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Cornerstone Community Church

Worship Pastor

Cornerstone Community Church
Manchester, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 08/22/2016
Categories: Associate Pastor - Church Staff - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Responsible for the Worship Ministry at a growing and innovative church, providing spiritual leadership through the gift of music and prayer, sharing the Word of God and the news of Jesus Christ with the congregation and community.  This candidate will use song, multimedia, visual and non-visual performances to encourage the congregation and the communities understanding of the love of Christ.


We are looking for a leader and person with a heart for ministry, one who mentors and disciples individuals, musicians, vocalists and all other creative arts volunteers including drama, video, sound and lighting. 



Candidate must be a high-energy, balanced, dynamic person who is passionate about creative and artistic ministries and people.  Candidate must be a leader first then an artist.  Candidate must have high integrity, a heart for worship, and understand the heart of the artist.  Candidate should be technically-minded, leadership-focused and able to work in a team environment.


Minimum Qualifications:


General Pastoral Responsibilities

To have a pastoral relationship with all members and regular attendees, families, and individuals, and assist, at the Senior Pastor’s discretion, in ministering to these persons in time of need.  

Eager to join and share Cornerstone Community Church desire to reach the church and unchurched.

To promote, educate, and advocate responsible biblical stewardship to the congregation.

Must have a calling for ministry not to simply have a job.

The ability to lead and make decisions with a team with a wide array of personalities.

Communicates a vision and passion for worship to the staff, congregation and worship team.

Develops goals and objectives for the worship ministry that fall in line with Cornerstone’s strategic plan.


Primary Worship Ministry Responsibilities: 

      A.  The Worship Pastor will develop ministry and outreach through worship.

      B.  Oversee all aspects of worship at Cornerstone Community Church including music and creative arts.

      C.  Plan, organize, and lead multiple worship experiences.

      D.  Assist with planning and execution of services, both present schedule and other experiences, including different formats and forms of musical and creative expression, which may include media and technical elements of all worship experiences.

      E.  Preparation for worship should, as much as possible, be completed before Sunday mornings so the Worship Pastor is available to minister to the people.

      F.  Continued development of gifts, skills and a heart of a life-long learner.

      G. Facilitate lighting, sound and presentation software, and be able to provide leadership for these production components.

      H. Be familiar and comfortable in all styles of worship music.



 Develop Worship & Creative Arts teams within the Church

      A. Work closely with the pastoral team to develop themes and integrate the various creative elements into a cohesive message that supports the sermon series and other vital areas of church life.

      B.  Recruit, train, equip, and encourage team members through mentoring and discipling and strive to include a wide variety of qualified musicians and vocalists in the worship ministry of the church.

      C.   Post chord and/or vocal charts, MP3s and other necessary elements in advance via Planning Center, in preparation for rehersals.

      D.  Maintain musical library to include digital & print music.

      E.  Coordinate and produce special events/concerts/productions.

      F.   Coordinate and provide leadership for youth band.



  Education, Experience, Abilities, Gifts

      A.  Is a growing believer in Jesus Christ and is motivated by the Holy Spirit.

      B.  Preferably 3 years-experience as a Worship Leader/Pastor.

      C.  A dynamic personality that is positive, friendly, socially inclusive and works well in a team environment.

      D.  Exhibit pastoral presence on the platform as well as in daily life, with an ability to engage the heart of the people through music and words. 

      E.  Experience with ProPresenter, and other media avenues.



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