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First United Methodist Church

Contemporary Worship Pastor

First United Methodist Church
Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States

Date Posted: 07/10/2017
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Who We Are:

Located in Carlsbad, NM, one of the top 10 fastest growing cities in New Mexico and according to Forbes magazine, we are primed to more than double in size over the next 10 years. We are determined to meet the needs of our growing community. We are a growing, vibrant church with the vision to "Live the Hope of Jesus in Our World". We accomplish this by: Reaching Beyond Our Walls, Loving Without Restraint, Worshiping With Passion, Equipping for Ministry, and Serving in Sacrifice. We are a multi-generational church, with two services and worship ranging from spirited traditional, in our 8:30am service, to casual contemporary in our 10:45am service. 


The Basics:

We are seeking a contemporary worship pastor to engage and lead our contemporary service into deep, genuine worship.  We have a talented worship team, utilizing both acoustic and electric instruments. On any given Sunday we may worship to songs from Bethel and Elevation Worship, to Chris Tomlin and reimagined hymns. The service is supplemented with a state-of-the-art sound and video system that enhances the worship services through the use of projected lyrics, videos, and lighting. 


The Calling:
The Contemporary Worship Pastor will be answering a Ministry Call. They will view this position as a service to the Lord, one where they lead people to a place of praise, joy, and connection.  They will be a leader who helps to create a worshipful atmosphere in which: the people of God are free to encounter our Lord, the Holy Spirit moves among us, and Jesus is proclaimed King. They will set the tone and show the congregation the way into passionate, authentic worship. 


The Position:

The primary weekly duties of the Contemporary Worship Pastor include: designing, preparing, and leading contemporary worship while providing guidance and pastoral care to ministry volunteers, and support to the other ministries and activities within the church as a means of enhancing contemporary worship. 

As leader of the Praise Team, the Contemporary Worship Pastor will provide an opportunity for volunteers to develop the art of worship through music, which will prepare all ages for a lifetime of service to the church. The objectives of the Praise Team, in conjunction within the Contemporary Worship Pastor are as follows: 

1.) Live a Christian witness. This includes living their own life in accordance with Christian values, principles, and morals. 
2.) Ensure that the Praise Team is a spiritual, educational, artistic, and recreational experience for its members. 
3.) Encourage a sense of teamwork and personal responsibility. 
4.) Present well-prepared music with the purpose of creating worshipful experiences within the church. Do it with excellence, or don't do it!


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Please attach links to videos/ recording of you leading worship along with your application.