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WoodsEdge Community Church

Worship Pastor

WoodsEdge Community Church
Spring, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 01/07/2011
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
WoodsEdge Church (WE) is seeking a Christ-centered proven leader with strong musical ability to lead our Worship Arts Ministry. The successful candidate to fill this position must have a passion to lead people into engaging worship that will in turn lead people to love God and the people of our community. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in contemporary worship (i.e. Gateway Worship, New Life Worship, Kari Jobe, Chris Tomlin).

Serves as the primary catalyst for the Worship Arts Ministry
• Develop and implement processes for identifying and developing vocal, instrumental, drama, video and technical worship team members
• Coordinate spiritual development and skill training activities for the worship teams
• Catalyst for overall worship vision of WE
• Give oversight to song selections, arrangements, etc.
• Lead all worship arts staff and volunteers
• Will continue and expand opportunities to develop high-capacity worship leaders
• Administrate the worship arts budget
• Responsible for overseeing Worship Center, acoustics, lighting, sound, stage design and decoration

Responsible for the overall direction of programming
• Develop vision with the staff and lay leaders
• Establish calendar for programming events
• Serve as a resource to other ministry teams for events which involve programming
• Provide leadership for the Worship Team and implement plans identified by this group
• Give oversight to the audio/visual staff and volunteers
• Create and lead a service design team that will plan, facilitate and evaluate services and special events
• Identify and develop a team of individuals for platform responsibilities such as prayer, communion, message focus and announcements
• Give oversight to ushers who serve communion and collect offering

Responsible for the oversight and development of weekly worship services
• Ensure scheduling of all persons and elements involved in each worship service
• Make contact with external speakers when needed
• Communicate with all worship service participants about their involvement so they are effectively prepared and informed regarding their service opportunities
• Give oversight to rehearsals

Manages development and implementation of special events & worship events
• Plan and determine all programming elements (i.e. music, video, drama, dance, creative arts) for special services and give oversight to rehearsal schedules for teams/individuals involved in worship experiences
• Establish a ministry plan for special events and worship events in advance for the effective implementation of each experience
• Oversee the vocal team’s director who coaches vocal teams, special/seasonal choirs and worship bands in preparing music for special events

Leads worship and serves as a platform speaker as needed for announcements, providing focus for the message theme, presenting communion, prayer, etc.

Serve as member of the Leadership team of WE
• This staff member will report to the Executive Pastor
• Attend weekly prayer and staff meetings
• Lead the weekly creative planning team meetings

Knowledge and Abilities
• A creative individual with a heart for Christ
• An individual with strong musical abilities as well as the ability to envision and implement authentic worship services
• Experience in leading worship in a variety of styles
• A strong leader and teacher with abilities to effectively recruit, develop, shepherd and lead various worship arts teams
• An excellent communicator one-on-one, in small and large group settings - this person must be at ease speaking with our church
• A person with the ability to effectively interact with each ministry area at WE and participate capably as a member of the leadership team

Job Skills and Requirements
• Must be pursuing a growing relationship with Jesus Christ that reflects a daily unhurried time with the Lord
• He/she will demonstrate a lifestyle of holiness, love and compassion
• Actively involved at WE
• Fully engaged in the mission and vision of WE
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Be a strong team player – leading with concern for the overall ministry of WE and not just worship ministries
• Knowledge of computer systems, including word processing, electronic communication software, membership software and financial reporting and accounting software
• Proven work ethic and strong sense of excellence
• Preference will be given to those candidates that possess a proven history of developing worship leaders, developing excellent musicians and have the desire to write and produce music in-house

About WoodsEdge Church
We encourage you to visit our webpage at, which will give you more information about us, such as our mission, vision and values.

Application Process
Qualified individuals should send a resume and a digital portfolio demonstrating recent work in the area of worship arts to or mail to the address below:

WoodsEdge Church
C/O Greg Teal, Executive Pastor
25333 Gosling Road
Spring, Texas 77389

Candidates who appear to be a good fit for WE will be contacted as to the next steps in the process.