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Riverside Community Church

Worship Pastor/Director

Riverside Community Church
Peoria, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 12/05/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Assemblies of God
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Worship Pastor/Director 

Type:                Exempt

Department:    Creative Arts

Position:          Fulltime

Reports to:      Executive Pastor




Riverside Community Church has the following characteristics that define its ministries. 

  • Riverside is a city church
  • The leadership of Riverside is spirit-filled and practices the gifts of the spirit in its services and ministries
  • Riverside is a soul-winning church
  • Riverside practices discipleship as a means of developing Godly relationships and spiritual growth 

As the worship pastor/director of Riverside Community church, leading your team and the congregation in well-structured—spirit filled worship—is vital to the success of the ministry and church.


  • Leading the congregation of 1,000 in Sunday morning worship services (2)
  • Directing and setting up for practices in preparation for Sunday services
  • Managing one employee and approximately 40-50 volunteers involved in your ministry
  • Directing and managing worship for our student ministry   

The Worship pastor’s role with the youth is collaborating with the youth pastor in shepherding students involved in your      ministry, as well as equipping students with the skills and attributes of a young—passionate leader(s) of worship. We are all responsible for the developing of the next generation. 

  • Cultivating a community of worshipers through intentional, purposeful, and well structures meetings and events
  • Shepherding/pastoring those directly under your care for the purpose of building and equipping individuals to be heralds of the gospel and instrumental members of the church.  
  • Leading and scheduling for mid-week services and other special events involving the worship ministry
  • Collaborating with the creative team for the purpose of structuring and planning out services
  • Brainstorming with pastors for vision planning and church movement


  • Must have proficient skill in one or more instruments
  • Must be vocally competent and able to sing songs as a soloist and part of a team
  • Must be familiar with playing worship songs from the majority of the following artists      

Hillsong Worship (United and Young and Free), Elevation Worship, Vertical Church Band, Chris Tomlin, Passion Band/Conference, Fellowship Creative, River Valley Worship, Phil Wickham, Jesus Culture, Bethel Music. **This is not an all-encompassing list of artist just the primary worship music we implement in our services. Do not feel like you have to know them all**

  • Familiarity with Ableton Live, and/or other music software (Protools, Logic, etc.)
  • Able to play with click tracks/metronomes
  • Able to implement multitracks into live worship music
  • Have a pastoring heart
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have a strong biblical knowledge and foundation
  • Excellent leadership qualities


 DESIRABLE Education/Experience

  • A degree or certification in music, theology/ministry, or worship ministry
  • If none of the above, applicant must have 2-3 years of experience leading worship


What We Need from You

  • Please Send a video of yourself leading worship or singing a song all the way through

**The Worship Pastor/Director must possess MOST of these qualities and requirements, but do not feel that you have to have every single one. We would still love to take a look at your application/resume.**