and fruit of the Spirit
  • Responsible for the development and management of the annual budget of the ministry
  • Psychometric surveys and background check
  • Full-time employment with IMF and full-time resident in the greater Minneapolis area
  • Some requirements may be negotiable.

Favorable Leadership Characteristics

The following suggested list of leadership characteristics (by no means exhaustive) have been suggested by the IMF Board of Directors members and staff:

  1. Servant leader
  2. Pastor’s heart
  3. Encourager
  4. Proven leader
  5. Successful marriage and family
  6. Spiritual gifts including mercy, helps and governance
  7. StrengthsFinder characteristics: Achiever, Harmony, Responsibility, Positivity, Developer
  8. Called to IMF ministry (serving pastors, churches and ministries)

While not all of these characteristics may be found in one person, they are leadership characteristics deemed to be desirable.

How to Apply

Apply by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note our email constraints: We are not able to accept zip files or attachments in excess of 10MB. Attach to the email in PDF or Word format:

  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the position and describing your alignment with IMF’s vision and how your experience and skills match the position summary and qualifications
  • Document of belief that addresses your alignment to IMF’s nine statements in our published Statement of Faith
  • Written statement explaining your personal beliefs on the topics of scripture and the Holy Spirit’s work in the Church today
  • Current resume
  • Your financial requirements
  • Professional references (at least five) that we may contact. Please include current and former ministry supervisors, direct reports, and a peer, identifying each relationship

All qualifying applications received will be considered. The position will remain open until we find the candidate that most closely matches our criteria.

Completed applications will be acknowledged by return email within one week of submission.

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Director of Development

Job purpose:
To direct IMF’s in-house fund development. This includes directing the annual fundraising golf tournament and year-end giving appeal. Moreover, the Director oversees special events, grant writing, and partnering with development field representatives and administrators, IMF staff, and volunteers in pursuing Development Department objectives

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