Worship Pastor

Northend Church

Worship Pastor

ROLE OVERVIEW : Full time (40 hours – Sunday to Thursday’s)

Championing the Church’s DNA by maximizing the effectiveness of the weekend experience through music and by drawing people into the presence of God through powerful worship. By leading and shepherding worship teams, overseeing all aspects of planning and execution in order to stay musically in line with the processes of the ministry. The WP will communicate effectively with worship team volunteers and other volunteers that support and align with the worship ministry. He/she will recruit and train worship leaders and band members.


WP will have a strong relationship with God as evidenced by a healthy devotional and moral lifestyle. 
The WP will have a strong family life, as evidence by the quality of the relationship with their spouse, their children and can effectively manage their finances. 
The WP will be an example of the type of Christ-followers that we want our people to become.  
       They will:

Embrace the Church’s vision and values.
Unreservedly hold to the Church’s statement of beliefs 
Practice the Church’s approach to ministry. 
Embody the Church’s culture.
The WP will be someone that effectively develops personal relationships. 

They will be authentic, joyful, and winsome. 
They will be loving toward people, prioritizing others ahead of themselves and engendering trust from those that they lead.
They will be inspiring and motivate others to sacrifice for God. 
They will be someone who communicates well informally. 

Their interpersonal communications will be warm and engaging. 
Their upfront communications should be both relational and inspiring.
The Worship Pastor will be someone that excels as an action-oriented leader.   

They will be able to select, align and lead leaders toward the Church’s vision.
They will demonstrate excellence in leading the congregation spiritually.
They will demonstrate excellence in being a professional level musician.    

The responsibilities of the Worship Pastor are as follows:

1. Champion Northends worship DNA in all worship services

Creative alignment with the church culture and philosophy of worship
Engaging, clear communication and spiritual leadership from the stage
2. Draw people into the Presence of God through effective, excellent, and powerful worship

Lead worship for weekend services.
Chart and arrange a portion of music in support of other volunteer musicians.
Compose worship and special music and develop other composers (if gifted)
3.  Provide leadership, coaching and development for musicians

·       Oversee all musical direction, band, and vocal leaders.

Set clear direction for and expectations of each Team Leader by helping him/her establish concrete and inspiring objectives for his/her team.
Develop each team leader to his/her potential through regular and effective coaching.
Expand the leadership base of the ministry by identifying, inspiring and mobilizing future leaders.
            Run effective rehearsals.

·       Work with Administrative Support to print/copy needed material.

·       Provide strong spiritual and musical direction/leadership of band and vocal volunteers during rehearsals.

·       Participate in audition processes.

·       Schedule serving teams.

·       Recruit and shepherd volunteers.

·       Identified training needs for volunteers.

4.  Build Christ‐centered relationships with:

Pastor and staff
Worship department. 
Church volunteers
Northend congregation
5. Participate in the Worship Planning Team and contribute creative worship music Ideas on a regular basis and as necessary

Choose worship music & special music for weekend experiences.
6. Manage the Worship Ministry and partner with other ministries to meet their needs

7. Create an environment that supports feedback, opinions, and ideas from those in and around the ministry; as well as a culture that regularly seeks God and celebrates the fruit He has provided. 

Evaluate worship services.
Solicit feedback from teams and trusted congregants.

8. The WP will recognize that his/her primary task is to work cohesively with the Lead Pastor to raise the worship climate of Northend and to support the ministry of God’s word. The LP desires to see a robust praise and worship ministry that grows out of people who are passionately seeking the Lord. The Vision of the LP is to see those with singing or musical gifts being developed and used both on Sundays and throughout the course of events in the week. This involves developing a variety of instrumentalists, choral groups, and larger praise teams.

9. Dependent on the individual’s gifting a portion of their time (max25%) could be spent in other areas of ministry. For instance – if this person had an ability to preach or teach there would be room for that ability to be used. Or if they have an ability in technology or perhaps in church leadership we would want to discern how best to create an avenue for expressing these abilities.


Health and Dental Benefits after probation period

3 weeks paid vacation plus days off between Christmas and New Years

Pay: $75,000-$90,000 salary based on experience and qualifications

To Apply:

1.     Please send your CV to office@northendchurch.ca with a cover letter.(Attention Trudy)

2.     Include 3 links of you worship leading and a link to any original recordings.

3.     Please provide 3 letters of reference. One from a spiritual mentor, one from a friend and one from an employer. The letters should comment on your suitability for the job, ability to work with people and your walk with Jesus.

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