About the Organization:
Mountview Baptist Church was planted in 1957 from the First Baptist Church of Columbus formerly located on Broad Street in downtown Columbus. The founding members first met in the Lane Avenue Movie Theatre, then in the Hastings Middle School before finally buying the three acres of land that the church now sits upon at the corner of Mountview and Fishinger Roads, which is where the church derives its name. Today, with an average weekend attendance of 350, the church is uniquely distinguished for its excellent preschool programming known to be one of the best in the region, local school partnerships and summer outreach programming.
Originally affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA denomination, in September of 2012, Mountview Baptist Church became the Mountview Christian Church. For the past five years, the church has been embodying a nondenominational, local, Christian church ministering to the people of Upper Arlington and the surrounding communities with an emphasis on keeping Jesus first in all things. So rather than being known for being Baptist, Mountview desires to become known for having Christian at the center of its name—because Christ is the center of our lives.
Size - 350
Denomination - Non-Denominational
Location - Columbus, OH
About the Position:
The role of the Worship Pastor is to oversee all aspects of Worship, Media & Creative Arts Ministry for Mountview Christian Church under the direction of and in cooperation with the Senior Pastor. This will require a firm grasp of the beliefs and philosophy of ministry at Mountview as well as the unique vision, mission, values, and strategy guiding this body to accomplish its purpose.
Success in this role will be determined by:
- More congregational engagement in worship is evident as a result of this position.
- The Worship & Media Pastor has developed larger tech and band teams.
- The Worship & Media Pastor has significant involvement in the community and the church.
- Mountview Christian Church is becoming increasingly relevant as a result of this position.
What We Are Searching For:
The Worship & Media Pastor of Mountview Christian Church will model worship for the congregation through the effective execution of all elements pertaining to weekend service programming. This individual will successfully take Sunday morning programming to the next level, by way of developing strong teams, increasing the quality of authenticity, and proficiently managing multi-faceted tasks. The ideal candidate for this role will have a pastoral disposition with leadership skills to scale.
A Bachelor's Degree in Music, or a related field is desired.
- A minimum of 3-5 years experience leading a dynamic worship ministry in a local church.
- Comfortably lead from the guitar.
- Capable of working with volunteers with a variety of musical knowledge and experience.
- An ability to read music and create arrangements/charts as necessary.
- Experience using in-ear monitors.
- Ability to assess and develop potential in volunteers.
- Experienced in audio/visual and computing technology with an emphasis on Mac-based computers.
- Experience in and competency with developing creative assets including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and ProPresenter among others is preferred.
About the Location:
Mountview Christian Church belongs to the larger Columbus metroplex, the capital city of the State of Ohio, containing 2-million residents who call it home. It is an incredibly diverse city, exploding with new businesses, one-of-a-kind art galleries, major new sports facilities, award-winning eateries, and family attractions like the world-renowned Columbus Zoo, and the most popular annual festivity in the city, the Ohio State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the country. Its bustling downtown district and diverse suburban neighborhoods has made the city a huge attraction to young families.
Modern Columbus has emerged as a technologically sophisticated city with the world's largest private research and development foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute, and The Ohio State University, the nation's third largest campus. A highly scholastic community that values intellectual capacity, the city is also home to several other institutions of higher learning including Capital University, Columbus State Community College, Columbus College of Art and Design, Franklin University, Ohio Dominican University and Otterbein University.
Defined by progress, Columbus is a city that is growing and thriving with young churches, young professionals, and young families. Columbus ranked #1 as an Opportunity City, #11 among Best Places for Business and Careers, and #35 in National Job Growth, on Forbes.
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