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Pastor of Worship Arts

Job type: Full-time

Category: Worship Ministry

Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI Post Date: March 29, 2017


We are looking for a high calibre Worship Arts Pastor to help our growing church go to the next levels. The strong candidate will not only be musically skilled, but must also have a proven track record of leading as a pastor through teams and volunteers in a local church. The self-starter who is driven to see people experience God-centered worship will be a family man with experience and a solid education.


Particular Skills Necessary to Succeed in this role:

Pastoral Skills: Biblically sound and loves to be a pastor to the worship team first, and to the church as a whole alongside the lead pastor. He is a man of the Word who weaves Scripture and prayer through the worship services and special & seasonal events. Getting the church to the Throne-room is his goal every Sunday service.

Musical Skills: Leadership of the musical portion of the service demands a level of skill and competence in music itself. We will expect him to be able to teach and lead other musicians at a variety of skill levels, and do so from a place of mutual respect. We will expect a high competence & familiarity level across genres and styles, so that hymns and choruses are selected, taught and executed with excellence.

Administrative Skills: A team builder and advanced planner, the Worship Pastor must bring structure and provide communication to his team and the staff as a whole. This means budgeting and calendaring are critical skills to empower the teams he leads and complement the entirety of the ministry of Community Church.

Production Skills: Worship pastors produce services from start to finish. This is Holy work that demands attention to the technical details of technology, song selection, transitions and talent-harnessing preparation. Distractions which interrupt the worshipers are serious matters, so the pastor who leads this area will strive for excellence and continuing improvement in this critical arena.

Sought Personal Qualities in the Worship Arts Pastor:

  • Organized and efficient especially with time management
  • An excellent communicator
  • A multi-tasking team player with a positive attitude, high energy and strong interpersonal skills
  • Have a track record of recruiting, training and leading teams
  • Ability to multiply (see Liz Wiseman's "Multiplier") through delegation, equipping and empowering volunteers to do the work of the church.
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, and passionate about church work
  • Culturally astute and able to adapt
  • Experience with necessary worship ministry apps: ProPresenter, Planning Center, etc. Experience with Mac products a plus.
  • Comprehension of music theory and ability with other instruments a plus
  • Key spiritual gifts desired: leadership, worship, administration and shepherding
  • Emotionally Intelligent and perceptive
  • Alignment with The Gospel Coalition Foundation Documents


Starting salary of $50-65,000 may be adjusted to reflect experience and education.

Vacation commensurate with vocational experience beginning at 2 weeks per year, not to exceed 4 weeks per year.

PTO of two weeks per year designated to conferences and continuing education

The Church

Sturgeon Bay Community Church is 20 years old and has had just two Lead Pastors over those years. Our approximately 300 regular attenders represent every age, economic, vocational, political and educational dynamic our community has to offer. That number, however, is growing rapidly and has presented the opportunity to hire a top-notch Worship Pastor to lead with us as we grow. We have newly updated facilities and land we plan expand on in the next couple of years. We enjoy an especially strong volunteer dynamic and a particularly high level of trust in leadership which has been earned over our church's history. Elder governed and staff led, this church is a genuine joy to work for. Our strategic path is to serve the community in a much broader role. We have plans to build a performing arts center in the next phase to house our worship services as well as meet the communities need to exceptional concerts, plays and performances, while providing a perfect place for musical education and the cultivation of the arts in a Godly way. We see that as a way to transform community! Our need is for a Worship Arts Pastor who can take that vision and make it a reality. It is our hope to empower you as a Worship Arts Pastor to take that vision as far as your talents and passion can take you.

Sturgeon Bay Community Church is aligned with the Gospel Coalition, is theologically conservative & Reformed, believe ministry only happens in relationships and invites everyone to "come as you are; we'll grow together". We do discipleship through Children's Ministry, Youth Groups and Life-Groups, with a strategic path to adopt the DiscipleShift model in Life-Groups over the next 18 months. Our Missions Team oversees missionary partnerships in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Swaziland and the Himalayas. Stateside, we partner with City on a Hill in Milwaukee and Loaves & Fishes here in Sturgeon Bay.

The Town:

Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin is located in beautiful Door County, the premier vacation destination of the Mid-West. Our city of 10,000 and peninsula population of 35,000 is experiencing economic and population growth as manufacturing, restaurants, vacation and retail businesses are on the rise. Our excellent school systems, acclaimed parks and community safety are drawing factors for many young families who relocate here annually. The natural beauty here is beyond words; we enjoy 4 distinct seasons every year. It seldom gets above 90 in the long summers and the 5 month winters are just as intense as you might imagine.

We are a resort destination city with miles of waterfront to explore. Outstanding parks and land trusts are located throughout the peninsula making Door County just the place for the family who loves hiking, biking and camping in the great outdoors. Hunters dream of living here too! Large deer, geese, squirrel and turkey populations make Door County a hunter's destination, drawing people from across the state.

Winter sports are a major draw to Door County, featuring extensive ice fishing, ice-skating and hundreds of miles of managed trails for snow skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoe hiking.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, resume and link to your church/ministry webpage with video to