Does living in a great community with immense potential for spreading God’s Word and Love intrigue you?
Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester, MN is looking for a Worship Pastor to create irresistible worship environments that lead believers to worship and woo non-believers to Jesus. They are looking for someone to construct services that speak to the heart and engage the mind, both for younger adults and the 40+ crowd.
The Worship Pastor will be responsible for leading both staff and volunteers while coordinating all relevant details of the service. This position will collaborate with the tech team and other departments to produce a service that is excellent for people who engage in person and via live stream. Additionally, the Worship Pastor will empower and equip the staff team while stewarding well the equipment, resources, and budget of the worship ministry.
The Worship Pastor is the producer of the worship service, while the Lead Pastor is the director in terms of setting the theme and overall direction. The Worship Pastor will collaboratively plan and implement worship and creative elements that support the theme and direction of the service. Additionally, he/she will assist with various pastoral responsibilities such as counseling, funerals, and weddings.
The Worship Pastor will serve as the primary worship leader for the contemporary services 40 weekends each year as well as lead and manage all aspects of rehearsals and systems related to the support of contemporary services. He/She will develop vocalists, musicians, and lay worship leaders with the aim of being able to lead in weekend services and other worship environments. Ideally, the Worship Pastor will make raving fans of the music at Autumn Ridge.
The right candidate will be a follower of Jesus that aligns with ARC’s Statements of Belief, Mission, Vision, and Values. The Worship Pastor will possess a knowledge of lighting, sound, and stage design and production as well as a willingness to critically analyze and assess all aspects of services and environments. Effective communication and emotional intelligence will be important skills in this role.
This position is pastoral, not solely serving as a musical or performing arts director but also as a shepherd to the people who serve in this ministry. Therefore, it is important that the right person has a passion to develop an irresistible culture among the staff and volunteers in the worship ministry. Above all, the Worship Pastor must be a visionary who is collaborative, creative, and inspires people to worship God.
Rochester, MN is home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and is an ideal location to impact the Kingdom both locally and globally. It was named by Livability.com as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, featuring many opportunities to enjoy running, hiking, skating, skiing, walking, golf, fishing, and many other outdoor activities. Autumn Ridge has served this community for 160 years, sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ.
If you’re excited by the challenge of leading a large, generous church to expand God’s kingdom in dynamic, innovative directions, apply today!
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