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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Ada Bible Church - Worship Leader

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Ada, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 10/13/2015
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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Lead people into a relationship with God and His church, that transforms them to Christ-likeness. 
Spearheaded by the core values of God's Word, Cultural Relevance, Acceptance, Authentic Relationships, and Gift-Based Ministry, Ada Bible Church has a rich history in sustaining its vision of saturating the southeast region of Grand Rapids with the Gospel message. 


With humble origins beginning in 1989, the church has grown to a multi-site campus, maximizing its influence across the community. Weekend experiences are geared towards both believers and non-believers alike, and are structured around personal connections, heart-felt teaching, and authentic contemporary worship. Today, Ada Bible Church is poised for growth with a steady attendance at just over 8,000 as they continue to seek God to move through their ministry in powerful ways. 


Ada Bible Church seeks a Worship Leader who will lead worship during weekend services while developing adult/youth worship teams to carry out the work of the Worship Arts ministry at the assigned campus location. The prospective Worship Leader will be a life-long learner with a heart for worship and a solid background in worship leadership. They will be self-motivated, with a desire to seek constant improvement and excellence in all areas of responsibility. Their work ethic will speak to their preparation, musicianship and highly effective execution of Sunday morning programming. The candidate will possess a vast knowledge in contemporary music and blended worship, with familiarity in the fine arts and tech ministry areas.


The ideal candidate for the role of Worship Leader at Ada Bible Church will possess a pastoral heart, with a warm, humble, engaging, approachable, and friendly nature. They will demonstrate an attitude of a servant that complements the Vision and Mission of Ada Bible Church. 

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience in worship ministry, and possess the following skills:


  • Demonstrated ability to lead worship with vocal excellence.
  • Ability to proficiently lead worship with or without an instrument.
  • Proven leadership ability with a wide capacity to develop others.
  • An aptitude for building, training, and directing strong teams and volunteers.
  • Solid understanding of the technical aspects of music production.
  • Simultaneous management of multi-faceted tasks.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Ability to transmit verbal communication in a clear, concise, and coherent manner.
  • Authentic and relational presence onstage that connects.
  • Varied taste of music and styles.
  • Ability to develop multiple arrangements and music scores.
  • Proven knowledge in managing all audio/visuals related to the worship experience.
  • An understanding and articulation of a theology of worship.
  • An outstanding work ethic and character that speaks to a leader with high visibility in the church.
  • A self-driven, result-oriented contributor to the Worship Department at Ada Bible Church.
Ada Township is part of the greater Grand Rapids area, one of Michigan’s largest cities. The region has a distinct culture, lifestyle, and economy. Grand Rapids is the gateway city to Michigan's West Coast, a region of unparalleled natural beauty. Miles of blue waters and pristine beaches, recognized as some of the best in the world, dot the landscape of Michigan's West Coast. Today, an upscale suburb of Grand Rapids, Ada Township has a proud heritage and an exciting future. Home to some of the country's fastest growing industries including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, agribusiness, renewable energy, aerospace, and information technology, Grand Rapids has additionally benefited from generous philanthropic donations from such large private companies headquartered in the area, that have significantly contributed to the cultural expansion of the locale. Education is a priority for the West Michigan community, which boasts some of the best public schools in the country, alongside leading private, parochial and charter schools. Home to more than twenty higher education institutions, offering innovation through engineering, healthcare, logistics, design, and communications, three of ten top ranked liberal arts colleges in the nation are located in the West Michigan/Grand Rapids area. Apart from a thriving job market, the city's low cost of living, makes it an ideal place to start a career, raise a family, or retire. The community not only integrates and celebrates multiculturalism, inclusion, and cultural competency, but weaves it into a natural way of life.



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