Crossroads Community Church - Worship Pastor

  • Experience
  • Freeport, United States

Crossroads Community Church - Worship Pastor

Job description

On the cutting edge of ministry being done as “one church in multiple locations,” Crossroads currently has seven campuses in the Northern Illinois-Southern Wisconsin area and they are passionate about working together in reaching and serving people who live in a rural context with the message of the Gospel.

Worship is a priority at Crossroads. They place a high value on excellence and the quality of the experience. Services are well-planned and streamlined to allow space for what's most important: people engaging with the presence and word of God together.



Crossroads Community Church believes God has called them to help bring transformation to rural communities for the cause of Christ. They are a Spirit-filled, non-denominational church and are progressive in their worship and methodology, while conservative in theology.

Currently Crossroads averages a combined total attendance of approximately 2,200 in these services. The Freeport Campus serves as the "broadcast campus" where the live teaching is captured every weekend to be distributed to Crossroads' other campuses. They currently have people from over 100 communities who regularly attend their seven campuses. The leadership and staff culture at Crossroads Community Church is marked by character, laughter, authenticity and a shared desire to transform the communities in which the church ministers.


As Worship Pastor, this role provides central leadership, direction, and support for all worship ministry teams at Crossroads Community Church, ensuring the implementation and proper stewarding of our worship philosophy, culture, and priorities, in support of the vision and mission of the church and the leadership of the Lead Pastor. Crossroads is looking for a life-bringing builder. The person who fills this role should be a galvanizing presence on the platform and behind the scenes. They should be a shepherd that loves to draw leadership out of others. They should know how to steward the presence of God with excellence and how to help people encounter Him in worship, as they lean into what He is doing in the moment.

The ideal candidate is a proven leader, not just a potential leader, with the demonstrated ability and passion to recruit, develop, and multiply ministry and teams. They should confidently lead with wisdom and self-awareness. The ability to navigate change in a patient, honoring but assertive way will be key. They will be a culture-carrier and a champion of the church's mission, vision and values.

Requirements

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides central leadership, direction, and support for all worship ministry teams at Crossroads, ensuring the implementation and proper stewarding of our worship philosophy, culture, and priorities, in support of the vision and mission of the church and the leadership of the Lead Pastor.
  • Serves as a primary worship leader for weekend services at the Freeport Campus, effectively leading the weekend worship teams and services, ensuring musical and spiritual preparation.
  • Designs and executes worship services with the Crossroads Programming team that are excellent and engaging across all locations; prepares appropriate flow, transitions, ministry moments, and creative elements; manages and updates plans in Planning Center Online.
  • Oversees the stewardship of worship resources: budget, equipment, and other supplies; regularly assessing needs and opportunities and working closely with leadership to prepare for and provide necessary resources.
  • Prioritizes the systematic recruiting, training and development of new and current worship team members; identifies, mentors, and equips future worship leaders.

Key Requirements:

  • A Spirit-led follower of Jesus Christ. Your highest calling is worship, and you love to live it.
  • Maintain a high level of connectivity with the Lead Pastor as well as the heart to develop and maintain a worship culture within the church.
  • Demonstrate a calling, gifting and extensive, proven experience in leading worship, especially in a "lead worshipper" capacity;
  • Excellent vocalist. Proficiency with guitar or piano is preferred.
  • Undergraduate degree preferred; Masters a bonus.
  • A high-capacity, high energy team player with a positive attitude; highly relational and possess great people skills, with an orientation towards serving, empowering others, and building strong teams.
  • Oriented towards developing and consistently improving scalable, high-quality systems and process for accomplishing goals and objectives; performing high-quality, detailed work with minimum supervision within assigned deadlines and resources.
  • Accomplishes assigned projects utilizing highly developed communication (written and verbal), project management, time management, and collaboration skills.
  • Creative in service and program design, able to draw the best out of creative people.
  • Fully comfortable with all aspects of cutting edge technology related to worship and communication (sound, lighting, video, etc.).
  • Thinks “big picture” while staying focused on day-to-day accomplishment of departmental and missional priorities.