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Grace Church

Worship Pastor

Grace Church
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 10/20/2011
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
This position has the overall responsibility to develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate a comprehensive ministry designed to magnify God through music and the arts.

Target Group:
Crowd – everyone who attends the weekly worship service; believers and nonbelievers

Responsibilities: Components (listed in priority order):
MINISTRY – Overall leadership, planning, development, promotion, and ongoing evaluation and improvement of the components listed and added in the future for the purpose of praise and worship.
• Worship Planning – Overall planning, coordination, and leadership of all times of worship.
• Technical Systems – Sound, lighting, etc.
• Orchestra/Praise Band
• Adult Choir
• Vocal Praise Teams
• Children’s Choir & Drama
• Soloists/Groups/Ensembles
• Adult Drama
• Thematic Decorations
• Additional tasks requested or as deemed necessary

ADMINISTRATION – Overall stewardship, accountability for, organization of, and participation with the resources of people, time, finances, facilities, and equipment entrusted to Worship Ministries by Grace Church.
• Worship Ministries Budget
• Worship Team Meetings – Meetings with all ministry staff from the worship areas of ministry.

Responsibilities: Components (listed in priority order):
• Staff Meetings – Meetings with all ministry and/or administrative staff.
• Worship Ministries Leadership Team – A team of lay-ministry leaders
• Room Usage/Calendar Management

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Renew and develop personal knowledge, ideas, professional relationships, and further educational pursuits in order to remain current and fresh in ministry pursuits related to praise and worship.
• Worship/Teaching Preparation
• Professional Training & Development – Includes conferences, seminars, etc.
• Education – Pursuits of certifications and degrees for the benefit of magnification ministries.
• Networking – Building relationships with other professionals within like-minded churches and ministries.
• Mentoring Opportunities – Support and assistance offered to other local churches and ministries.

MISC. PASTORAL DUTIES – Provide general pastoral duties as needed or assigned by the Senior Pastor, Administrative Pastor, or Magnification Team Leader.

• Preaching/Teaching/Speaking
• Counseling
• Hospital Visitation
• Funerals
• Weddings

General Qualifications/Giftedness:
This person should have a demonstrated passion for worship. He should be a mature and growing Christian with skill as a musician. An earned bachelor’s or master’s level degree in a complimentary field of study is preferred. He should also have proven experience in ministry; experience with managing a staff is a plus. He must have the demonstrated ability to duplicate himself through leader and teacher training. Effectiveness as a leader of volunteers and/or ministry staff is highly desired. He must meet the Biblical qualifications for an elder.

Reporting Relationship(s):
He will report to the Senior Pastor and Administrative Pastor. This person will work closely with the Senior Pastor and the Worship Ministries Leadership Team This person may be asked to lead or manage a staff of both paid staff and unpaid volunteer leaders.