Crosswater Community Church - Worship and Creative Arts Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 04/13/2018
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



About the Organization:

Crosswater Community Church is a contemporary church for people who are seeking answers for their lives, and its goal is to help people with that search. Consisting of a community of people from varying backgrounds and denominations, the church is uniquely diverse and inclusive. For this reason, CCC identifies itself as a ‘community church’ that makes everyone feel welcome. CCC extensively works in missions fields on its own but also cooperates with SBC’s Cooperative Program to make a broader impact. 

A purpose driven church at its core, Crosswater Community extensively participates in mission work, that strengthens its own mission to lead people into becoming fully devoted followers of Christ by helping people get connected to God, connected to people, and connected to ministry. The church is contemporary in nature, and growing quickly. With this progress, it is open, and anticipates new and creative ways of doing ministry while maintaining a solid base of biblical beliefs.

Located in the Nocatee development in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL outside of Jacksonville FL, Crosswater is a restart that has grown from 70 to 1,000 in eight years. They are a purpose driven and contemporary church. Their mission is to "lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ." They do that by helping people get "connected to God, connected to people and connected to ministry." Their three Sunday morning services are contemporary and casual, with a worship band and a praise team.


About the Position:

The Worship & Creative Arts Pastor will lead individuals into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and serve on the Crosswater staff giving leadership and vision to the worship ministry in totality. This individual will offer vision and strategic foresight for the successful growth of the ministry.

We are looking for an individual who can potentially serve on our executive staff giving leadership and vision to the worship ministry in totality. We would like for this individual to be responsible for the “Sunday experience.” Applicant must express a total worship ministry philosophy, work well with strong pastoral leadership, and be accountable. He must be passionate about his call to ministry and be committed to ministry not just performance. He must lead multiple worship services. It would be helpful if applicant had video of leading worship or singing, etc available via internet.

The potential staff member must be gifted in leading people to worship. He must have a strong platform presence. He needs to be an excellent vocalist. He must develop and lead a band and vocalists. They will have a strong understanding of the unique DNA of the church and will seamlessly align the goals of the worship ministry in conjunction with them.

A background in media, sound, lighting, and the arts is desired but not required.

They will be passionate about their call to worship ministry and be committed to achieving all goals and expectations. In addition to building a worship  and creative arts ministry or program built upon sound strategy and current approaches, the candidate will demonstrate a willingness to engage in the lives of the worship team. 

What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a college degree, at minimum, although seminary or postgraduate training is highly preferred. Multiple years of experience can substitute.

Experience & Skills

The ideal candidate will portray genuine love and passion for worship and have at least 5+ years of growing a successful worship and creative arts ministry in a church of at least 1,000+. They will have a history of experience as a dynamic Worship & Creative Arts Pastor, with a complementary background in recruiting, and managing teams, and building leaders. In addition, they will embrace working in a grace-oriented setting committed to reaching the unreached, building community relations, and promoting innovation through collaboration.

  • Effective recruiter of leaders and volunteers for worship and creative arts ministry.
  • Ability to embrace and implement a church-wide vision that translates throughout all worship and creative arts ministries of the church.
  • Capability of translating strategy into creative execution, to create and develop systems to build a large successful worship and creative arts ministry.
  • Ability to create relevant worship environments will be a plus.

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly relational with a friendly and approachable disposition.
  • Possess a teachable and coachable spirit.
  • Comfortable receiving feedback from senior leadership.
  • High intellectual and emotional intelligence.
  • An insatiable passion to develop, equips, and propel both individual leaders and teams.
  • Leads a life of following Christ in marriage, parenting, and friendships.
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, core values, and beliefs of Crosswater Community Church.
  • If married, spouse will have a vested interest in the vision of the church.

About the Location:

Ponte Vedra Beach is an unincorporated seaside community in St. John’s County FL. Located 18 miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville, and 26 miles north of St. Augustine; it is part of the Jacksonville Beaches area. Ponte Vedra Beach is an upper-income tourist resort area best known for its association with golf and is home to the PGA Tour and The Players Championship, as well as the ATP Tour.

The city lies within St. John’s County, the wealthiest county in Florida. Between the residential neighborhoods lining Ponte Vedra Boulevard there are many points of public beach access. Golf, tennis, wakeboarding, surfing, and water skiing are popular activities. Median household income in Ponte Vedra Beach is $82,688, and the median family income is $109,181.

The Ponte Vedra area is known for being an influential area of North Florida, and boasts one of the best school districts in the state. Ponte Vedra Beach was 50th on the list of 100 finalists for CNN and Money Magazine's 2005 List of the Best Places to Live. It was the first place in Florida to be named that year, and one of only four areas in the state to make the list.



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