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Lincoln Berean Church

Worship Pastor


Lincoln, Nebraska

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Snapshot

Denomination: Nondenominational

Weekly Attendance: 3,000

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

The role: The Worship Pastor will build teamwork, create systems and processes, and bring growth to Lincoln Berean Church's worship department.

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Meet Lincoln Berean Church

In 1961, a small group of believers meeting for Bible study and prayer “became hungry for more depth, more sincerity, evidence of some fruit, and a vision for a ministry with real purpose.” In November of that year, this group of believers stepped out in faith and chartered the Berean Church of Lincoln, Nebraska. In May 1962, Pastor Curt Lehman accepted the call from this body of believers to become the first pastor of Lincoln Berean Church. The first official service of Lincoln Berean Church was held on June 3, 1962 in the original YMCA building at 13th and P Streets with 32 people attending. In November 1964, the church moved to a newly remodeled building at 11th & M Streets.  In March 1981, the new church building was complete and ready for services with an average attendance of 450. In September 1981, the new 750-seat sanctuary was complete and ready for services. In 1994, after 32 years of leading Lincoln Berean Church, Pastor Lehman announced his desire to retire as Senior Pastor. In January 1995, Bryan Clark became the Senior Pastor. In 2003, we were facing five weekend services, no space for growth debt ($2.8 million), and stagnant giving.

On Easter Sunday, we moved into the current auditorium with 2,500 seats (with an unfinished balcony for additional growth). This additional space allowed us to go from six weekend services to three services. The last time Lincoln Berean was 100% debt free was in 1963. Today, we sit here on 50 acres with these magnificent facilities, and our gift for the next generation is all of this, completely debt free. The purpose of being debt free is not so we can relax, but rather so we can move forward with new steps of faith.

About the Worship Pastor

The effective Worship Pastor will achieve the following goals during the first 12 months of work:

  • Teamwork as a staff is blooming - the staff loves doing life together because of the community and unity this person brings to their leadership and team dynamics.

  • There are more systems and processes in place than before and the efficiency and excellence of the Worship Ministry is growing, constantly improving, and increasing. 

  • The Worship Ministry continues to grow and progress.

  • The Worship Pastor maintains a high standard of excellence while taking care of their people.

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What you bring: 

Education & Experience

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree. A specific focus in music or a similar background would be a great bonus. A seminary degree is also not required but is a plus. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Has a heart for God

  • Has a heart for worship

  • Is detail-oriented 

  • Has great stage presence

  • Has an excellent voice

  • Is able to lead teams of volunteers in worship

  • Is able to oversee all the details of worship services

  • Is a team builder

  • Is someone who can take initiative and plan ahead

  • Is someone who understands the creative side of worship and stage design

  • Has a creative spirit who comes up with fresh ideas

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What it's like to live in Lincoln Nebraska: 

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County, with a population of 287,401. It is the second most populous city in Nebraska and the 70th largest in the United States. Designated as a "refugee-friendly" city by the U.S. Department of State in the 1970s, the city was the 12th largest resettlement site per capita in the United States by 2000. Lincoln is home to the University of Nebraska, and the city ranks among the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. The midwestern community appeals to young professionals, thanks to city leaders paying attention to details such as trendy shopping, nightlife, downtown housing options, multiple trails, and recreational opportunities. Lincoln has the most parkland per capita in the United States, and festivals and attractions give residents plenty to do. Residents also have access to good public schools, top healthcare, and highly rated restaurants. Lincoln's economic activity is derived from the service and manufacturing industries. Government and the University of Nebraska are both large contributors to the local economy. Other prominent industries in Lincoln include finance, insurance, publishing, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, railroads, high technology, information technology, medical, education, and truck transport. 

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