About the Organization:
Church of the King started in 1999 by Pastor Steve and his wife, Jennifer. With 19 people in attendance, Church of the King held its first service in a small church in Mandeville, Louisiana. Within a few months, the church moved into a commercial office space to accommodate its rapid growth. At the end of the first year, the weekend attendance grew to over 450 people. The growing church necessitated a larger facility, and after a four-month renovation to convert a ‘skating rink’ into a 1,000-seat auditorium, the church held its first service in the building on September 9, 2001. Since then, the church has grown each year, creating a demand for more facility space. In November 2013, the church moved into its 2,700-seat, 120,000 square-foot church home. In addition to this campus, Church of the King expanded its impact in the region and opened extension sites in Biloxi, MS and Metairie, LA. Church of the King also owns a historic building in the heart of New Orleans on the famous St. Charles Avenue; they plan to launch a congregation at this site in the next eighteen months.
Over the years, Church of the King has continued to grow in its weekend attendance and regional impact. Now in the second decade of its existence, the church has grown to more than 7,000 people in weekend attendance at multiple campuses throughout the Gulf Coast region. While there is much excitement about all that God is doing in the existing campuses, the leadership of Church of the King is committed to reaching the approximately 1.2 million people of the New Orleans region through planting additional campuses. The church is shepherded by and operated under the leadership of its founding and Senior Pastor, Steve Robinson. As a gifted communicator and teacher, God has given Pastor Steve a passion for helping people meet Jesus, and each week he shares God’s word and its practical application for daily living through various communication mediums.
About the Position:
The Worship Pastor will provide oversight and leadership to the Church of the King worship community at the Little Creek Campus. This role will steward and articulate the vision for expressions of worship in a way that supports the vision, mission and values. The Worship Pastor will be a leader whose calling and character will be one others seek to follow, with the position’s success being dependent on the individual’s commitment to pastoral leadership, musical competency, and leadership development within the areas of worship and arts at Church of the King.
What We Are Searching For:
The successful candidate will be able to work collaboratively with the Lead Pastor, Executive Pastor, Creative Director, Campus Pastors, Campus Worship Leaders, the Technical team, and the Music volunteers to create a worship environment that will stimulate participation, growth and connection among the congregation gathered.
In essence, the ideal candidate for this role will possess the necessary skill set to effectively maintain oversight of worship for all services at each campus, while developing leaders for future campuses, in such a way that maintains a consistent environment for worship at all locations.
Formal education is not a predetermining factor for the selection of the new Worship Pastor. However a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
The successful candidate will have had 5-7 years of progressively responsible ministry and worship leadership experience. Led by a strong propensity to identify and develop worship leadership talent, this individual will be highly pastoral, with an outstanding musical ability. They will show proficiency in leading groups and teams while managing programming components and task delegation related to the ministry.
Experience in a multisite or multi-venue church and/or production experience is preferred, but not required.
About the Location:
The city of Mandeville, as the gateway to the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain and St. Tammany Parish, enjoys a lifestyle that is quite different from New Orleans, its South Shore neighbor. Mandeville embraces the serenity of its rich naturalistic environment. As a waterfront and water-oriented community, Mandeville enjoys a temperate climate amid a lush canopy of live oaks, magnolias and towering pines. Wildlife, and numerous species of birds and waterfowl are abundant throughout the area.
The city of Mandeville was founded in 1834 by Bernard Xavier de Marigny de Mandeville (1785-1868). The Marigny family was a prominent family of Louisiana, owning nearly 1/3 of the city of New Orleans. The historic part of the city of Mandeville consists of a unique collection of homes, which were constructed as summer retreats along the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline. Presently, two structures are on the National Register of Historic Places. These are the Moore House "Hightide" at 1717 Lakeshore Drive and the Morel-Nott House at 2627 Lakeshore Drive.
Today, the community exhibits a well-integrated sense of quality and scale, when viewed in perspective with nature. Planning guidelines have established spacious lot sizes, generous building setbacks, and overall low-density residential development. Mandeville is a city within St. Tammany Parish with a population of 250,000 and deep roots in jazz, the city is also home to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge that spans 24-miles, the longest bridge over water in the world connecting Mandeville to New Orleans.
Mandeville was named in Relocate America as one of the Top 100 Places to live with cool lake summer breezes and a perfect environment to raise a family. Its slower paced, yet quality lifestyle makes it an ideal place to call it home. Herein lies past legacies a hopeful present, the City of Mandeville seeks to protect and preserve.
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