Music and Worship

Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 MST 2017

Alliance Northwest District C&MA

Crossroads Neighborhood Church is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Worship and High School Pastor. This person will be a lover of God who desires to disciple people, work with teams, and raise up leaders according to a Gospel-centered vision for ministry grounded in God’s Word. (*Note: This position will not be bogged down with double-administrative tasks, as the Middle School director will function as this person’s assistant, providing administrative support for all things related to High School ministry.) Crossroads is in the midst of a significant, and exciting, season of growth and transition. We have been under the leadership of a new lead pastor since January (’17), who is preparing to launch a church-wide discipleship training initiative in the fall, has established a leadership pipeline to equip the congregation for ministry both within and outside the church, and has established a partnership with a coffee shop / youth mentoring ministry that has agreed to put one of their coffee shops in the lobby at Crossroads (Coffee Oasis:, also in the fall. We have grown from around 200-300 in weekly attendance since January and are praying that God would send a person called a qualified to help lead our growing church into the future has planned. Qualifications and Position Requirements: � Understands the difference between performing songs and leading people into the presence of God in worship; has a personal desire to worship God and a burden/calling to lead others with him into his presence � Understands the Gospel and can communicate it with clarity and conviction; has personally encountered the grace of God in Jesus Christ and desires others to encounter his grace as well � Possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a ministry field (graduate degree preferred) � Professional experience in Worship Ministry (3-5 years minimum); preferred experience working with youth as well � Work alongside lead pastor for weekly Gospel-centered service planning � Help develop a culture of worshiping God ‘in Spirit and in truth’ � Work alongside lead pastor in thinking through how to best translate the Gospel to culture through our worship service in general, and music/songs in particular (so as to not simply reflect or neglect culture, but to utilize cultural forms in a way that preserves and communicates Gospel content) � Lead weekly in the service and at rehearsals (except for allotted days off) � Build into current music team both spiritually and musically � Help recruit others to the team and tech crew � Needs to be tech-competent, including understands and/or can quickly learn how to operate a sound board, all things projector related, PowerPoint and/or Song Select, etc. � Help recruit others to the team and tech crew � Ensure sound/tech is properly functioning prior to each service (in cooperation with sound/tech crew) � Lead weekly in the service and at rehearsals (except for allotted days off) � Ensure sound/tech is properly functioning prior to each service (in cooperation with sound/tech crew) � Oversight and development of the Worship Ministry budget � Oversight of the high school budget, while delegating as necessary to assistant (Middle School director) Other Duties as Required: � Weekly staff meetings and occasional retreats � Regular office hours (TBD based on hours spent working outside of the office for youth gatherings/events) � Attend worship services, retreats, and special meetings. � Present semi-annual ministry updates and goals for the coming year to the Elder board. � Participate in a yearly job performance review. � Present a yearly youth budget proposal for Worship Ministry. � Commit to continued education, often as a staff but also on own initiative Contact: Jeremy Spainhour (336) 689-6935


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