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University Presbyterian Church

Worship and Arts Pastor

University Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/26/2008
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
Worship Leader Qualifications

- Description of position - Full time or Part Time
Full-time worship leader and young adult/graduate ministry.
Or part-time worship only.
Title: Pastor of Worship and Arts.
3 year minimum commitment.

- Context:
Collegiate (UCLA), transgenerational
Church is made up of undergrads, graduate students, international students and
faculty, post-docs, staff and faculty. Young working adults, married couples,
and families
-Young, under 40.
-Size, about 150. Founded in 1991.
-Multiethnic - predominately Asian American but changing.

- Church Vision
Influencing young people to be influencers.
Mission: bring people in, build them up, send them out.
To create a cell group for worship team.

- Qualifications
Godly character and spirituality.
Humility, mature.
Vibrant relationship with Christ.
Easy to work with, a team player and a diplomat.
Strong work ethic, sacrificial servant’s heart.
Accountability: respect for authority.
Someone who knows how to train others.

-Knowledge of computers and sound systems is a must.
-Musical talent: Vocal talent is a must. Guitar or piano as primary
instrument. A second instrument such as a piano would be an extra plus.
-Familiarity with University Presbyterian Church’s music: Hillsong, Passion,
Desperation Band, Vineyard.
-Songwriter a plus.
-Young adult/Graduate ministry (for full-time position): Provide pastoral care
and teaching for the young adults and graduate students. This would include
discipling, organizing and leading Bible studies, etc.

o Other requirements
Membership and cell group involvement.
Evidence of long-term church involvement.
Community involvement: make University Presbyterian Church their church, not
just something they do on Sundays.

- Responsibilities
Coordinate worship team schedules on a quarterly basis.
Rehearse the bands weekly (two bands)
Lead worship at AM & PM services, including setup and strike.
Special events (Good Friday, Easter, Christmas, etc.)
Edit weekly recordings and prepare for posting to web.

- Compensation
o Depends on experience
o Full time: equivalent of $2,500 to $4,000/mo (50 hrs/wk)
o Part time: equivalent of $1,400 to $2,000/mo (25 hrs/wk)
- To apply, please send:
o References from worship team members and colleagues.
o Recommendation of previous pastor.
o Simple demo of guitar/piano and voice.
o Statement of Faith, personal testimony.
o One page theology of worship.

Testimonial from Andy Park who often leads worship at University Presbyterian Church:

"I have enjoyed leading worship at University Presbyterian Church on several occasions in the past years. This church has nurtured a strong heart of worship among its members. I find a lot of similarities between University Presbyterian Church and the Vineyard style of worship that is my background. They have the same approach to worship as I do: a desire for intimacy with God in which worship is a personal, relational experience with God. They value a wide variety of biblical expressions of worship - everything from joyful celebration to contemplative music that provides a vehicle for receiving from the Holy Spirit and responding to God's voice."

Andy Park, Vineyard worship leader and songwriter

Please submit your application to:
Attention: Pastor Soon Chung
University Presbyterian Church
900 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-208-3991 or 310-709-3051

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