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Riverside Church

Big Lake, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted:
Worship Pastor
Christian Missionary Alliance
Church Size:
1501 to 2000
Job Type:
Riverside Church
Job Description:
Job Description

Job Title: Worship Arts Asssociate
Classification: Exempt/Full time
Department: Worship Arts Ministries
Reports to: Pastor of Worship Arts
Effective Date: TBD


The role of the Worship Arts Associate is to partner with the Worship Arts pastor to provide leadership and direction to worship services, as well as to the band, vocalists and other volunteers serving in this area, and to help plan and produce worship events


? BA or BS degree in ministry or related field; or a minimum of three years experience in ministry focus areas needed for this position
? Demonstrated spiritual maturity and character consistent with the Biblical requirements for leadership and worship
? Good working knowledge of all aspects of live production, including audio, lighting, multimedia, music and staging at least at a level consistent with Riverside’s current technical abilities
? Experience with a musical style representative of Riverside’s modern worship style (Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Hillsongs, Lincoln Brewster, Gateway Church, New Life Church).
? Excellent up-front worship leader in large public setting; preferably with a good working knowledge of the guitar (keyboard is a plus) and the ability to lead worship while playing an instrument
? Strong written and verbal communication skills with an interpersonal style capable of reaching multiple generations
? Ability to work as part of a multiple staff within a large organization
? Strong personal commitment to Jesus Christ evidenced in personal relationships, commitment to the church, work ethic, compassion and a heart for lost people
? Ability to multi-task quickly with good decision making skills and a commitment to excellence
? Spiritual gifts of leadership, teaching, and administration/organization


? Fully embraces Riverside’s mission, core values, vision, and policies
? Pursue a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ through the regular practice of spiritual disciplines including prayer, Bible reading and study, and worship
? Efficiently and effectively fulfill the position job description
? Be reliable, take initiative, and be self motivated
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? Have a cooperative, healthy and motivating relationship with supervisors and coworkers
? Regular attendance at worship services and availability to the congregation before and after services as duties allow
? Embrace and adapt to growth, change, innovation and creativity
? Use appropriate judgment in the areas of discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality
? Maintains flexible working hours as determined by the needs of the ministry
? Stay current with music trends and artistic growth using available resources
? Full support of spouse, if married, to their ministry


? Worship Arts Ministry Focus Areas: The Worship Arts Associate will work with the Worship Arts Pastor in developing and leading the following areas in order to plan, direct and produce worship services that engage the hearts of worshipers in a meaningful, life-changing ways:
o Worship Leading
o Worship Teams
o Service Planning
o Tech Ministries – Sound, Video, Lights, Projection, Recording/Duplication
o Administrative needs for ministry focus areas
o Training Opportunities
o Partner with other ministry areas to help support their music, arts or tech needs
o Provide support to seasonal productions as produced by the Worship Arts Pastor
? Team Facilitation: Responsible for helping to recruit, train and shepherd volunteer teams to lead and/or participate in aforementioned ministry areas. Will also identify and plan for the gaps between where we currently are and where we need to go, identifying and implementing the logical "next steps”
? Ministry Budget: Will work with the WA Pastor to develop, recommend and manage the annual Worship Arts ministry budget
? Ministry Staff Participation: Will participate in the general pastoral care of the congregation as directed by the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor and the WA Pastor


? Reports to the Pastor or Worship Arts
? Works as part of the Worship Arts team, including the Pastor, staff, and volunteers
? Accountable to the Board of Elders
? Regularly interacts with Riverside attenders and volunteers
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Riverside Church

Riverside Church resides in central Minnesota, just west of the metro areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Strategically located on the boundaries of Big Lake and Monticello, we also regularly serve the surrounding communities of Becker, Buffalo, Clear Lake, St. Michael, Albertville, and Elk River. 

We place a high value on reaching people and helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ and our mission is unapologetically outward focused both in our community and around the world.  Our primary local ou More...