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Hilmar Covenant Church
Hilmar, California, United States
Date Posted: 06/07/2011
Categories: Combo Positions - Worship Pastor
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time
Just so you know… we’re looking for someone uniquely gifted and called who has the passion to make a difference.
We are simply a church that is striving to follow Christ, celebrate joyfully, and serve sacrificially! Is that what you’re looking for?
A Little History:
Hilmar Covenant is an Evangelical Covenant Church. We’re a body of REAL people, wanting RELEVANCE in our approach, AUTHENTICITY in our faith, and a MISSIONAL and RELATIONAL life! We preach the word with PASSION. Hilmar Covenant has been around for a long time but we feel we are in the initial stages of our new chapter in our journey and are ready to move forward.
Our website is www.hilmarcovenant.org. Our pastor is a guy who wants Sundays to be transformational so we are ready to do whatever God’s will is for us the rest of the week.
What we’re looking for:
1. Spiritual Sensitivity
a. Integrity – first and foremost
b. Daily connection, devotion & love for the Lord
c. Servant’s heart
a. 2+ years at 200+ church or leading worship at your university
b. Proven Track Record
Recruiting – (i.e. follow-up with interested volunteers)
Starting and developing teams
3. People skills
a. A people encourager
b. Ability to develop community
c. Clear and effective written and verbal communication
d. Develop confidence in others
e. Willing and able to resolve conflict - Not letting things go
4. Sunday mornings
a. Ability to connect with congregation and adjust accordingly
b. Ability to be instrument for and experience ‘spiritual moments’
5. Experienced with Technology
a. AUDIO!, video
b. Ability to develop and oversee tech teams
6. Think outside of the box
a. Occasional use of secular music (U2, Talking Heads, Cyndi Lauper, Alanis Morissette, etc.) – both live and recorded – connected to the theme of the service
b. Experience and comfort in edgy worship, Tomlin, Crowder, etc. (guitar focus)
c. Experience and comfort in traditional worship (hymns, etc.)
7. Attention to detail
a. Organize and keep schedule, appointments, etc.
b. Implement order of service accurately, according to plan
8. Take us to next level
a. Elevate the team to better worship
b. Build multiple teams
c. Include new music regularly (worship/secular)
9. Contribute to the creative team
a. flexible with using/not using ideas
b. Ability to incorporate drama as appropriate
c. Develop leaders and teams for added enhancements to weekend services
10. Experience leading youth of all ages
a. Primary focus on high school, closely followed by junior high and college
b. Ability to engage lay leaders to oversee elementary youth and assist in older youth groups
c. Ability to engage youth on the margins who need relational investment
d. Ability to attract and integrate youth regardless of spiritual training, whether lifelong or non-extistent
a. Bachelors + preferred
What We Have to Offer:
Besides a vision that’s bigger than any of us… here are a few of the details that might get your juices going. The best thing of all is that God is moving in our midst. (Not to mention that we’re in the beautiful central valley of California – where the weather is awesome and there’s no humidity!)
This is a full time position. You’ll report to the senior pastor. We’re budgeting between $40-$50K plus benefits depending on experience and qualifications. The church body is supportive and generous.
We need JUST the right guy or gal… and we’re praying – BIG! If you’re feeling the call… for real… check out our website (a work in progress being updated later this summer) and then send us your resume and a PERSONAL email of why you feel led to apply. We can then take the next step! God has His wonderful hand on this church. We need a team-player with a servant’s heart to help us accomplish HIS vision… call or email today so we can get the ball rollin’ asap!