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The Rising

Worship Leader / Worship Pastor

The Rising
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Date Posted: 09/20/2011
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
I. Church Description

The Rising ( is a new non-denominational church, voluntarily affiliated with the Christian & Missionary Alliance, started in Utah’s South Salt Lake Valley in 2007. The church began with 8 adults in a living room and has grown to an average attendance of 75 in a totally decked-out (i.e. full coffee shop, high-end multimedia system, etc.), renovated warehouse. We expect our average attendance to be at about 200 by the end of 2012. Our church seeks to aggressively minister the Gospel with modern cultural relevancy while maintaining the fundamentals of solid, orthodox, Bible-based Evangelical Christian doctrine. We also seek to foster a safe and genuine worship environment where people are invited to come as they are and explore the Christian faith at their own pace without fear of being judged. We value genuine relationships and genuine discipleship, even though such authenticity is often messier than many traditional religious people are comfortable with.

II. Position Description

As of September 20, 2011, we are seeking a worship leader who will be in charge of leading an edgy, modern, loud, high-energy (i.e. New Life Worship, Gateway Worship, David Crowder Band, Kathryn Scott, Hillsong, Hillsong United, and the staff member’s original music) worship band with corresponding media applications each week at multiple services. With regard to worship, our church service is non-traditional.

III. Start Date

The position is open until filled. We would like to bring our new staff member on as soon as possible.

IV. Qualifications

All educational levels are encouraged to apply, but a college graduate with significant music, ministry, and leadership experience is preferred. Seminary graduate would be a bonus. Candidate must be a non-Calvinist, affirm basic Evangelical tenets, affirm the Chicago Statement on Inerrancy and the Present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit. Finalists will be sent an mp3 outlining our philosophy of worship and asked to comment regarding whether they are on the same page.

V. Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is one who has a vibrant walk with God, is a talented worship/band leader, loves the outdoors, socially conservative (i.e. pro-life, pro-traditional marriage), has a pioneering evangelistic spirit, and is in tune with popular culture. He/she would also be a good administrator, detail-oriented, teachable, and willing to work within our lead pastor’s vision. Because we are a church plant, teachability/coachability and the willingness to learn many new skills and be happy performing them is a must. Also, change is a constant at our church, so our new staff member must be able to roll with the punches!

VI. Compensation

Compensation will depend on the candidate’s education and experience. Currently, our congregation averages 75 per week, so the position will begin by being part-time. However, we anticipate that the position will become a full time position when our attendance reaches 150-200.

VII. Contact Information

If interested in being considered, please email ALL of the following items DIRECTLY TO US at

Note: Due to the number of expected applications for this position, we will only consider those applications that include ALL of the below items (i.e. applications without an audio or video file will not be considered)

1) Letter of Introduction detailing who you are and what experience you have leading worship and leading a rock band.

2) A current resume with photo

3) An audio or video file (video file is preferred, and will be required if you are one of the final candidates) of you leading worship

Again, please direct all email correspondence directly to the search team at the above email address – Please DO NOT send messages via We pray the Lord will bless you and we look forward to hearing from you!