Weekly Attendance: 2500
The Neighborhood: Norfolk, Virginia
The Role: The Norfolk Campus Worship Leader will be the primary worship leader for the Norfolk Campus. They will serve as part of Grace’s Norfolk Staff Team, integrating their gifts with other leaders of the campus and strategizing ways to reach Norfolk through our different ministries.
Meet Grace Bible Church:
More than 25 years ago, Grace Bible Church (GBC) was born out of a desire to reach Hampton Roads with the gospel in a relevant and compelling way. With two campuses now located in central Virginia Beach and Norfolk, and a third on the way in southern Virginia Beach, our vision is to see “God’s grace changing lives.” We believe that the path to spiritual growth includes loving God, living in community, and serving the world. At the heart of who we are as a church and leadership is the value of grace, humility, and teamwork.
Since moving into our new facility, Grace has seen an increasing number of families drawn to the outstanding ministry programming at GBC. With our proximity to numerous military facilities in the region, approximately 15 to 20% of the congregation is made up of active or retired military; most are stationed permanently in the area.
Grace Bible Church has experienced rapid growth, successfully launching a second campus in Norfolk, with more planned in the future. A recent building project has expanded the Lynnhaven facility to create more space for worship and programming. The church’s biblical preaching, vulnerability and humility of leadership, friendly atmosphere, authenticity, and high functioning staff draw both the churched and unchurched into its doors.
To learn more about the vision and mission of Grace Bible Church, watch this video.
About the Norfolk Campus Worship Leader:
The Norfolk Campus Worship Leader will be the primary worship leader for the Norfolk Campus. They will serve as part of Grace’s Norfolk Staff Team, integrating their gifts with other leaders of the campus and strategizing ways to reach Norfolk through our different ministries. They will also collaborate weekly with Grace’s Service Programming Team, while preparing and executing the musical worship element of Sunday services through a Spirit-led and prayerful process of planning, rehearsal, implementation, and evaluation.
The Norfolk Campus Worship Leader will:
Collaborate with service programming team (SPT) staff to execute the overall vision of the SPT and Grace Bible Church through the values of grace, humility, and teamwork.
Prepare and execute the musical worship element of Sunday services through a Spirit-led and prayerful process of planning, rehearsal, implementation, and evaluation.
Work directly with the Service Programming Director (Central) to ensure excellent service execution.
Execute the SPT’s vision by producing engaging musical worship experiences.
Direct rehearsals and coordinate vocal and band production.
Contribute to GBC’s services and events by accompanying, singing, worship leading, etc. as required.
Participate in regular evaluation systems to assess effectiveness of the entire Sunday morning experience.
What you bring:
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree, which is desired, but not required.
The ideal candidate will have two to three years of worship ministry experience.
Is a follower of Jesus Christ, exhibiting a growing relationship and spiritual maturity.
Is committed to both the doctrinal and ministry vision of Grace Bible Church.
Has a strong work ethic.
Is a team player.
Possesses strong team building and leadership skills.
Displays a strong follow-through.
Is enthusiastic and energetic in ministry and for reaching people.
Has a positive attitude and demeanor.
What it’s like to live in Norfolk, Virginia:
Norfolk is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The Hampton Roads area also includes the following independent cities: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach.
Norfolk, Virginia is a city of some 247,000 residents and encompasses 66 square miles. It has seven miles of Chesapeake Bay beachfront and a total of 144 miles of shoreline along our lakes, rivers, and the Bay. Much of this land is located in residential neighborhoods, which surround a number of vibrant urban districts of the city. Areas such as Downtown, Ghent, Freemason, Chelsea, and the NEON District each feature an historical consciousness with modern day amenities and walkability. They also offer a variety of entertainment, activities, and restaurants for the young urban and young professional population. USA Today called Norfolk one of the Top 10 booming downtowns, recognizing a decades-long housing, retail and financial boom in Norfolk.
Norfolk is home to the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Stage Company, the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Arts Festival, the NEON Arts District, Chrysler Hall, Chrysler Museum of Art, the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, and Nauticus, the National Maritime Center. Norfolk has also been recognized as a Tree City and its neighborhoods have extensive trees and flowers. The city is even home to the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Norfolk is the location of the world’s largest naval base, as well as the North American Headquarters for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). Eastern Virginia Medical School calls Norfolk home as do its four internationally recognized research institutes, Sentara Health System, DePaul Medical Center-Bon Secours and Virginia’s only free-standing, full-service pediatric hospital, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.
Nearby, Virginia Beach is a resort city with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront. Every year, the city hosts the East Coast Surfing Championship as well as the North American Sand Soccer Championship, which is a beach soccer tournament. It is also home to several state parks, several long-protected beach areas, three military bases, a number of large corporations, two universities, and numerous historic sites. Near the point where the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, Cape Henry was the site of the first landing of the English colonists, who eventually settled in Jamestown on April 26, 1607. Huffington Post Travel named the three miles Virginia Beach Boardwalk seventh in their list of “9 Best Boardwalks in the U.S.”
Hampton Roads is an address for business, where military and agribusiness sectors contribute to the city's economy. Three Fortune 500 company headquarters are located here: Norfolk Southern, Dollar Tree, and Huntington Ingalls Industries. Area communities have tax structures favoring new and expanding businesses. Both state and local tax rates are modest, with credits and other incentives available to many companies. The Hampton Roads labor force consists of over 825,000 workers and the workforce is well educated and highly skilled. As a result of the large military presence in the region, the Hampton Roads region has a skilled pool of potential workers that few other metropolitan areas have to offer. There are several military bases in Virginia Beach as well as the Navy’s NAS Oceana, which is the city’s largest employer. The city's economy also contains a large retail component at places such as Lynnhaven Mall.
At the elementary and secondary level, area public and private schools offer solid preparation for the workforce. An average 90 percent of area high school graduates elect to continue their education at two-year or four-year institutions of higher learning. It is home to 12 traditional colleges and universities and over 20 for-profit institutions producing stellar graduates.
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