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Valley View Church

Worship and Creative Arts Pastor

Valley View Church
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Date Posted: 12/20/2012
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Valley View Church is seeking a well-rounded, innovative, self-motivating leader passionate for the spiritual growth of people through dynamic worship experiences and creative arts. The Pastor for Worship and Creative Arts will plan and produce the weekly worship services and special events of the church in partnership with the senior pastor. This can include but is not limited to dramas, musicals, variety shows, and other outreaches. This person will also develop and implement a creative vision for the church through creative marketing and use of the Arts in a variety of areas. This person will also be responsible for developing a creative arts ministry capable of nurturing and encouraging artists to use their talents in service for Christ. This person will be expected to contribute to the team spirit of the staff through fellowship, encouragement, cooperation, prayer, and other appropriate ways while serving the Lord Jesus Christ and Valley View Church.


Mission and Purpose:

The mission and purpose of the position is as follows: First, to provide leadership in producing outreach productions of artistic quality and spiritual integrity; second, to lead the worship team and programming weekly worship services; third, to establish the Creative Arts ministry as a vital organization and tool for impacting people’s lives; fourth, to collaborate with the Senior Pastor and others to effectively promote the outreach and ministry of Valley View Church; fifth, to assist other departments with the development of creative content for their ministries. The person holding this position will be expected to nurture the participants in this ministry toward Christ-likeness and the fulfillment of the Great Commission.



  • Baccalaureate degree. Master's degree in music and seminary education desirable or 8 years experience leading worship in a growing/multi staffed church setting.
  • Experience in music leading, program design and implementation in a contemporary worship setting in a multiple staff church
  • Fully supportive wife (if married)

Spiritual Leadership:

  • An evident and flourishing relationship with Jesus Christ 
  • Philosophy of Servant Leadership 
  • Strong work ethic, resourceful, self-starter 
  • Proficient in leading worship with strong and confident voice and "stage presence"
  • Commitment to the Senior Pastor and staff as a team player both relationally and theologically 
  • Experienced in recruiting, training and leading volunteers both spiritually and technically 
  • Ability to manage teams consisting of a broad age range and personalities 
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills 
  • Ability to work with various personalities to accomplish a central vision
  • Servant attitude, learner, flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent relational and conflict resolution skills
  • Good organizational and time-management skills 


  • Proficient in music theory 
  • Proficient in guitar or piano 
  • Experienced in directing choirs and praise bands
  • Functional knowledge of stage lighting and sound systems 
  • Knowledge of ProPresenter and/or other worship presentation software, programs, and apps on a MAC platform 
  • Familiarity with audio/video digital recording 
  • Working knowledge of website production 
  • Organizational and administrative skills 
  • Experienced in graphic design and church marketing (preferred, not required)
  • Understanding of other creative art platforms to enrich worship service.
  • Able to create themed elements to enrich sermon topics and preaching series

General Expectations:

  • Will be a member of Valley View Church and attends services regularly
  • Has a growing walk with Christ, exemplified by a life of obedience and example
  • Is knowledgeable of current trends related to this area of ministry and develops creativity by listening to and watching tapes, reading books and periodicals, and attending approved conferences, seminars, and other events
  • Works with the Senior Pastor in establishing and administrating the budget affecting this ministry
  • Working with Senior Pastor and staff in establishing goals for this ministry and implements strategies for their attainment through the power and direction of the Holy Spirit

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Will, under the leadership of the Senior Pastor, plan, organize, and implement the major creative events throughout the year. Shape the design of all worship experiences around the messages and people using music, media, art, video testimonies, readings, drama and other creative elements to lead the
  • community into worship.
  • Oversee the daily business of productions, from volunteers to staff, to ensure the creative vision for the production is met while working within the designated budget, building teams, and inspiring esprit de corps. This includes, but is not limited to:
  1. Determining the focus, content, messaging, and creative approach of each worship service with the pastoral leadership and worship leadership teams
  2. Recruiting and overseeing leadership and creative teams
  3. Developing, implementing, and evaluating plans to achieve the creative goal
  4. Overseeing all aspects of the production and set construction
  5. Work with the Pastoral leadership team in programming and creating weekly services
  • Develop use of the creative arts to further the outreach and growth of Valley View Church
  • Establish a creative arts ministry that moves beyond productions and involves artists with a variety of talents in multiple service areas
  • Work with the worship team to develop live streaming video for the worship services
  • Develop a strategy for training and equipping other worship ministries among student ministries
  • Work with the pastoral leadership team in developing and implementing a creative vision to effectively promote the outreach and ministry of Valley View Church
  • Assist and advise other Valley View Ministries in the development of creative content for a myriad of purposes, using drama, video, music, written word, etc.
  • Help develop the talents of others while encouraging them to use their gifts in service
  • Attend weekly staff meetings


  • Reports to the Senior Pastor for program planning, and future direction
  • Agrees with and promotes the sound, biblical theology as preached by the Senior Pastor
  • Works with ministry teams related to music, drama, and worship
  • Supervises volunteer musicians and vocalists staff
  • Coordinates with other members of the church staff

Next Steps:

All interested applicants should submit the following to

  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Video samples of leading worship