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Living Light Church

Associate Pastor of Worship & Grow

Living Light Church
Winona, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 06/19/2012
Categories: Discipleship Pastor - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Join the team on our mission to “Glorify God through Changed Lives as We Worship, Grow, Serve, and Reach others!”
Living Light Church is seeking a self-motivated, energetic Pastor of Worship & Grow to join our leadership team as we move into a dynamic future in Christ. It is our desire to find a mature and growing Christian who has strong leadership, pastoral, communication, and team-building skills and experience.
Living Light Church is a Spirit-filled, contemporary, growing church of 300 people.
We have a passion for God-centered worship, Bible teaching, discipleship, team ministry, missions, and family life.
Qualified applicants must have exceptional musical and lead vocal abilities with a heart to grow disciples.
To apply, submit resume, personal testimony, a video demonstrating instrumental and vocal abilities (web link is acceptable), cell phone and email contact information, and three references.
Please email Pastor James Laughlin at or call me at 507-454-2732 ext. 103.

Position: Associate Pastor of Worship and Grow
Date: June 2012
Ministry Expectations: This is a full-time staff position of 40 plus hours per week. We are asking applicants to be willing to make a minimum two-year commitment.
Purpose: This position exists to oversee, administrate, and direct both areas of Worship and Grow. The Pastor of Worship and Grow would be required to represent these ministries at a staff level and facilitate a connection between both ministries and other ministries of Living Light Church in a spirit of unity. They are to ensure safe, creative, relevant and effective programs that foster Christ-like discipleship.
The person filling this position must be able:
1. To expand the Kingdom of God through serving the Lord at Living Light Church, supporting the church’s health and growth.
2. To be responsible to recruit, equip, and develop leaders who have the character, spiritual gifts, and abilities to minister effectively on our Worship and Grow ministry teams and to lead them to reach their full potential.
3. To assist the Senior Pastor in directing the weekend meetings while creating the best possible musical and spiritual atmosphere for the congregation to worship and experience the Lord’s presence.
4. To have the spiritual, emotional and moral pulse of those involved in our Worship and Grow Ministries and to nurture their growth.
5. To partner with our ministry leaders as they develop and nurture disciples for Christ.
6. To be responsible for upholding and creating relationships, programs, activities, and classes that support LLC’s mission: “Glorifying God through changed lives as we worship, grow, serve, and reach others.”
The Pastor of Worship & Grow is viewed as a critical leadership role and you are encouraged to be a good example to all and to live a life worthy of your calling, representing Christ and His church well in all environments.
Organizational Relationships:
The Pastor of Worship & Grow will be responsible to meet weekly with the Senior Pastor who will provide guidance, reviews and supervision for this position. The Worship & Grow Pastor will be asked to participate in the daily staff -life and to contribute team assistance as needed.

Responsibilities / Duties:
The Pastor of Worship & Grow will perform and minister all duties necessary to accomplish the following tasks:
1. Oversee and coordinate all aspects of Worship & Grow Ministries, being conscious of keeping current with best practices and connected to those involved in both ministries.
2.Lead, encourage, equip, and resource team members.
3.Develop team-based ministry that provides support, encouragement, resources, appreciation, and evaluation to its participants.
4.Recruit, screen, and orient new volunteers for Worship and Grow Ministries.
5.Be responsible as the Gatekeeper of Worship and Grow Ministries to develop budgets and manage the disbursement of funds for supplies, resources, equipment, and projects.
6.Plan and lead worship in a God-centered, contemporary style for weekend services, special occasions, leadership meetings, conferences, prayer weekends, and outreaches.
7.Develop various aspects of a vibrant music department including: praying for our worship ministry, maintaining current song lists, ensuring compliance with copyright laws, maintaining and updating music library, scheduling and directing weekly and special rehearsals, selecting music and directing youth band, special groups and soloists, and those offering other artistic elements (dance, drama, video).
8.Provide leadership, communication, and pastoral care for our worship, technical, media, and creative arts teams.
9.Oversight and responsibility for lighting, sound, and computer equipment and musical instruments for each area of ministry. (ie. purchases, maintenance, and repairs).
10. Provide leadership and pastoral care for those providing leadership in Adult, College, Youth and Children’s Ministries.
11.Evaluate the Discipleship Process of LLC, through clarity, movement, alignment, and focus.
12.Provide Christ-centered, Spirit-filled, relevant training, teaching and resources to those leading Adult, College, Youth, and Children’s Ministries.
13.Develop leaders and teams for various ministries under the Grow Stepping Stone when necessary.
14.Provide an atmosphere of cooperation with all other ministries of Living Light Church.
15.Carry out other assignments as designated by the Senior Pastor.

This position requires the following set of qualifications. However, it is also understood that a complete meeting of all of these standards may not always be possible.
1. Spiritual
The candidate should:
a) Confess salvation and an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ through personal devotion, worship and prayer.
b)Confess an experience of baptism by water and baptism in the Holy Spirit.
c)Be a mature believer with an understanding of and agreement with Living Light Church’s doctrines.
d)Have an awareness of spiritual gifts and their impact and expression in personal life and ministry.
e)Possess some of these Spiritual Gifts: Leadership, Pastor/Shepherd, Teaching, Encouragement, and Administration.

2.Education & Experience
The candidate should:
a)Have completed High School or equivalent
b)College focus or training related to Worship and Discipleship Ministry
c)Personal experience with Worship and Discipleship in a church environment and in leadership settings.
d)Display skills in some of these areas: voice, musicianship, arrangement, writing, directing, communication, team building, organization, and care of people.
e)Possess a personal desire to be a life-long learner and to maintain a teachable spirit.

The candidate should:
a)Exhibit a dependable, expressive, compassionate, consistent personality that is comfortable in public and social settings.
b)Have a passion for exalting God and influencing the lost through worship and the Word.
c)Have a heart for discipleship and teaching others to go and make disciples.
d)Embrace the Living Light Church family and be a vital part of it.
e)Be committed to purity and healthy relationships (with spouse and family if applicable).
f)Be passionate about influencing and affecting the congregation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
g)Display a willingness to be ordained within Ascension Fellowships International (AFI). See: