At HOPE Church, reaching people far from God is central to who they are and what they do. They value bringing God's word to life in creative, relevant and compelling ways that matter for today's world. HOPE has a reputation in Richmond for its use of creative arts within worship through original music, worship nights, intentional graphics and more. The next Worship Arts Pastor will have the opportunity to come on board with a skilled team and shape the next chapter of worship at HOPE.
HOPE Church began in 1997 with a vision to reach as many people as possible and as creatively as necessary by offering life and purpose in Jesus Christ. HOPE is committed to outreach and operates two thrift stores as part of our community outreach ministry. HOPE has a 2030 vision to launch 2 new HOPE locations, plant 3 churches, and invite another 70,000 people into a new life found in Christ. They are partnered with the EPC denomination. More information can be found at https://epc.org/.
HOPE resides on the northwest side of Richmond, VA. As of the 2020 Census, Richmond, VA Metro has a population of 1,290,866. The median home price is $251,200, making this beautiful city with water and lush greenery an affordable place to live. The most current data shows the race demographic breakdown of Richmond to be roughly 57% White, 29% Black, 4% Asian, 7% Latino.
The Worship Arts Pastor is responsible for all elements of a worship service. These responsibilities include giving supervision and oversight to the areas of music, production (including livestream), special videos, and outreach efforts related to a worship service.
The Worship Arts Pastor will help cultivate services that have a great flow, are accessible, engaging and creative. HOPE currently runs three Sunday morning services and will explore additional options as space limitations increase. Practice is held on Wednesday evenings for music and production volunteers.
The Worship Arts Pastor will serve as a member of HOPE’s Senior Leadership Team, providing executive-level direction for church goals and strategies.