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Worship Pastor
Waters Edge Family Grand Rapids, MI

Worship Pastor

Waters Edge Family
Grand Rapids, MI
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Salary: Negotiated based on experience and education.

Worship Pastor

Time: Full Time, Salaried (weekly and evening/weekend hours)   

Reports to:  Executive Pastor  

Primary work relationships: Executive Pastor, Lead Pastor 

Secondary work relationships: TLC staff, Worship and AVL Teams

Function: The Worship Pastor will direct and oversee the weekend gathering and will be passionate about worship and seeing the church grow in their love for God within worship. They will be responsible for leading worship, shepherding of the worship team, oversight of tech and media, and providing behind-the-scenes planning. This is a Pastoral role that works to lead our teams and congregation to understand and engage with God through worship in building and growing a strong worship culture. 



Weekend Gatherings

  • Plan, coordinate, execute, and maintain Sunday morning services
  • Plan weekend service, including songs, announcements, and other creative components
  • Coordinate/communicate with the teacher and the volunteers for music, announcements, and tech team with ample lead time 
  • Generate and provide access to resources for worship team preparation including songmaps, chord charts, and multitracks
  • Produce artwork designs and give input and direction

Worship Leading

  • Practice, prepare, and execute weekly worship set (3-4x per month) 
  • Grow and maintain a vibrant and healthy worship culture within the church
  • Identify, train and develop worship leaders within our team and give them consistent opportunities to lead
  • Participate in Special and Network events
  • Oversee and maintain all instruments and equipment

Planning & Creativity 

  • Provide strong administration and organization for worship and tech teams
  • Plan and lead worship-focused meetings and planning sessions
  • *OPTIONAL* Help develop a songwriting community within our church to express new music out of what God is doing in our midst. 

Pastoral Responsibilities 

  • Provide a Pastoral presence for the worship and tech teams
  • Create and lead with a Pastoral heart
  • Identify growth opportunities (both spiritual and physical) for our gatherings
  • Contribute to creating times of prayer, Scripture reading, and non-musical elements of worship

Tech & Preparations

  • Direct and shoot and/or download, edit, and upload audio/video-based media
  • Ensure technical components are programmed, maintained, operational and available 
  • Build weekly Pro Presenter media deck; Program lighting
  • Oversight of all tech equipment and gear (keeping things updated, work on troubleshooting when needed; Know how all tech positions and roles function and provide training)
  • Oversee all technical and creative aspects of TLC Online (streaming schedules, cameras, etc)



  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ that results in a life lived in obedience to the will of God as described in the Word of God, evident by spiritual fruit and the desire to grow in the Lord
  • Is supportive and loyal to staff members and the church body
  • Displays genuine servant-hood, faith-centeredness, and spiritual maturity
  • Spiritual gifts of leadership, shepherding
  • Posses abilities for worship leading, musicianship


  • Expresses flexibility, cooperation and teach-ability 
  • Forward thinker; self-directed; team oriented; organized 
  • Sense of humor, trustworthy and exhibits wise discretion 
  • Embraces the vision, direction and beliefs of The Local Church GR and has a heart for the Kingdom


  • Self-starter, willing to run with projects and assignments, thinking ahead and planning accordingly 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead worship and work with musicians
  • Demonstrated ability to lead Pastorally 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop worship and train worship leaders 
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, lead, and manage people (especially volunteers)
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new software/technology and utilize it appropriately 


  • Preferred education in related field (Bachelor’s degree in Worship/Music/Bible)
  • Experience of 3-5 years in related field (minimum of 2-3 years in worship leadership)


  • Medical - Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental - Principal
  • Vision - Principal
  • HSA Contribution - Optum
  • TeleHealth
  • Pension - Wesleyan Pension Fund
  • Housing Allowance - based on confirmed licensing documentation 
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Paid Sabbath week between Christmas and New Year's

Salary Information

Salary is negotiated based on experience and education.


Waters Edge Family

Grand Rapids, MI
49546 USA



Posted date

Over a month ago

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Waters Edge Family job posting for a Worship Pastor in Grand Rapids, MI with a salary of $37,000 to $56,700 Yearly with a map of Grand Rapids location.