Primary Purpose of Position:
The Worship Arts Director is responsible for creating and leading weekend
worship services; developing a passionate and reverent style of worship, which is
multi-sensory, highly participative, utilizing multiple styles, and multiple
historical traditions in worship; this person will lead the creative team and Big
Idea process; lead musicians, vocalists, artists and technicians; and lead the
congregation into shared life-changing encounters with God.
Meet 1-1 once a month with Lead Pastor.
Meet weekly with The Gateway staff team.
Meet weekly with the Big Idea Creative Team.
Monthly participation in Leadership Community.
Attend all-staff meetings, trainings and retreats.
Lead Worship regularly.
Weekly band practice and pre-service rehearsal.
Schedule all artists and technicians monthly
Regularly follow-up with artists and technicians to encourage and learn
from their experiences.
Commitment to The Gateway philosophy of ministry and mission.
Passion for Jesus and His mission to reach the lost.
Exceptional leadership and communication skills; ability to train and
develop adult leaders.
Ample experience leading a band, strong vocals, and musical training.
Audio / visual expertise.
Consistent movement towards spiritual maturity.
Create an environment of excellence and expectation, so that God is lifted
and honored in our lives, community and city.
Recruit and develop artists (creative planning, band members and
vocalists) and technicians (media, lighting and sound).
Work closely with Lead Pastor and Big Idea Creative Team to create highly
engaging Sunday morning worship experiences which include: set designs,
creative arts, cutting-edge media, lighting, sound and relevant music to
enhance each morning’s Big Idea.
Fill and maintain the Arts/Tech schedule.
Develop leaders in each area (sound, media, lights, band, etc.)
Execute the Big Idea each week.
Develop and Maintain Tech.
What a Win Looks Like:
Weekly gatherings create a holy space where people can encounter the
living Christ through art, music, prayer, teaching and the sacraments.
More artists and techs are joining the Worship Arts ministry and making it
Every artist and technician comes to rehearsal having been properly
prepared and communicated to by their leader.
More and more artists and technicians are being baptized and joining
Every leader has an apprentice.
The weekend services are executed with only minor mistakes.
All broken or damaged equipment has been repaired or replaced in a
The Arts/Tech schedule is full and includes new artists/techs apprenticing.
Have a growing walk with Christ, which is exemplified by a life of
obedience and example
Tithe consistently and give offerings cheerfully
Have an accountability relationship with at least one other believer
Maintain a team perspective in all aspects of ministry
Maintain a positive attitude about yourself and your ministry
Commit to being a growing, servant-leader: one who leads by positive
example, action, and attitude
Maintain a high level of excellence in everything you do
Seek opportunities to grow personally and professionally
Work cooperatively and cheerfully with all staff team members
Seek consistently to be a loving, joyful, spirit-filled follower of Jesus Christ
Commit to the mission and vision of The Gateway Church
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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The Gateway Church
The Gateway Church is a brand new faith community forming downtown Des Moines. We meet on Sunday mornings in the Temple for Performing Arts at Tenth and Locust Streets. We are a diverse community of people comprising urban professionals, young families, students and emerging artists seeking a renewed approach to Christian spirituality and committed to live the teachings of Jesus in the culture and context of the city. More...