Real Life Church

Worship Artist In Residence

Real Life Church
Valencia, California, United States

Date Posted: 08/01/2017
Categories: Other - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Christian Church
Church Size: 5001 to 7500
Job Type: Contract

Job Description:



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Real Life Church in beautiful Santa Clarita, California is now accepting applications for its Worship Artist in Residence program.  This innovative and ground-breaking program provides worship artists the space and time needed for writing, recording, performance, and travel without the typical demands of church staff employment.  If you’re a world class worship artist that loves the church but is overwhelmed by the steady stream of daily meetings and staff responsibilities of your church staff position, OR if you are a Christian music industry professional looking for a home base from which to travel, please consider applying for this program. 


Real Life Church is a progressive, energetic church of 6000+ weekly attendees and is located in one of the most desirable cities in Southern California.  Our close proximity to Los Angeles (45 mins) and Hollywood (30 mins) gives us access to the very best music, acting, film, and production talent anywhere in the world.  Our music is loud, rock band driven, and we don’t hesitate to use secular songs in our mission to help people find and follow Jesus.  Typical worship songs are from Bethel, Elevation Church, Hillsongs Young and Free, United, Gungor, Jesus Culture etc.  Typical secular songs are from Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, etc.


Who should apply?  Emerging level to Master level worship artists from highly progressive worship environments who live in the Southern California/Los Angeles area OR artists who have the ability to travel in and out of LAX and don’t mind bi-locational work. We have openings for as few as 4 weekends per year or up to 40 weekends per year.  Artists must be mature believers (21 yrs and up) with proven track records of leadership and industry performance.  Mp3’s, videos, and writing samples are a must.  The ability to play an instrument while singing/leading is a major plus, as well as the ability and willingness to sing secular cover songs when cast.


So how does this work?  Submit a standard resume along with links to your digital assets asap.  We will respond to all submissions by Monday, August 28th.  If selected for the next round, you will need to provide 3 reference letters from reputable Christian leaders with whom you’ve worked, after which an on-site interview or skype interview will take place.  The next step would be an on site visit with an invitation to lead a service.  Finally, if accepted into the program, you will receive an official award letter for the 2017-2018 ministry season with specific dates, expectations, and financial terms.  Awards will begin as early as Oct 1st.


Artist Awards are based on a 4 tier system of Master Artist, Professional Artist, Commissioned Artist, Emerging Artist and are determined by the artist’s work history, body of work, and skill/leadership level.  Financial awards vary from moderate to significant and are based on the artist’s tier level, total number of annual performances, and other determining factors. 


Please send all submissions to

No phone calls please.  For more info about Real Life Church, go to

NOTE: Because this is the inaugural season of the residency program, we do not yet have online registration or a web page with a list of common Q and A’s.  Sorry for this temporary inconvenience. 

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