Faith Church - Creative Programming Director

  • Experience (Worship)
  • St Louis, United States

Faith Church - Creative Programming Director

Job description


To manage all aspects of the Creative Programming Department including the following teams: Events, Productions/Tech, & Service Planning. This would include direct creative design in collaboration with the Senior Pastor and team for global campus implementation.

This is NOT a worship leading position, nor does it oversee worship ministry.


Faith Church is a place where people connect, families grow and lives are changed. Founded by Pastors David and Nicole Crank in 2004, Faith Church lives and leads on the cutting edge of where faith collides with current culture. With four church campuses in St. Louis, Missouri and two campuses in the West Palm Beach, Florida area, Faith Church continues to grow and expand their reach across the US and the world through not only their physical locations but also their global online and television audience.

With over 8000+ in weekly attendance at one of their physical locations, Faith Church continues to be a multi-cultural, multi-site, non-denominational church focused on raising up "Hope Dealers" to impact their community and culture for Jesus. This dynamic community celebrates powerful and relevant Bible teaching using illustrative and practical examples which lead to life change, high caliber worship and creative experiences that celebrate the diversity of their culture and power of God's presence to change lives, world class family ministries for kids and students, and events throughout the year that bless the community, empower leaders, and shine a massive light of hope in the midst of the darkness.

The importance of this highly influential and necessary role within the context of the Faith Church culture cannot be overstated. The Creative Programming Director will bring proactive, creative, empowering, team-building, communicative leadership with excellence to the Service Programming, Production and Events teams of Faith Church across the entire organization. This leader MUST have the ability to not only build and create systems and processes in these specific areas that promote innovation, creativity, teamwork, communication, and efficiency but also the ability to be flexible, teachable, able to pivot quickly, responsive, plan ahead, and run at a fast pace with a high energy leader in Pastor David who is constantly keeping his finger on the pulse of culture and current events. Pastor David believes that the local Church must be on the forefront of creating culture rather than constantly reacting to the tide of culture.

Organizational leadership, strong communication, and outstanding creative/ideation skills are a must!


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Supervisory Related:

  • Approve timecards for all direct reports and anyone under the Programming Dept.
  • Conduct Annual Reviews for team.
  • Approve PTO requests.
  • Direct oversight of Production Team Lead, Events Team, and Services Team.

  • Production Related: Manage all Production operations required to support and facilitate Faith Church services and events, including:

  • Providing daily direction Production staff Centrally and at each Campus
  • Upholding department policies regarding systems, training methods, workflow, etc.
  • Ensuring proper equipment maintenance and management
  • Coordinating interdepartmental projects
  • Engaging in long-term department planning
  • Oversight and presentation of technical budget
  • Provide clear written and verbal direction to Production staff under supervision in regards to assignments, job expectations, and vision, while freely delegating tasks and projects
  • Oversee and manage all services and events in the main auditorium
  • Serve as primary department liaison with Worship, Design, and Video in relation to service planning and execution
  • Host and attend planning meetings as needed for services and events that originate in the Main Auditorium
  • Oversee creation of annual Production budget
  • Oversee and approve Broadcast paperwork, including invoices, Purchase Requests, and Check Requests
  • Assist with troubleshooting and maintenance of all technical production equipment
  • Obtain equipment quotes and facilitate purchases and rentals with vendors as needed
  • Serve as Live Service Producer for services and events as needed.

  • Service Programming Related:

  • Oversee and maintain all Services and Templates in PCO
  • Send out weekly service agendas to all Staff and Dream Teams
  • Oversee planning of all service elements
  • Schedule and communicate with Worship, Video and Creative teams about special service elements
  • Series Planning
  • Work alongside Senior Pastors to support the Weekend Content
  • Gather facts, jokes, statistics, media, videos, etc to help support weekend sermon
  • Send Senior Pastor weekly Google Doc of aggregated support
  • Create weekly travel times for services
  • Serve on cross functional team for branding and marketing around Tier 1 special events, Christmas, Easter, Women’s Conference
  • Act as Christmas, Easter and Women’s Conference Project Manager
  • Gather and submit creative briefs for Tier 1 Events to Cross Functional Team of Leaders
  • Research other churches like Faith Church for ideas, send to the Creative Staff members to help inspire them
  • Oversee Senior Pastor’s preaching and content calendar
  • Help aid Marketing Team in weekend content marketing (Always telling the church what comes net..)
  • Own creation and implementation of all Creative Elements
  • Oversee copyright approval and licensing for Broadcasted creative moments
  • Oversee and Manage Calendar Creative Elements (Ex: Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Black History Month, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Etc)

  • Events Related:

  • Oversee Annual Calendar alongside Event Team Leader
  • Oversee 3D Event Process
  • Help communicate clear vision from Senior Pastors to Event Staff on an Event by Event basis
  • Help shape vision around Tier 1 and Tier 2 Event Budgets, propose in the Discover phase of the Event
  • Communicate vision and expectations of Events Department to Events Staff Team
  • Convene Cross Functional Team Mtgs around specific events and initiatives
  • Attend meetings with Events Department to help shape vision and direction for Tier 1 Events
  • Partner with the Events Team to establish goals and measurable for the Department, Events Dream teams
  • Lead and manage the Events Lead in the planning, execution and implementation of assigned responsibilities
  • Ensure Events Staff Team is successfully equipped and resourced to function in each area of responsibility
  • Ensure constant evaluation of Events occurs to identify and implement improvement opportunities
  • Develop and manage the budget for the Events Department
  • Ensure that the culture of excellence is maintained within the Events Staff Team, Events Dream Team and at each Event
  • Provide direction and ensure leadership development is occurring within the Events Staff Team and Dream Team
  • Provide “win” opportunities for Events Staff Team
  • Serve, communicate with and support other departments in Events related areas
  • Oversee Management of onsite Facility Rentals including private parties, weddings and concert style Facility Rentals
  • Facilitate Meetings
  • Attend and help facilitate the WOCO Core Team Meeting
  • Work closely with Events Team Lead to coordinate the annual Women’s Conference
  • Work closely with Senior Pastors to establish vision for look, feel and budget for major events

  • Competencies

  • Must have a heart for the Church and be a mature follower of Christ.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Relational and team building skills required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Enjoys a fast paced environment.