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Greenville, Texas, United States

Date Posted:
05/15/2010
Categories:
Associate Pastor - Worship Pastor
Denomination:
Non-Denominational
Church Size:
3001 to 4000
Job Type:
Full-Time
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Job Description:
Grace Community Church
 
Worship Pastor Job Description
 
Purpose:
The worship team pastor provides leadership in the corporate music and worship ministry of the church. The worship pastor is someone who has cultivated a personal and growing relationship with Jesus, skills and abilities in music and worship, and who desires to establish a corporate worship setting that is relevant to people’s everyday lives and is skilled/gifted at leading them into the presence of God.
 
Reports to:
Senior Pastor
 
Reporting to this position:
Worship team members, audio and visual team members
 
Primary Responsibilities
Adult Worship Ministry Leadership
• Plan and carry out varied, creative, innovative, and relevant corporate worship services.
• Schedule, plan, and lead both meetings and rehearsals of the worship team instrumentalists and vocalists.
• Recruit and audition all musicians, as well as sound, lighting, and other technical personnel needed to lead and present excellent worship services.
• Lead the worship team at the church’s worship services.
• Ensure that the church’s music ministry and worship team personnel display a demeanor or attitude that brings glory to God and doesn’t draw attention to individuals or the “performance” of the worship team.
• Create worship team budget, including purchasing and maintenance of music, instruments, equipment, music licenses, sound equipment, lighting, and other worship-related needs.
• Coordinate with other worship service staff and/or volunteers, particularly senior pastor, drama ministry, children’s or youth music ministry, etc. to integrate other appropriate elements into each service.
• Communicate regularly with the senior pastor about the theme of each worship service, selecting music and other elements that reinforce the teaching topic, when possible.
• Know the congregation and be able to respond to their needs during worship services.
• Teach and model principles of worship to the worship team and to the congregation.
• Provide for the spiritual growth of all musicians and support the volunteers who serve in worship.
 
Youth Worship Ministry Leadership
• All of the above as they relate to youth ministry
 
General Responsibilities:
• Work with other ministries to fulfill the vision of Grace Community
• Hold regular office hours and be available to members at appropriate times
• Respond to people and issues in a timely manner with redemptive focus
• Lead a life of passionately pursuing God and his Holiness
• Continue to grow as a leader through training, reading, and mentoring
• Meets mutually established annual and strategic objectives
• Maintains a high level of character and professional excellence
• Demonstrates pastoral leadership through empowerment, delegation and team building
• Organizational and planning skills
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Meets basic senior leadership expectations
• Mastery of Worship Planning and F1
 
Unique Skills and Competencies
• Ability to motivate and recruit others who appropriately fit the church’s purposes and goals for corporate worship
• Ability to encourage and develop people, both spiritually and musically
• Passion for seeing people drawn closer to God through the worship ministry of the church
• Sensitivity for meeting the needs of the congregation
• A listening ear and a thick skin to respond appropriately to critical comments about worship from church members who dislike musical choices, style, etc.
• Gifts of administration, craftsmanship, creative communication, leadership, and shepherding
• An ability to recognize where the church is at in relation to worship and ability and gifts to serve them there and lead them into the presence of God
 
 
Measurable Objectives:
• Strength, depth and competency of worship team members
• Strength, depth and competency of A/V team
• Communication within worship team and among staff
• Growing responsiveness of church members in worship
• Recognizable atmosphere of God’s presence in our corporate worship services
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