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Northwest Bible Church

Pastor of Worship Arts

Northwest Bible Church
Hilliard, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 07/19/2013
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Northwest Bible Church is located in the thriving community of Hilliard, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. We are a church who loves God and are passionate about living life with an eternal perspective. Our fellowship has approximately 1,000-1,200 people spread across two identical Sunday services. The church mission is to:

  • Win people to faith in Jesus Christ
  • Build them up in their faith
  • Send them out to be “winners and builders” in their spheres of influence


Our objective for the Worship Arts Ministry of Northwest Bible is to be led by the Holy Spirit, bringing glory to God in worship, growing in our relationship with Him, and experiencing His reviving presence, as we supernaturally impact our community, nation, and world. 


We are looking for a person that aligns with the Biblical qualifications set forth in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, as well as, a person that identifies with the mission of caring for the flock (John 21) while waiting for Jesus’ return. There are three primary areas of responsibility for the Worship Arts Pastor.  


Primary Responsibility Areas and Qualifications Necessary to Fulfill Them:

1.     Lead the congregation in Christ-centered, God-honoring worship
Leading the congregation with quiet confidence and humility into the presence of God and pastoring the congregation through true spiritual worship rather than merely leading music or presenting a program (John 4:23-24)
- A vibrant and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- A heart of humility coupled with a passion to honor Christ
- Demonstrated ability to lead congregations in their worship of God

2.     Lead in the creation and execution of Sunday worship services
Crafting fluid and thematic worship services - grounded in and informed by the preaching text - that draw on the best of worship practices and resources

-Lead congregational worship with demonstrated vocal ability 
-Understanding of music dynamics and composition and the ability to improvise
-Bachelor’s degree in music preferred or equivalent experience necessary; theological education beneficial
-Demonstrated ability to plan blended worship services drawing on a wide breadth of worship elements and musical styles

3.     Lead and pastor the Worship Arts Ministry teams

Shepherding teams (worship band, orchestra, vocalists, choir, tech team, drama, etc.) to be faithful stewards of their gifts in worship, to share in community, and to grow deeper in their own relationship with the Lord

-Christ-like interpersonal skills and relational maturity
-Team spirit and collaborative leadership style
-Organizational and planning skills
-Demonstrated ability to shepherd a diverse group of artful people in effective ministry

-Willingness to think creatively for outreach opportunities in our local community


In addition to leading our church family in its worship, the position will include overseeing our children’s music and arts programs, providing worship support for smaller groups, and for special services (retreats, leadership training events, weddings, and memorial services).  The Worship Arts Pastor will work closely with many excellent volunteers and paid staff in all facets of the worship arts ministry.  This full time position offers competitive salary and benefits and will report directly to the Senior Pastor.  For more information about the position and about Northwest Bible Church, please visit