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Calvary Church

Worship Pastor

Naperville, Illinois

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About the Organization:

Calvary Church is a diverse and welcoming place where one can feel comfortable worshipping God and sharing life with people. At its core, the church believes that truth is found in Jesus Christ as communicated in the Bible and that people can discover their true identity when Jesus Christ is their Savior and Lord. The ministry of Calvary Naperville operates under the proficient leadership of Senior Pastor Randal Ross, who increased the church’s growth potential from just over 2,000 to 7,500+ in regular attendance. Today, Calvary Church is poised for catalytic growth and impact through its exceedingly effective ministries and outreach programs that continue to influence all local, regional, and global spheres of the Kingdom.

Calvary Naperville is a Fellowship of the Assemblies of God that welcomes people from all backgrounds and is associated with the world's largest Pentecostal denomination- a 32 million-member Assemblies of God cooperative fellowship.

Size - 7,000
Denomination - Assembly of God
Location - Naperville, IL (West of Chicago)

About the Position:

The Worship Pastor will be responsible for maintaining oversight of all aspects of the Worship Ministry, as well as weekend and weekday worship experiences at Calvary Church. This leadership role will bear a calling and character that others seek to follow. Therefore, this position’s success will be dependent on a commitment to worship competency, and not simply musical entertainment. 

The Worship Pastor will be expected to create and execute a creative vision for the worship ministry. They will devote significant time to recruiting and retaining new worship leaders as the church grows in numbers and number of sites. They will coordinate and oversee worship for all services and productions at the main campus, while ensuring a consistent environment for worship at all locations. The successful candidate will be able to work collaboratively with the Senior Pastor, the Executive Team, the Worship Pastoral Team, and staff/volunteers of the Worship Ministry to create a weekend worship environment that will stimulate participation, growth and connection among the congregation gathered.

What We Are Searching For:

The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced worship leader whose heart for worship and compassion to invest in the lives of others is clearly evident in all that he/she does. The successful candidate will have the ability to read and perform music, along with leading the worship team in song at all adult worship services.


Although formal education is not a predetermining factor for the selection of the new Worship Pastor, a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry, Creative Arts, Music, or a related field is highly preferred. 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working and leading worship in a ministry setting that is multi-cultural and multi-generational. The candidate will have had experience as an effective leader of mid-size to large worship bands and teams, and demonstrate the ability to handle the responsibility of providing vision and mobilizing both volunteers and leaders in a church of 4,000 attendees or more. The successful Worship Pastor candidate must be able to play the keyboard or guitar (being able to play multiple instruments is a plus), audition and develop other musicians, and have experience working alongside production, technical and media ministry staff members.

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About the Location:

Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. This vibrant, thriving city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, world-class parks, diverse worship options, an array of healthcare options, and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses.

In just half a century, the City of Naperville has grown from a prairie town of fewer than 10,000 people to a bustling city of 145,000 residents, and home to everything from family businesses and a scenic Riverwalk to international corporations and regional transportation networks. Naperville has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2017 by Livability.com, outpacing more than 2,100 cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 in a data-driven ranking system. Money Magazine also named the city in its 2016 Best Places to Live list, ranking it #10 on the list of 50 small cities.

From its 1831 incorporation to today’s standing as Illinois’ fifth largest city, Naperville’s story is one of progress and innovation through the power of teamwork. With an appreciation for the founding families of Naperville and their generations that continue to influence the city, the shared sense of community that bring intergovernmental partners and organizations together for the common good, and the continued drive for innovation and efficiency in the future, Naperville is one of a kind.

With all the amenities of a modern city and all the charm of a small town, Naperville truly is the premiere community in which to live, work and play.

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