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University Presbyterian Church

Worship Arts/College Pastor/Director

University Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles, California, United States

Date Posted: 02/17/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Worship/College/ Ministry Director



-       Description of Positions Offered:

  • Full-time worship & college ministry director or
  • Part-time worship leader only
  • 3 year minimum commitment




-       Congregation:

  • Collegiate (UCLA), transgenerational
  • Reformed and charismatic
  • Church is made up of undergrads, graduate students, post-docs, staff and faculty, international students & faculty, young working adults, married couples, families with children
  • Young congregation, mostly under 40 in age
  • Size, about 150. Founded in 1991
  • Multiethnic - predominately Asian American, but slowly changing


-       Church Vision:

  • Mentoring people to be influencers for Christ
  • Mission: to bring people in, build them up, and further the Kingdom of God


-       Qualifications:

  • Godly character and strong spirituality
  • Humble and mature
  • Vibrant relationship with Christ
  • Has experienced and is open to the work of the Holy Spirit
  • Consistent devotional life
  • Easy to work with, a team player, and a diplomat
  • Strong work ethic, responsible, sacrificial servant’s heart
  • Respects authority and understands importance of accountability
  • Someone who knows how to train others


-       Requirements:

  • Membership and cell group involvement at University Presbyterian Church
  • Evidence of previous long-term church involvement
  • Statement of faith and personal testimony
  • Recommendation of previous pastor
  • References from colleagues: worship team members/college ministry members


-       Compensation:

  • Depends on experience
  • Full time:  equivalent of $3,000 to $4,500/mo (40 hrs/wk)
  • Part time:  equivalent of $1,500 to $2,250/mo (20 hrs/wk)


WORSHIP DIRECTOR (20 hours/week)


-       Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of computers and sound systems
  • Musical talent and strong vocal skills.  Guitar or piano as primary instrument.  Knowledge of a second instrument and ability to write songs will be highly considered.
  • Familiarity with music such as: Hillsong, Bethel, Passion, Desperation Band, Vineyard, United Pursuit
  • Other requirements:
  • Send a simple demo of guitar/piano and voice/worship leading
  • One written page on worship and what it means to worship God


-       Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate worship team schedules on a quarterly basis
  • Rehearse with bands weekly (there are two bands for the morning and afternoon service)
  • Lead worship at AM & PM services, including setup and strike
  • Train other church members in worship leading
  • Coordinate special events (Good Friday, Easter, Christmas, etc.)
  • Edit weekly recordings and prepare for posting to web




-       Qualifications:

  • Passion for evangelism and discipleship
  • Minimum of two years of experience in college ministry as an active student member and/or leader
  • Compassion, vision and warmth for college students
  • Design and social media experience will be highly considered


-        Responsibilities:

  • Disciple and provide pastoral care to students (including teaching and counseling)
  • Coordinate and teach weekly Bible studies on campus
  • Meet weekly with pastoral staff for reflection, feedback and planning
  • Develop student leadership team to reach out and disciple students
  • Coordinate campus evangelism and outreach events
  • Develop relationships within the college group

-        Other possibilities may include: lead worship, coordinate special events and mission trips.



Andy Park (UPC and Vineyard worship leader/songwriter):


"I have enjoyed leading worship at University Presbyterian Church on several occasions in the past years.  This church has nurtured a strong heart of worship among its members.  I find a lot of similarities between University Presbyterian Church and the Vineyard style of worship.  They have the same approach to worship as I do:  a desire for intimacy with God in which worship is a personal, relational experience with HimGod.  They value a wide variety of biblical expressions of worship - everything from joyful celebration to contemplative music that provides a vehicle for receiving from the Holy Spirit and responding to God's voice."


Attention:  Pastor Soon Chung

University Presbyterian Church

921 Westwood Blvd. Suite 233

Los Angeles, CA 90024

310-208-3991 or 310-709-3051


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