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Job at Bethel Christian Church

Worship and Creative Arts Pastor

Job Description

Ministry Description: Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

Position Objective To provide pastoral leadership to the worship, media and creative arts ministries of Bethel Christian Church.

Position Description The worship pastor will be a vital role for worship services and special programs. The worship pastor must be a visionary who is creative in leading people to God. The worship pastor is a leader who can communicate a direction in a way that inspires those around him/her to join in the pursuit of that vision. This position is a pastoral one that therefore requires the individual to serve not solely as a musical or performing arts director but also as a shepherd to the people who serve in this ministry. The worship Pastor must cultivate a community atmosphere within the worship team members.

Spiritual Qualifications Possess a faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him.
Must be living an exemplary Christian life.
Baptized in the Holy Spirit
Called and gifted for worship ministry with pastor/leader, administration and evangelism skills.
Most possess a commitment to moral purity.
Commitment to the mission, vision, and worship philosophy of Bethel Christian Church.

Practical Qualifications Be a pastor as well as a musician.
Contain a heart for the spiritual formation of those in the congregation and the worship ministry.
Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading a church in worship.
Skilled in choral, vocal, and instrumental direction.
Skilled in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.
Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of sound, lighting, computers, and video projection.
Ability to incorporate other art forms as needed.
A self-starter
A team player with a positive attitude.

Responsibilities Pastoral leadership of everyone involved in the music ministry and take spiritual oversight for them.
Plan the corporate worship services of Bethel in consultation with the Senior Pastor and do so with prayer and musical appropriateness.
Oversee and manage all worship ministry.
Two Sunday morning worship services
Wednesday evening worship service
Special services and summer events
Leadership meetings, training sessions, seminars, etc.
Ensure that all the musical and technical aspects of the service are planned for each service.
To work closely with the pastor to insure the worship supports the overall mission of the church.
Create and cast the vision and develop and implement the strategy for the worship ministry.
Recruit and develop new worship team members and musicians.
Attend staff meetings and training opportunities as well as providing same for those in the worship ministry
Develop policies and procedures as necessary.
Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals necessary to facilitate worship in services.
Oversee the worship department budget, organization, and volunteers.

Required Competencies Build a team. Recruit and train volunteers to work successfully with the current team.
Relate well to both adults and youth who currently make up the ministry teams.
Develop a vision. Create ownership of it. Develop a strategy. Implement the strategy.
Possess computer literacy. Graphics and social media are a plus.

Experience Experience leading a worship team/band in a congregational setting.
Hands-on experience in recruiting, training, motivating and leading a team of volunteers.

Education Bachelor’s degree preferred, though not required, in field of worship or church ministry.
Bible school or ministry training plus experience may be substituted.

Relationship Reports to the Senior Pastor.
Interact, communicate and coordinate with other staff members.

Compensation Part-time salaried position requiring 16-20 hours per week.
Salary based on competencies and experience.
Holiday and vacation pay.

Opportunities A medium-sized 300-400 person multi-staff church with an expectant spirit.
Experienced senior pastor and staff that provide mentoring while allowing freedom for new and creative methods.
Beautiful multi-seasonal suburban Connecticut in medium sized city (about 65,000)

Bethel Christian Church

Be apart of a church that is alive and where people’s lives are growing and flourishing. At Bethel, you will find a place where people from diverse backgrounds are embraced and the unity is powerful. Our goal is to be relevant, loving, and passionate in expression. We are dedicated to building honest character, leadership, and servanthood in our membership. Through dynamic, contemporary praise and worship, openness to the presence of God, and individuals seeking transformation in their lives, we desire to see ordinary people lead extraordinary lives. We believe there is a God given destiny for every person. Come visit. You may find that He has a wonderful plan for you.