Associate Pastor of Worship

Grace Church
Job Type
Worship Pastor
Morton, IL
Salary Details
Competitive salary and benefits package; dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract Type
Closing Date
The Worship Pastor leads our Worship Ministry teams and is responsible for planning a significant portion of our weekly worship gatherings.

Job Description

Position Overview

  • Overseeing Worship Ministry (80%)
  • Pastoral care and general pastoral responsibilities (20%)

The Worship Ministry area at Grace Church includes a Sunday morning worship team made up of musicians and vocalists, an audio/visual team, an adult choir that helps facilitate worship on a periodic basis, and the deacons of ordinances. The Worship Pastor is responsible for a significant portion of the planning and synchronization of our weekly worship gatherings. This is a full-time position in Morton, IL, and this role reports to the Senior Pastor.

Responsibilities in Leading and Shepherding

  • Creatively lead the gathered believers of Grace Church by planning worship services for our multi-generational church family
  • Skillfully facilitate worship through singing and the playing of a guitar or piano
  • Provide technical musical direction to our teams of vocalists and musicians
  • Provide leadership and direction in to the teams within the worship ministry area
  • Oversee the production of the corporate worship time (video livestream, lyric slides, sound engineering)
  • Select music, Scripture, and other worship arts that help facilitate a worship service according to Grace’s philosophy of worship
  • Partner with the Deacon of Worship and the Deacons of Ordinances, providing vision and leadership as needed
  • Coordinate the media and sound as well as all other necessary elements for the production of other events in our sanctuary
  • Shepherd our church family toward a growing priority and understanding of worship
  • Identify, train, equip, and utilize members of the congregation to help facilitate worship
  • Develop ministry teams and team members (instrumentalists, vocalists, choir members, and others) both musically and spiritually
  • Continually recruit those in our church who may have gifting and skills for service in worship ministry

General Pastoral Responsibilities

  • Participate in proactively and reactively caring for the congregation through prayer, visitation, and pastoral counseling in cooperation with the other pastoral staff and the Elder Team
  • Assist in worship services, including preaching when requested by the Senior Pastor
  • Serve in other ministry capacities as requested by the Senior Pastor
  • Officiate weddings and funerals when requested
  • Attend and participate in regular pastoral meetings, as well as elder meetings, as requested
  • Attend all regularly scheduled services and special events of Grace Church
  • Serve in FEC as time and opportunity permit
  • Report directly to the Senior Pastor and meet with him regularly for accountability, encouragement, and development while also being under the broader authority of the Elder Team

Education & Experience

  • Pastoral ministry experience in a similar role preferred
  • Undergraduate degree required with Bible emphasis desired
  • Graduate degree (or ongoing education) preferred
  • Willingness to pursue further formal training (if needed, the church will assist)

Personal Character, Doctrine and Other Qualifications

  • The pastor should reflect the qualities of a shepherd as described in Scripture, including Titus 1.5-9, 1 Timothy 3.1-7, and 1 Peter 5.1-4.
  • The pastor will affirm and agree to abide by the Articles of Faith, Practice, and Organization of the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.
  • The pastor will have demonstrated effectiveness in written and verbal communication skills.

The philosophy of worship for Grace Church can be read here

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Organization Description

Grace Church exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ to the glory of God. Our vision is to be a loving community that invites our neighbors to join us in becoming devoted followers of Jesus who impact the world for Him. Grace is a growing evangelical congregation in central Illinois with over 450 households. Since its founding in 1958, Grace Church has belonged to the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FEC). Grace partners with the FEC to collaborate with other churches to plant churches nationally and internationally, credential and care for church leaders, and provide discipleship opportunities for adults and children.

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