Worship Pastor
Fairhaven Church

Centerville, Ohio
Church Description *
Fairhaven Church is a multisite church of 6,000 with a passion for living a journey of faith and telling the story of God’s redeeming love. Here the worship is vibrant, the preaching is practical and the ministries help people grow closer to Jesus. Much of what they do is aimed at reaching the people around them who are far from God. Because of this, the church is very active and involved in their community. The people of Fairhaven don’t just do good deeds; they look for ways to build relationships that can be leveraged for the Gospel. They are known in the community to be a warm, friendly, and inviting place that is safe to attend regardless of background. This is consistent with the church’s desire to be “grace-driven and truth-led”. The staff culture is team-oriented and vision driven. Everyone works hard because they enjoy a high level of job satisfaction and feel immensely valued and affirmed. Last year, “Best Christian Workplaces” ranked Fairhaven Church among the top 40 in the nation.

Fairhaven Church is located in Centerville, a suburban area of Dayton in the southwestern region of Ohio. Dayton is a bustling urban center surrounded by close-knit neighborhoods. It is a manufacturing giant becoming an innovative hub for technology and healthcare. Schools in this area are among the highest ranked in the state and the region is known for its fine arts and cultural offerings. Residents here love to get outdoors to enjoy bountiful and well-maintained parks and rivers. Recently recognized as one of the most affordable U.S. cities in which to buy a home, this is a great place to live and raise a family.

Position Description *
The new Worship Pastor will provide oversight to the Centerville Campus worship team and lead multisite worship meetings to be the champion for the worship across all campuses. At the Centerville campus, this position will be responsible for overseeing 7 worship leaders and all musicians, two part-time worship ministry administrators and a shared full-time support staff member. There are two expressions of worship on the Centerville campus, modern and liturgical. The Worship Pastor will have primary worship leadership responsibility in the modern services, but should have an appreciation for what is being done in the liturgical services and on all other campuses. Of high importance for the new Worship Pastor will be the ability to connect with people, both, on and off the platform. He should be authentic and relational with his teams and with those in the congregation. Not simply a performer, this person should have the heart of a worshipper who invites others into worship with him. Though the ability to play and/or lead from an instrument is desired, vocal excellence is of top priority. The qualified candidate should be a developer of others and able to build strong teams. The ability to communicate intelligently with vocalists, instrumentalists, and technical personnel is important.

Finally, the person chosen will be someone having strong chemistry with the Lead Pastor as he desires this to be a long-term relationship with room to grow into even larger responsibility. There is freedom here to be creative, to build, and to do ministry with a great team in a great community.

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