Suncrest Christian Church - Worship Pastor

  • Experience
  • St. John, United States

Suncrest Christian Church - Worship Pastor

Job description

Why We Love This Opportunity

This is an exciting time to partner with the Suncrest team as their Worship Arts Pastor! The worship and production team has infused creativity and great effort into their auditorium to cultivate an inspiring, warm and dynamic environment for worship to take place. With a passion to reach the unchurched, Suncrest infuses services with relevant mainstream songs as featured moments, current worship songs and dynamic teaching.

Church Description

The central vision of Suncrest Christian Church is to impact 1 million people through starting and multiplying new churches. We measure this and so far, have started over 60 churches that have started over 600 more churches and are currently impacting approximately 150,000 people.

Suncrest Christian Church resides in the heart of St. John, Indiana, which benefits from a steady flow of new residents (mostly coming from metro Chicago) making the area a vibrant community. Close enough proximity to Chicago means the advantages of living near a world class city are coupled with a great neighborhood lifestyle.


Position Description

The Worship Arts Pastor of Suncrest Christian Church will equip others by spiritually and musically mentoring leaders (paid staff and unpaid coaches and leaders), will raise the vision for excellence (in consistency, theme development, compelling communication, engagement of people far from God, and engagement of authentic worship), and will partner with the Lead Pastor in pursuit of Suncrest’s mission.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Worship gatherings and leadership gatherings where music and other creative elements enhance the experience.


In overseeing elements of worship gatherings these values should be lifted up to the highest of priorities:

  • 1.Participation - self participation and/or engagement in worship events.
  • 2.Excellence - giving God your best because God has given us His best.
  • 3.Unchurched Sensitivity - having an awareness of language and content that will engage the unchurched.
  • 4.Reproduction - growing your teams and developing other leaders.
  • 5.Leadership - leading your teams with clear vision and a strategic plan for how to get there.
  • Professional Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in leading worship / strong vocals and ability to lead from guitar and/or keys.
  • Technical experience in Ableton, Planning Center, and ProPresenter.
  • A self-motivated builder and maximizer with creative ideas and a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Ability to engage difficult issues and individuals, while pastoring people toward wholeness.
  • A mindset of work hard / play hard and enjoy each other’s company along the way.
  • Experience in leading teams for a church of 800+, and/or multi-site worship leadership.
  • Ministry Expectations and Responsibilities:

  • Be the primary stage and team leader for Thursday night and Sunday services (three identical services).
  • Oversee the Production, Creative and Worship ministry work of Suncrest: giving oversight to the part time Worship Director and full time Technical Director.
  • Lead creative meetings and see implementation of creative ideas for worship services.
  • Recruit, identify talent and pour into the creatives and worship volunteers of Suncrest.
  • Always be learning and improving so we can get to the next level.
  • Create, plan for and lead moments of worship where people authentically connect with Jesus.