The Worship Pastor skillfully_noemailbines truth, creativity, and music to glorify God, proclaim the Gospel of Christ, and lead the church into the presence of God. His or her responsibilities fit into four main categories: (1) Collaborative Worship Team Player, (2) Team Builder / Trainer, (3) Leading Others to Treasure Christ, and (4) Shepherd.
JOB SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
A_noemailmitted Christian who will participate and engage in the New Life_noemailmunity.
Be unified with the culture and doctrine of New Life as presented in our 30 Core Competencies and our Teaching Doctrinal Statement (Available at www.NewLifeTucson_noemail).
A bachelor's or master's degree, seminary and/or pastoral experience preferred.
Excellent musical (vocal and instrumental) abilities to build bands of musicians, teams of singers, lead technical teams, and encourage creative arts.
Knowledge of music theory and ability to teach/train others. Ability to play and lead instrumentally.
Excellent up-front pastoral skills of leading prayers, scripture readings, and worship services.
Have the desire and ability to serve multiple ministries by helping them integrate worship into their ministries and events.
Have, guard, and prioritize a healthy trusting relationship with all Pastors and Staff.
Have a servant's heart, placing the needs of the body and the team above self.
Collaborative Worship Team Player:
Oversees the Worship and Technical Team.
Works with the pastoral staff as a team, creatively brainstorming the flow of a worship service to lead people in a specific direction. The Worship Pastor facilitates this process and is responsible for the general flow of worship services.
Scripture and the Holy Spirit determine the direction of each service, so the Senior Pastor has input setting the theme, tone, and overall direction of services, but the Worship Pastor is the producer of each service, leading the collaborative efforts of the team and coordinating the details of each service.
The goal is that everything in a worship service (announcements, prayers, music, sermon, art, drama, or other creative elements) would all work together in a single God glorifying direction.
Oversees the overall feel, aesthetics, visuals, and music of all services.
Assist in leading and mentoring other worship teams in the church such as men's, women's youth, and children's, along with special choirs, ensembles, and events.
Helps direct and develop a music worship culture in the church that is effective in reaching people across generations and cultures, including the unchurched.
Team Builder / Trainer:
Sets up teams of singers and musicians to play on a rotation basis and provides them the chord charts or arrangements they need to play (guitars, horns, strings, key boards, percussion, etc.).
Sets up tech teams on a rotation basis and oversees the standards for mixes, volume, backgrounds, and other creative structures that affect music and worship in the church.
The band, singers, and Tech teams are like small groups under the Worship Pastor's leadership. This involves trust,_noemailmunity, loving each other well, and the freedom for each voice to be valued and heard.
Trains and builds up other worship leaders. On any given weekend there may be sets or songs that multiple people lead under the general direction of the Worship Pastor.
From God, through God, and to God – everything exists for and is purposed for His glory. So we confidently say that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. In this light the Worship Pastor has a goal in all things of leading people to treasure Christ.
New Life has a cultural goal of lifting up the bigness of God. The Worship Pastor shares in this by choosing songs and styles of music that exalt the glory of God.
Loving people is what a pastor does. The Worship Pastor is a creative musician, but they are foundationally a pastor first. They love people and care for people well.
Functions as a pastor for the whole body, building relationships, visiting and otherwise pastoring the people of New Life. This is especially true of those involved in the music and technology areas.
1.Contrast and_noemailpare Hillsong and Sovereign Grace as music resources. Would you use either or both of these as a Worship Pastor?
2. How would you describe your preference for instruments, styles, variety, and song selection?
3. What is your overall opinion of using hymns in a worship set?
4. Share your heart for worship.
5. Do you have favorite artists that have impacted you?
Please email or send your resume along with answers to these questions, a picture, and a sample recording of you leading worship. You can send audio/video links or mail CD/DVD's.
Email to: jobs@newlifetucson_noemail
DUE BY: September 30, 2014