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Slingshot Group

Pastor of Worship Ministries

Slingshot Group
Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 09/17/2015
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Autumn Ridge Church, Rochester MN


Education – Preferred


Pay – Negotiable


Full Time


Company Name – Slingshot Group


Worship Style – Modern/Classic


Denomination – Nondenominational


Church Size – 2000+


Department – Slingshot Group


Contact:  Dave Morgan




Job Description:

The Slingshot Group is partnering with Autumn Ridge Church in search of a Pastor of Worship Ministries to join the team. 

Autumn Ridge Church is a dynamic body of believers that is touching the lives of many in Southeastern Minnesota.  With a rich heritage of 158 years and six different locations, the church has a track record of adapting to the changing culture without compromising its strong Biblical message.  Its great preaching, excellent worship and strong discipleship of children, youth and adults keeps the more than 2,000 people who call Autumn Ridge home coming back week after week. 


Located on a 60-acre scenic hillside, the ten-year-old campus of Autumn Ridge offers more than 100,000 square feet of worship, ministry, and service space.  The main auditorium seats 1,188 and is served by professional quality lighting, audio, and video equipment.  In addition, the church has a full-sized athletic facility, a 4,000-square foot chapel, a multi-purpose space served by a commercial kitchen, as well as multiple classrooms for various age groups.


Autumn Ridge offers three services that minister to a multigenerational congregation.

One classic service utilizes a traditional model with a worship leader, choir, orchestra, organ and piano, while the other two modern services feature a worship team and band. All three services place a high value on Scripture reading as well as other creative elements.  Services are well-planned and executed by gifted staff and volunteers with great attention to detail given to stage design, lighting, and graphics.


The classic service already has part time leadership in place.  The need moving forward is for a modern worship leader who can provide overall leadership to the ministry.


While the church has an impressive history, Autumn Ridge has an equally impressive vision for the future to seek, “by God’s grace to reach, train, and send five thousand of His followers to go to our community, region, and world to impact hundreds of thousands for Jesus by 2015.”  Based on Ephesians 2:10 and 4:11-16, its central ministry focus is, “Equipping followers of Jesus to understand their identity in Christ, discover their God-given gifts, and exercise them in love to build up Christ’s kingdom.” 


Autumn Ridge is located in Rochester, a growing community of over 100,000 people and the largest city in Southeastern Minnesota.  It is the home of the Mayo Clinic, which employs over 30,000 people and is just 90 miles from the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Residents of Rochester can experience the best of both worlds—from the charm of a mid-size city, to all the amenities of a large metropolitan area including sports, restaurants, arts, recreation, and shopping. 


Autumn Ridge is a thriving, gospel-centered church that is theologically sound and known for its strong Bible teaching.   It is a church that values worship, and is poised and ready for a new “voice of worship” to bring creativity and leadership that can take the congregation on meaningful and engaging journeys of worship each week.  The next Pastor of Worship Ministries will enjoy the opportunity to take Autumn Ridge to new places in modern worship; and, thrive in an environment where collaboration is valued, where everyone has a voice at the table, and where future potential can be realized.  They will also have the privilege of serving alongside a team of highly competent staff and volunteers.


For the last 25 years, Autumn Ridge has been led by Senior Pastor, John Steer. Recognized by his strong British accent, Pastor John’s dynamic preaching, along with his endearing love for people, has taken this small Baptist Church and helped it become the largest evangelical presence in Rochester.  A great complement to Pastor John’s leadership is Executive Pastor, Pat Wester, whose strong belief in the talents and abilities of the staff has transformed the environment at Autumn Ridge into a place that feels empowered and collaborative.


While Autumn Ridge already has a distinct voice in the local area, there is a continued passion to take the message of God’s love to the entire community and beyond.  


The next leader will not only have excellent musical, vocal and leadership skills, but will have the ability to create and facilitate authentic and engaging worship experiences in all services; and, this modern worship leader will play a critical role in overseeing the entire worship ministry. 



If you sense that this position would be a good fit for you, or would like more information, please email with a copy of your resume, including video/audio worship leading demos. 


To find out more about Autumn Ridge Church, please feel free to visit the church website at

Please do not contact the church directly. 


IMPORTANT:  Please do not apply through the Church Staffing Website.  You will not receive any follow up by applying through the Church Staffing Website. 



Career Note:  We are working on a number of key Worship Arts and other Ministry Leadership positions at this time in various locations around the country.  Feel free to contact us via to learn more about these potential opportunities.