Calvary Assembly - Worship Pastor - Rochester, NY
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
The Worship Pastor role is to help our church grow in their understanding and expression of worship. We want to continue to build a culture where people connect on a deep level with the Savior of the World.
Worship Pastor Job Profile
Capabilities, Characteristics, & Key Qualities:
Deep devotion to God and love for His WordPrivate worship drives public worshipGifted (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 worshipValue for perspectives and feedback of othersEmbraces healthy evaluationSkilled at biblical conflict resolutionArticulate (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 worshipHumble attitudeInnovative and creativeQuick (and life-long) learnerHigh musical competencyHigh degree of emotional intelligenceAble to be highly engaging as a worship leaderAble to attract others to the worship ministry and cast visionAble to develop a team-oriented culture through training, mentoring and teachingWilling to engage with others in accountable relationshipTheologically and doctrinally aligned with Calvary
To help fulfill the overall mission, vision & purpose of Calvary AssemblyTo honor God by leading Calvary Assembly to higher levels of engagement and excellence in music and worshipThe Worship Leader will shepherd and develop the artists by providing musical worship leadership at the worship service by:Creating an inviting, worshipful atmosphere - a safe place for people to meet with GodLead the congregation and members of the worship ministry in growing their own relationship with God through worshipMentoring a team of other worship leaders who will also rotate in giving leadershipProvide overall leadership to the Worship MinistryA talented vocalist who leads the team from the guitar or keyboardComfortable leading in front of large and small groupsHas a servant-heart and desire to help serve the various ministries of the churchA proven leader who is capable of organizing, equipping, and inspiring band members and vocalists to reach higher levels of excellence, spiritual sensitivity, and hospitalityAble to arrange & chart music well & give clear instructions to team members for their various partsImplemented use of click tracks & backing loopsAble to work well w/ people from a wide variety of experience, temperaments, & backgroundsFamiliar with current pop culture and trends, as well as a vision for where worship music is heading for purposes of staying on the front end of worship culture (i.e. relevant)Utilize current worship songs, as well as musically refreshed hymns or “classics”Sings singable songs. Our goal is engagementAble to build teams of responsible and prepared people through personal recruitmentConfident in public & platform settings, as well as in private conversations and healthy confrontationsComfortable following promptings from the Spirit & taking our church with them where He is leadingAbility to stay within time constraints of worship gathering as designated by executive/lead pastor
Experience saying no in a clear and gracious way to volunteers who do not meet the standards of the ministryCooperate with the staff to enrich the worship ministry of church and promote cooperative relationships among its many people in ministry. We are a team.Create a joyous and spiritually edifying environment both at rehearsals and at servicesAble to think creatively and introduce creative elements into our gatheringsThinks ahead, takes care of details, is flexible, positive, and is a great leader of peopleJoyfully submits to the authority above him or herA self-starter willing to accept responsibility for the success of the ministryShares pastoral concerns with other ministry leaders to which it applies for additional supportLead and train others to lead and facilitate worship for our gatherings. Sunday is the priorityLead the sound and slide ministry by recruiting and facilitating training the team.Communicate and work within the vision of the lead pastor & executive pastor, work alongside the communications and tech director, and support other staff’s worship goalsContinue our growth culture, where the team continues to get better and bigger
Reports to: Executive Pastor
Total compensation negotiable based on experience and educationEntire package may be proportioned to accommodate the needs of person (salary, retirement, or health insurance)
CHALLENGE & OPPORTUNITY
Calvary 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.
ENGAGING, AUTHENTIC WORSHIP LEADING
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.
Calvary loves to worship God together. The desire is for worship to make sense to someone who is unacquainted with faith at all, so they try to avoid religious language without explanation. Spiritual sensitivity is a core value. Calvary wants to lean into what the Holy Spirit has. If you don’t feel like you have a deep understanding of spiritual sensitivity, they love helping develop this in the staff and congregation. A sure fire way to frustrate a leader is to waste their time. Because of this vantage point, the church respects people’s time in the gatherings, which means time is led with intentionality. Calvary looks to the worship leader for leadership.
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 Calvary is currently made up of 30+ 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 Calvary 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.
Calvary is a Biblically saturated, 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.