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Pastor of Worship Arts
CrossPoint Community Church
Gadsden, Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 07/06/2010
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time
CrossPoint Community Church is located in Gadsden, AL about 60 miles North of Birmingham. We are a dynamic fellowship of over 1300 attendees in 2 Sunday morning services. We center our convictions and values for walking out our Christian journey in 5 Biblical purposes: membership, maturity, ministry, missions and worship. CrossPoint is focused on reaching the lost for Jesus both locally and around the world.
The Pastor of Worship Arts provides leadership, coordination, creativity, and excellence in Praise and Worship for CrossPoint Community Church’s worship ministry. He will have direct oversight of all aspects of the Worship ministries of the church, including choir, orchestra, praise teams, specialty choirs, audio, drama, dance, etc. CrossPoint uses a blended worship style in its 2 Sunday morning worship services. We are looking for a Worship Pastor who has a heart to lead our congregation into the Presence of the Lord through Spirit lead Worship of our Saviour...
The Pastor of Worship Arts is directly accountable to the Executive Pastor for all aspects of the Worship Arts ministry. He will work directly with the Senior Pastor to assist planning and coordinating the worship activities.
The Pastor of Worship Arts must be a gifted worship leader with strong vocal skills and preferably some instrumental abilities. He should have an ability to connect with students and young adult audiences, create and lead worship experiences that appeal to new generations of believers and be familiar with current trends in music while also connecting and respecting the preferences of older attendees resulting in a blended worship service. This individual must demonstrate planning and organizational ability, creativity and innovation, a “can do” attitude, and have an outgoing personality. Christmas, Easter, and other seasonal events and productions provide opportunities for outreach coordinated by this leader.
Personal Relationship With Christ:
The Pastor of Worship Arts must have a mature growing relationship with Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He must have a knowledge of the Word of God and be able to apply the Spiritual gifts given to him by the Lord. He must exhibit a passion for God and a Christ-like spirit as evidenced in his personal life, his family relationships, and his ministry. He must nurture his inner self through a disciplined life of daily fellowship with God in prayer and Bible study.
Professional Education and Experience:
The Pastor of Worship Arts shall have five years in Worship leadership in a large church setting. He shall be a college graduate; graduate and/or professional continuing education in worship and music ministry is preferred.
The Pastor of Worship Arts has the ability to generate innovative forms of worship for a multi-cultural and multi-generational congregation. He is required to possess proven experience of integrating music, drama, computer, video, sound, and lighting system technologies in the Worship experience. The ability to play guitar and/or keyboard and vocal singing are preferred.
The Pastor of Worship Arts shall have an ability to envision and develop worship objectives into manageable, tangible, and achievable goals. He shall identify, train, and motivate volunteers for the Worship Ministries. He shall have administrative oversight for development of this ministry including coordination with the pastoral and church staff; participation in regularly scheduled meetings with the Senior Pastor; and participation in supervision or mentoring by Senior Pastor. He or she shall participate in the process of planning communication with the church through the use of bulletin, website, and other channels, oversee financial accounting and use of funds.
The Pastor of Worship Arts must have strong interpersonal communication skills. He needs an ability to relate well with people and to make decisions and delegate responsibilities to others. He will have the responsibility to recruit musicians and other Worship Team members, communicate ministry expectations, and, with the counsel of the Senior Pastor, shape the Worship Team so that ministry effectiveness is assured. He is required to interact regularly and serve with the pastor(s) and staff.
The Pastor of Worship Arts needs an attitude of other-centeredness and the ability to graciously express leadership. Has an openness to new ideas; is a self-starter; must be collaborative and team oriented; organized; punctual; pressure tolerant; and dependable in meeting deadlines and goals. Has a high energy level and applies it to the creating a quality Worship experience.
The Pastor of Worship Arts must exemplify an ability to maintain confidentiality and handle delicate situations with discretion and insight.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• Spiritual maturity and commitment to a Christian life style
• Ability to shepherd volunteer musicians
• Organization, administrative, and leadership skills
• Ability to motivate musicians and technical team members
• Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative
• Ability to lead worship and to train others as individual and team worship leaders
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Skilled as a worship team leader and mentor
• Experience with technical aspects of services (sound boards, lighting, video, etc.)
To apply for this position, please email resume to RHarper@CrossPoint.cc