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Connection Church

Creative Arts Director / Lead Worshipper

Connection Church
Canton, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 06/13/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Position Objective: To provide pastoral leadership to the worship ministries and the people of Connection Church. Candidate must be a high-energy, balanced Christian who is passionate about creative and artistic ministry. Candidate must have integrity and a heart for worship, and understand the heart of artists. Candidate should be technically-minded, leadership-focused and desire to work in an active, fun, engaging team environment.


Position Description: The Creative Arts Director will:
-Be the “producer” of each Sunday morning adult worship service and special programs.  Although the Lead Pastor is the “director” regarding setting the theme and overall direction, the Creative Arts Director will oversee and coordinate all the details that a service encompasses.

-be a visionary who is creative in leading people to God.

-Be a leader who can communicate a direction in a way that inspires those around him/her to join in the pursuit of that vision.  This position is a pastoral one 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.

1 A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him.
2 Commitment to moral purity.
3 Commitment to the mission, vision, and worship philosophy of Connection Church.
4 Demonstrated excellence as a worship leader, i.e. has grown a worship ministry minimum of 5 years.
5. A graduate of Bible College/Leadership Institute preferred.


1 A pastor as well as a musician.  This does not mean ordained.
2 A heart for the spiritual formation of those in the congregation and the worship ministry.
3 Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading a large church in worship. MUST be a people person. You must love to be around people and care for them.
4 Skilled in choral, vocal, and instrumental direction.
5 Skilled in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.
6 Skilled in the use of technology in worship and the use of sound (Allen and Heath dLive), lighting (Chamsys console system), computers (Mac), pro presenter (video presentation), Final Cut, Logic Pro.
7 Ability to incorporate other art forms as needed.
8 A self-starter
9 A team player with a positive attitude.


1 Maintain an authentic and growing walk with Jesus Christ through the ongoing spiritual disciplines of Bible reading, prayer, personal worship, fasting, and fellowship. 
2 Spend time developing relationships with lost people so as to be personally effective in pursuing the Great Commission and helping the church to do the same.
3 Build the necessary teams to carry out the worship areas of Connection Church.
4 Plan the corporate worship services of Connection Church in consultation with the Lead Pastor and do so with prayer, conceptual forethought, theological accuracy, and musical appropriateness.  Ensure that all the musical and technical aspects of the service advance the theme for the day.  Oversee song selection, media preparation and presentation, sound and lighting enhancements, and coordination of all instrumentalists, vocalists, and dramatists.
5 Serve as the lead worshiper and develop other leaders in all adult worship services.
6 Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals necessary to facilitate worship in services.
7 Provide pastoral care for the Creative Arts teams.
8 Develop and oversee drama team, technical teams, adult musical teams and Celebrate Recovery Worship.
9 Introduce our worship teams to worship training provided by other ministries, books, and conferences.
10 Plan major seasonal Christmas (children) and Easter (adults) productions.  Find and plan other ways to use music to reach out to the community evangelistically.
11 Oversee the worship department budget, organization, and volunteers.
12 Build contacts and relationships with local musicians, studios, and clubs for both evangelistic and staffing purposes.
13 Set annual goals for the worship ministry that are in line with our vision and then evaluate how those goals were attained or modified during the year.


-negotiable with experience
-benefits included