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Horizons Church

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

Horizons Church
Stafford, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 05/06/2014
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Responsible for the Worship & Creative Arts Ministries at a growing and innovative church.  Will be the leader and mentor to musicians, vocalists and all other creative arts volunteers including video, sound and lighting, and drama.  Must be able to play and lead worship from an acoustic guitar.  This position reports directly to the Co-Pastor Team.

Candidate must be a high-energy, balanced charismatic who is passionate about creative and artistic ministry.  Candidate must have integrity and a heart for worship, and understand the heart of the artist.  Candidate should be technically-minded, leadership-focused and looking to work in a team environment.

Theology:   Please see our statements of faith and core values at our website (

Regular Duties:
Oversee Worship & Creative Arts for 3 Sunday morning services, and all other services and ministry teams

Primary Worship Leader and Chief Musician

  • Plan, organize, and lead multiple worship experiences
  • Assist with planning and execution of new services and experiences including different formats and forms of musical and creative expression
  • Continued development of gifts and skills and a heart of a life-long learner

Develop all Worship & Creative Arts Teams within the church

  • Work closely with the pastoral team and Creative Arts Team to develop themes and integrate the various creative elements into a cohesive message that supports the sermon series and other vital areas of church life
  • Recruit, train and encourage and ensure the spiritual care of all teams
  • Develop and disciple a team of assistants to lead various ministries
  • Oversee application/interview of new volunteers for Worship & Creative Arts Teams
  • Conduct monthly meetings and team training as needed
  • Able to plan and budget for various ministries
  • Work with assistant to ensure that team websites are current and accurate

Oversee Technical Ministries/Director

  • Ensure communication and coordination between the Worship & Creative Arts and the Technical Ministries
  • Supervise maintenance and acquisition of music and technology equipment

Participate in overall duties as part of pastoral team including weekly staff meetings

  • Weekly responsibilities as needed in other areas


Education & Experience:

  • Discipleship Program or Internship
  • 3 years minimum experience as worship/creative pastor
  • Success in a progressing career

Gifts, Abilities:

  • Heart of a pastor
  • Inspirational leader
  • Tenacious and resourceful doer
  • Champion of Horizons’ style of ministry
  • Excellent communicator, both orally and written
  • Gifted vocalist who is humble and Spirit-led
  • Computer/technology savvy
  • Strong detail and task focus
  • Understands team ministry concept

Other Skills:

  • Graphics and Intro Videos
  • Dramatic arts
  • Stage/Set design
  • Proficient in running sound
  • Working knowledge of lighting
  • Web design/maintenance
  • Internet Church and camera knowledge
  • Sound/Video editing


Salary:  Low 60’s + Benefits

Please submit your resume along with a link to your work (youtube, for ex.) or a dvd.  Also, tell us your favorite worship leaders and why.

Contact:    Rich Pennington, Co-Pastor