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The Orchard Evangelical Free Church

Barrington, Illinois, United States

Date Posted:
College Pastor - Worship Pastor
Evangelical Free
Church Size:
2001 to 2500
Job Type:
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
Job Description:

REPORTS TO:           Pastor, Barrington Campus




The Pastor of Worship and College/Career Ministry – Barrington is a campus staff position that exists to glorify God by multiplying God-centered, Christ-exalting, world transforming believers through leading Gospel saturated worship services and a vibrant college/career ministry.





  • Provide leadership in the creation, coordination and execution of weekly worship services
  • Participate in the weekly worship coordination process to ensure the promotion of The Orchard’s worship values
  • Recruit excellent musicians, vocalists, and volunteer worship leaders to participate on the worship team
  • Develop the worship team to regularly produce high-quality, dynamic and enthusiastic worship music consistent with The Orchard’s worship values
  • Lead a pastoral ministry of the Word and prayer towards all college-aged adults and career-aged adults (22-29) in our congregation
  • Form and lead a lay ministry (or teams) in the implementation of these duties and help identify and develop individuals with leadership gifts for broader church responsibilities
  • Work with campus pastor on order of service
  • Serve as the primary worship leader for the Barrington Campus
  • Utilize repertoire (40 songs) that promotes The Orchard’s worship values
  • Support the pastor of student ministries in training and developing student musicians
  • Shepherd, encourage, train and develop musicians at the Barrington Campus
  • Design and lead special services (e.g. Good Friday, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve)
  • Manage the worship ministry budget for the Barrington Campus
  • Serve in other pastoral responsibilities as directed by the Campus Pastor



  • Meets qualifications for leadership referenced in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
  • High degree of musical training and literacy along with competency both instrumentally and vocally
  • Bachelor’s degree/Master’s degree preferred
  • Detail-orientated to provide quality work and complete assigned tasks accurately
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks within projects and assignments regardless of interruptions
  • Ability to organize, analyze and execute tasks in a timely manner
  • Exercise discretion and good judgment in personal contacts
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively with management and volunteers
  • Demonstrate professionalism through appearance, attitude and loyalty
  • Self-motivated and able to initiate projects and work independently
  • Computer literate in order to complete necessary tasks within software applications
  • Positive and supportive attitude
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About the Church

The Orchard Evangelical Free Church

The Orchard is one congregation worshipping in four communities and serving across the greater Chicago area. Today, we have campuses in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Itasca and Marengo—each of which stays true to our Gospel-centered mission while also tailoring their ministries to their unique congregations. Our mission is “to glorify God by multiplying God-centered, Christ-exalting, world-transforming believers through the Gospel in the greater Chicago area and around the world.”