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Highrock Covenant Church

Worship Pastor/Director

Highrock Covenant Church
Arlington, Massachusetts, United States

Date Posted: 05/30/2012
Categories: Worship Pastor
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Worship Pastor/Director at Highrock is a skilled musician and worship leader, who also possesses pastoral sensitivity and theological depth. He/She is a relational person and thoughtfully aware of culture in their interactions and worship leading. He/She is adept at leading a contemporary band while being well versed in a broad range of worship traditions. As a member of the ministry staff, he/she will work closely with the other pastors to create and implement worship environments that enhance sermon series and liturgical seasons, shepherding the congregation into encounters with God in worship. The ideal candidate also possesses excellent administrative ability and some technical knowledge of sound, lighting and media systems. This person should be someone of deep Christian character, demonstrating healthy self-awareness of sins and faults as well as strengths.

• Oversees worship ministry, designing and executing Sunday worship celebrations, as well as special services and events throughout the year
• Directs and leads musical worship regularly, selects music of high lyrical and musical quality according to service theme or message
• Provides pastoral care to all volunteers associated with the worship ministry
• Builds volunteer teams, coaches and equips lay leaders
• Manages operational systems that allow the worship ministry to function smoothly
• Participates in all required staff meetings and works to support the staff in the overall mission and programs of the church
• Reports directly to the Executive Pastor


Highrock is a thriving multi-ethnic and generationally diverse congregation located in Arlington, MA, with 700-800 adults and children across three Sunday services. We are at the border of the city and suburbs in close proximity to many top universities, thus attracting students and singles, as well as many families with children. Our demographic tends to be largely academic and professional. The ministry team consists of multiple full time pastors, ministry directors and other support staff, with strong lay leadership and involvement. Our worship style is mostly contemporary with incorporated liturgical elements. We place a high value on both excellence and authenticity. Highrock is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church ( and is active in church planting throughout the greater Boston area.

More information can be found on our website (


• College degree required, theological or similar ministry education preferred (M.Div., Masters in Theology, etc.)
• Musically and stylistically versatile, formal musical training and education a plus
• A mature, growing believer with a range of committed involvement and proven leadership in Christian ministry
• Proficient in at least one instrument for leading musical worship and strong vocal leadership ability
• Proven experience leading worship in a congregational setting
• Proven experience leading a full team of musicians and vocalists of varying ability
• Experience and ability in directing choirs a plus
• Ability to arrange and utilize orchestration a plus
• Able to craft a worship experience (beyond just music) that engages the whole person and leads the congregation in a smooth flow of worship
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Self motivated, organized and responsible
• Strong interpersonal skills, with pastoral heart and gifting
• Technical knowledge of sound, lighting and media systems a plus

JOB STATUS: Full Time, 40-50 hours/week, available July 2012

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Please email an introductory letter, resume, and any media (files or links to audio or video) that may help us get to know you to:

Eugene Kim, Executive Pastor

Highrock Covenant Church
735 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476