Minister of Worship and Family

Cornerstone Ministries
Woodland , Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 03/29/2018
Categories: Family Pastor - Music Ministry - Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:





Cornerstone Summary:


Cornerstone Ministries is a growing church in Iroquois County in East Central Illinois.  We are in a rural farming area and we draw families from all over the county and from Indiana.  We planted Cornerstone in 2011 in the county seat of Watseka.  God recently opened the door to purchase a school building 6 miles south of Watseka in Woodland, Illinois.  We have the blessing of a gymnasium/worship center, ample rooms with space to grow while remaining debt free. 


We are a multi-generational church and we enjoy a Contemporary/blended style of worship.  Our new location has introduced us to many new families with teens and children.  We have a good reputation with our local community and the surrounding area.  Our reach extends into most of Iroquois County.


Cornerstone exists to glorify God and make growing disciples.  Our strategy is for the lost and new folks to COME.  We then encourage them to CONNECT.  From there they GROW and SERVE and proceed to GO and win others to Christ.  From our beginning we have held to 6 values: Worship, Evangelism, Family, Prayer, Service and Discipleship. 




Our Worship and Family minister will be asked to provide leadership in the areas of music / worship and family ministry (Teens and Children).  While we see this full time position leaning primarily toward the areas of worship and youth, we want to leave room for the staff member to bring and use his/her own gifts and talents to Cornerstone as the Holy Spirit directs.




  • Oversee all aspects of the Cornerstone music ministry;  providing leadership, vision and passion for Christ in the area of music and genuine worship
  • Proficient instrumentalist; able to lead with piano, keyboard, or guitar etc.
  • Collaborate with the Pastor to prepare worship services; including song selection, structure, tech needs etc.
  • Lead Praise team rehearsals and Sunday worship
  • Work with audio/visual team to coordinate services and to update systems when needed
  • Recruit, train, resource, schedule and affirm ministry volunteers






  • Oversee and lead our weekly Junior High and Senior High gatherings
  • Ability to communicate with teens and to develop a thriving youth ministry that prioritizes salvation and discipleship
  • Stay current on youth culture and trends
  • Maintain and update youth related information on the church website and social media
  • Lead youth events and mission trips etc.
  • Recruit, train, resource, schedule and affirm ministry volunteers




  • Work with the present children’s leaders; offering ideas, support  and encouragement
  • Meet with children’s leaders to make sure the children’s ministry is running smoothly
  • Assist in promoting and facilitating children’s events and activities





  • Ability to preach on occasion
  • Ability to teach classes occasionally
  • Willingness to work in other areas of ministry where gifted and needed
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings




  • Agree with and support the doctrinal statement and direction of Cornerstone
  • Prefer a minimum of a 4 year degree in Ministry, Music, or related field
  • Some experience in ministry and leading worship
  • Personal spiritual development including quiet time, prayer and self-evaluation
  • Stand firm on God’s Word while ministering with grace
  • Self-starter-energetic, organized and willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Team player- Work well with the pastors and ministry teams
  • Creative- making Cornerstone and its ministries more effective 
You can email resume to:
   subject line "Search Team"


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