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Indiana Community Church

Creative Arts Pastor

Indiana Community Church
Indianola, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 09/27/2016
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Creative Arts Pastor

Who We Are

Indianola Community Church is a vibrant family of Jesus followers in Indianola, IA, committed to fulfilling the vision that God has given us.


 We are broken people, engaged in God’s restoration of a broken world through the Gospel of Jesus.


Indianola is a bedroom community of 15,000 within 20 minutes of Des Moines. Indianola Community Church is an Evangelical Free Church with an average Sunday attendance of 600.

ICC draws people from a variety of backgrounds and surrounding communities.

We have a thriving Children’s Ministry that constitutes 30% of our Sunday attendance. Our Youth Ministry (middle school and high school) is comprised of 30-40 adult leaders and averages 130-150 students weekly.

We also have active Community Groups (Home Groups, Men’s Groups & Women’s Groups) and Restoration Groups


We want to be a place and a people

            -  who are committed to God’s Word

            -  who are committed to gospel-centered community

            -  who are committed to fervent prayer

            -  who are committed to passionate worship

            -  who are committed to loving and reaching those far from Jesus


We are looking for a Creative Arts Pastor who will provide leadership to help us take our next step in becoming who we believe God has called us to be.


Job Description

Principal Function of Pastoral Staff
The principal function of all pastoral staff is the ministry of equipping God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ will mature spiritually (Ephesians 4:11-13). The ministry of equipping is primarily a ministry of the Word, of prayer, and of modeling the Christian life (Acts 6:4; 1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). The ministry of equipping is secondarily a ministry of leadership (Hebrews 13:7, 17) and management/oversight (Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:7) of the church’s ministries and spiritual life. The pastoral staff are among the leadership and administratively gifted in the church who are called out and financially compensated in order to devote full- time energies to the leadership and management of the church’s ministries under the accountability and policy direction of the Elder Board.

Purpose of the Position

The Creative Arts Pastor will provide leadership to fulfill ICC’s Philosophy of Worship. This Pastor shall provide vision for the growth and development of worship ministries, and shall administratively and creatively lead in a variety of worship ministries and provide a shepherding ministry to those serving with him.


Primary Responsibilities

Create Irresistible Worship Experiences

            -  Through the leading of worship

            -  Through the use of other creative arts

Lead Leaders

            -  Recruit, train and lead new worship leaders

            -  Recruit, train and lead worship team (vocalists and band)

            -  Recruit, train and lead booth team (sound and tech)

            -  Recruit, train and lead creative team (creative elements, graphics, etc)

Tell Stories

            - God’s story is seen in and through our stories, and we want to compellingly tell our stories through

               video and through testimonies (both live and recorded).

Create Compelling Atmospheres

            -  Physical Atmosphere

            - Work with design team (stage design, lighting, lobby, hallways, ministry space) Upkeep of    


            -On-Line Atmosphere

              Maintain ICC’s social media engagement, updating website, updating ICC’s app

Effective Communications

            - Work with ICC’s communication team on creative elements (ministry catalogues,church      

              communication letters and promotional material)


Pastoral Leadership

           -  As a pastoral team member, the Creative Arts Pastor shall be a pastor to lay leaders and volunteers.

           -  The Creative Arts Pastor shall be an equipper and shepherd, sensitive to the team’s spiritual growth.


Send us an email at with the following information: your name, phone, email and resume, as well as links to at least two videos of yourself leading worship. Check us out at


Philosophy of Worship

God-centeredness: A high priority of the vertical focus of our Sunday morning service.The ultimate aim is to so experience God that he is glorified in our affections.


Expecting the powerful presence of God: We do not just direct ourselves toward Him. We earnestly seek His drawing near according to the promise of James 4:8. We believe that in worship, God draws near to us in power, and makes Himself known and felt for our good and for the salvation of unbelievers in the midst.


Bible based and Bible saturated: The content of our singing and praying and welcoming and preaching and poetry will always conform to the truth of Scripture. The content of God's Word will be woven through all we do in worship and will be the ground of all our appeal to authority.


Head and heart: Worship that aims at kindling and carrying deep, strong, real emotions toward God, but does not manipulate people's emotions by failing to appeal to clear thinking about spiritual things based on shareable evidences outside ourselves.


Earnestness and intensity: Avoiding a trite, flippant, superficial, frivolous atmosphere, but instead setting an example of reverence and passion and wonder.


Authentic communication: The utter renunciation of all sham and deceit and hypocrisy and pretense and affectation and posturing. Not the atmosphere of artistic or oratorical performance but the atmosphere of a radically personal encounter with God’s truth.


The manifestation of God and the common good: We expect and hope and pray (according to 1 Corinthians 12:7) that our focus on the manifesting of God is good for people and that therefore a spirit of love for each other is not incompatible with, but necessary to authentic worship.


Undistracting excellence: We will try to sing and play and pray and preach in such a way that people's attention will not be diverted from the substance by shoddy ministry nor by excessive finesse, elegance or refinement. Natural, undistracting excellence will let the truth and beauty of God shine through.


The mingling of historic and contemporary music: And He said to them,"Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old" (Matthew 13:52). 


Adopted from John Piper-Bethlemen Church