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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Highlands Community Church - Pastor of Creative Arts and Worship

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Renton, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 05/11/2016
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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Highlands Community Church began as an outreach by fellow protestant churches to reach children whose parents were working at Boeing. Officially formed as a church in 1946, it has moved from a children’s program in a community center, to one of the largest multi-site churches in the Renton area.


Led by Senior Pastor Dr. Jim Amandus, the church has been purposeful in developing leadership, including those in vocational ministry. Highlands Community Church (HCC) has always had a relentless focus on seeing lives changed through the message and hope of Jesus Christ, and that vision continues today. The church is a thriving non-denominational, multi-generational, Bible-teaching church of over 2000 people that is dedicated to bringing the hope and healing of the Gospel.


HCC seeks a Pastor of Creative Arts and Worship who will be an imperative addition to the Highlands Senior Leadership Team that provides overall church direction and coordination across campuses and ministries. This Senior role will create and articulate the vision for expressions of worship at Highlands in a way that supports the vision, mission, and values. They will offer leadership and oversight to all worship experiences, worship staff, production staff and worship volunteers at all Highland Community Church campuses. The successful candidate will be elder qualified, and have both a comprehensive understanding of how theology relates and integrates into the overall worship experience. This person will be able to work collaboratively with the Senior Pastor, Associate Worship Pastor/Directors, the Production and Technical teams, Media teams, Usher teams, and the worship volunteers to create a worship environment that will stimulate participation, growth, and connection among the congregation gathered. 


Highlands Community Church has a high capacity team and driven staff, with a culture of excellence and personal development. The church seeks a self-motivated, proactive leader of leaders who is comfortable with a high level of involvement in a fast-paced environment. This individual will possess strong and clear vocal skills complemented with the capability of leading worship from a guitar. The successful candidate will have had at least five years of progressively responsible ministry and/or worship leadership experience in a large church. The new Pastor of Creative Arts and Worship must be flexible and passionate in their role and be able to connect and lead alongside the Senior Pastor. The successful candidate will be excellent at attracting and developing leaders. They must have excellent and administrative abilities that complement their musical and technical skills. This individual will serve as the primary worship leader at the main campus, and demonstrate vocal leadership both individually and alongside team members during worship services


Renton, Washington is part of the Seattle metropolitan area and straddles the southeast shore of beautiful Lake Washington. Renton is a growing and vibrant city and is home to over 100,000 residents, making it the 8th most populous city in the state. The city is also home to the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks training facility, and has a final assembly plant for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Renton is just minutes from the beautiful Pacific coast, Cascade Mountains for hiking and skiing, and offers plenty of recreational activities for the family. Highlands Community Church also has a thriving campus in Kent, which borders the southern part of Renton. Family life resembles most towns that are located near a major metro area of the US. The community boasts excellent schools, as well as abundant parks and outdoor activities. Area residents enjoy all the benefits of city living, along with easy access to water activities in a naturally beautiful environment.


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