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Worship Artist In Residence

Real Life Church
Valencia, California, United States

Date Posted: 04/12/2018
Categories: Other - Other Pastor - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Christian Church
Church Size: 5001 to 7500
Job Type: Contract

Job Description:



Real Life Church in beautiful Santa Clarita, California has immediate openings in its WAIR (Worship Artist in Residence) program.  This innovative and ground breaking program provides worship artists the space and time needed for writing, recording, performance, and travel without the typical demands of church staff employment.  If you’re a world class worship artist that loves the church and is looking for a fresh, creative way to use your gifting for the kingdom, then read on! 


Real Life Church is a progressive, energetic, multi-campus church of 7000+ weekly attendees with locations in some of the most desirable cities in Southern California.  Our close proximity to Los Angeles (40 mins) and Hollywood (25 mins) gives us access to the very best music, acting, film, and production talent anywhere in the world.  Our music is loud, rock band driven, and we don’t hesitate to use secular songs in our mission to help people find and follow Jesus.  Typical worship songs are from Elevation Church, Bethel, Hillsong Young and Free, Hillsong United, Jesus Culture etc.  Secular songs, which are used frequently to connect message theme to unchurched culture, are from Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, Dashboard Confessional etc.


In 2017, the WAIR program’s inaugural season, we were able to deploy an amazingly talented team of 10 worship artists.  This year we are looking to expand and grow our WAIR team even more. 


So who should apply? 

1) Emerging to Master level worship artists from highly progressive worship environments who live in the Southern California/Los Angeles area, and/or artists who have the ability to travel in and out of LAX and are comfortable with bi-locational work.

2) Artists who, in addition to their residency award, have supplemental funding or revenue streams in order to adequately cover cost of living and expenses.  

3) Artists who feel called to use their talents and gifting in the local church but not necessarily called to church staff.


The WAIR program has openings for as few as 12 weekends per year or up to 40 weekends per year.  Worship artists must be mature believers (21 yrs and up) with proven track records of leadership and industry performance.  Mp3’s, videos, and writing samples are a must.  The ability to play an instrument while singing/leading is a major plus, as well as the ability and willingness to sing secular cover songs when cast.


So how does this work?  Submit a standard resume and cover letter along with links to your digital assets asap!  We will respond to all submissions by, May 16th.  If selected for the next round, you will need to provide 3 reference letters from reputable Christian leaders with whom you’ve worked, after which an on-site interview or skype interview will take place.  The next step will be an on site visit with an invitation to lead a service.  Finally, if accepted into the program, you will receive an official acceptance letter for the 2018-2019 artist season, which begins July 1st.


Please note: The WAIR program is not an internship program.  The WAIR program is a funded Artist in Residence program designed for the mature, self-managing, self-motivated artist that is fully devoted to their Christian faith. 


Please send all submissions to

No phone calls please.  For more info about Real Life Church, go to