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Community Bible Church

Worship Pastor

Waterford, California



Denomination: Growing Healthy Churches

Weekly Attendance: 275

Location: Waterford, California

The Role: The Worship Pastor will serve as the spiritual and organizational leader over the Worship Ministry of Community Bible Church.

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Meet Community Bible Church:

Community Bible Church (CBC) is associated with Growing Healthy Churches (formerly American Baptist Churches of the West) located in the rural, Central Valley town of Waterford, California in a landscape dotted with orchards and dairies. CBC is a multi-generational, contemporary church with a wonderful reputation in the community spanning over 127 years. We have a resident membership of over 350, and a heart to be a church on mission in our city and the surrounding communities.

Jesus said in John 10:10, “... I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” To that end, we exist to help people “discover the life that God intends.”  In addition to our core ministry areas (i.e., Children, Youth, Worship, One Another Groups [small groups], and Missions), we are continually adding ministries to reach our community by addressing both felt and spiritual needs (e.g., Celebrate Recovery, Purpose Driven CLASS system, Grief Share, MoneyLife).

CBC has a unique opportunity to be a catalyst for change and spiritual renewal here in Waterford. Not only do we enjoy a position of leadership and respect within our local faith community, we also have built a strategic relationship with our local schools, which not only permits, but encourages our involvement in the lives of students and after school programming where we may share God’s love in word and deed with the next generation. As a community, Waterford is welcoming, involved, and embraces CBC’s influence.


About the Worship Pastor:

The Worship Pastor is responsible solely to the Senior Pastor. Although this position’s primary role is to oversee the Worship Ministry, the employee should understand that the church staff is working together to accomplish the mission and vision of the church, and he  may be asked to assist in other areas, work collaboratively with other staff members and lay leaders, or report to another staff member or other designated church leader (when deemed necessary and appropriate) to advance Community Bible Church’s (CBC) vision and mission.  This role will have a “seat at the table” and will be an integral voice in the development of our culture, and the programs that move CBC forward.

The Worship Pastor is a spiritual and organizational leader who oversees the Worship Ministry of CBC. Oversight includes, but is not limited to, leading all musical and technical aspects of Sunday services; implementation of CBC’s vision, mission, and strategy in the worship area; crafting the themes for each service in conjunction with the Senior Pastor; training and nurturing team members while working with various groups throughout the church to use music and the arts for worship; and ensuring each worship service is led in such a way that the congregation has an opportunity to celebrate and connect with God.  This role will also have the opportunity to share God’s Word with the congregation on Sunday mornings and other contexts. 

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The Worship Pastor Will: 


  • In conjunction with the Senior Pastor and staff, plan and coordinate the flow of all worship and special services of CBC, including transitions, introductions, cues, AVL, media, and special elements (e.g., communion, baptisms, baby dedications, etc.).

  • Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals as necessary, which should include some form of spiritual formation at every rehearsal.

  • Plan and oversee all creative elements within corporate worship services and church-wide special events.

  • Set annual goals for the worship ministry, including equipping and training team members through workshops, books, conferences, etc.

  • Coordinate development and distribution of any products originating from the pulpit or worship ministries (such as CDs, written arrangements, sermon series, podcasts, etc.). 

  • Work alongside the Senior Pastor to be a voice for vision for the church. 

  • Assist the other pastors in providing care to the congregation.

  • Complete all other duties as assigned.


  • Supervise, develop, and train volunteers, and assist those individuals to reach their maximum potential through effective leadership, encouragement, and appreciation

  • Have relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading worship

  • Attend regular staff meetings

  • Oversee and ensure maintenance and care of all equipment utilized

  • Evaluate and suggest equipment needs 

  • Respond to phone calls, e-mails, and text messages in accordance with CBC’s Communications Policy 

  • Convey a professional and positive attitude to congregants, members of the community, vendors, etc. 

  • Submit expenses in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with church policies

  • Propose a detailed annual budget for each ministry area in accordance with church budgeting procedures and guidelines

  • Must possess a heart for the spiritual formation of those in the congregation and the Worship Ministry

  • Maintain working knowledge of church policies, procedures, and advanced professional skills to ensure efficient operations


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What you Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with a background in Christian ministries, Biblical study, worship arts, or a related field

  • Minimum of two years of experience in a leadership capacity in the worship arts and/or music

  • Additional experience (not necessary, but a “plus”)

    • Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred

    • Leadership or significant volunteer experience in ministry to youth or young adults

    • Graphic design or related creative development skills to help improve the worship experience, communications, and marketing efforts of the church

Personal Characteristics

  • Is a Christian believer that upholds high standards of biblical teaching and morality

  • Possesses an attitude of being faithful, available, and teachable 

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of technologies utilized in worship, including sound, lighting, computers, presentation and planning software, and video projection

  • Has experience in leading vocalists, musicians, and worship that transcends modern, contemporary, and traditional genres

  • Has experience as a leader and recruiter of volunteers, and the ability to develop and nurture talent in others

  • Demonstrates musical proficiency, with the ability to provide instruction, leadership, and expertise to others

  • Has the ability to work with various worship music types/styles with excitement and effectiveness

  • Has a track record of success as a team builder

  • Is proficient in playing piano and/or guitar, with the ability to lead while playing

  • Possesses strong musical ability and vocal skills

  • Has the ability to work with chord charts, sheet music, and instrument-specific tablature

  • Has the ability to incorporate other art forms as needed

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What it's Like to Live in Waterford, California: 

For over 125 years, Community Bible Church has been a positive influence in Waterford, California, which is known in the region as “The Gateway to Recreation.”  Located in the heart of the Golden State’s Central Valley, the community is situated in Stanislaus County, part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. Waterford and the surrounding towns in the area are blessed year-round with mild weather and some of the world's richest soil. Residents are conveniently situated to take advantage of the beauty and recreational opportunities found in Yosemite National Park and the many lakes and rivers nearby, or the coastal destinations and attractions the California Bay area holds, which are only a few short hours away.

The neighboring city of Modesto has long been an ideal locale for people looking for a quaint place to set down roots in the agricultural heartland of California. Offering the diversity and facilities of a metropolitan city, while maintaining an atmosphere of old-fashioned hospitality, the Modesto region in Stanislaus County consists of a vibrant community proud of its citizens, great traditions, educational opportunities, and multicultural lifestyles.

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