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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Calvary Baptist Church - Worship Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 11/11/2015
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


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Calvary Baptist Church is a church on mission to make followers who make followers of Jesus—the mission of every church. They prepare believers to become committed followers of God by helping them connect, grow, serve, and lead. A wide variety of people call Calvary Baptist Church their church home, and the relentless pursuit of Jesus unites the Calvary Baptist Church family together.


Calvary Baptist Church is a rapidly growing younger church that is seeking a Worship Pastor who will be responsible for multiple worship services and the creative arts ministries. They must be able to lead worship both vocally and instrumentally. The candidate will lead musicians as well as video, sound, and technology volunteers. This role will be responsible for all aspects of Sunday morning worship, working closely with the worship planning team for implementation. This includes planning, producing, and leading worship services with music and creative arts elements. The ideal candidate has the heart of a pastor, is a team player and team builder, and is visionary, relational, organized, and responsible.


The ideal candidate for this position will be equipped with the following experience and skill sets:


  • Three or more years of related experience in leading music ministry.
  • Gifting and experience in both pastoral and leadership roles in church, non-profit, or para-church ministry.
  • Proven understanding and expertise in both technical and practical aspects of instruments/music.
  • Experience working alongside diverse groups of people, particularly in race, ethnicity, and age.
  • Strong skill in vocal and musical ability (ability to lead from guitar is a plus).
  • Ability to command the stage and authentically lead audience into worship.
  • Complementing technical skills such as audio, visual, and lighting.
  • Proven experiencing recruiting, developing, mobilizing, and managing volunteers.
  • Demonstrated strength in leading teams and managing their cohesion.
  • Solid understanding of the Southern Baptist denomination and surrounding denominational affiliations.
  • Tenacious and proactive decision making ability.
  • Exceedingly maticulous in both verbal and non-verbal communication.


Calvary Baptist Church is located in northwestern West Lafayette, Indiana in Tippecanoe County. It is a vibrant community of safe neighborhoods and excellent public facilities and amenities, including over 40 parks and extensive trail systems. The school systems are consistently ranked among the top in the state, which complements the low area crime rate and reasonable housing prices that offer an ideal living environment. Purdue University, with an enrollment of around 40,000 students, is also located in West Lafayette and has one of the highest percentage enrollments of international students of public universities in the U.S. The locale is economically diverse and includes farming and heavy industry that significantly contributes to the city's progressive growth.




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