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New Hope Community Church

Music & Discipleship Pastor

New Hope Community Church
Queensbury, New York, United States

Date Posted: 05/23/2016
Categories: Discipleship Pastor - Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Music & Discipleship Pastor


Church demographics: 

A growing, SBC church plant started in the year 2000.  Currently averaging 550 each weekend in 3 services with contemporary worship/praise band (guitars, drums, keyboard, singers).  Wide range of age groups with a large number of young families with youth and children.  Average age of local area is late 30s-early 40s.  Queensbury, NY, is a very safe and upper-middle income, suburb-type area in upstate New York located in the Lake George region about 1 hour north of Albany and just south of the Adirondacks.  Highly unchurched, only 2% evangelical but highly receptive people who are hungry and searching.  Church planter has stayed as Lead Pastor from the beginning.  Church family built own facility in 2012 with room and plans for expansion.  A church focused on outreach to the community and the world. 


Description of role: 

            Overall: To provide pastoral leadership to the music/worship arts ministries and to the

            discipleship ministries of New Hope.


Specific areas of responsibility: The music/worship arts involves working together

with the Lead Pastor to pray about, plan, and carry out the weekend worship services

and other special events of New Hope.  We are trusting God for a person who loves God

with all of his heart and enjoys leading others into the presence of the Lord through the

worship arts (music, media, drama, sound, lighting, computers, videography).


The discipleship ministry involves leading and growing our small groups and one-on-one

discipling ministries.


Desired abilities:

  1. A visionary who is able to work together to see a preferred future and work together with us to get there (for New Hope and for the greater Kingdom effort)
  2. Able to invite, equip, and lead others – particularly in worship and discipleship
  3. Engaging as he leads worship, encouraging others to join in – but not a performer
  4. Passionate about worship & leading others in contemporary expressions of worship
  5. An above average-exceptional ability to sing and play instruments
  6. A desire for excellence and attention to detail while keeping the right heart
  7. Communicates well with Lead Pastor, other leaders, and those involved in ministry
  8. A person of prayer who has a heart to share Christ often
  9. Ability to use media proficiently in worship and in social media
  10. Servant-heart, willing to do whatever it takes
  11. Loves people, has a pastor’s heart, and is able to disciple and lead others in ministry
  12. Biblically strong but also able to speak to normal people
  13. A self-starter, a life-long learner, and a team player with a positive attitude


  1. A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ, believer’s baptism, and a vital, growing personal    relationship with the Lord
  2. Prior church experience preferred but not required
  3. Bachelor’s or M.Div.
  4. Strong references for prior service in or potential to serve in pastoral ministry
  5. Commitment to purity
  6. Alignment with the mission, vision, values, and ministry philosophy of New Hope



Full-time position

Salary, housing, and benefits above average for other similar churches and positions


Desired time-frame:

Position is open immediately


If interested:

Please contact our Lead Pastor, Robbie Lankford, at



New Hope Community Church

Queensbury, NY