Associate Pastor of Worship & Outreach

April 29, 2024
Application ends: January 1, 2025
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Job Description

This position is a salaried and full-time position. The Associate Pastor of Worship & Outreach is responsible to the Senior Pastor and the FBC elders for the development of the worship, media, and outreach programs of the church. The Pastor of Worship & Outreach works with the Senior Pastor in planning the worship services of FBC, all special services and worship events, and helps oversee the common means of grace from week to week. They will also seek out and lead outreach opportunities and community events as FBC seeks to spread the gospel in North Vernon and love on our community.

The Candidate must be committed to theological precision, congregational worship, and pastoral care of the congregation alongside the Senior Pastor.


Essential Qualifications:
The Pastor of Worship & Outreach is a member of the FBCNV elder team, and will therefore demonstrate the character and teaching abilities described for elders in passages such as Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Timothy 3:1-7. The Pastor Search Team will require the following evidence of a candidate’s qualifications:
● Full agreement with FBCNV’s Statement of Faith, Covenant, and Mission.
● Evidence of spiritual maturity, knowledge of Scripture, and dedication to biblical worship.
● Proficient musical ability, and the ability to work well with a team.
● References of character and ability.
● Clear background checks (e.g., Financial, Criminal Record, Child Abuse and Neglect)

Preferred Qualification:
• Proficiency with social media
• Skills in video editing/streaming

The Pastor Search Team will also consider:
● A theological education of at least a Bachelor of Arts, or evidence of pursuing one.
● Previous experience in worship ministry
● Audio or video samples of music ability
● Additional items as requested by the team (e.g., questionnaire)

Corporate Worship:
1. Assist the Senior Pastor in planning the order of worship, including a weekly liturgy of prayer, Scripture readings, confession, congregational singing, and the ordinances.
2. Tailer the worship music of FBC to encourage the congregation to sing and to participate easily. Weekly song selection is in the hands of the Pastor of Worship & Outreach, who works with the Senior Pastor to accomplish this goal.
3. Weekly lead a team of other musicians. The audio & video team also report to and are led by the Pastor of Worship & Outreach.
4. Manage worship budget, receipts, financial direction, etc.

Ministry of the Word:
1. Ensure all music and elements of worship are theologically and biblically based and are in line with the means of worship regulated by the Scriptures.
2. Incorporate the use of Scripture readings, biblical literature, and public prayer to bring God’s Word to God’s people.
3. Be willing and able to preach expository sermons when needed or in the absence of the Senior Pastor.

Member Care:
1. The Pastor of Worship and Outreach is a pastor and elder. He must help with pastoral care of the congregation including visitations, funerals, weddings, hospital visits, etc.
2. Commit to pray for the congregation and commit to love them and shepherd them.
3. Work closely with the deacon team to oversee member care.

1. Help encourage and lead the church to declare the gospel in the community and among the nations.
2. Seek out opportunities for the church to be involved in the community through presence, service, evangelistic opportunities, and event hosting.

Outside of the listed responsibilities, the Candidate may be asked to take on other duties as reasonably assigned by the Senior Pastor or board of elders.