Crossroads Community Church

Worship Arts Pastor

Crossroads Community Church
Mansfield, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 08/09/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2501 to 3000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Worship Arts Pastor

Position Description



The mission of Crossroads Community Church is to “Lead People to the Truth that Transforms Lives in North Central Ohio and Around the World.”  Crossroads strives to accomplish this mission through three distinct core values: 1. Committed to Glorifying God 2. Connected in Community 3. Called to Share.  Crossroads is a dynamic church with people eager for the effective work of God’s Word to transform them.  We want to continue to grow in our cutting edge worship ability, and are looking for a Worship Arts Pastor to lead this vital area.


The Worship Arts Pastor will lead, create, and align the Worship Arts Department of the church to fulfill the mission of the church and support the core values. Specifically, this role oversees all Crossroads Worship Staff, worship teams, and the development of our services to fulfill our first core value, Committed to Glorifying God. The Worship Arts Pastor will champion Crossroads DNA by dynamically and effectively casting vision for church-wide worship and will maximize the effectiveness of the weekend experience by connecting the hearts of people to the person of Christ.


The candidate must be able to lead in a variety of settings, be gifted musically, a visionary leader, and one that values teamwork.  The candidate must have a passion for leading leaders by equipping Crossroads worship leaders (consisting of all campuses) and overseeing all aspects of worship planning and execution. The successful candidate must be able to play the guitar/keys and/or other lead instruments, effectively audition and develop other musicians and embody the energy and integrity that others will follow. The candidate must be an extremely intuitive worship leader, with systems in place, and qualities that display spirit-led, Christ-focused, people-edifying worship. This position will serve as a member of the church’s Executive Team.  Any person interested must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s degree preferred), some understanding of music theory, and have at least 3 years of experience in Worship Arts Ministry.


Crossroads is a contemporary church of approximately 2,200+, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in the fall of 2016.  We are experiencing a season of growth and development as we have launched an initiative to start new campuses throughout our region. Go to our website, for more information.  Crossroads is located in Mansfield, Ohio, a city of 50,000 people in a region of 225,000. The Mansfield area is conveniently located on two major highways, and sits between two major cities, Columbus and Cleveland.  There are many family friendly attractions in the area, and many outdoor activities year-round.  For more information on all that the area has to offer visit



Worship Arts Pastor

Job Description



The Crossroads Community Church Worship Arts Pastor is to be a man or woman of God, who has ordered his/her life in compliance with the teaching of Scripture and the example of our Lord.  He/She is to be an example to the believers in personal godliness (1 Timothy 4:12) and to exemplify God’s requirements for a pastor that includes maintaining a proper Christian home (1 Timothy 3:1-7).


  • Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through faith in Him as the Way, Truth, and Life.
  • Be fully committed to living a godly life both in public and private.
  • Be fully committed to his/her family by lovingly leading his/her spouse and children in life and ministry.
  • Be willing to join the family of Crossroads Community Church as a member.
  • Be committed to the ministry of Crossroads Community Church and see his/her role as one of shepherding and guiding Crossroads to be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.                                  
  • Sees himself/herself as a team player, willing to work within the boundaries of the pastoral staff, elder board, and leaders in the ministry.



Crossroads Worship Arts:

To assist the body of Crossroads Community Church to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, in public and private life. This position leads the overall vision and focus of the Worship Arts Ministry of the church. The Worship Arts Pastor position creates opportunities and environments for Crossroads attendees to engage Christ through worship arts.  





Major Points of Description:

  • Vision, oversight, and direction of the Worship Arts Ministry of Crossroads, including Worship Staff (Worship Pastors/Leaders) and Teams
  • Assist in the direction and the creative planning of the Worship Services and special services (in cooperation of the Lead Pastor and Creative Arts Director).
  • Cultivate and foster a commitment to excellence in all Worship Services by keeping Crossroads current in both music and creativity 
  • Develop and oversee current and future Worship Leaders at all Campuses and Venues
  • Serve as a member of the Crossroads Executive Team (Church Vision and Oversight)


Specific Description:

  • Develop, articulate, and cast the overall vision for the Worship Arts Department
  • Give oversight and leadership to the staff and volunteers of the Worship Arts Department
  • Manage multiple teams of volunteer musicians and technicians (recruit, coach, schedule, and inspire).
  • Work with staff and producers to create musical worship sets and experiences that contribute to the service programming
  • Plan worship services with attention to mood, flow, and transitions in cooperation with the Lead Pastor and Creative Arts Director and do so in prayer, conceptual forethought, theological accuracy and musical appropriateness.
  • Ensure an authentic and professional environment for worship and a balance of new and known music
  • Develop and implement discipleship reproduction (leaders developing leaders, groups developing groups)
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor (specifically regarding the coordination and facilitation of other service elements and programmed events like baptisms, dedications, weddings, funerals, etc.)




  • Must love and serve Jesus Christ above all others, be mature in their Christian faith, and consider the position a call from God.
  • Maintain an authentic and growing walk with Christ through the ongoing spiritual disciplines of Bible reading, prayer, personal worship, fasting, confession, and fellowship.
  • Due to the nature of the position we desire the applicant to be married and have a passion for healthy families and relationships.
  • Demonstrate excellence as a worship leader and proficiency in music theory, worship leadership, and leadership development that are necessary to lead a team of skilled musicians. Specialize in vocal, and instrumental direction with a strong background as a lead vocalist, while at the same time having been trained to hear music critically.
  • Exhibits an ability to read music and proficient in at least one instrument.
  • Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading a church in worship.
  • Agree with the overall ministry philosophy and direction of Crossroads. Progressive/forward thinking/visionary/self-motivated.
  • Have at least 3 years experience in Worship Arts Ministry, preferably Worship Arts Ministry at a church of 2000 or more, and understand worship philosophy and processes to help grow the Crossroads Worship Arts Ministry. 
  • It would be beneficial but not required that the candidate would have some experience and/or a ministry philosophy of leading Worship Leaders across multiple campuses.
  • The applicant should have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Master’s level preferred. Supervisory experience in a ministry setting is a must.
  • An understanding of the use of the latest technology in worship, including sound, tracks, in-ear systems, soundscapes, lighting, planning center system (or related system), and video projection.


Additional Information:

Salary Package (compensation based upon experience)


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