Worship Pastor

Website Joy Community Church

Spirit-filled, multi-generational, multi-cultural church

Position:    Pastor of Worship

Date:  Fall 2022

Ministry Expectations:  This is a full-time staff position of 40 hours per week.

Purpose:  This position exists to oversee, administer, and direct the Worship Ministry of Joy Community Church.  The Pastor of Worship would be required to represent this ministry at a staff level and facilitate a connection between this ministry and other ministries of Joy Community Church in a spirit of unity. They are to ensure safe, creative, relevant and effective programs that foster Christ-like discipleship.

The person filling this position must be able:

To expand the Kingdom of God through serving the Lord at Joy Community Church, supporting the church’s vision and mission.
To be responsible to recruit, equip, and develop leaders who have the character, spiritual gifts, and abilities to minister effectively on our worship ministry team and to lead them to reach their full potential.
To assist the Lead pastor in directing the weekend services while creating the best possible musical and spiritual atmosphere for the congregation to worship and experience the Lord’s presence.
To have the spiritual, emotional and moral pulse of those involved in our worship ministry and to nurture their growth.
To shepherd our musicians, singers, tech team, and creative arts team to help them live a Christ-surrendered life.
To be responsible for upholding and creating relationships, programs, activities, and classes that support Joy Community Church’s vision: Impacting our community for God’s glory through creative, compassionate ministry and outreach.
The position of Pastor of Worship is viewed as a critical leadership role and you are encouraged to be a good example to all and to live a life worthy of your calling, representing Christ and His church well in all environments.

Organizational Relationships:

The Pastor of Worship will be responsible to meet weekly with the Lead Pastor who will provide guidance, reviews and supervision for this position.  The Pastor of Worship will be asked to participate in the daily staff – life and to contribute to the team as needed.


Responsibilities / Duties:

The Pastor of Worship will perform and minister all duties necessary to accomplish the following tasks:

1.       Oversee and coordinate all aspects of Worship, Tech, and Creative Arts Ministries, being conscious of keeping current with best practices and connected to those involved in all the ministries.

2.       Recruit a team of vocalists and musicians of different ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities.

3.       Lead, recruit, train, equip, and build worship, tech, and creative arts teams.

4.       Understand elements of the weekend service, special events, and outreaches to lead and provide oversight of teams.

5.       Introduce and equip team members to use Planning Center, Easy Worship, and new media resources.

6.       Choose song sets, musical arrangements, chord charts, and provide oversight to rehearsals.

7.       Be responsible to develop budgets and manage the disbursement of funds for supplies, resources, equipment, and projects.

8.       Plan and lead worship in a God-centered, contemporary style for weekend services, special occasions, leadership meetings, conferences, prayer weekends, and outreaches.

9.       Provide oversight of upgrades and maintenance of house equipment/instruments / sound systems/ monitors, and projector installations.

10.   Develop various aspects of a vibrant music department including: praying for our worship ministry, maintaining current song lists, ensuring compliance with copyright laws, scheduling and directing weekly and special rehearsals, selecting music, special groups and soloists, and those offering other artistic elements (dance, drama, video).

11.   Provide leadership, communication, pastoral care and communication for our worship, technical, media, and creative arts teams.

12.   Carry out other assignments as designated by the Lead Pastor.


The person fulfilling this role should possess the following qualifications.

The candidate should:

a)       Confess salvation and an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ through personal devotion, worship and prayer.

b)      Confess an experience of baptism by water and baptism in the Holy Spirit.

c)       Be a mature believer with an understanding of and agreement with Joy Community Church’s doctrines.

d)      Have an awareness of spiritual gifts and strengths, and their impact in your personal life and ministry.

e)       Possess some of these Spiritual Gifts: Leadership, Pastor/Shepherd, Encouragement, Administration, and Teaching.




Education & Experience
The candidate should:

a)       Have completed High School or equivalent

b)      College focus or training related to Worship / Creative Arts / and Technical Ministries

c)       Have experience with worship leading, creative arts, audio and video production, communications in a church environment.

d)      Display skills in some of these areas: voice, musicianship, arrangement, writing, directing, communication, administration, and team building.

e)       Possess a personal desire to be a life-long learner and to maintain a teachable spirit.


The candidate should:

a)       Exhibit a dependable, expressive, compassionate, consistent personality that is comfortable in public and social settings.

b)      Have a passion for exalting God, and influencing the lost through worship and the Word.

c)       Embrace the Joy Community Church family and be a vital part of it.

d)      Be committed to purity and healthy relationships (with spouse and family if applicable).

e)       Be passionate about influencing and affecting the congregation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.




To apply for this job email your details to annie.canon@joycc.info