Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts
Job Title: Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts
Department: Worship and Creative Arts
Reports To: Senior Pastor
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Prepared By: Scott Mathews
Prepared Date: 08/31/2017
Approved By: Scott Mathews
The mission of the Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts is to apprentice a growing number of artists, musicians, singers to lead experiences that bring Jesus’ hope to an imperfect world and glory to God.
The Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts is a leader who:
- Radiates positivity: As a worship leader you set the tone for many of our weekend experiences. While we are never fake, we do know our attitudes are contagious. Therefore we want to display attitudes that are worth catching.
- Inspires Action – You have a natural infectious style that inspires others to jump into whatever you’re doing with both feet.
- Develops People – Every person you meet oozes potential and you can’t wait to help them develop their God-given abilities.
- Executes Excellence – You don’t just have big ideas, you bring people and resources together to execute the details that make good ideas great experiences.
- Celebrates Diversity – Jesus loves the little children of the world isn’t just a song you can sing, it’s a reality celebrate in your home, neighborhood, church and community.
- Loves Life – Let’s just say it, you aren’t boring – because no one wants to work with a boring teammate.
- Practices and masters the Exponential Model of apprenticeship to develop volunteers.
- Does-life with un-engaged neighbors once a month-- making BOLD MOVES to share his/her Jesus story.
Essential Job Functions
The Worship and Creative Arts Pastor will:
- Schedule song sets and musicians three weeks in advance.
- Work with the lead pastor to shape and create an engaging worship experience.
- Apprentice vocalists, musicians, worship leaders, visual, and social media artists weekly.
- Develop three annual big event artist experiences.
- Provide weekly spiritual development opportunities (small groups, devotionals, studies, etc.) for worship artists.
- Work with other adventure departments on a staff team.
- Invest relationally in the lives of adventurers outside of structured Adventure venues (twice weekly).
180 Day Initial Period of Employment Goals:
- Pastor the worship and creative arts community (WCA) through group prayer, devotions, small groups, and fun (weekly).
- Follow-up with 10 regular or new-to-adventure guests (weekly).
- Budget Christmas & Easter HOPE Experiences (30 days).
- Identify and start apprenticing five high capacity adult WCA artists in a weekly growth group (60 days). Artist-apprentices each to apprentice one artist in the future (9-18 months).
- Pursue our Sacramento Style while tightening up planning center repertoire of songs: The ideal worship style for Adventure Church encompasses the diversity that reflects our community. We are multi-ethnic and multi-generational and desire a sound that
matches. Our congregation responds to high energy and uplifting songs like those of Israel Houghton, Chris Tomlin, Lincoln Brewster, Tye Tribbett and Hillsong Y&F, along with the meditative and introspective worship of Kari Jobe, Hillsong United, Matt Redman,
and Nicole Nordeman. The ability of a worship leader to tie in traditional and contemporized hymns and classic choruses while staying up to date with modern worship songs is highly valued (45 days).
- Double our WCA’s community from fifteen to thirty artists (180 Days).
- Plan and execute buzz-worthy unforgettable Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday hope experiences that invite the community to experience a taste of life in God’s kingdom (180 Days).
The Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts will:
- Work with the lead pastor to shape and create an engaging worship experience. Our worship experiences are 67 minutes or less. The song set is a 20 minute experience with additional communion & offering underscore, and an occasional high energy dismissal.
Ideally, we would like some different templates.
- Create a compelling vision that inspires artists, musicians and singers to work together to consistently create consistently engaging worship experiences and events.
- Create engaging experiences for people of various cultural, economic and spiritual backgrounds to worship God in a budget-minded, growing church.
- Double Adventure’s capacity to engage adults attending Sunday experiences to 600 per week and develop the systems to support a multi-site strategy (3 years).
- Execute buzz-worthy, unforgettable events that invite the entire community to experience Jesus’ hope.
- Bring Adventures’ visual communications to a standard of easily recognized excellence. Create, develop, and oversee teams to handle social media, website, and visual communication.
- Inspire and equip five high-capacity volunteers through a weekly growth group for 9-18 months who will invest their lives in making the next generation of artists
- Invest relationally in the lives adventurers interested and within the worship community after rehearsals, at coffee houses, and simply hanging out (twice weekly).
- Pursues our Sacramento Style: The ideal worship style for Adventure Church encompasses the diversity that reflects our community. We are multi-ethnic and multi-generational and desire a sound that matches. Our congregation responds to high energy and
uplifting songs like those of Israel Houghton, Chris Tomlin, Lincoln Brewster, Tye Tribbett and Hillsong Y&F, along with the meditative and introspective worship of Kari Jobe, Hillsong United, Matt Redman, and Nicole Nordeman. The ability of a worship leader
to tie in traditional and contemporized hymns and classic choruses while staying up to date with modern worship songs is highly valued.
Do you crave responsibility? Are you a risk taker? Do you make things happen?
Do people want to be around you? Do you have a voice people want to hear- even the disengaged? Can you recruit musicians and develop vocalists? Are you willing to learn our Sacramento style—a blend of mainstream gospel, Lincoln Brewster, Jesus
Culture, Planetshakers, and Hillsong? Can you see yourself developing worship leaders that are better than you? Would you like to help create a new worship venue? Do you want to be on a team that invests in you? Are you willing to be accountable for weekly
behaviors and practices while simultaneously being free and mobile in your pursuit of specific outcomes? Do you like to work hard and enjoy the outdoors? Well then, LET’S DO THIS!