Worship Pastor

The River in Panhandle

Panhandle, TX

Category: Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor

Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

This is a bold and exciting move! We're located 30 minutes east of Amarillo, Tx. It's a small town, close to a large city, with the reaching potential to make a huge impact. We have amazing people, a great team of skilled musicians, and a hungry staff, all ready to be led to WORSHIP Jesus in song in a fresh way!

We're looking for a full time Worship Pastor, skilled in and aware of the latest music with a dash of the old mixed in. This candidate will be asked to help in another ministry area as well -disciple making, lifegroups, or missions, etc. All depends on your heart and the desire to utilize your ministry gifts. We'll explore that together. The sky is the limit here.


Lead the church in corporate worship by guiding people into the presence of God. Lead and shepherd the Worship Team. Oversee all aspects of planning and execution. Communicate effectively with the Worship Team, Tech Team, and others who support the worship ministry. And lead the way in the The River creative process.

General expectations:

Please submit a written resume and 2-3 links to videos of you leading worship.
Applicant must be skilled in leading musical worship with keys and/or guitar.
Applicant must have a growing relationship with God, evidenced by a healthy character and moral lifestyle.
Applicant should demonstrate evidence of a healthy relationship with their spouse and children (if applicable).
Applicant should be an example of the type of Christ-followers that we want our people to b_noemaile.
Applicant should embrace the Senior Pastor's vision for the church by:
Aligning and upholding the church's statement of beliefs.
Embracing the church's approach to ministry.

Be a skilled musician and proficient on guitar or keys
Be able to clearly_noemailmunicate music/charts to the team
Have a working understanding of The River's IEM's and utilize backing tracks, if necessary
Be able to understand and utilize Planning Center for scheduling volunteers
Utilize the latest worship songs but not neglect the historical hymns of faith.
Be aware of new and u_noemailing worship music and introduce it to the team and the congregation

The Worship Pastor must be someone that connects personally to The River family. Including:
Be authentic.
Be loving toward people.
Be inspiring and encouraging.
Be kind and engaging.

The Worship Pastor must be an action-oriented leader.
Be able to select, align, and lead volunteers toward the Church's vision.
Demonstrate excellence in leading the congregation spiritually.
Demonstrate excellence as a skilled musician.

Create an environment that supports feedback, opinions, and ideas from those in and around the ministry

Evaluate worship services.
Meet weekly with Senior Pastor.
Attend weekly staff meeting.
Identify and raise up new worship leaders to help with midweek and weekend services.


Disciple your team.
Be prayerful in the planning of the worship set lists.
Create and champion the worship DNA within the worship experience of our worship services.
Create alignment with the church culture and philosophy of worship.
Engage, clearly_noemailmunication, and demonstrate spiritual leadership from the stage.
Guide people into the presence of God through effective, excellent, and powerful worship.
Chart, track, and arrange music if/when necessary.
Provide leadership, coaching, and development for musicians and singers.
Set clear direction and expectations for the team.
Clearly_noemailmunicate with your teams.
Develop each singer/musician to his/her potential through regular and effective coaching.
Expand the leadership base of the ministry by identifying, inspiring, and mobilizing future leaders.
Lead effective rehearsals.
Lead audition processes.
Schedule regular worship team meetings/gatherings.
Pastor the leaders/volunteers serving in the Tech/Worship Ministry.

Build Christ-centered relationships with:
Senior Pastor and staff
All leadership and volunteers
The River congregation
And ideally: with local_noemailwork of worship/pastors

About The River in Panhandle:

Our mission is to make disciples!

Our vision is that people would find both family and purpose!

Short term goal- To create a church culture where people of all backgrounds feel accepted, loved, and know they belong.

Long term goal- To see people's lives changed through the Gospel.

We have a new Senior Pastor with a deep love for God and people, and the vision to match. Our best days are clearly ahead of us. Come join us on this life-changing, life-giving mission! 


A mature Christian (not looking for a flawless person, but someone who demonstrates a growing passion for Jesus)

A leader (able to guide, equip, and challenge teams)

A pastor's heart (we're not looking simply for a worship leader)

Experienced worship leader (preferably 5+ years of experience) 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Worship Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor
Organization Type:
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
The River in Panhandle
Contact Name:
Brent Warren
600 Euclid Ave
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