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The River Christian Community

Worship Leader

The River Christian Community
Oakdale, California, United States

Date Posted: 09/08/2015
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Ministry Focus   

  • Lead, love & serve people
  • Lead Worship

      (Contemporary/Modern style (i.e., NorthPoint Music, Brewster, Tomlin, Hillsong, Stanfill, Jobe, etc.)

     The River’s style of worship is primarily up-tempo, high energy

 Prayerfully design & develop worship plans for worship gatherings & events (i.e., Christmas, Easter)

 Provide consistent leadership to the worship ministry within The River

 Lead, rehearse & schedule band, worship team participants including audio/visual technicians

 Recruit, develop & integrate new band & worship team members

 Participate in & oversee the layout & set-up of environment for The River worship gatherings

  • Oversight for Flood & The Tide Worship (The River Student Ministries gatherings)

 Promote, encourage and develop worship within student ministries


Experience & Requirements

  • Demonstrate musical excellence vocally and instrumentally (guitar or other lead instrument)
  • Two (2) years of playing in a band/worship team in a church of 150+ preferred
  • Willing to teach and model biblical truth as a disciple growing in his/her personal faith and relationship with Jesus
  • Understand and embrace the essential relationship of music in worship
  • Demonstrate unmistakable characteristics of a servant heart & initiative in ministry 
  • Demonstrate ability to lead adult volunteers and team members while functioning as a part of the larger church ministry
  • Possess hands-on knowledge of sound equipment & worship software (i.e., Planning Center, etc.)


Life Characteristics

  • Fully-devoted follower of Jesus Christ: an individual who is spiritually, morally & emotionally grounded
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus; consistent in worship, the Word and prayer
  • Passionate about ministry and people
  • A Person of character and values: integrity, excellence, commitment and work ethic
  • Biblical, evangelical orientation in theology



  • Embrace The River's vision, mission, statement of faith and core values
  • Be a communicator
  • Be a leader who models servant-leadership (attitude & actions)
  • Be a problem-solver & decision-maker
  • Be teachable
  • Be a team-player


Supervision and Evaluation  by Lead Pastor in conjunction with Elders


Compensation Package

Beginning compensation: $15,400 - $24,00 annually (16 – 22 hours/week)

Sick leave: 3 days/year

Vacation pay available after 8 months on a graduated scale