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Riva Trace Baptist Church

Assistant Pastor/Director of Creative Arts

Riva Trace Baptist Church
Davidsonville, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 05/10/2011
Categories: Media/Technology - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Riva Trace Baptist Church
Job Description

Title: Assistant Pastor or Director of Creative Arts

Purpose: We are seeking a shepherd with an authentic relationship with God to help
usher our people into the presence of God through worship.

Reports to: Worship Pastor

Interfaces With: Senior Pastor, Worship Pastor, Worship, Creative and Technical Team,
members of the congregation

Position Description:
The Assistant Pastor of Creative Arts (APCA) will assist the Worship Pastor in giving leadership to
staff and volunteers serving on the worship, creative arts and technical teams. He will strive to
bring authenticity and creativity to the weekend services through helping plan and lead worship and
overseeing all aspects of the production of services. The (APCA) will work closely with the Worship
Pastor in cultivating an environment of praise and worship within our church.

We desire a candidate who understands both the history and the current trends of worship. We
desire someone who is spiritually sensitive during times worship and can lead our congregation
into encounters with God. Strong vocal and guitar skills and excellent verbal communication skills
are necessary. In addition, the APCA’s leadership from the platform must exhibit authenticity,
energy, and an engaging presence that models and encourages heartfelt worship to our
congregation. The ability to help build, train, lead and care for worship, creative and technical teams
is expected.

1. Worship
• Serve as one of the two primary worship leaders
• Play guitar and sing in the worship team as scheduled
• Help recruit and develop musicians to be a part of the team.
• Help develop musical excellence and creativity in the worship ministry.
• Assist Worship Pastor in:
Worship and creative planning
Preparing charts and rehearsal materials
Preparing Cue sheets for services
Worship leading in other current venues i.e Student worship, leadership meetings and
future venues – satellite services, other campuses
• Other responsibilities as assigned

2. Creative and Technical Teams
• Lead the creative and technical teams
• Plan and document meetings, decisions etc.
• Responsible for execution of creative and technical plans for worship services and other special services
• Other responsibilities as assigned

3. Pastoral
• Assist the Worship Pastor in providing pastoral care for those involved in the worship, creative and technical teams
• (If ordained) Pastoral staff rotation: Serve as Pastor-on-call through regular rotation for hospital visitations and communion service.
• (If ordained) Pastoral care: Pastoral counseling; officiate funerals and weddings as requested.
• Other pastoral duties as assigned

4. Administrative
• Ensure strong communication
• Process and complete all expense reports
• Help with scheduling teams and meetings
• Attend worship, creative and technical teams, MLT and worship planning meetings.
• Attend staff meetings when requested for global, visionary, and organizational matters, weekly staff devotions

5. Communication and Correspondence
Process and respond to all daily phone calls and correspondence ~ daily maintain email and mail

6. Communication and Correspondence
• With the Worship Pastor implement and train musicians, technical and creative teams in the church philosophies as well as develop creative community time for team building
• An understanding of the seeker sensitive environment philosophy is necessary.
• Musical experience with contemporary worship is essential and experience in arranging and music theory is valuable
• Ability to use various music and video software is desirable

Primary Strengths and Skills Required:
• Strong vocal and guitar skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Ability to build, lead and pastor teams
• Ability to handle multiple tasks
• Timely execution of assignments
• Strong work ethic and a self starter who shows initiative
• Ability to prioritize and be flexible
• High standards of excellence without perfectionism
• Creative
• Sense of humor
• Servant heart who loves people
• Team player

Education and Experience Required:
• Bible college or seminary degree preferred
• Worship leading in a contemporary setting

The title of this position Assistant Pastor or Director will be determined in accordance to the candidate’s experience and gifts. Our desire is for this position to be an Assistant Pastor position, so if hired as a Director there will be a path for the position to be changed to the Assistant Pastor over time


The opportunity to work alongside a staff team and highly committed volunteer teams that are giving their lives to fostering a missional movement of Christ followers who are committed to having an irresistible influence for Christ throughout the greater Annapolis area, to serving and resourcing the universal Body of Christ, and to leading a church planting movement.

To apply please forward resume and a DVD or video of yourself leading worship.