Worship & Creative Arts Pastor (AKA, Associate Pastor for Worship & Creative Arts)

First Baptist Church of Merced
Merced, California, United States

Date Posted: 04/09/2018
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Don't just look at our name and think you know who we are!


FBC Merced is a fast-growing, grace-filled, dynamic (and completely unaffiliated) congregation in Merced, California looking for a Worship & Creative Arts Pastor (AKA, "Associate Pastor for Worship & Creative Arts") to join our team as we go to the next level of Kingdom-impact in our city and county.  We're looking to add this critical position by June 1.  


Around here, we say "Sunday wins!" and we mean it.  Our Worship Pastor will be charged with implementing the vision, mission, values, and strategy of the Lead Pastor by leading all the details that a Sunday service encompasses.


To see what a real Sunday worship setlist for us currently looks like, follow this link: https://www.planningcenteronline.com/plans/33494120/public


We are an Elder-governed, staff-led congregation with a vision to proclaim an unchanging Christ to an ever-changing world.


Does an innovative, creative, staff-led, supportive, flexible congregation of 375 (nearly 45% of that in the past eight months!) in the Central Valley of California sound like a team YOU'D want to be a part of?  Then let's start the process!


The first step is completing our initial application (keep scrolling; it's at the end).  We are accepting electronic submissions ONLY by email to the address listed in the application (keep scrolling; it's at the end).


We have two reasons for this:

  1. If you can't follow directives at this stage, you're not the team player we need.
  2. If you can't make this level of tech work, you're not the type of team player we need.

Thanks so much for your interest!


Okay, here's the "boring" part.


You must have

  • Organizational and administrative skills
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Good teaching skills
  • A proven ability to work effectively in a team setting and groups.

In addition, you must

  • Be committed to the doctrine, principles and Church Covenant of FBC Merced (www.fbcmerced.com). 
  • Above all: demonstrate a personal walk with the Lord that reflects spiritual maturity and a commitment to Christian service.

Education: minimum of bachelor's degree in music (or equivalent experience); seminary degree from an accredited evangelical seminary preferred.

Experience: at least three years full-time experience in a church setting in worship leadership or seven years of part-time experience in the same.

A high level of technological prowess is required for this position and assumes a mastery of Mac OS, Microsoft Office, Email, Social Media, Music and Video file formats (along with related software of same).  Prior experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a big plus.


To view our profile and complete your initial application, head to www.fbcmerced.com/jobs/worship-pastor


Do NOT use the "Apply" feature of the site.

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