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Worship Leader/Associate - Heights Campus star

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Harvest Church

Billings, Montana, United States

Date Posted:
Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Not Applicable
Church Size:
3001 to 4000
Job Type:
Harvest Church
Job Description:

Harvest Church (Harvest) is a member of the Western Conference of the Evangelical Church with a strong vision and track record for reaching the unchurched. In its 10 year history, Harvest has become renowned for impact within the community. Harvest is a church known in the community for living out its faith in tangible ways.

The average attendance across all campuses exceeds 2,400, with the majority of the church having been previously unchurched.

Harvest has four campuses. The main campus is housed in a unique and useful facility built on 28 acres in The Heights area of Billings, Montana. The current worship venue seats 625 in four weekend experiences (two on Saturday and two on Sunday) for a maximum capacity of 2,500 adults at the Heights Campus. An additional 1,260 seats are available at other Harvest campuses totaling a maximum church wide attendance of 3,760 over 10 experiences at the four campuses. The entire campus venue carries a simple, inviting, and unique theme achieved through the clear vision casting of the staff.

The trademark of Harvest is to be a church that matters. A regular saying in the halls of Harvest is to be the kind of church that if Harvest ceased to exist, the most ardent critic of Christianity would be “bummed”. Harvest prides itself on being known as a church who lives out what they say they believe and living life as though Jesus were living through them. In each community where Harvest has a campus, the DNA of making an impact in the local community is tangible.

Harvest is also known for a welcoming spirit, under girded by solid biblical values in a contemporary setting. From the matching climbing walls in the lobby to compelling environments of the contemporary weekend worship, Harvest strives to be culturally relevant. Harvest is committed to reaching those far from God. That's the core of their simple vision, the reason for their ministry plan most aptly expressed in their mission: "Living Life as though Jesus was living through you".


Reporting to the Pastor of Worship Arts, the Heights Campus Worship Leader position will provide leadership in the oversight, execution and management of the weekend experience at the Heights campus as well as providing support to the musical development of the band.


*Model qualities of a Christ follower who loves God, people and the local church.
*Hard worker and self-starter
*Emotionally healthy and self-aware
*Embraces the humor in things and doesn't take themselves too serious

*Effective public speaker
*Actively tithes 10% of income to Harvest Church
*Can influence relationally, not just positionally
*Has a viewpoint that sees this role as a ministry over a job
*Be flexible and have the ability to multi-task
*Enjoys collaborative teamwork and being a creative partner with the Lead Pastor
*Exhibits the gift of leadership



*Be proficient in leading worship from the guitar

*Good vocal skill set
*Competency in leading band rehearsals
*Ability to write out chord charts for the band
*Knowledge of multitracking software (i.e. Ableton LIVE)
*Stylistic depth



*Lead four weekend worship experiences at the Heights campus.
*Create and engaging and relevant worship experience through the use of the arts
*Schedule band members through the use of Planning Center Online
*Provide musical growth paths to instrumentalists and offer consistent evaluation for growth
*Assist the Worship Arts Pastor with any weekly worship ministry needs

*Be an active participant on the Creative Team that helps to direct the weekend experience across all campuses.
*Attend weekly meetings as needed (Worship Arts Staff & All-Staff)

*Be active in a small group


*Aggressively learn best practices and new methods of video production and related technology
*Build a "network" of relationships with others in same or related profession for continued education and growth.

*Attend our team's annual Catalyst conference and plan and budget for at least one other conference for continued spiritual development and learning.


*Effectively communicate with staff, ministry leaders and volunteers
*Coordinate band schedules, creating healthy rotations for team members
*Build and train teams in the instrumental arts


*Experience in leading worship (at least 2 years)
*Competent in the use of multi-tracking software (i.e. Ableton LIVE) **preferred
*Proven track record in the recruitment and expansion of teams


*Attend our weekly Worship Arts staff meeting and monthly All-Staff meetings
*Be an active participant in our weekly Creative Team meetings
*Maintain one-on-one meetings with the Pastor of Worship Arts (as needed) for open communication on weekly workflow.


*Serve as a worship resource and consultant to other campuses in their efforts to ensure excellence and consistency in the weekend worship environement.


Formal education is not a predetermining factor for the selection of the Heights Campus Worship Leader position. However, it is likely that they will hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A degree in music or the arts is preferred, but not required.


Send your resume to todd.shackelford@harvestweb.net. Please also provide a content reel of you leading worship by either providing web links and emailing to todd.shackelford@harvestweb.net or by mailing a DVD to:

Harvest Church
c/o Todd Shackelford
1235 W. Wicks Lane
Billings, MT 59105

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About the Church

Harvest Church

We are a group of believers in Jesus Christ, exploring His claims, serving one another, living life together in community. We want to live Life as though Jesus were living through us. It’s a great life and you’re invited to come along for the journey. Harvest is very much marked not by what we want from you, but what we want for you. Come on. Live the Life.