Autumn Ridge Church
Autumn Ridge Church is looking for a Worship Pastor to be responsible for creating irresistible worship environments that lead believers to worship and woo non-believers to Jesus. The Worship Pastor is the producer of the worship service, while the Lead Pastor is the director in terms of setting the theme and overall direction. The Worship Pastor is responsible for leading both staff and volunteers, and coordinate all relevant details that pertain to the service. They are looking for someone to construct services that speak to the heart and engage the mind, especially for younger adults, while also including the 40+ crowd. They want the Worship Pastor at Autumn Ridge to make raving fans of their music.
- Collaboratively plan and implement worship and creative elements that support the theme and direction of all contemporary services.
- Collaborate with the tech team and other departments to produce a service that is excellent for people who engage in person and via live stream.
- Serve as the primary contemporary worship leader 40 weekends each year.
- Develop vocalists and musicians and lay worship leaders, with the aim of being able to lead in weekend services and other worship environments of ARC.
- Lead and manage all aspects of rehearsals and systems related to the support of contemporary services.
- Work and collaborate with the traditional Worship Pastor.
- Steward well the equipment, resources, and budget of the worship ministry.
- Assist with various pastoral responsibilities such as counseling, funerals, weddings etc.
- Follower of Jesus and aligns with ARC’s Statements of Belief, Mission, Vision, and Values.
- Willingness to critically analyze and assess all aspects of services and environments.
- Knowledge of lighting, sound, and stage design and production.
- Passion to develop an irresistible culture among the staff and volunteers in the worship ministry.
- This position is pastoral, not solely serving as a musical or performing arts director but also as a shepherd to the people who serve in this ministry.
- Ability to communicate effectively, with emotional intelligence with staff, volunteers, and the congregation.
- The Worship Pastor must be a visionary who is collaborative, creative, and inspires people to worship God.
Rochester, MN is home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and an ideal location to impact the Kingdom both locally and globally. It was named by Livability.com as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, featuring the many opportunities to enjoy running, hiking, skating, skiing, walking, golf, fishing, and many other outdoor activities. Autumn Ridge has served this community for 160 years, sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ.
Does living in a great community with immense potential for spreading God’s Word and love intrigue you? If you’re excited by the challenge of leading a large, generous church to expand God’s kingdom in dynamic, innovative directions, please apply
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The application process at Chemistry is a little different than you may be used to. Once you have applied for the position (through the link above), we will send you a series of short yes/no assessments via email. This will help us to begin to see if you might be a good fit for this position (based on what the church has told us they are looking for) in four key areas: Theology, Church Culture/DNA, Personality, and Skills and Abilities.
(No need to worry, the assessments are short and fun).
We work with a few churches at a time and we reach out to you when we think we find a church that matches your theology, personality, philosophy of ministry, and skills and abilities based on your assessments, profile, and resume. Sometimes that can take a little time.
That’s the power of having your information in our database for the long-term. We don’t guarantee to find anyone a job. Our role is to try to match you up with one of the churches that we’re working with.
But we’re just a small piece of the puzzle. If you are actively searching for a new ministry position, don’t ever put all your eggs in one basket. We’ll be in contact when we find something we think will be a great fit for you. In the meantime, we encourage you to take responsibility for your personal job search. You can always find a great number of positions that are new each day at websites like ChurchStaffing.com.
What this means for you as a candidate is that we will use your resume, application, and assessments to get an initial reading on whether or not you might be a good fit for a particular church that we are working with. And since we work with just a handful of churches at a time, this process can take some time.
When it comes right down to it, the person ultimately responsible for the pace and success of your ministry job search is you. So take advantage of all the resources at your disposal including word of mouth, church job boards, personal networking, denominational and seminary connections, etc.
This year, we will place dozens of pastors and church leaders at great churches, but we will have thousands apply for these dozens of roles. That just means that you cannot rely solely on Chemistry Staffing to find you your next ministry job (even though we hope we do!)
The great thing about our approach is that once you’ve filled out your profile and the assessments, you are automatically considered for all the open positions and churches that we are currently working with (or will be working within the future). This is good news because it means that we will constantly be attempting to match your profile and assessments with an opening and church that would be a great potential match for you. Of course, we attempt to match according to your position category, your denomination, your relocation preference, plus your overall profile, resume and assessment answers.
Please note that while you may be interested in a particular church or position, it could be that your assessment and profile does not match what the church is looking for. If and when we find a potential match for you, we will reach out to you to have a personal one-on-one initial interview.
We ask each candidate (You!) a series of questions… 100 of them to be exact about your theology, church culture/DNA, personality, and skills & abilities. Then we ask each church the same questions.
These assessments help us determine who might be a great fit for each other. We can determine red flags (we call them deal-breakers) that might include major theology differences; yellow flags that we think are areas for discussion and clarification; and green flags which show us signs of agreement and alignment.
After you fill out your initial candidate profile (you can do so here), we’ll send you instructions via email on how to finish your application by finishing these quick assessments. We’ll ask you to answer a series of yes/no questions around your theology, your view of church culture and DNA, your personality, and your skills and abilities.
Sometimes, people get a little frustrated with the assessment process (and that’s ok)… mostly because we ask you to answer questions with a quick yes/no answer.
The truth is, if we asked all of our questions on a Likert scale (1 to 10)… all we get is 4s, 5s, and 6s. Everyone naturally gravitates toward the middle. We ask yes/no questions to get your gut reactions and it really does work to get a quick, initial synopsis of what kind of church you would be good in. We’re trying to find an initial 30,000-foot level fit in four areas: theology, ministry philosophy, personality, and skills/abilities. So… as much as you may hate answering yes or no, they really do work for us and may very well help us find you someplace that might be a great future fit.