Soma (The Greek word for ‘body’) City Church exists to take the good news to those who are far from Jesus by pursuing meaningful, no-strings attached friendships with those close to them. Their goal is to be the most barbecue grilling, storytelling, fence hopping, meal sharing, risk taking, community dreaming, injustice fighting, party throwing, story celebrating friends in their neighborhoods and networks.
Simply put, their vision is to be the best friend the city of Toledo has ever known.
This opportunity is such a great chance for a strong relational and strategic leader to join a passionate team and lead alongside the Lead Pastor, Sammy Adebiyi. With a high value on being in community, authentic worship, relevant teaching, and bet-the-farm risk-taking faith, Soma City Church is all about Jesus, and they want to be known as lovers of Jesus more than anything else.
The Leaders and ‘Storytellers’ at Soma City Church believe the church shouldn’t be a safe subculture for Christians, but rather risky, messy, diverse expressions of the gospel in motion. Like a healthy family, they believe church should be a place where people are known, names are remembered, and life-long friendships are formed.
Soma City Church started officially in May of 2016 in Toledo, Ohio, but God was at work long before that to bring together the leaders and vision for this truly unique faith community. The Lead Pastor, Sammy Adebiyi, was born and raised in Nigeria. He moved to Toledo as a college student and felt a call to pastoral ministry. He previously served in a local church and is a national speaker for Food for The Hungry and has toured with TobyMac, Skillet, Lecrae, Third Day and others. His teaching style is drawing a young and hungry demographic to the church.
Soma City Church is an Elder-led, non-denominational church with a pre-COVID average weekly attendance of 350-400. The location is in the city center, with worship gatherings in a mall movie theater where they also have an upfitted 3000 sq ft church office and auxiliary meeting space.
The Worship Pastor serves the vision of Soma City Church by providing leadership to all music related operations and programming (including weekend gatherings, special events, kids, students and college environments). It is essential that the Worship Pastor be an enthusiastic follower of Christ and be able to lead talented people to create an environment where the church community can worship Christ and learn to follow him more closely. Soma City Church is looking for a flexible, high-capacity, strategic leader with a heart for embracing their diverse community and its unique expression. The ideal candidate is a developer. They love leading and being with people. They pursue potential, actively recruiting and finding ways to champion the gift and abilities of others. They advocate for their team and encourage growth. Though they have a current team in place, the new leader will have the opportunity to build and mold the worship ministry almost from the ground up.
Full-Time Position: Worship Leader
The Worship Pastor exists to serve the vision of Soma City Church by providing leadership to all music related operations and programming (including weekend gatherings, special events, kids, students and college environments).
The successful candidate for this position must…
It is expected that the Worship Leader will:
1. Function within the expressed vision and values of Soma City Church
2. Function as a member of the Pastoral Staff of Soma City Church as directed by the Lead Pastor.