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Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

Job Title: Worship & Creative Arts Pastor
Status: Full-‐time (42 hrs./week), Exempt
Supervisor Title: Lead Pastor

Position Description
The Worship and Creative Arts Pastor (WP) will primarily be responsible for creating irresistible worship environments that lead believers to worship and woo non-believers to Jesus. She/He will work under the direction and leadership of the Lead Pastor. This will require a firm grasp of the beliefs, values and strategy of Northwest Christian Church and the ability to align staff and key leadership teams with its mission, vision and values. The WP is responsible for leading both staff and volunteers and coordinating all relevant details that pertain to the service.

The Worship Pastor will be responsible for the following:

Modeling Biblical Priorities
Responsible for upholding Biblical priorities and core values of Northwest Christian Church. The WP should represent a growing personal relationship with Christ. The WP models a strong relationship with his wife and children (if applicable). The WP strives to fulfill his or her purpose in life and ministry while demonstrating integrity in words, relationships and actions. These objectives are accomplished by:

  Committing to a daily quiet-‐time with God.

  Participating in a Northwest Life Group on a regular basis.

  Setting appropriate boundaries to protect character and integrity.

  Developing personal evangelism opportunities within and outside the church.

  Supporting the ministries of Northwest Christian Church by faithfully giving a portion of their income to the work of the church.

  Adhering to and encompassing the qualities and characteristics required of Northwest Christian Church employees, as defined by the Staff Handbook.

Program Planning
Responsible for all details related to the planning and execution of dynamic programs including, but not limited to, weekend worship services, leadership events, and other ministry programs. This is accomplished by:

  Facilitating brainstorming sessions to generate fresh ideas and creative elements for services.

  Working with the Lead Pastor and other communicators to ensure a consistent message is being told in the program details, i.e. music, video, giving talks, next steps, etc.

  Leading regular meetings to plan and coordinate music, video, technical and creative elements to be used in service programming.

  Ensuring that all programming details are scripted out at least two weeks prior to the event date including musical, technical, video, and other program notes and assets.

  Leading regular evaluations and critique sessions to maintain a bar of excellence in your area.

  Recruiting, training, and developing additional team members to serve on the program planning team.

Creative Development
Responsible for helping drive the creative direction of Northwest Christian Church including, but not limited to, service programming, promotions, print and digital media. This is accomplished by:

  Staying in touch with culture trends to effectively connect the culture with the Gospel.

  Understanding the creative DNA of Northwest to effectively maximize programming, series development, and promotions.

  Leading the creative brainstorms for series, programs and other ministry events.

  Recruiting, training, and developing additional team members to serve on the Creative Arts team.

Series Development
Responsible for working with the Lead Pastor and other members of the Teaching Team to plan and develop series that help people discover Greater Life in Christ. This is accomplished by:

  Scheduling and leading series planning meetings to plan series AT LEAST 3-6 months in advance.

  Creating and managing systems and processes to work with all team members and other volunteer teams to develop a series from idea to implementation.

Musical Direction
Responsible for casting vision, monitoring, and influencing the musical direction of Northwest Christian Church to ensure it is biblically accurate, musically excellent, and culturally relevant. These objectives are accomplished by:

  Leading worship NO MORE than 42 times per year and on strategic Sundays. Also being willing to lead in other environments as necessary and available.

  Recruiting, training, and mentoring other gifted worship leaders who will not only lead on a weekend but who will be able to work with possible future church plants.

  Lead, recruit, train, and schedule multiple teams of musicians, vocalists, tech leaders, etc. to ensure adequate coverage for all services and programs.

 Pastor, coach, and care for the volunteers on worship and tech teams. Spend adequate time with these key volunteers to ensure they are Discovering Greater Life in Christ.

Video Production
Responsible for developing the people, philosophy, systems and deadlines related to the production of video for worship services and other ministry initiatives. This is accomplished by:

  Creating a Northwest Christian Church video team to produce creative and effective promotional and in-‐service videos including: concept, scripting, video shoots, editing, and post–‐production.

  Leading and strategizing creative strategies to use video to promote and send messages in order to communicate more effectively to Northwest Christian Church and the world.

Responsible for overseeing and managing the creative arts and technology budgets. Ensures that all guidelines for expenses and purchases are followed by team members.

Job Requirements

  College degree or equivalent experience in ministry-‐related area.

  Must have at least 3–‐5 years experience leading worship in a multi-‐staff environment.

  Requires experience in leading and developing staff and ministry partners/volunteers.

  Must be able to relate well with church guests, members, staff, and volunteers.

  Must be a flexible and teachable team player.

  Must be able to manage the ministry area by utilizing highly developed communication (written and verbal), project and time management, and collaboration skills.

  Must demonstrate the ability to perform high quality work with minimum supervision within assigned deadlines.

  Must demonstrate the ability to think strategically while staying focused on the accomplishment of current departmental priorities.

  Must be able to handle confidential matters and material with excellence.

Work Schedule
Sunday 7:30-‐12:30 (5 hrs.), Monday thru Thursday 9:00-‐5:00 (8 hrs./day), Flex Hours (5) = 42 hrs./week





Physical Address:
Northwest Christian Church
3737 Dallas Acworth Hwy
NW, Acworth, GA 30101

Jay Rice, Lead Pastor


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