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Chapel Hill Bible Church

Worship Pastor


Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Snapshot

Denomination: Nondenominational / Gospel Coalition

Weekly Attendance: 1,250

Neighborhood: Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

The role: The Worship Pastor leads the crafting of CHBC’s Sunday morning services, so through singing, prayer, and partaking of the Lord’s Table, we see the Holy Spirit transforming the church body into the likeness of Christ.  He leads the congregation in worshiping through music, incorporating hymns and modern worship songs.

unnamed-11Meet Chapel Hill Bible Church: 

Chapel Hill Bible Church is a non-denominational church, comprised of people who worship Jesus Christ and want Him to be known in our city and the world. We believe in the truth of the Bible, we seek to be gospel-centered, and we strive to live out our faith individually and together.

Having started on campus at UNC in 1970, our church reflects the Triangle and its universities, with a diverse gathering of people from all stages of life and spiritual development. We are not committed to just one race, age group, or demographic; we want to reach every person with the gospel. The gospel is the life-changing good news that Jesus lived, died for our sins, and was raised to give us life, now and forever.

Chapel Hill Bible Church is a community that offers many opportunities for people to grow in their relationship with Jesus, such as life groups, adult and children’s Sunday school, and dynamic worship music. We are a church that loves people and wants to feed them from God’s Word, challenge them to grow, and invite them to use their gifts to serve.

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About the Worship Pastor: 

The Worship Pastor leads the crafting of CHBC’s Sunday morning services, so through singing, prayer, and partaking of the Lord’s Table, we see the Holy Spirit transforming the church body into the likeness of Christ.  He leads the congregation in worshiping through music, incorporating hymns and modern worship songs.

The Worship Pastor  leads the Worship Planning Team in the weekly design of Christ-centered worship services, as well as the long-range planning of services. He recruits, develops, and shepherds a team of lay leaders, musicians, and volunteers who play a significant role in leading the music ministry at CHBC. The Worship Pastor partners with the Lead Pastor to ensure that song choices and flow of worship support the ministry of the Word. He also partners with the Executive Pastor to ensure that Sunday services are aligned with CHBC’s vision of being transformed by the gospel, and our mission to equip our church to make Jesus known in the Triangle and beyond.

The Worship Pastor will: 

  • Lead the music ministry of CHBC.

  • Lead the Worship Planning Team in crafting services that glorify God, yet also exhibit undistracting excellence in execution of details.

  • Select hymns and contemporary songs that are theologically rich and awaken affections for God.

  • Cultivate a contemporary style of music.

  • Make use of the vast musical gifting within the CHBC congregation.

  • Lead worship service rehearsals.

  • Plan the worship services for Sunday mornings.

  • Design a Christ-centered arc for the worship services.

  • Ensure our services display CHBC’s vision, mission, and values.

  • Lead and implement the vision of the Lead Pastor for our worship services.

  • Make use of traditional liturgical elements (e.g., call to worship, prayer, Scripture readings, benediction, etc.) in ways that fit with a contemporary style of worship.

  • Give special attention to planning of Holy Week and Advent services.

  • Partner with the Lead Pastor, Communications Director, and Connections Director in planning of services.

  • Develop stage designs.

  • Disciple, shepherd, and develop the Worship Team.

  • Recruit, audition, and develop musicians and worship leaders.

  • Attend to the personal spiritual growth of Worship Team members.

  • Be available to coach and develop worship leaders for other ministries (e.g., youth).

  • Be a team player on our Ministry Team.

    • Lead the staff in growing in their understanding of and appreciation for corporate worship.

    • Be available to add value and wisdom in other ministry departments.

    • Play an active role in ministry staff meetings.

    • Engage relationally with our Ministry and Support Teams.

  • Minister to the church body at large.

  • Care for and shepherd members and attendees.

  • Provide discipleship and counsel as needed.

  • Play a role in weddings and funerals as needed.

What you bring: 

Education

The ideal candidate will have a required bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree is preferred.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years in worship or music ministry.

Personal Characteristics

  • Is passionate about leading in corporate and individual worship

  • Is a leader of leaders

  • Possesses high integrity

  • Is a developer of worship leaders

  • Is relational

  • Has a “no drama” personality

  • Takes their ministry seriously, but not themselves

  • Has understanding of music theory

  • Pursues personal growth

  • Seeks personal growth in relationship with God, as well as growth in character and conviction

  • Is motivated to continue to develop musical gifts

  • Grows in ministry competency, best practices, and current trends

  • Grows in biblical and theological competency and depth

What it's like to live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 

About the Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area

Previously, the so-called “Durham” metro area was part of the larger Research Triangle triumvirate of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area. Now Raleigh, and the large suburban enclave of Cary, have been split off into a metro area of that name, leaving the western half of the former metro area under the name Durham. The Durham area includes Chapel Hill, so on the surface, the two major cities in the area are both college towns – Durham is home to Duke University, while Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. But that’s where the similarities end. Durham is an old tobacco town, and some of the old tobacco processing plants in town add historic interest.

Chapel Hill is a model university town, with the usual nice small-shop and restaurant oriented downtown, plenty of trees, and a vibrant, upscale feel. The schools in Chapel Hill are highly rated. Homes in the Chapel Hill area are set on large wooded lots. Employment is strong and stable throughout the area, anchored by the immense and unique Research Triangle Park business and technology complex which actually straddles the line between the Durham and Raleigh-Cary areas.

The Durham side is exploding with culture, and has been recognized nationally for its restaurants (Southern Living), coffee (Forbes), and performance arts (DPAC is yearly rated as a top-ten theater in the country). The cost of living is low on a national scale. All in all, it's a great place to live! 

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