Worship Pastor

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Religion Created Mar 31, 2017 2:51 pm
Church at the Gate
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Job Description:

The Worship Leader will lead the congregation in honoring the Lord through musical and artistic worship by:

  1. Creating an inviting, worshipful atmosphere, a space in which people can meet with God;
  2. Leading the congregation and the members of the worship ministry in growing their own relationships with the Lord through worship;
  3. Establishing a God-honoring culture of worship among the congregation;
  4. Mentoring a team of worship leaders who rotate in giving leadership;
  5. Developing the people who serve in the worship department;
  6. Providing spiritual covering to the worship department.
Job Requirements:
  1. Lead worship and train others to lead worship for the various weekly worship services;
  2. Be able to lead congregational worship with a fullworship team as well as alone.
  3. Utilize a mix of new, current, local, and traditional songs
  4. Allow room for the Spirit to lead during worship through prophetic words, singing in the Spirit, waiting on the Lord
  5. Lead during prayer times, altar times, communion, special prayer, or offerings
  6. Consistently Introduce new songs appropriately, so that the church stays current with what the Lord is releasing in this season.
  7. Build positive social dynamics and quality music
  8. Lead the worship team rehearsals (preferably a weekly rehearsal and a Sunday morning rehearsal).
  9. Help less experienced participants become knowledgeable of their instruments and roles as well as their spiritual gifts.
  10. Communicate with the Lead Pastor and other pastoral staff on a regular basis to discuss worship themes and maintain a trust-based working relationship
  11. Meet weekly for staff meetings as well as other periodic training events.
  12. Meet with the Gate-Media Director to plan worship service details, and provide weekly song order and lyrics to the computer operators in a timely manner
  13. Manage the worship department funds
  14. Manage CCLI Licenses, and song tracking requirements.
  15. Be an active participant in the Church at the Gate culture.
Highly Desired:

Personal Christian Walk:

  1. A trusting relationship with Jesus Christ that is clearly exhibited in the leader’s
  2. Humble, servant leader who understands a culture of honor.
  3. Values quality worship with flexibility to respond to the Holy Spirit
  4. Seeks after and follows the leading of the Holy Spirit, does not walk in the fear of man, and walks in authority


  1. Skilled instrumentalist [preferably guitar and/or piano] – a true musician
  2. Lead quality vocalist – a strong, listenable voice to be easily followed
  3. Ability to bring out the best in team members
  4. Prior experience in church or para-church worship ministry
  5. Ability to train, manage and develop other worship leaders.
  6. Basic knowledge of sound, video, lighting, audio recording and editing is helpful


  1. Joyful submission to Godly authority
  2. Friendly, open, honest, seeking community, encouraging, good chemistry with existing teams
  3. Must be a person of integrity
  4. Must have healthy relationship with his/her spouse and children and their support for involvement in this ministry; not enslaved to debt (except for personal residence)
  5. Leaders are expected to participate in the shared life, personal growth, and accountability of a small group

Organizational Skills:

  1. The ability to maintain monthly schedule for him/herself, the Worship team members, handle details related to worship planning and be prepared with planning ahead in worship.
  2. The ability to organize and communicate clearly and consistently
  3. The ability to oversee the financial budget of the worship ministry department.
Reports To:
Senior Pastor - dan@churchatthegate.com