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Adventure Christian Church of North Natomas

Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts

Adventure Christian Church of North Natomas
Sacramento, California, United States


Date Posted: 02/23/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Do you crave responsibility?  Are you a risk taker?  Do you make things happen? 

 

If you engage in a west coast staff culture; if you are comfortable in your own skin; If people really matter to you; If you have grit; If you can pastor a community of artists; If you can learn our Sacramento style; then God can use you to bring Jesus' hope experiences to our Sacramento ariport district.       


The ideal worship style for Adventure Church encompasses the diversity that reflects our community.  We are multi-ethnic and multi-generational and desire a sound that matches.  Our congregation responds to high energy and uplifting songs like those of Israel Houghton, Chris Tomlin, Lincoln Brewster, Tye Tribbett and Hillsong Y&F, along with the meditative and introspective worship of Kari Jobe, Hillsong United, Matt Redman, and Nicole Nordeman.  The ability of a worship leader to tie in traditional and contemporized hymns and classic choruses while staying up to date with modern worship songs is highly valued.  

 

Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts

 

 

Job Title: Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts

Department: Worship and Creative Arts

Reports To: Senior Pastor

FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt

Prepared By: Scott Mathews

Prepared Date: 06/5/2017

Approved By:  Scott Mathews

Approved Date:  

 

Mission

The mission of the Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts is to apprentice a growing number of artists, musicians, singers to lead experiences that bring Jesus’ hope to an imperfect world and glory to God.

 

Competencies

The Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts is a leader who:

  • Radiates positivity: As a worship leader you set the tone for many of our weekend experiences. While we are never fake, we do know our attitudes are contagious. Therefore we want to display attitudes that are worth catching.
  • Inspires Action – You have a natural infectious style that inspires others to jump into whatever you’re doing with both feet.
  • Develops People – Every person you meet oozes potential and you can’t wait to help them develop their God-given abilities.
  • Executes Excellence – You don’t just have big ideas, you bring people and resources together to execute the details that make good ideas great experiences.
  • Celebrates Diversity – Jesus loves the little children of the world isn’t just a song you can sing, it’s a reality celebrate in your home, neighborhood, church and community.
  • Loves Life – Let’s just say it, you aren’t boring – because no one wants to work with a boring teammate.
  • Practices and masters the Exponential Model of apprenticeship to develop volunteers.
  • Does-life with un-engaged neighbors once a month-- making BOLD MOVES to share his/her Jesus story. 

Essential Job Functions

The Worship and Creative Arts Pastor will:

  • Schedule song sets and musicians three weeks in advance.
  • Work with the lead pastor to shape and create an engaging worship experience.
  • Apprentice vocalists, musicians, worship leaders, visual, and social media artists weekly.
  • Develop three annual big event artist experiences.
  • Provide weekly spiritual development opportunities (small groups, devotionals, studies, etc.) for worship artists.
  • Work with other adventure departments on a staff team.
  • Invest relationally in the lives of adventurers outside of structured Adventure venues (twice weekly). 

180 Day Initial Period of Employment Goals:

  • Pastor the WCA community through group prayer, devotions, small groups, and fun (weekly).
  • Follow-up with 10 regular or new-to-adventure guests (weekly).
  • Budget Christmas & Easter HOPE Experiences (30 days).
  • Identify and start apprenticing five high capacity adult WCA artists in a weekly growth group (60 days).  Artist-apprentices each to apprentice one artist in the future (9-18 months).    
  • Pursue our Sacramento Style while tightening up planning center repertoire of songs:  The ideal worship style for Adventure Church encompasses the diversity that reflects our community.  We are multi-ethnic and multi-generational and desire a sound that matches.  Our congregation responds to high energy and uplifting songs like those of Israel Houghton, Chris Tomlin, Lincoln Brewster, Tye Tribbett and Hillsong Y&F, along with the meditative and introspective worship of Kari Jobe, Hillsong United, Matt Redman, and Nicole Nordeman.  The ability of a worship leader to tie in traditional and contemporized hymns and classic choruses while staying up to date with modern worship songs is highly valued (45 days).
  • Double our WCA’s community from fifteen to thirty artists (180 Days).
  • Plan and execute buzz worthy unforgettable Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday hope experiences that invite the community to experience a taste of life in God’s kingdom (180 Days).

Outcomes

The Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts will:

  • Work with the lead pastor to shape and create an engaging worship experience.  Our worship experiences are 67 minutes or less.  The song set is a 20 minute experience with additional communion & offering underscore, and an occasional high energy dismissal.  Ideally, we would like some different templates.
  • Create a compelling vision that inspires artists, musicians and singers to work together to consistently create consistently engaging worship experiences and events. 
  • Create engaging experiences for people of various cultural, economic and spiritual backgrounds to worship God in a budget-minded, growing church.
  • Double Adventure’s capacity to engage adults attending Sunday experiences to 600 per week and develop the systems to support a multi-site strategy (3 years).
  • Execute buzz worthy, unforgettable events that invite the entire community to experience Jesus’ hope.
  • Bring Adventures’ visual communications to a standard of easily recognized excellence.  Create, develop, and oversee teams to handle social media, website, and visual communication. 
  • Inspire and equip five high-capacity volunteers through a weekly growth group for 9-18 months who will invest their lives in making the next generation of artists
  • Invest relationally in the lives adventurers interested and within the worship community after rehearsals, at coffee houses, and simply hanging out (twice weekly).
  • Pursues our Sacramento Style:  The ideal worship style for Adventure Church encompasses the diversity that reflects our community.  We are multi-ethnic and multi-generational and desire a sound that matches.  Our congregation responds to high energy and uplifting songs like those of Israel Houghton, Chris Tomlin, Lincoln Brewster, Tye Tribbett and Hillsong Y&F, along with the meditative and introspective worship of Kari Jobe, Hillsong United, Matt Redman, and Nicole Nordeman.  The ability of a worship leader to tie in traditional and contemporized hymns and classic choruses while staying up to date with modern worship songs is highly valued. 

Church Values

A successful pastor of worship and creative arts candidate will not only agree with these values, but also be excited about seeing them lived out in our community. The successful candidate will be able to point to evidence in his or her own life of these values.

  • Come as you are: We seek to be a church where no one ever questions whether or not they belong here. Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs. You can always come as you are. Our job is to love people well. We can’t do that if we don’t let people come as they are.
  • People Matter: We seek to be a church that actively demonstrates that every person matters to God. In our actions, words, and attitudes we want to continuously live this out.
  • Bold Moves: We seek to be a church full of people who take bold moves to share their Jesus story with our neighbors, friends, and coworkers.

 

Staff Values

Team above individual: There will be times where one ministry or department has to sacrifice in order for the whole church to thrive. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about their department but is even more passionate about the welfare of the whole church.

Go the extra mile: While each staff member has a specific job description, there will be times when it’s “all hands on deck” During those times or season we want staff that will help each other out and work to see something succeed.

Laugh together:  We spend 40+ hours together per week. We want to be a team that actually likes being around each other. Life is too short to work alongside people who don’t enjoy each other’s company. Therefore we prioritize staff relationships and the ability to laugh and have fun together.

Practice our core competencies: While everyone is different we all want to be committed to three things: being humble, hungry, and smart. It is impossible to have a healthy church staff culture if those three things are missing as a team or as an individual. Humble is all about recognizing others and acknowledging their contributions. It’s a lack of self-centeredness and ego. Hungry means you are passionate for the mission of Adventure. You don’t have to be outwardly motivated because you are internally motivated to see the mission lived out. You aren’t looking for how to get out of work or do less. You are enthusiastic about seeing Jesus’ Hope come to everyone in Natomas. Smart is all about being relationally intelligent. It means you can work well with others and you recognize how you come across to other people. You speak but you also listen. You lead, but you don’t steamroll people. People don’t feel ignored or used by you. 


Applicatiion

 

Kindly, send us a note... 

  1. Walking us through how you prepare yourself spiritually.
  2. How you may have worked through a personal failure in the last three years. 
  3. Describing the community of artists whom you are currently playing and doing life. 
  4. Telling us how you intentionally do-life with non-believers?  
  5. Detailing the vision God has given you to bring hope experiences to Sacramento.