Worship Arts Pastor
Job type: Full-time
Category: Worship Ministry
Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI Post Date: July 18, 2017
We are seeking a high caliber Worship Arts Pastor to join our staff at a unified church in an ongoing season of growth. This minister will lead a team that brings authentic God-centered worship to this congregation on Sundays in a way that honors God and inspires people. This pastor will be highly relational and a self-starter with a proven work-ethic. If you are a skilled Worship Leader with experience, drive and the smarts to lead a team in a growing church, keep reading.
The strong full-time candidate:
- 3 years on-staff experience in a church of 300 people or more with a proven track-record of leading worship arts teams
- Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university with a strong preference for a seminary degree focused on worship/music ministry
- Demonstrable musical skill in voice as well as guitar or keyboard
- Skill in hymnology as well as modern music (Eph 5:18-19 and Col 3:16)
- A confident-yet-humble demeanor
- Continuing growth in his leadership abilities as demonstrated by ongoing involvement with conferences, seminars, reading and mentoring
- Self-starter, self-motivated, and passionate about church work
- Key spiritual gifts desired: leadership, worship, administration, and shepherding
- Ability to multiply (see Liz Wiseman's "Multiplier" and Ephesians 4:12) through delegation, equipping and empowering volunteers to do the work of the church
Skills necessary to succeed in this role include:
Biblically sound and loves to be a minister to the church alongside the lead pastor. He is a man of the Word who weaves Scripture and prayer through the worship services, as well as special and seasonal events. Culturally astute and able to adapt to the unique nature of this community, he is emotionally intelligent and perceptive in his role as a shepherd, as a staff pastor.
Leadership of the musical portion of the service demands a level of skill and competence in music itself. He can teach and lead other musicians at a variety of skill levels, and do so from a place of mutual respect. This requires a high competence and familiarity level across genres and styles, so that a balance of hymns and contemporary songs with theological depth are selected, taught, and executed with excellence. Comprehension of music theory and ability with multiple instruments would be especially helpful in this arts community which appreciates creativity.
Organized and efficient with time management and advanced planning. He must bring structure and provide outstanding communication to the team and the staff. This means budgeting and calendaring are needed to empower the teams he leads and complement the entirety of the ministry. This team-builder is also a multi-tasking team player with a positive attitude, high productivity, and strong interpersonal skills.
Production of multiple services from start to finish. This is viewed as holy work that demands attention to the details of technology, song selection, transitions, and talent-harnessing preparation with team members. Distractions which interrupt the congregation are serious matters, so leading in this critical area will be focused on excellence and continuing improvement. He will have experience with necessary ministry apps such as ProPresenter, Planning Center & skill with sound systems & lighting which allows our church to focus on worship.
- Salary package of $65,000 that may be adjusted to reflect experience and education
- Paid vacation commensurate with vocational experience
Sturgeon Bay Community Church is a non-denominational church that started 20 years ago in the Willow Creek Association, with two Lead Pastors over those years. Our approximate 350 regular attenders represent every age, economic, vocational, political, and educational dynamic our community offers. Our church size is growing rapidly and has presented the opportunity to hire a top-notch Worship Arts 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. It is our hope to empower you as a pastor to take this ministry as far as your talents and passion can reach.
Sturgeon Bay Community Church is aligned with The Gospel Coalition, is theologically conservative and 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 Community/Small Groups, with a strategic path to adopt the DiscipleShift model in 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.
Sturgeon Bay is in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, a premier vacation destination in the Mid-West. Our city of 10,000 and county 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 summer when tourism significantly increases the population and all enjoy the local cherries, additional seasonal entertainment, and festivals. The festivals continue into the fall, which brings a bountiful harvest of apples and a gorgeous tapestry of changing leaves. The 5 month winters are ripe with opportunity, especially for the outdoor enthusiast. Winter sports are also 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.
We are a vibrant 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. In addition to the obvious fisherman's dream location, hunters dream of living here too! Large trophy fish and game populations draw people from across the state. https://www.doorcounty.com/
How to apply
Please send cover letter, resume, videos and link to your church/ministry webpage to [email protected]