Alto Reformed Church is seeking a full-time Worship Pastor to oversee and inspire our congregation in worship. We have several worship teams and choirs, including youth praise teams and children’s choirs to be overseen. This position will also include preaching, helping with our Care Ministry Team, and/or helping with our Equipping Adults Ministry Team. This person will work with the Lead Pastor, the Children & Families Ministry Director, the Youth Ministry Director, and the Office Manager to help the church live out our vision to develop and deploy Christ-like leaders.
1. PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The purpose of the full-time Worship Pastor is to oversee and inspire our congregation in worship by equipping and mobilizing our congregation to lead worship well. This position will include preaching, helping with our Care Ministry Team, and/or helping with our Equipping Adults Ministry Team.
2. GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
A. Daily live a life that reflects your commitment to Jesus Christ.
B. Be actively involved in church.
C. Collaborate with staff and members in a positive, unifying manner.
D. A solid biblical understanding, particularly in the reformed tradition, is necessary. Professional music training and worship leading experience is desired.
E. Serve Jesus and His Church by upholding the beliefs of the church, particularly the inerrancy of God’s Word, our Statement of Faith, and our Leadership Covenant.
3. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Alto Org Chart gives a good picture of the ministry responsibilities. Please note that some areas have strong leadership in place while others will require more time. Also note that we are in the process of restructuring our committees/teams.
A. Lead the Worship Ministry Team (20-25hr/wk)
a. Plan services with staff and volunteers.
b. Develop praise team leaders and musicians.
c. Schedule, equip, and lead praise teams as needed.
d. Help praise team leaders in selecting new music and providing chord charts and lead sheets.
e. Oversee the directing of the Mixed Choir and the Men’s Chorus.
f. Prepare stage and sound system for rehearsals and services.
g. Recommend improvements in acoustics, instruments, and audio/video equipment to the Worship Ministry Team.
h. Lead the Worship Ministry Team in living out our mission and vision.
B. Preach and plan worship services. (10hr/wk)
a. Meet regularly to plan teaching series and design services with the Lead Pastor.
b. Preach approximately 20 times a year.
C. (Option 1): Assist with the Care Ministry Team. (5-10hr/wk)
a. Develop an assimilation process and engage visitors in this process.
b. Assist other pastors, staff, elders, and shepherds with pastoral care, including hospital visits, weddings, funerals, etc.
c. Equip the congregation in pastoral care, mentoring, marriage coaching, recovery ministry, and other forms of care.
D. (Option 2): Assist with the Equipping Adults Ministry Team (5-10hr/wk)
a. Discipleship ministries
i. Develop groups to help people move through our Discipleship Path.
ii. Oversee small groups, adult Sunday school, men’s ministry, & Golden Lifers.
b. Outreach ministries
i. Coordinate with the Equipping Children & Families Team, the Equipping Youth Team, and staff to recruit, train, and mobilize outreach events.
ii. Develop new strategies to help the church reach out to neighbors.
iii. Work with area churches to increase kingdom impact and build unity.
c. Mission trips
i. Assist in coordinating and leading mission trips.
ii. Facilitate spiritual growth before, during, and after trips.
E. Participate in weekly staff meetings.
F. Assist in other ministry areas as needed and assigned by the Lead Pastor.
G. Support our consistory & staff in living out our mission, vision, and values.
H. Personal Growth.
a. Study Scripture for continued growth.
b. Maintain a passionate prayer life.
c. Read, study, and research new trends and ideas.
d. Develop your skills, as desired and discussed with the lead pastor, through reading, viewing online resources and attending webinars, conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
4. SKILLS & QUALITIES
A. Strong gifting in worship leading, piano, guitar, singing, choral conducting, and equipping others.
B. Strong gifting in preaching, care, and/or equipping.
C. High level of spiritual maturity.
D. Passion to reach those far from God.
E. Trustworthy and reliable.
F. Servant-hearted, team player, desire to help others.
G. Problem-solver (takes initiative in fixing and improving things).
H. Teachable (seeks to learn and takes direction well).
I. Delegator (equips and empowers volunteers).
J. Flexible, patient, and kind.
A. Reports to and is accountable to the Lead Pastor in carrying out job responsibilities.
B. Final authority rests with the consistory in all matters. The consistory is responsible for the salary review.
C. Submit to an annual background check (for 4K purposes).
TERMS AND COMPENSATION
• Compensation includes salary, housing allowance, family medical insurance, retirement annuity contributions, relocation package, and Consistory approved study leave and ministry-related expenses.
• Salary & Benefits for a RCA ordained individual will be based on the Regional Synod of Mid- America Compensation Guidelines. (see http://www.rsmam.org/resources/personnel- committees/).
• The consistory is responsible for the salary review and consideration.