Worship Minister

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The Church

At University Community Church (UCC) we firmly believe that “Jesus Changes Everything” and we are passionate about helping everyone experience that truth for themselves.  UCC is a church of 400+ people where every generation comes together because of Jesus to reach the next generation for Jesus. We are strategically located across the street from a major state University (NMSU) and we take seriously our mission to help spread Jesus’ name and fame to college students and young adults.  

As it pertains to worship, we are passionate about leading people into the presence of God and creating dynamic musical experiences that will change lives forever. We are not content to simply play a few songs before a sermon. Instead, just as David said in Psalm 42, our souls "thirst for the living God." If you're passionate about building a culture where the presence of God is honored, then please prayerfully consider applying. This unique role requires a dynamic leader with a heart for worship and for people, and someone who views this role not as primarily a musical one, but as a spiritual leader whose context is music.  This role also requires that in addition to leading our worship ministry, the candidate will also oversee our A/V, media, and communications ministries. 

A little bit about us...

At the beginning of 2023 we finalized a name change and stepped out in faith as an independent, community church. This decision has resulted in incredible growth and places us in an exciting season of ministry. We have seen dozens of new families and young adults attend our worship gatherings and we were fortunate enough to baptize over 30 people in 2023. 

Our worship minister is a key member of the ministry staff will play a pivotal role in helping us to be good stewards of the people God has sent to us, and Lord willing, will help us reach even more people in the city. 

A little bit about our structure...

This position will be overseen by our Lead Pastor and will work closely with the rest of the pastoral staff along with a team of dynamic volunteer musicians, singers, sound engineers, and technical assistants. We strive to operate as one large ministry team, as opposed to each serving in our individual ministry silos. We currently offer two separate worship gatherings on Sunday mornings– a more traditional acapella worship gathering (8:30am) along with our main contemporary worship gathering (10:30am). The worship minister is not required to lead or assist with our acapella service but we would absolutely love if they wanted to jump in and help us make that service as dynamic as possible.  The worship minister would also work in close partnership with our college minister in leading our mid-week college worship gathering (AFC) where close to 100+ students come together throughout the school year.  

The Role

University Community Church is looking for someone who wants to join an exciting and fast-paced team.  We are looking for someone who takes the mission of the church seriously but who doesn’t take themselves too seriously. We would love to hire someone who is self-motivated, doesn’t shy away from taking risks, is passionate about becoming more like Jesus, and isn’t bothered by the phrase “other duties as assigned”.  The main responsibilities of this role include: 

  • Leading Worship Services: Lead the team that plans, coordinates worship services, and leads engaging and transformative worship services here at UCC.
  • Team Building: Recruit, develop, and lead a volunteer worship team and tech team, fostering a sense of community and spiritual growth.
  • Set-Up: the worship minister will be responsible for ensuring that all of the elements and aspects of worship are accounted for and running smoothly – everything from the stage, the equipment, the slides & videos, etc.   
  • Accountability: Report directly to the Lead Pastor and meet with him regularly for accountability, encouragement, and development while also being under the broader authority of the Elder Team.
  • Invest: Invest in the life of the church by leading/participating in a Life Group
  • Loyalty: Be faithful and loyal to the vision and staff of UCC Church, and always protect the unity of the church by maintaining, positivity, confidentiality, and discretion.
  • Providing Pastoral Care: Provide spiritual leadership and support to the worship team, cultivating a healthy and encouraging environment.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the lead pastor to align worship services with the overall vision and mission of UCC and assist with the worship needs of other departments and events. Also work closely with the other ministers to effectively communicate and market the different programs and events of the church. 
  • Spiritual Formation: Facilitate opportunities for the congregation to grow spiritually through worship, prayer, and reflection.
  • Innovation: Explore creative and innovative ways to enhance the worship experience, integrating multimedia elements when appropriate and helping us to enhance and make the most of our different communication avenues. 

Job Requirements

The Qualifications 

  • Faith: Practice the ways of Jesus personally in your life, family, habits and rhythms
  • Musical Proficiency: Musical skills and experience leading worship, ability to lead with acoustic guitar or keys required.
  • Technological Proficiency: Understanding of the systems and tools needed to effectively execute corporate worship gatherings including a knowledge of Planning Center, ProPresenter, Livestream services, etc.   
  • Creativity: Demonstrated ability to bring creative ideas to life, both in worship planning and graphic design.
  • Team Leadership: Strong leadership and team-building skills, with the ability to inspire and equip volunteers.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey messages effectively through design.
  • Flexibility: Adaptable to the dynamic nature of a young, growing church, with a willingness to embrace new challenges and opportunities.

Job Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried position working 40+ hours a week with a mixture of weekday, weeknight, and weekend hours. Salary is around $45k a year (possibly more depending on gift set and experience). Generous time off and a commitment to not burning out our staff or their families. Oversees 25-40 worship, media team, and tech volunteers. 

Application Information

If you would like to apply for this role, please send a resume and link to a video of you leading worship to tfitzpatrick@church4thecity.com

Job Details
University Community Church
Full Time


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