Worship Pastor

Administration; Communications; Discipleship; Evangelism; Pastor; Technology
Part time

Hills View EFC

Piedmont, SD
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Job Description

Hills View Evangelical Free Church is seeking a part-time Worship Pastor which would be a salaried position, based on 20 hours/week. The church desires that the person for this ministry position will focus their talents and gifts in these specific areas:

  1. Worship Leader
    a. Lead worship for two services each week, Sundays at 8:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
    b. Lead additional services as they come up on the calendar - Good Friday, Christmas Eve, funerals, weddings, etc. (Weddings and funerals usually have additional compensation from the families.)
    c. After prayerful consideration, select songs, evaluating different keys, put the songs into sets, develop the transitions between songs, with music, prayer or scripture.
    d. Seek out new songs, and evaluate their theology, and musical application to our church and evaluate songs on our current song list.
    e. Find, adapt or create arrangements of worship songs and hymns for use for worship at Hills View.
    f. Coordinate between the pastors, elders, tech team and the worship team so that the services are run seamlessly, without distractions.

  2. Servant Leader of the Worship Team
    a. Practice their own singing and instrument throughout the week. Strong lead vocal and leading from either the piano or acoustic guitar is preferred.
    b. Recruit, mentor and train members of the worship team on their voice and/or instrument as needed.
    c. Lead a worship practice during the week.
    i. Listen to the entire mix for issues that need to be worked out.
    ii. Work with the team to correct issues that can be corrected.
    d. Shepherd the worship team and tech team, leading in accordance with Biblical truths. Use leadership, pastoral, and management skills to get the most out of volunteer and staff teams that serve under the direction of the Worship Director.

  3. Manager of the Church Worship Ministry
    a. Schedule worship team members and tech team members based on the individual team member's strengths and weaknesses and how they work together on the team.
    b. Attend weekly Church Staff Meetings (Monday morning at 9:30 am).
    c. Have familiarity with the tech tools used by the church, such as:
    i. The sound-board
    ii. Software used for lighting, live video, presentation, recording and on-line broadcasting.
    iii. On-line resources such as a Multi-tracks Rehearsal Tracks, YouTube and Facebook
    iv. Stage lighting.
    d. Mentor and train members of the tech team on sound reinforcement, live streaming, camera operation, and lighting, and coordinate with outside consultants as necessary for design, installation and training on the various technical areas.
    e. Comply with CCLI or other copyright reporting requirements.

General Guidance: The Hills View Evangelical Church Elder Team desires that the worship experience at Hills View to be one of excellence, being one prayerfully and purposefully planned and then trusting God for the results in the souls of the attendees here at Hills View.

The Worship Pastor will work under the direct guidance of the Senior Pastor, but will follow the guidance of the Elder Team and work closely with the Associate Pastor and Youth and Children’s Ministry Directors. The Worship Pastor will fully embrace the Core Values of Hills View Evangelical Free Church and is in agreement with the Evangelical Free Church of America's Statement of Faith.

Compensation and Benefits: The Worship Pastor will be viewed as a part-time employee (20 hours a week) with a salary of $30,000 a year. Time off is encouraged, but the Worship Pastor should entrust the Sunday Services to another Worship Leader when they are away on a given Sunday.

Summary: The right candidate will have experience showing they have the pastoral aptitude, leadership, administrative, technical and musical skills to accomplish the job with excellence. They should be convinced they have a calling to do this job, be of good reputation and Christian character in accordance with 1 Timothy 3, and Titus 1, and be in agreement with the style of worship currently at Hills View, a blend of traditional and contemporary, songs and hymns, including a few decades-old favorites. Although the Worship Pastor position is only part-time at this time, the ideal candidate would be able to transition to a full-time status when the need arises for additional pastoral shepherding in the church.

About this Church

In April of 2006, a small group of families organized a Evangelical Free Church plant for the Piedmont, Summerset, and Black Hawk area. With God's hand leading each step of the way, the name Hills View Evangelical Free Church was chosen, the five Core Values were agreed to as the guiding principles for the church:

Centrality of God's Word. Making Disciples. Passionate Prayer. Freedom in Christ. Nurturing Relationships.

And our Mission & Vision Statement was defined: Hills View is to be, "One in Christ, Committed to Praying, Teaching and Reaching!"

We continue to be a growing church in the Black Hills, with two services at 8:15 and 10 a.m. on Sundays, averaging about 400 attendees/week. We also have active Men's (Higher Ground) and Women's (WOVEN) Ministries, LIVE Youth (for middle and high school age kids), Children's Ministry (Kids Bible Time on Sundays and SHINE on Wednesday nights), along with adult Life Groups, Bible studies and various classes throughout the week. In all that we do in Christ's name, we remain centered on our Core Values which have not changed since 2006, keeping our Mission & Vision Statement as our focus, for His glory!