ACAC - Worship Pastor - Pittsburgh, PA

  • Experience
  • Pittsburgh, United States

ACAC - Worship Pastor - Pittsburgh, PA

Job description



ACAC’s Worship Pastor is responsible for leading and fostering a dynamic congregational worship experience at all church-wide services and events. The Worship Pastor accomplishes this by leading, building, and developing teams of artists in the area of music. This person will also bring pastoral oversight and leadership to the worship needs of other ministries within the church. They will report directly to the Lead Pastor and work closely with him on the vision of worship within ACAC.

Worship Pastor Job Profile

Capabilities, Characteristics, & Key Qualities:

  • Deep devotion to God and love for His Word
  • Private worship drives public worship
  • Gifted (collaborative) leadership skills (on and off the platform) - Proven leader/ministry leader. Genuine love for people and concern for the spiritual well being and discipling of the team.
  • Effective architect of corporate gathering experiences that engage and connect people in meaningful worship
  • Value for perspectives and feedback of others
  • Embraces healthy evaluation
  • Skilled at biblical conflict resolution
  • Articulate (able to communicate well on the platform)
  • Able to create an atmosphere of worship using words and prayer that engages and draws people into a place of personal worship
  • Humble attitude
  • Innovative and creative
  • Quick (and life-long) learner
  • High musical competency
  • High degree of emotional intelligence
  • Able to be highly engaging as a worship leader
  • Able to attract others to the worship ministry and cast vision
  • Able to develop a team-oriented culture through training, mentoring and teaching
  • Willing to engage with others in accountable relationship
  • Theologically and doctrinally aligned with ACAC

  • Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee and shepherd the growth, development, and effectiveness of ACAC’s worship department in coordination with the Creative Arts Director and Lead Pastor.
  • Bring engagement and creativity to the crafting of weekend worship services and other church-wide and seasonal events.
  • Pastor, coach, and develop teams of gifted worship leaders, musicians, vocalists, and other artists.
  • Cast vision and deepen the level of creativity and excellence within the department.

  • Weekend Ministr

  • Lead worship a minimum of 40 weekends per year.
  • Oversee the weekend worship experience for all ACAC services and special events.
  • Bring oversight and direction to the worship team, choir, band, and orchestra through the supervision and leadership of the Music Director.
  • Support and bring leadership to the worship needs of other departments within ACAC.

  • Mid-week Ministry

  • Proactively communicate with staff and worship volunteers in the planning and execution of weekend worship sets, special services, and events.
  • Attend ACAC Lead Team and Creative Arts meetings.
  • Oversee the management of the worship aspect of Planning Center Online in coordination with the Creative Arts director.
  • Recruit and develop worship arts volunteers (vocals, musicians, etc.)
  • Manage the full and part-time musically focused staff.
  • Bring oversight and vision to all rehearsals.

  • Reports to: Lead Pastor

    Compensation Package:

  • Total compensation negotiable based on experience and education
  • Entire package may be proportioned to accommodate the needs of person (salary, retirement, or health insurance)
  • Requirements



    ACAC is seeking out a strong, visionary leader who has the ability to develop leaders, cast vision and develop strategies that will promote growth within the Worship Department. The creative team is excited to head into the next chapter and eager to begin partnering with a new leader.

    This leader needs to have a passion for Jesus and seeing others find their purpose in Him. The team is eager to follow a leader who is relational and empowering and able to move them into this new season.


    It's important for this Worship Pastor to be a strong Worship Leader. Of course, this has a lot to do with musical excellence and proficiency. But also important is the ability to pastor and help people engage. This goes beyond the musical into the skill of uniting a room in corporate worship.

    ACAC loves to worship God together. They are excited for the future and what God will do as the gathered Church worship with passion, in spirit and truth.


    Discipleship is a key role of this new leader. It's not enough to be a great worship leader or to prepare music. Within the Worship Department, this role will be about developing leaders and fulfilling the vision of connecting people to God.

    The team at ACAC is currently made up of 50+ volunteers who serve on the worship team. The musicians are passionate, skilled, and have heart to see people connect with God.

    Loving people, pastoring people, leading people to operate in their gifting is essential. Doing ministry isn't enough. Empowering others to find their God-given potential is what it's all about. That's why this role is Pastoral - tight execution and productivity is valued, but ACAC needs a spiritual leader that embodies the vision and pastors their team.


    This leader must be organized and have the ability to lead themselves and their department. It won't be micro-managed. They will be trusted to make equipment recommendations & proposals, manage the weekend experience, and lead their team with excellence.

    ACAC is a Biblically saturated, diverse, hard-working culture. It will be imperative for this person to be a self starter who gets things done. Creativity, leadership, and worship are the priorities.