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Worship Pastor

Job Description

Copper Hills Church in Peoria, AZ is looking for a Worship Pastor.. The primary role for our Worship Pastor is to create authentic and meaningful worship environments across all ministries, where our church family will encounter Jesus. This is a role is expressed in effective collaboration with the Lead Pastor in the performance of these duties.

The Worship Pastor will provide leadership and vision for all aspects of a dynamic worship environments. This person will share our belief that the worship encounter begins as soon as our church family arrives on our campus and culminates in authentic and inspired worship gatherings that incorporate a variety of artistic expressions. The Worship Pastor will serve the church and community by giving leadership to defined aspects of the programming and talent for our gatherings. This person will have a passion for worship, and the abilities to equip artists for worship ministry. The Worship Pastor will have proven leadership experience and a desire to serve as a creative team player.


  • Mature and growing Christian (as described in 1 Tim 3 & Titus 1).
  • Deep and growing love for God and the Church.
  • Spiritual Gifts of Leadership and Creative Communication.
  • Relational and organizational skills.
  • Daily incorporation of spiritual disciplines.
  • Desire to incorporate individual ministry into a team of worship musicians.
  • Alignment of the Copper Hills Vision, Mission, Values and Beliefs.
  • Appropriate musical ability and general knowledge of the arts.

The primary duties of the Worship Pastor role are as follows.

  • Lead the worship experience at all adult and special services:
    • Act as the Pastor to members of the worship and technology teams and help the members grow deeply in personal knowledge and experience with Jesus.
    • Collaborate and contribute to the sermon series planning process with the Lead Pastor.
    • Plan the playlist in collaboration with the Lead Pastor.
    • Manage the scheduling of musicians in Planning Center.
    • Collaborate and contribute to the weekly service planning session.
    • Responsible for the creation of the Ableton sessions for the upcoming weekend.
    • Lead the rehearsal session on a weekly basis with the focus being on creating the kind of worship environment at rehearsal we desire to have at our weekend gathering.
    • Collaborating with the Lead Pastor as well as the Technology and Logistics teams in the
      performance of the above duties.
  • Recruit and onboarding of new artists.
    • Serve as the first point of contact for all interested volunteers for onstage worship role.
    • Responsible for executing the standard CH audition process for all musicians in consultation/collaboration and casting vision and values for CHC and our worship arts ministry.
    • Responsible for onboarding new musicians into a standard rotational cycle with a focus on balancing musicians of various talent levels to foster the best possible worship environment.
    • Responsible for developing a development plan for all new musicians based on their performance onstage.
    • Responsible for providing a depth chart of the worship team by position on a quarterly basis to Lead Pastor.
    • Responsible for communicating the status of new artists to the Volunteer Central team for tracking and ensuring all interested volunteers are given a place to serve.
  • Training and develop all musicians involved in worship events.
  • Collaborate with the Lead Pastor in executing the vision of worship for Copper Hills Partner with the Lead Pastor in developing a spiritual environment for the musicians that allows them to:
    • Be an active participant in investing time with musicians on an individual basis.
    • Identify specific individual and group training programs and/or master classes to
      improve their skill sets.
    • Identify and attend personal training to hone and improve your skills.
  • Additional duties of the Worship Pastor role are as follows:
    • Collaborate and contribute to improving the worship experiences for the Student and Family Life ministries.
    • Be a resource for ministry groups that want to have a worship element of their gatherings like LifeGroups, Gender ministries and so on.
    • Collaborate and contribute to the planning and development of creative elements associated with worship such as stage design and auditorium environments.
    • Collaborate and contribute to the Logistics and Volunteers teams that handle functions in the auditorium, video venue, and other spaces used for worship activities.
    • Support the musical needs of special services such as funerals, weddings, CHC ministry events and non-CHC events as requested by other ministries.
    • Support the administrative and communication tasks to all other CH ministries, volunteer groups, etc. as needed.
    • Perform additional tasks as requested by the Lead Pastor and other Ministry Leads.

Physical Address

Copper Hills Church

27035 N Black Rock Blvd

Peoria, AZ  85383


If you have inquiries or to apply (send resume, cover letter and references) to Jim Shirk at


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