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White Flag Christian Church

Worship Pastor

White Flag Christian Church
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Date Posted: 03/11/2016
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Christian Church
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



  • A resume including references.
  • Videos (or links) of you leading worship.
  • Your vision for developing a great Worship Department.

White Flag is searching for a talented, creative and passionate leader who loves worship and wants to see others connect to Jesus through the weekend experience. Our church averages 1,200+ each weekend and we currently offer 3 services (1 on Saturday night and 2 on Sunday morning). This past Easter we had over 2,000 in attendance.

Our church is located in the south suburbs of St. Louis, about 30 minutes from downtown. We have a strong & stable leadership and our church continues to grow! We are looking for that key person to oversee the entire Worship Department and take our weekend services to the next level.

This position includes oversight of an existing staff which includes 1 full time Worship Leader, 1 full time Media Director and a part time Sound Engineer. 

Visit our website at to get a snapshot of what's happening at our church and to review our "Beliefs" and "Leadership" structure.


Job Description


Job Title

Worship Pastor





Reports To

Lead Pastor



Position Purpose

To oversee, direct, and develop the Worship Ministry and weekend experience of White Flag Christian Church and it’s mission:




Job Summary

To encourage, promote, and equip for worship centered on principles of Biblical community and spiritual formation, pursuing excellence in an atmosphere that values people more than the product.


Essential Responsibilities


       1. People and Team Development

  • Contributes to personal, leadership, and spiritual maturity of staff
  • Grow pool of talent and volunteer involvement on worship team
  • Provide mid and long term planning for resources, investments, training, and development of staff.

       2. Administration and Organization

  • Plans for weekly worship are prepared well in advance and aligned with sermon series, season, events
  • Annual Calendar is organized and well communicated for big seasonal, ministry-related and special events
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other departments (e.g., Frontline, Children’s Ministry, Discipleship, etc.)

       3. Creativity

  • Leads a team of creative individuals to draw upon unique and effective means to raise level of worship
  • Develop and integrate technology, media, the arts, stage design, writings, music, lighting into services/events
  • Write and/or arrange musical, devotional, and other special features for services/events

      4. Leading Worship and Musicianship

  • Orchestrates an environment that is conducive to worship and prepares participants to commune with Christ
  • Arrange schedule, prepare team, lead weekly rehearsals, and direct overall organization of services and events
  •  Lead congregation through song, instrument, devotion, transitions, announcements, and prayer in services


Key Success Factors (and Fit)

  • A respected leader – when people hear your name there is a strong, positive, confident reaction things will be led well.
  • A leader that attracts and develops gifted musicians, vocalists and leaders. 
  • The ability to inspire and cultivate participatory corporate worship.
  • A natural desire to be planned out in advance, allowing all team members to do things with excellence.
  • A department known for it’s low drama.
  • A pastor that will pour into his team members through coaching, correcting and challenging.
  • A department that has a healthy respect for the Lead Pastor & Eldership – too often worship departments become a silo and lean towards becoming a judgmental & critical environment.
  • An emotionally stable leader with a healthy and balance family/home life.


Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 7 years of worship experience, 3-5 years in a supervisory role


Values and Competencies

  • Upholds WFCC B.A.S.I.C Core Values

               –  Bias for Action

               –  Authenticity

               –  Spiritual Growth

               –  Integrity

               –  Choose Unity

  • Core Competencies:


Ensures Accountability

Communicates Effectively

Directs Work

Action Oriented

Manages Complexity

Plans and Aligns

Manages Ambiguity

Manages Conflict

Builds Effective Teams

Attracts Top Talent

Decision Quality

Drives Vision and Purpose


Develops Talent

Optimizes Work Processes