Redeemer Church - Worship Pastor

  • Worship & Creative Arts
  • Loves Park, United States

Redeemer Church - Worship Pastor

Job description

Launched in March of 2003, Harvest Bible Chapel Rockford was born out of a season of prayer and preparation. In October 2007 the church purchased a building and property in Loves Park, a suburb of Rockford and is making a tremendous impact for The Kingdom. In 2020 the church name was officially changed to Redeemer Church.

Redeemer is a church on the move. Their commitment to building a welcoming community of people who are passionate about following Jesus permeates everything they do as a church. Their ministries are aligned around the central goal of discipleship and their staff functions as a unified team in a culture of openness and health. The church has a thriving Student and Kids ministry and fantastic facilities as well.

Redeemer has been under the leadership of Senior Pastor, John Dirkse, since 2005. His heart is to proclaim the Word of God without apology, and to lift high the name of Jesus in worship. These are his central focus as he leads Redeemer.

Redeemer is seeking a gifted and skilled leader to serve as their next Worship Pastor. This person will be a Shepherd to those serving in the Worship Ministry. They will work to develop a church wide worship culture that can help to elevate other leaders and eventual campus worship leaders. Their next leader is highly relational and is a good builder. They value songs that are rooted in deep and solid theology and know how to steward a moment when the church is together for worship. The right leader will be skilled musically and know how to develop those around them bringing out the best in them.

Redeemer celebrates a culture built over time. This culture embraces staff unity and collaboration, honesty and trust. In light of this, the Redeemer team understands the value of longevity and the commitment from staff to go the distance. Credibilty and relational equity with people is developed over time. This church is seeking out a leader who understands this and will commit to partner with them for a number of years.


Talking with any member of the staff team at Redeemer, one word will rise to the surface: Discipleship. Every ministry in the church flows through their Path of Discipleship. You will find people who are thirsty for God, who seek to know Him through careful study of His Word. You will see people who are filled with worship in their hearts and hungry to express it to God in song. You will find a balance between freedom in worship and Gospel-center teaching.

Redeemer Church has established four pillars as the biblical priorities for ministry:

1. Proclaiming the authority of God's Word without apology. (2 Timothy 4:2)

2. Lifting high the name of Jesus through worship. (John 4:24)

3. Believing firmly in the power of prayer. (Ephesians 6:18)

4. Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness. (Ephesians 6:19-20)

The culture of the worship ministry at Redeemer Church is healthy. In sixteen years under Pastor John the church has known two Worship Pastors. They are looking for their next leader to build on this strong foundation of longevity. They are looking for a committed, invested, spiritual and musical leader to build and shepherd a strong team of disciples who lead worship. This next leader understands the importance of developing the next generation of worship leaders and will spend time pouring into them through discipleship and musical development.

This person will bring overall leadership to the worship ministry of Redeemer. They will serve as the primary worship leader who will also develop those around them into leaders. Their presence on stage and ability to engage the congregation in dynamic, joy-filled, Christ-exalting, Spirit-led worship with excellence will be a key component. This person will work closely with the Lead Pastor and Technical Director in the growth and expansion of creativity to build and create intentional weekend services.

The staff culture places high value on collaboration. The next Worship Pastor will embrace the chance to speak into other ministries of the church while also receiving ideas and feedback in the area of music and worship. Their ability to partner with their staff teammates around ideas that will impact the whole of Redeemer and not just their area of ministry is key. This is an incredible place to grow and expand in both influence and leadership while making a tremendous Kingdom impact for years to come under the leadership of a dynamic, godly leader and partnered with a terrific staff!

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If, after prayerfully reading through this, you find yourself to be a great candidate for Redeemer please apply for the position through the link below.