- Worship Pastor
- Grace Church Seattle
- Posted: 2/20/2014
- Salary/Range: $40,000-60,000 starting salary depending on experience, education, etc.
- Hours: Full Time
- West Seattle, WA
Description:Vision Statement – Building Christ-centered families in community. As this relates to worship our desire is to be a multi-generational congregation bridging together the past and the present to lead us into the future. We desire a rich worship experience that is contemporary, incorporating lessons from Church History and testimonies from musicians about their songs, and which uses the best forms of music from our modern era that is relevant to people living in our culture and which teaches our people sound doctrine.
The Goal of a Worship Service – To lead the family of Grace Church to worship the Triune God together in singing (2 Chronicles 5:13; John 4:22-24; & 1 Timothy 2:5-8).
The Goal of Pastoral Ministry – To teach, shepherd people to worship God in all aspects of life (Luke 10:27; Eph. 4:11-13; & 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers [meeting] together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.” ― A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God
Sunday Services – As a Worship Pastor the goal for Sundays would be:
□ To lead us together to worship the Lord through singing and personal contemplation.
□ To lead us into the throne room of grace by prompting people to respond to the Holy Spirit.
□ To connect the songs and statements about songs with the Word being preached that Sunday.
□ To not focus on style preference, but on leading a multigenerational congregation to honor the past and yet reach the next generation parents and their children.
□ To connect the story behind the song with Church History or the authors who wrote the song.
□ To expand the horizon of song selection and music appreciation.
□ To view everyone in the congregation as a person loved by God.
□ To disciple the worship and audio-visual team to a deeper walk with Christ.
□ To shepherd people concerning our worship philosophy.
□ To be gifted at and available for counseling, visitation, outreach, and discipleship.
Character – 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 qualifications:
□ Must love the Lord and if he is married, love his wife and children seeing them as taking priority as his first ministry responsibility.
□ Able to work well with multiple different types of people, personalities, and age groups.
□ Must be humble, teachable, and loyal to the leadership of Grace.
□ Bachelors or Masters in Biblical Studies, Music Ministry, Divinity, Spiritual Formation, or similar degree required.
□ Masters preferred.
□ Some type of counseling, discipleship or leadership training is helpful (e.g., NANC or Convergence).
□ Three or more years of music ministry leading a congregation.
□ Three or more years of impactful pastoral ministry.
□ Must be musically talented, able to lead in singing, able to read music, and able play an instrument (piano and / or guitar is preferable).
□ Must be able to coordinate a worship team and a worship service.
□ Must be able to collaboratively work with the Pastoral and office staff.
□ Must be able to meet deadlines including punctuality.
□ Must be able to exegete Scripture and have an understanding of theology in relation to song selection.
To Apply: Pastor Ryan Faust, please send resume and cover letter to