About the job
Mountainview Christian Church is a non-denominational church that has been serving South Denver since 1986. We began in a grade school, built our current building in 2002, and have been helping start and revitalize churches across South Denver since the very beginning. In 2018, the church launched a two-year ministry residency program that provides training and coaching to future ministry leaders. Our current worship pastor is having to relocate for family reasons.
We have a modern style of worship from a variety of influences. A typical instrumental setup would be acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, keyboards, and drums – with other instruments used on occasion. A variety of singers are typically used each weekend.
The Worship Pastor position is a full time position and will support Mountainview’s mission of Glorifying God, Growing in Jesus, and Going into the World as well as our vision of planting new churches and campuses. The Worship Pastor carries out the vision of the Senior Pastor by leading energetic worship services (for our in-person and online campuses) that are relevant to people at all different places along their spiritual journey. This person leads a team of volunteers in the weekly execution of high quality weekend services, as well as other events requiring worship. The ideal candidate demonstrates a high level of passion, energy, creativity, and proven effectiveness in building/leading teams.
This position will be a critical part of the ministry team and will report to the Executive Pastor.
- Spiritually lead congregation through musical worship and prayer
- Ensure a quality weekend experience that encourages attenders to return with a friend.
- Work collaboratively, consistently, and relationally with the Senior Pastor in the development of worship services and overall worship at Mountainview.
- Be a talented musician who can lead in multiple genres and perform at a high level.
- Able to incorporate non musical worship experiences (spoken word, guided prayer, responsive reading) with a focus on the main desired outcome of each service.
- Be an active participant in our weekly creative team meetings.
- Continue expanding and developing volunteer teams.
- Being responsible for incorporating Mountainview’s mission, vision, and values into our worship department
COACH: As a coach, we would expect this person to develop leaders and teams by mentoring, training, and resourcing them.
- Meet regularly with volunteers for the purpose of developing them as leaders.
- Develop a worship training program that moves people from beginner to advanced.
- Serve as pastor and shepherd to the worship department.
- Mentor students in their ability to be on the main stage.
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills; leading and developing personnel, conflict management, working with a broad range of people and personalities
CATALYST: As a catalyst, we would expect this person to be stimulating new creative ways for the Mountainview family to engage God through musical worship.
- Able to be highly engaging as a worship leader
- Champion the worship ministry on weekends and in staff interactions.
- Serve as Mountainview’s creative representative to the local community.
- Provide direction to volunteer leaders as they develop events and programming.
GUIDE: As a guide, we would expect this person to develop a ministry plan and key performance measures to ensure we are meeting our objectives.
- Stay current with worship music and styles, ministry trends, and worship-related software.
- Network with colleagues in local churches.
- Be able to develop a worship strategy for a potential multisite environment.
ADMINISTRATOR: As an administrator, we would expect this person to manage volunteer teams as well as current and future staff positions, interns, etc.
- Manage current staff and volunteers, including weekend scheduling.
- Responsible for ensuring that ProPresenter worship slides are entered and ready to go.
- Develop and manage a worship budget.
- Ensure that proper planning and allocation of worship resources is occurring.
KEY SKILLS and EXPERIENCES
The ideal candidate will have a passion for leading people into the presence of God. This passion will be fueled by a personal devotion to spiritual disciplines that result in a growing relationship with Jesus. This passion will manifest itself as a strong desire to reach lost people. This person must be a leader of leaders. They will have a proven track record of multiplying themselves through the training and coaching of others. Musically, they should be highly proficient on at least one instrument, preferably guitar. As a staff leader, they will share our vision of starting new churches and campuses. Ideally, they will have experience in a church of comparable size or larger.
Key skills include:
- The ability to effectively train others to lead worship.
- The ability to relate well to a wide variety of people.
- The ability to translate creative ideas into action.
- The ability to “think outside of the box.”
- The ability to plan ahead and yet remain flexible.
- The ability to recruit and train volunteers.
- The ability to manage a budget.
- Theological training strongly preferred
- Able to write and arrange worship songs
- Proficient in Ableton/DAW and other software programs for music
This person must be in agreement with our statement of faith. You can view our entire statement online at www.mountainviewfamily.org. Key points include:
- Salvation is a free gift received by faith in Jesus Christ.
- Baptism by immersion identifies us with Jesus.
- Each person has free will and the opportunity to choose God or reject him.
- The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the final authority in matters of faith and practice.
MOUNTAINVIEW STAFF CULTURE
- We walk by faith, not by sight.
- We are involved in a spiritual endeavor that requires us to have healthy personal and interpersonal spiritual practices.
- We show that we believe in the power of prayer by actively participating in regular times of prayer.
- We are in the people development business. Our task is more than doing ministry; it is to train and equip others to do what they were created to do.
- Working at a church is not just another job – it is a ministry and a calling.
- We are committed to building trust into our interpersonal and team relationships because it models Christ-like behavior.
- We are committed to helping each other succeed, because our individual effectiveness is directly related to the overall effectiveness of the church.
- We are committed to being teachable and to take personal responsibility for our own leadership growth.
- We are committed to the principles of self-care.
- We are committed to living on the solution side of every issue.