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Mountain Park Community Church

Worship Pastor/Leader

Mountain Park Community Church
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Date Posted: 08/09/2016
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Church of God -- Anderson
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Who We Are  

Mountain Park Community Church (MPCC) is a thriving church in beautiful Ahwatukee, an affluent area within sunny Phoenix, Arizona. This community has a true small town feel and is known as the “largest cul-de-sac in the world” because of the nearby mountain ranges and tribal lands secluding it from the rest of Phoenix. Starting as a church plant nearly 30 years ago, MPCC has grown to one of the largest churches in the area averaging over 1,600 on Sunday mornings. The local community features excellent schools, abundant sports and outdoor activities, beautiful desert surroundings, and a health conscious culture. Through a major freeway expansion project, God has given MPCC a unique opportunity to relocate two miles down the street to a prominent spot at the "gateway" of our community. We're in the process of building a brand new, state of the art, $11M building. We'll be in the new facility in July of 2017, so this is an ideal time for a Worship Pastor/Leader to come on board and be part of this amazing time at MPCC.


Position Summary

 The Worship Pastor/Leader is passionate about creating experiences for people to encounter God and is clearly gifted to do so. This person serves the church by providing leadership, vision and direction for the Worship team – which is responsible for what happens on the stage during weekend Celebrations (services).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Manage and lead the Worship team

  • Manage and lead the Worship team to include but not limited to hiring, scheduling, distribution of duties, coaching, training, performance reviews, discipline and termination when necessary
  • Provide clear responsibilities and expectations to team
  • Assess the ongoing effectiveness of ministry areas including programming, staff, and volunteers; lead adjustments and changes as needed
  • Meet regularly with the Worship team to provide ongoing coaching, feedback, and leadership
  • Partner with Technical Director to cast same vision and direction to entire team
  • Responsible for the development and management of budgets and calendars for ministry areas


  • Set vibe, tone and atmosphere for all Celebrations - “own the room” by thinking through every aspect and angle of the worship experience
  • Connect consistently with Senior Pastor and Technical Director regarding celebration planning
  • Maintain quality and consistency through scheduling and developing worship leaders and musicians for celebrations
  • Develop and lead a creative team for Sunday morning programming
  • Create experiences that are at least one of the following:

PARTICIPATORY: singing, laughing, writing, responding

ENTHUSIASTIC: energetic, joyful, exciting

PROVOCATIVE: interesting, challenging, deep

ENJOYABLE: unexpected, humorous, eye-rolling, “I love this church!”

  • The ultimate goal is to have one creative element each week as part of our worship experience
  • Be a “student of the culture” – be aware of cultural trends and how MPCC can most effectively connect with our community
  • Plan additional worship and/or creative experiences (i.e. Good Friday, Christmas Eve)


Leadership Team Member

  • Participate in weekly Leadership Team meetings
  • Collaborate with Leadership Team to create church-wide experiences
  • Meet regularly with the Senior Pastor



  • Required: Bachelor’s degree

Essential Experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a worship leader
  • Skilled and experienced in managing staff and volunteers
  • Proficiency on a “leading” musical instrument such as guitar or piano

Preferred Experience

  • Five years’ experience in a larger (500+) church
  • Proven experience in leadership in larger (500+) church
  • Proven experience in building effective teams
  • Excellence on a “leading” musical instrument such as guitar or piano


Knowledge, Skill and/or Ability
  • Proficient computer skills, experience or ability to learn Mac software
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Effective communicator and relationship building skills
Personal & Spiritual Growth

Essential qualities in growing in your role

  • Commitment to MPCC’s mission, values and leadership
  • Align with the MPCC personality of
  1. Safe yet Dangerous
  2. Fun yet Intentional
  3. Confident yet Humble
  • Spiritually mature Christian with consistent track record of Christ-like behavior including
  1. Knows the Story
  2. Trusts the Author
  3. Living with Margin
  4. Thriving in my Family Role
  5. Thriving in my Kingdom Role
  • A self-starter who has a strong work ethic
  • Enthusiasm and joy – a naturally “bright” face and smile
  • Emotional and relational intelligence
  • Someone who models/desires healthy biblical relationships
  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude who motivates and encourages others
  1. Additional projects and responsibilities may be necessary as requested by the Senior Pastor
  2. Job descriptions at MPCC are fluid - meaning this job description represents the minimum expectations when it comes to tasks and areas you may be working in. The reality is that we work as a team and there are numerous other tasks that will require the participation of the person holding this position

This is not an all-inclusive document. Additional duties, expectations, demands, etc. may be added or changed to this document on an as-needed basis in order to meet organizational needs.


Mountain Park Community Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer