Worship Arts Director

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Worship Arts Director
Central Church of Carroll
Carroll, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 02/19/2019
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time


Job Description:
You probably don’t want to join this team. We love what we do. The people we work with are awesome. We do what we do well. We work hard. We play hard. We are overly passionate about the lost. We are growing. We like to laugh. We encourage each other. We are not fully developed. Input from our team matters. You probably do not want to join this team, but maybe God is telling you that you might be up for the challenge. If so, read on... 

Central Church in Carroll Iowa, is looking for a WORSHIP ARTS DIRECTOR. We are a casual contemporary church located in Western Iowa. We are passionate about connecting people to the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. Our worship is band-driven. Our music is purposely current. Our team members value excellence. (If you want to make a joyful noise, do it in your shower.) Our goal is to make an undeniable connection with God in our worship. We need a spiritually gifted WORSHIP ARTS DIRECTOR who is our lead worshipper to help us get there.

Job Description: Lead Sunday worship (we currently have 4 identical worship Services, with 3 on Sunday and 1 Saturday service), schedule worship team members, develop and recruit worship team members as needed, program the worship service, work with the Pastor concerning the flow and components of the service, oversee the recording of the service, post the service to the web.


Musical skills: You must be good at your craft, be an above average player with the ability to be excellent, be vocally sound, understand the technical side of music, and have the ability to worship while leading others to do the same.

Computer skills: We currently use Media Shout for our Sunday Presentations. Google Suite, Office, and Email used as well.

Technical skills: At a minimum, a basic understanding of sound gear, projection systems, basic knowledge of stage lighting helpful (we use Jans Vista 2) and media presentation software. 

Web skills: A minimum of being able to edit and post services to the web. 

Nunchuck skills: Enough said.


Must have the gift of leading worship – Not interested in a lead singer for a band
Able to transition from one song to the next with proficiency
Able to play an instrument (guitar or piano)
Able to be skilled enough to develop other players
Teachable Spirit
Wisdom in dealing with people and difficult situations
Good people skills
Organizational skills
Self-starter – requires minimal management
Understanding of sound boards
Computer skills - must have mad skills
Video skills - helpful
Web Skills – helpful
Drama Skills – helpful
Teaching ability - helpful
Must bring others skills to the table beyond the worship arena. Additional skills and passions are a bonus.

Our Worship Arts Director will work under the direct supervision of our Lead Pastor who has a passion to see people encounter Jesus. You must share this passion. You must have a burning desire to leave an eternal legacy that greatly glorifies God by prioritizing the Great Commission in ways that bring Jesus Christ honor and glory.

Your fellow staff members, tech teammates and musicians must respect you, find you reliable and see that you walk with Jesus Christ. You must be able to maintain confidentiality, and refrain from gossip, showing yourself to be spiritually mature and above reproach, demonstrating trustworthiness.

You will need to know how to prevent conflict through good communication, and how to resolve conflict in godly ways should it arise. You will help organize and manage the worship ministry, including involvement in the interviewing, and training of potential musicians.

You will meet on a regular basis with staff for prayer and ministry discussion/evaluation for your input on continuing to move your area of ministry forward for the glory of God.

Personal Requirements

You possess personal integrity and an abiding walk of intimacy with God. You will be able to take others where you have personally gone, now are, and are going. 

You agree with our Vision, Mission, Values, Doctrinal Statement (found at

You have an obvious love for your spouse and children (if married and applicable)

You truly love people and be an organized person who is bent toward following through. It is vital that you are able to conceive, initiate and follow through with people and processes in the performance of your duties and ministry

You are a Godly and effective representative of Jesus Christ, Central Church and the Worship Team as you live your life and fulfill your ministry before the Lord.

You walk with God, and are a daily student of the Bible, intentionally putting its teachings into action. You have a good reputation outside the church, as well. You are an example of a person whose life is a manifestation of pursuing Christ.

Education, Experience and Qualifications

You are driven but adaptive, continuing to mold and develop your craft into what works for Central Church and what God has called you to do.

You are genuinely humble, as demonstrated by a teachable spirit and the ability to work well with others, preventing and resolving conflict.

You have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. You have strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated love for people.

Priority consideration will be given to Bible college or seminary graduates.

A minimum of two (2) years’ proven success in leadership in the area(s) of music in a ministry setting, with proven ability to screen, recruit, train and motivate volunteers.

You have a strong track record of being self-motivated, organized and successful with little supervision, yet able to work excellently with the Lead Pastor and other staff and leaders.

Your Next Steps

Pray and ask God if He may be bringing us together. Please involve your spouse (if applicable) in the process. 

Submit a quality photograph of yourself and your spouse/family (if applicable).

Submit a PDF version of your resume, with a cover letter specifically outlining your interest and reasons for applying for this particular position.

Submit a music sample of worship you’ve lead.

Submit the names and contact information of at least three (3) ministry references who have at least twelve (12) months first-hand knowledge of your experience as a Worship Leader and/or Worship Pastor. References that do not meet these requirements will not be considered. We will not contact these references without your permission, and will only do so if we pursue your candidacy with us. We take your privacy seriously and will honor it.

Upon further interest, you will be sent a preliminary questionnaire and be asked to complete a profile, to help determine your potential fit with us.