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Vintage Faith Church

Worship & Creative Arts

Vintage Faith Church
Santa Cruz, California, United States

Date Posted: 09/27/2016
Categories: Associate Pastor - Media/Technology - Music Ministry - Other - Other Pastor - Programming Pastor - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Director of Worship & Creative Arts for Vintage Faith Church is the vision holder of the worship and arts community of Vintage Faith Church. This role leads the church in their understanding and practice of worshiping and glorifying God through music and the arts.


Responsibilities include ensuring that creativity infuses the Sunday worship gatherings and that gatherings maintain a high level of aesthetic and musical quality on a consistent basis through leading, equipping and caring for teams of artists, musicians, tech and media staff and volunteers. In addition to Sunday gatherings this role will oversee the development of a thriving worship/arts culture for Vintage Faith Church as a whole and be missionally engaged with the local Santa Cruz music and arts community.


Philosophy of Music and Worship: We desire to develop a unique musical sound and Sunday liturgy where we tap into church history, frequently singing hymns and incorporating historical church practices (e.g. responsive readings, benedictions and prayers). We desire to develop an eclectic musical sound which incorporates influences ranging from folk, Americana, gospel, to more contemporary unique musical expressions (think, The Modern Post, All Sons & Daughters, Jon Foreman, Citizens & Saints, etc.). We are intentionally not moving into the highly-produced contemporary Christian pop-rock sound for missional reasons. To better reach our target demographic here in Santa Cruz county, we believe that a more eclectic sound that differentiates itself from the more common pop-rock sound of the modern church in America will be more effective.



  • Be the visionary worship/creative arts leader who is studying, learning from other churches and dreaming of ways to constantly grow and expand the Sunday creative experience and overall worship arts culture of Vintage Faith Church

  • Lead musical worship 75% or more of Sunday gatherings during the year.

  • Works alongside Jay Kim (Director of Teaching and Leadership), to lead the design, planning, implementation and review process necessary to create vibrant, fresh, high-quality Sunday gatherings from beginning to end that are prayerfully and strategically designed to coordinate with the teaching.

  • Responsible for ensuring the ongoing recruitment, shepherding, caring, training, oversight and community-building of all the teams needed for a holistic worship arts ministry (video/film, tech/production, musicians, artists). *There is an administrative assistant to organize and help with this as well as other parts of this role.

  • Develops a strong worship arts community, presence and culture for the whole church by developing in person and online community (team building events, newsletters, etc), with the goal of the ensuring the arts have a presence and are in the lifeblood of the whole church (including arts-integration strategies with other ministries).

  • Responsible for the upkeep and oversight of media, lighting and tech oversight of equipment for the whole church and facilities

  • Oversee the programming and worship/arts teams for any special VFC events that involve worship and creative planning (Easter, Stations of the Cross, leadership gatherings, staff meetings and retreats etc).

  • Works with Dan Kimball, Director of Mission and Leadership, as needed, who is launching a future outreach to local children and teens with arts/music after school program and the “Mission Studio”. The Mission Studio is a professional studio on campus that we look to see as a center for this outreach to kids and teens as well as develop a recording label and help support worship bands that are creating theologically strong and vintage/unique music for Christians and the church.

  • Oversee and develop the worship/arts staff – currently we have:

               Worship/Arts Coordinator (part time – 25-30 hours)
               Protégé interns who focus on worship/arts each year – the number of interns vary from year to year
               Tech/media staff (part-time 10-15 hours)

  • Serves on the Sunday teaching team if desires to teach in addition to leading music. If there is not a desire for teaching, this role will at least be part of helping determine what we teach on each year along with the Teaching Team.

  • On call to be part of Strategic Team meetings and meetings that the teaching team point leader calls for planning ahead.

  • As needed, participates in teaching classes and speaking at special church events

  • Has freedom to use time to develop worship/arts ministry extending outside the local church under the guidelines of the Leadership Council.


Status: Full Time – full benefits package listed separately

Supported by: The Director of Worship Arts will report to Jay Kim, Director of Teaching and Leadership.


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No phone calls please.