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Sturgeon Bay Community Church

Minister of Worship Arts

Sturgeon Bay Community Church
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 04/24/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


 We are looking for a high caliber Worship Arts Minister to help lead our church through the next stage of church growth. This minister will lead a team that brings authentic God-centered worship to this congregation on Sundays in a way that honors God and inspires people.


The strong full-time candidate will have:


 • Musical and pastoral skills

 • A proven track-record of leading worship arts teams

 • A confident-yet-humble demeanor

 • Several years of experience leading a sizable church in worship

 • Continuing growth in his leadership abilities as demonstrated by ongoing involvement with conferences, seminars, reading and mentoring

 • Creative, technological, publicity, and communication skills that support the growing needs of the church



Skills necessary to succeed in this role include:


 1 Pastoral

Biblically sound and loves to be a minister to the church alongside the lead pastor. He is a man of the Word who weaves Scripture and prayer through the worship services, as well as special and seasonal events.


 2 Musical

Leadership of the musical portion of the service demands a level of skill and competence in music itself. He can teach and lead other musicians at a variety of skill levels, and do so from a place of mutual respect. This requires a high competence and familiarity level across genres and styles, so that a balance of hymns and contemporary songs with theological depth are selected, taught, and executed with excellence.


 3 Administrative

A team builder and advanced planner, he must bring structure and provide communication to the team and the staff. This means budgeting and calendaring are needed to empower the teams he leads and complement the entirety of the ministry.


 4 Production

Production of multiple services from start to finish. This is viewed as holy work that demands attention to the details of technology, song selection, transitions, and talent-harnessing preparation with team members. Distractions which interrupt the congregation are serious matters, so leading in this critical area will be focused on excellence and continuing improvement.




Preferred Qualifications:


• 5 years staff experience with a church congregation of around 500 people or more

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a strong preference for a seminary degree focused on worship/music ministry

• Demonstrable musical skill in voice as well as guitar or keyboard

**An ideal candidate will be skilled in hymnology as well as choruses (Eph 5:18-19 and Col 3:16)


Sought Personal Qualities in the Worship Arts Minister:


• Organized and efficient with time management

• An excellent communicator

• A multi-tasking team player with a positive attitude, high energy, and strong interpersonal skills

• Have a track-record of recruiting, training, and leading teams

• Ability to multiply (see Liz Wiseman’s “Multiplier”) through delegation, equipping and empowering volunteers to do the work of the church

• Self-starter, self-motivated, and passionate about church work

• Culturally astute and able to adapt

• Experience with necessary ministry apps such as ProPresenter and Planning Center. Familiarity with Mac products a plus.

• Comprehension of music theory and ability with multiple instruments a plus.

• Key spiritual gifts desired: leadership, worship, administration, and shepherding

• Emotionally intelligent and perceptive

• In agreement with the Foundation Documents of The Gospel Coalition found here: documents




• Starting salary of $65,000 that may be adjusted to reflect experience and education

• Vacation commensurate with vocational experience beginning at 2 weeks per year, not to exceed 4 weeks per year


The Church:


     Sturgeon Bay Community Church is a non-denominational church that started 20 years ago, with only two Lead Pastors over those years. Our approximate 300 regular attenders represent every age, economic, vocational, political, and educational dynamic our community offers. Our church size is growing rapidly and has presented the opportunity to hire a top-notch Worship Pastor to lead with us as we grow. We have newly updated facilities and land we plan to expand on in the next couple of years. We enjoy an especially strong volunteer dynamic and a particularly high level of trust in leadership which has been earned over our church’s history. Elder governed and staff led, this church is a genuine joy to work for. Our strategic path is to build a performing arts center in the next phase of our expansion to house our worship services as well as meet the communities need for exceptional concerts, plays and performances. We seek to  provide a perfect place for musical education and the cultivation of the arts in a Godly way. We see that as a way to transform community! Our need is for a Worship Arts Minister who can take that vision and make it a reality. It is our hope to empower you to take that vision as far as your talents and passion can take you.

     Sturgeon Bay Community Church is aligned with The Gospel Coalition, is theologically conservative and reformed, believe ministry only happens in relationships that invites everyone to “come as you are; we’ll grow together.” We do discipleship through Children’s Ministry, Youth Groups and Community/Small Groups, with a strategic path to adopt the DiscipleShift model in groups over the next 18 months. Our Missions Team oversees missionary partnerships in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Swaziland and the Himalayas. Stateside, we partner with City on a Hill in Milwaukee and Loaves & Fishes here in Sturgeon Bay.


The Town:


     Sturgeon Bay is in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, a premier vacation destination in the Mid-West. Our city of 10,000 and county population of 35,000 is experiencing economic and population growth as manufacturing, restaurants, vacation, and retail businesses are on the rise. Our excellent school systems, acclaimed parks and community safety are drawing factors for many young families who relocate here annually. The natural beauty here is beyond words; we enjoy 4 distinct seasons every year. It seldom gets above 90 in the  summer when tourism significantly increases the population and all enjoy the local cherries, additional seasonal entertainment, and festivals. The festivals continue into the fall, which brings a bountiful harvest of apples and a gorgeous tapestry of changing leaves. The 5 month winters are ripe with opportunity, especially for the outdoor enthusiast. Winter sports are also a major draw to Door County, featuring extensive ice fishing, ice-skating and hundreds of miles of managed trails for snow skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoe hiking.

     We are a vibrant resort destination city with miles of waterfront to explore. Outstanding parks and land trusts are located throughout the peninsula making Door County just the place for the family who loves hiking, biking and camping in the great outdoors. Hunters dream of living here too! Large deer, geese, squirrel and turkey populations make it a hunter’s destination, drawing people from across the state. For more on Door County, please click here.