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New Life Church

Worship Director

New Life Church
Vacaville, California, United States

Date Posted: 05/12/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Church of the Nazarene
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

About Us:

God has given us a BIG vision to plant multiple new campuses and churches throughout the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural San Francisco Bay Area. We are most passionate about those who are far from God and who posses little to no church background. We currently average 600-700 on a weekend between three services. Successful staff hires here have a positive, can-do spirit and are comfortable building new teams of volunteers and developing future leaders. We are praying for God to send us workers for the harvest of the SF Bay Area, and we are dreaming to plant future campuses, which all starts with staff who know how to recruit and build-up worship teams.

Are you excited about partnering with us to reach people in one of the most unchurched and ethnically diverse regions of the United States? Does the idea of digging in and building up volunteers and future worship leaders thrill you? Do you want to help leave a legacy that will impact many cities who desperately need Jesus? Join us and apply:



The Worship Arts Director will be charged to ramp up both the Musical Worship Arts and Technical programming to create environments that will stimulate participation, growth, and connection among the diverse congregation gathered and to a target audience of young, multi-cultural families.

He or she must be able to build and oversee musical production teams of musicians and vocalists and the Technical Director, who oversees tech teams. He or she must be flexible, entrepreneurial, and passionate in their role and be able work collaboratively with the Lead Pastor and Executive Leadership.

The successful candidate must be excellent at developing leaders who duplicate and develop other leaders, while bringing depth to music and creative teams. They must have excellent musical and technical ability and be a visionary who has the capacity to strategize for future multisite opportunities.

The position is a key leadership position that requires the individual to serve not solely as a musical or performing arts director but also as a shepherd to the people who serve in this ministry.

The Worship Arts Director will provide leadership in creating a culture that encourages musicians, singers, and technicians to develop their talents to glorify God through participation in all forms of worship celebration. He/She will possess a developed knowledge of range of worship music along with demonstrated competence vocally and instrumentally.

The Worship Arts Director will be the de facto “Producer” of each worship service and special programs. Although the senior pastor is the “Executive Producer” in terms of setting the theme and overall direction, the Worship Arts Director will oversee and coordinate all the details that a service encompasses. The Worship Arts Director must be a visionary who is creative in leading people to God. 

A bachelor’s degree in Ministry, Creative Arts, Music, or a similar field is preferred. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, proactive leader who is comfortable with a high level of involvement. The successful candidate will have had 3-5 years of ministry and worship leadership experience.


Responsibilities (Included but not limited to):

Lead/facilitate worship in the weekend services and certain other church-wide events. Schedule and lead band/vocal rehearsals for weekend services.

Attend meetings as assigned, including:

  • Weekly Staff meetings

  • Worship experience Design / Creative Team meetings

    Sermon Run-throughs

Weekly music ministry tasks:

  • Lead weekly Worship Team Rehearsals for Vocal, Band, and Tech

  • Assist with the selection of songs for worship experiences

  • Produce (oversee production and continuity of) weekend service song slides

  • Create or procure chord charts of worship songs and/or special music selections as


  • Create or procure audio programming, loops, click-tracks, etc. as necessary

  • Assist with other Worship Arts elements (scripts, staging, design)

  • Assist with web-based administration of Worship Arts Ministry as necessary

  • Upload schedules, set lists, charts, audio, etc. to web-based administration website

Leadership, initiative, team-building, coaching, and development skills:

  • Recruit, shepherd, and manage teams of musicians, vocalists, technicians, both paid and


  • Evaluate for excellence

  • Proficient knowledge of music and music theory

  • Proficient instrumentalist and/or vocalist

  • Oversee audition process for band/vocalist servant opportunities

  • Proficient in leading a band rehearsal

  • Keen ear for music—“director’s ear”

  • Recognize and adapt to large and small group dynamics

  • Possess solid time management skills and organizational abilities

  • Build, Manage and Equip Worship Team Department

Desired proficiency with the following software packages:

  • Planning Center Online

  • Church Community Builder (CCB)

  • Finale® or similar music engraving software

  • Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • ProPresenter® or similar lyric display software

Other Skills And Abilities:

The successful candidate must be a fully devoted Christ-follower and fully support the ministry of our church and its leadership. This individual’s commitment to Christ will be evidenced in his/her personal life, family relationships and ministry. Also, the successful candidate must agree to live by employee policy and covenants.



1) Prepare and upload a video link of you leading in a congregational setting onto YouTube or Google Drive.

2) Apply using this web form: - you will have a chance to share your video URL on this job application.

3) Thank you for prayerfully considering employment with us. We will follow-up if there is a match. Thank you!