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Job Title:

Lead Worship Pastor

Job Description:

The role of the Worship Pastor (WP) is to oversee all elements of service programming for Red Bank Baptist Church (RBBC) under the direction and leadership of the Senior Associate Pastor (SAP). This will require a firm grasp of the beliefs, values, and strategy of RBBC and the ability to align staff, leadership teams, and volunteers with its mission, vision, and values. The WP will lead all components of worship programming.

The Worship Pastor will be responsible for:

1.    Modeling Biblical Priorities

Responsible for upholding Biblical priorities and core values of RBBC. The WP should represent a growing personal relationship with Christ. The WP models a strong relationship with his or her spouse (if married) and children (if applicable). The WP strives to fulfill his or her purpose in life and ministry while demonstrating integrity in words, relationships, and actions.

These objectives are accomplished by:

  • Committing to a daily quiet-time with God.
  • Participating in a Life Group on a regular basis.
  • Setting appropriate boundaries to protect character and integrity.
  • Developing personal evangelism opportunities within and outside the church.
  • Supporting the ministries of RBBC by faithfully giving at least 10% of gross income.
  • Adhering to and encompassing the qualities and characteristics required of RBBC employees, as defined by the Staff Handbook.

2.     Program Planning

Responsible for all details related to the planning and execution of authentic, scriptural programs including, but not limited to, weekend worship services, leadership events, and other ministry programs. This is accomplished by:

  • Facilitating brainstorm sessions to generate ideas and creative elements for service programming.
  • Interfacing with communicators to ensure a consistent message is being told in the program details, i.e. music, video, offering setups, next steps, etc.
  • Leading weekly meetings to plan and coordinate music, video, technical, and creative elements to be used in service programming.
  • Developing systems to create detailed scripts at least two weeks prior to the event date including musical, technical, video, and other program notes and assets.
  • •Leading regular evaluations and critique sessions to maintain a bar of excellence and monitoring the impact of service programming.

3.    Creative Coordination

Responsible for coordinating the creative direction of services with the Communications Director (CD) including, but not limited to, service programming, promotions and digital media. This is accomplished by:

  • Staying in touch with culture trends to effectively connect the culture with the Gospel.
  • Understanding the creative DNA of RBBC to effectively maximize programming, series development and promotions.
  • Join the creative brainstorms of the Communications Team for series, programs, and other ministry events.

4.     Series Development

Responsible for working with the Senior Pastor and/or lead communicators to plan and develop worship experiences that accomplish the vision as well as spiritual, educational and organizational goals of the church. This is accomplished by:

  • Joining the Senior Pastor and/or lead communicators in planning meetings to plan series as requested by the Senior Pastor.

5.    Musical Direction

  • Leading music staff (choir and orchestra) to provide fresh, innovative musical arrangements and worship/music sets.
  • Overseeing the philosophy, systems and deadlines related to the production of authentic, scriptural worship/music sets.
  • Coordinate philosophy, systems, deadlines, and worship/music sets with campus worship teams.
  • Creating and managing systems/processes to work with all team members to develop a series from idea to implementation.
  • Creating goals and accountability that encourage music staff to network, recruit and develop musicians and singers (strive to be at least three deep in every position.)
  • Incorporate youth and children into the overall worship philosophy of the church.

6.     Budget

Responsible for overseeing and managing the worship/music budget. Ensures that all guidelines for expenses and purchases are followed by team members.

7.     Staff Supervision and Development

Responsible for providing leadership to the RBBC worship team and coordination with the campus worship teams. The WP leads, evaluates and mentors existing worship team staff and volunteers and prioritizes future staffing needs. Includes the following responsibilities:

  • Supervising the RBBC worship team in day-to-day operational activities.
  • Overseeing the training and development of the worship team.
  • Recruiting and empowering volunteers to serve for scheduled programs.
  • Maintaining a strong network of relevant professionals (worship leaders, musicians, technical engineers, graphic designers, web developers, etc.)
  • Developing ministry partnerships with outside vendors that share RBBC’s commitment to excellence.

8.      Communications

Responsible for coordinating with the communications team to create consistency in messaging, branding, and promotions. This is accomplished by:

  • Developing creative ways to communicate desired messages with the worship audience.
  • Work with the communications team to create clearly defined policies and processes that set proper expectations related to promotions, especially as it relates to in-service promotions.

About Us

Red Bank exists to Point People to Jesus one conversation at a time. As a Southern Baptist Church, we hold to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Our church consists of 3 campuses. Though we have different places to meet, we are one church with multiple campuses, with the same values and beliefs taught at all three of our campuses. We believe everyone deserves a chance to hear the redemptive good news of Jesus Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection. We know this will only happen if God’s people are actively going out into the world and sharing the Gospel with people they meet.

Led by Sam Greer, Ph.D., Red Bank Baptist Church is built upon the fact that followers of Christ are called to point people to Jesus. Pastor Sam teaches this belief by challenging the congregation to engage the world in Gospel Conversations.

This is a full-time salaried position ($55-$80k) plus insurance, HSA, and retirement.

Position Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience leading choir and orchestra in a congregational setting.

Application Deadline

09/30/2022

Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:

$55k-$70k

General Information

Church/Organization Name

Red Bank Baptist Church

Contact Name & Contact Info

(404) 234-5708
clowe@redbankbaptist.org

Industry

Church

Denomination

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)

City, State

Chattanooga, TN

Description of Organization

Red Bank exists to Point People to Jesus one conversation at a time. As a Southern Baptist Church, we hold to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Our church consists of 3 campuses. Though we have different places to meet, we are one church with multiple campuses, with the same values and beliefs taught at all three of our campuses. We believe everyone deserves a chance to hear the redemptive good news of Jesus Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection. We know this will only happen if God’s people are actively going out into the world and sharing the Gospel with people they meet.

Led by Sam Greer, Ph.D., Red Bank Baptist Church is built upon the fact that followers of Christ are called to point people to Jesus. Pastor Sam teaches this belief by challenging the congregation to engage the world in Gospel Conversations.

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