Job Description, Worship Pastor 2019
To provide pastoral leadership to the worship ministries of Henderson’s First Baptist Church, developing generations of God-glorifying disciples who make disciples.
The Worship Pastor is responsible to the Senior and Executive Pastors who will supervise, evaluate, and provide a report annually to the personnel committee.
General Staff Responsibilities
- Attend weekly staff meetings
- Weekly hospital visitation
- Weekly attendance to and participation in all church functions
- Team spirit in working with and leading other staff members
- Other duties as assigned
An authentic growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Consistently committed to Bible reading, study, prayer, and sanctification as a Christian in all of life.
Sound biblical theology whose understanding of the gospel shapes and guides worship decisions and selection of music.
Servant leader who demonstrates genuine humility as evidenced by the ability to listen to and work with people from all walks of life, leading worship teams with zeal and skill.
Qualifications / Expectations
Minimally, a BA with theological training and experience in biblical worship. MDiv in worship leadership is ideal.
Minimum three years of significant part-time worship leadership experience. Experience in a wide variety of worship style environments is especially helpful.
Significant skill and gifting in both singing and in playing at least one primary instrument that can be utilized in leading congregational worship.
An understanding of the rudiments of music and music theory, including how different instrumentalists work together effectively is required. Some preference will be given to candidates who have skills in playing a variety of instruments.
Missional spirit that desires to make God’s glory known.
Desire and ability to lead through a variety of musical styles, songs, readings, and prayers used in worship services.
Technical skills (or the ability to learn how) to utilize a wide variety of equipment including computers, sound systems, video projection equipment and software, digital audio recording, etc.
Commitment to ongoing personal training/learning/understanding of worship leadership in a changing culture.
Excellent references that can testify not only to skills and leadership ability but also to biblical character and love for the Word.
Lead the congregation and worship teams to use their voices and instruments to worship God consistently and effectively.
Fulfill the role of lead worshiper in all regularly scheduled worship services, developing others to lead in this role as well.
Provide vision for all areas of worship ministry, teaching and reviewing the biblical philosophy of worship.
Recruit, train, and organize all instrumental, vocal and technical (audio/visual) worship members. Lead worship teams to develop additional teams and members.
Utilize a team approach in developing volunteers who can use their gifts in writing and planning gospel-saturated worship services.
Plan and communicate worship services and schedules well in advance, implementing a system of follow through for benchmarks: one week out, one month, etc.
Provide pastoral care to those in worship ministry, leading them to connect to total church life and ministry including Sunday school.
Grow by observing, reading about, studying and conversing with other successful worship leaders, building contacts and relationships with local musicians for both evangelistic and recruitment purposes.
Set annual goals for the worship ministry that are in line with our vision, evaluating how those goals were attained or modified during the year.