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Springhill Presbyterian Church

Associate Pastor of Worship Arts




Denomination: Presbyterian - EPC

Weekly Attendance: 325

Location: Bozeman, Montana

The Role: The Associate Pastor of Worship Arts is specifically responsible for creating a space by which God’s people are invited to both hear from and respond to God’s Word in praise and worship. 


Meet Springhill Presbyterian Church:

It’s no secret: we live in a world that is more connected than ever, and yet somehow increasingly fragmented every day. Life is busy and distraction abounds. Our prayer is that you would find Springhill to be different. We exist to share the love of Christ in the Gallatin Valley and beyond. We strive to make a difference in our community, to build lifelong relationships in Christ, to be a place of renewal and restoration, all while staying rooted in God’s Word together. Whether you visit our Legacy site in the Springhill Community or Bozeman site here in Bozeman, we hope you’ll find a new home in our midst.


About the Associate Pastor of Worship Arts:

The primary role of this position will be to assist the Lead Pastor in shepherding the church. This includes pastoral care, visitation, weddings, funerals, administration of sacraments, and preaching ten to twelve times per year.

In addition, the Associate Pastor of Worship Arts is specifically responsible for creating a space by which God’s people are invited to both hear from and respond to God’s Word in praise and worship. This role will oversee all participants within Springhill Worship Arts Ministries including hospitality, ushers, greeters, set design, musicians, AV tech, security, and liturgy at both Legacy and Bozeman sites.

The Associate Pastor of Worship Arts Will: 

  • Lead worship preparation and practice

    • Prayerfully prepare and lead church worship services, along with the input of the Lead Pastor concerning weekly emphases and sermons.

    • Meet with the Lead Pastor on a weekly basis to coordinate the elements and schedule of the worship service (including seasonal elements such as Christmas, Holy Week, etc.).

  • Lead the worship planning team

    • With the worship planning team, select appropriate music, liturgy, and additional elements of worship in alignment with Scriptures and the sermon.

    • Coordinate service logistics, including appropriate recruitment and direction of participants.

    • Utilize Planning Center software in order to prepare the worship order for the ministry team (band, choir, tech team, participating pastors, and ushers).

  • Serve as the primary worship leader while delegating leadership at other sites.

  • Create and direct strategic worship opportunities—outside the weekend services—such as concerts, retreats, etc., as deemed appropriate.

  • Assure that the lay leaders of instrumental and worship teams are leading in a way that is appropriate for the values and strategy of the church.

  • Rehearse with appropriate musicians for worship services.

  • Equip and train the various leaders and members of both instrumental and vocal teams.

  • Spiritually invest in the volunteer members of the Worship Ministry by sharing Biblical teaching, engaging in discipleship, and praying with the ministry team.

  • Assist the Children’s Ministry in developing appropriate worship opportunities including support with children’s choir as needed.

  • Proclamation of God’s Word

    • As a part of the pastor team rotation, preach ten to twelve times per year, including assistance with special services.

  • Pastoral care

    • As a part of the pastor team, share the responsibility of caring for Springhill through hospital visitation, prayer, pastoral counsel, discipleship, weddings, funerals, and other duties as assigned.

  • Other duties

    • Nurture his/her own relationship with God.

    • Work in a team environment with cooperative and healthy relationships, respecting other members’ giftedness and unique abilities.

    • Oversee worship arts staff and volunteers.


What you Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • An adherence to the evangelical and reformed faith.

  • An M.Div. or related field is preferred; ordained or ordainable in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

  • A knowledge of music software and planning.

  • An appreciation and fluency in all worship styles.

  • Three years experience leading in a worship or musical field preferable.

  • A proficiency in either lead guitar or piano in both traditional and contemporary styles.

Personal Characteristics

  • Loves to learn.

  • Is a self-starter who can set and achieve goals.

  • Has an empathetic, intuitive sense of worship and people.

  • Possesses skills in multitasking and task orientation.

  • Has good team-building skills, has relational ability, and is strong in musical coaching.

  • Has a dynamic worship leadership style.


What it's Like to Live in Bozeman, Montana: 

When you’re in Bozeman, Montana, you can catch a sunset from Peets Hill, go for a paddle at Hyalite Reservoir, stand at the bottom of one of Bozeman’s stunning waterfalls or cast a line on the Gallatin River, and you’ll gain an understanding of a place where natural beauty is a way of life. 

Bozeman, one of the fastest growing small towns in the country, has changed a lot over the last seven year. It has continued to grow into a family friendly and young professional town where residents are active and healthy, well educated, and lovers of the great outdoors. And in Bozeman, the great outdoors are right outside your front door. Bozeman has the unique position of growing into a great city with a hometown feel. It truly has the best of both worlds. 

The amount of support for education in the community is incredible. The Bozeman school district has been backed by numerous awards and there are several Blue-Ribbon Schools in the district. School boundaries generally encourage students to attend their neighborhood school which means that oftentimes kids can bike or walk to school and their classmates are often also neighbors. The extracurricular activities, arts, and sports programs in Bozeman are incredibly diverse, offering students so many opportunities to develop their unique interests.

All in all, it’s a great place to visit and an even better place to call home!

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