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Worship Director/Pastor
Christ Presbyterian Church

Edina, Minnesota
Christ Presbyterian Church is prayerfully seeking someone who will lead the congregation spiritually, musically and relationally as they pursue passionate worship that engages the entire church. CPC is a multi-generational congregation that attracts people of all ages who are drawn to this friendly church for its commitment to solid Bible-based ministry, grace-filled environment, and quality children’s and student programs. CPC is highly engaged with its local community, an affluent, highly-educated population, that is drawn to the excellence demonstrated in the various ministries of the church.

Located in Edina, one of the most sought-after suburbs of Minneapolis, Christ Presbyterian Church has stood as a pillar in the community for over 60 years; still, its ministries are current and relevant as they impact the lives of every generation, both locally and globally.

 

Church Description *

Founded in 1956 by a small group of Edina residents, the church numbered 283 when ground broke on its first building. The church quickly grew to become one of the largest and most influential Presbyterian churches in the country. Today, under the leadership of Pastor John Crosby, CPC ministers to over 1500 adults plus students and children across three weekend services.

While CPC has the “look” of a traditional Presbyterian church, it is anything but traditional. With two different styles of worship services each weekend, amazing children’s and student ministry programs, and a pastoral care team that is known in the community for its love and support, CPC continues to be on the cutting edge of ministry in the greater Minneapolis area.

CPC has two-styles of worship, a traditional liturgical service that utilizes choir and pipe organ (with occasional brass or strings), and two contemporary services with a modern worship band. Approximately 60% of the church attends one of the two contemporary services (Saturdays evenings at 5:15pm and Sundays at 11am) and 40% attends the traditional service (Sundays at 9:30am), and there is an openness to adding other worship venues as an opportunity to more effectively reach young adults.

 

Position Description *
Christ Presbyterian Church is a well-established church with a quality worship ministry that is poised and ready for strong leadership that will help take it to the next level. There is a consensus among staff and volunteers to see the church maintain strong musical excellence while providing musical and spiritual leadership that will be on the cutting edge of contemporary/modern worship. In addition to worship leadership gifts, this position also requires the ability to lead and shepherd the contemporary worship staff and volunteers.

The church is looking for a leader in the worship ministry who will join the leadership team and support the vision and values of the church—a Worship Director/Pastor who will creatively lead modern worship for the contemporary services, maintain strong biblical standards in his life and ministry, and operate with a caring shepherding heart. The Worship Director/Pastor will not only provide Worship Arts leadership for the entire church, but also musical and spiritual leadership, mentorship, and discipleship for the staff and volunteers who serve in this ministry.

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