Realife was planted in 2007 as an Assemblies of God church with a desire to marry the Spirit-filled & seeker-friendly church cultures. Today, they say they want to create a place people love so they can experience a loving God. The church has grown steadily for 13 years to an average attendance of over 900 people. In 2008, Realife was given a church building which they have maximized to its fullest capacity. They are used to doing multiple services, having kids classes in modular classrooms, and parking volunteers down the road and shuttling them to the church.
Today, Realife is experiencing its best days! Even in light of the COVID pandemic, weekend attendance continues to increase, online presence is growing, the church continues to be generous as finances are strong, unity and health amongst the staff team and congregation is excellent and their vision to reach their community is focused and mission driven. Realife is clearly on the cusp of pushing through the next glass celling of growth as they continue to expand their reach into the community.
With a heart set on reaching the lost, equipping the saints and a commitment to engage the needs of their community, Realife is advancing into their most influential years of ministry. Led by a visionary and driven lead pastor, a committed and motivated staff team, and an army of volunteers called the Dream Team, Realife is is a church on mission. This is an incredible season for this new Worship Pastor to join a life-giving team and be a contributor to a God-sized vision!
It is undeniable that one of the most significant characteristics which defines the culture of Realife is ownership. The amazing people who call Realife home absolutely believe in the mission of this movement and their ownership of the great work they have been called to do is overwhelmingly compelling. The heart of this church and its people are postured in servanthood. From the moment you step onto the campus you will encounter an army of committed and welcoming Dream Teamers who not only believe what they are doing makes an eternal difference in the life of someone else, but people who will clearly articulate that it is the transformational power of the Gospel that compels them to serve. The sense of ownership and belief cannot be overstated. This culture of serving permeates every area of ministry across the entire organization. The people of Realife are convinced that they exist for those who are not here yet!
Currently, Realife offers 3 identical weekend gatherings on Sunday morning. Corporate worship music and musical features are predominately band-driven featuring music in the style of Elevation, Bethel, & Hillsong. Passionate worshippers fill the front of the stage and lead the band and congregation in participatory, Jesus-centered worship. Realife's band setup is generally standard and modern: guitars, keys, bass, and drums with vocalists who lead worship and engage the congregation. The team plays to a click track and loops/stems. They place a high value on other creative elements and excellent production to engage the mind, heart, and soul of every worshiper. Realife celebrates and believes in empowering others by creating a team-based worship style on the stage, and discipling their teams towards spiritual growth.
The Worship Pastor will bring pastoral and visionary leadership to all areas of worship, production and creativity including: music, tech, media, service directors/producers, and video production. They will serve as the primary worship leader, bringing musical and spiritual oversight to the music teams including vocals and band. Developing Dream Team worship leaders to step into the role of shared musical leadership is also expected. It is absolutely vital that the worship leaders be able to connect with and capture the congregation, leading them in active participation. Their passion for Jesus, the people, and the team must be genuine and contagious! They will lead the team towards excellence, preparedness, memorization (NO MUSIC STANDS), and authenticity.
Pastor Adam fully believes in an Ephesians 4 approach to ministry by empowering and releasing people to use their gifts while fostering an environment where a collaborative approach is taken to creatively develop weekend services and events. The Worship Pastor will be a ministry partner to Pastor Adam connecting with his leadership style and ministry philosophy to reach their community for Jesus. Realife is not simply looking to hire a manager but rather a leader who can ask and respond with them to questions leaders have like…”are we doing the right things?” and “are we doing them in the right way?”. A high capacity pastoral leader with a strong sense of calling, and commitment to the Realife mission and the ability to strategize, forward plan, inspire, develop, motivate, and lead is crucial.
They desire a high level of musicality in someone who can lead the congregation with a strong platform presence, a yeildedness to the Holy Spirit and a genuine heart for facilitating an environment where the worship of Jesus is at the center as people respond to Him. Pastor Adam is looking for a person who is prepared, aware of God-moments, and able to flow with a sense of spiritual authority and sensitivity to the Spirit of God.
The right leader will be confident and organized enough to give leadership away to others, delegate responsibilities, and release people to serve. The Worship Pastor must have proven experience building teams. They must be able to serve in an authentic, multi-generational disciple-making setting that represents the mission and interests of Realife and its philosophy of ministry. This new leader's commitment to making disciples and spiritually engaging their own team is expected.