Denomination: Christian Missionary Alliance
Location: Puyallup, Washington
The Role: The Worship Pastor provides leadership and oversight to all aspects of worship and music at Lighthouse Christan Center and will relentlessly identify, develop, and empower vocalists and musicians to cultivate a life-giving, passionate, skillful culture of music and worship at LCC.
Meet Lighthouse Christian Center:
Early in 1991, a small group of families began Lighthouse Christian Center. Many of them had been Christians most of their lives and felt a strong calling to participate in planting a new church body.
This group held a vision for a church where people from all backgrounds could feel welcome, where those who had little or no church background could explore Christianity, and where Christians were challenged to grow. They wanted the services to reflect strong exegetical preaching as well as vital worship, all in an informal context that would make it easy to participate.
Those beginning families had a strong purpose: to create a Christian community that really cared so that each believer could be active in producing more and better disciples. That was the vision this group held, and it continues to be the guiding purpose for all believers who attend Lighthouse today.
About the Worship Pastor:
The Worship Pastor at Lighthouse Christian Center (LCC) will provide leadership, vision, and direction for the Worship Team. They will relentlessly identify, develop, and empower vocalists and musicians to cultivate a life-giving, passionate, skillful culture of music and worship at LCC. They will also oversee the structures and systems of the Worship Team. Their duties also include the direct supervision of the music staff and volunteers involved in this ministry.
The Worship Pastor provides leadership and oversight to all aspects of worship and music at Lighthouse Christan Center. This is a pastoral position that requires them to serve as a worship leader, a shepherd to those who serve in this ministry, and as a member of the overall ministry team. The Worship Pastor longs to honor God and God alone with their gifts, life, and leadership.
The Worship Pastor Will:
Recruit, audition, and develop musicians and worship leaders.
Be a team player on our Ministry Team.
Ensure our services display Lighthouse Christian’s vision, mission, and values.
Lead and implement the vision of the Senior Pastor for our worship services.
Lead worship service rehearsals and worship choir rehearsals.
Plan and execute all worship services.
Design a Christ-centered focus and trajectory for the worship services.
Lead and oversee the music ministry of Lighthouse Christian Center. (Tech, Production, Musicians, etc.)
Ability to develop music for youth on and off the stage.
What you Bring:
Education & Experience
3-5 years of ministry experience in worship.
Experience in leading and shepherding people.
Ministry training and undergraduate degree preferred; Seminary is a plus.
Possess the diverse skill set to perform each primary job responsibility satisfactorily.
Theologically driven and creative.
The proven ability to identify, train, lead, relate to, and care for the worship team.
Be a leader of leaders and possess high integrity.
High level of musical expertise.
Energetic uplifting Worship Pastor and leader.
Passionate about growing a worship team spiritually and musically.
What it's Like to Live in Puyallup, Washington:
Puyallup is a city in Pierce County, Washington, about 10 miles southeast of Tacoma and 35 miles south of Seattle. It’s situated at the foot of scenic Mount Rainier in the beautiful Puget Sound region. In its early years, Puyallup was known for its berries and flowers. Today, many events such as the Washington State Fair, the Daffodil Festival and Parade pay tribute to the city's agricultural past.
Puyallup has a unique downtown antique district and a diversified economy. Over the years, it has developed a growing reputation for promoting environmental stewardship. Puyallup became the first city in the state of Washington to receive an AARP/World Health Organization “Age-Friendly City” designation in 2016. The city is committed to promoting safe and walkable streets, easy access to healthcare and other services, an array of housing and transportation options, and ways for residents to become and stay involved in the community.
Puyallup's large park system has something for everyone: a spray park, a skate park, an off-leash dog park. Hiking and walking trails, ball fields, playgrounds. A community garden, tennis courts, seasonal fishing. Quiet, forested areas for those who want a break from the hustle and bustle. Puyallup hosts three unique parades each year: the Daffodil Parade in early spring, the Rodeo Parade in conjunction with the annual Washington State Fair, and the Lighted Santa Parade just before the holiday season. Each parade is a celebration of our history and our unique community spirit.
There is never a shortage of things to do, connections with the community, and visiting other cities nearby.
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