Why We Love This Opportunity
With a deep sense of calling to reach and disciple people into a life-giving and active walk with Jesus, Olive Branch Church is using every resource they have to introduce the people of their community to the message of hope. They are committed to creating environments where people can encounter Christ in worship and strengthen their walk by being built up in the truth of His Word. Worship and Creative culture will always be a high priority at Olive Branch and they are seeking out a called, gifted and experienced leader to serve this creative team and staff as they lay hold of the opportunities in front of them.
Olive Branch is a church that has focused on reaching the Corona-Norco Valley with the gospel, that the lives of these people may be changed for the best. Their mission is for everyone to Love, Live and Share Christ wherever they go. While this has taken on different terms over the years, it has been the central focus which drives the church.
They have seen that vision grow as over the 30 years Olive Branch has steadily grown to a church of 1200 and has served many in the constant changing environment of Southern California. They have sought through the years for people to love Christ through 1-1 discipleship that began early on, through the development of their Pre-5th grade Academy and the growth of small groups which in the last 15 years has grown to over 80% of the church participating.
Greg Harris has served as Senior Pastor of Olive Branch for 14 years and prior to this was the youth pastor for 6 years. He is a theologically driven pastor who is committed to helping people develop a holistic Christian worldview. Greg is a collaborative leader who enjoys creative arts, music, writing and is also a worship leader.
The Worship Arts Pastor will bring pastoral and visionary leadership to all areas of worship, production and creativity including: music, tech, service directors/producers, video production and communications. The Worship Arts Director will serve as the lead worship leader, bringing musical, technical and spiritual oversight to the worship ministry. Developing a team of servant worship leaders to step into the role of shared musical leadership is also expected. This person will possess strong instrumental and vocal skills, as well as the ability to lead a band. They must have a working knowledge of creating and incorporating multitracks with click into the live worship experience. They will be a recruiter and team builder who creates pathways for people to serve and grow as the bench needs to be deepened and strengthened.
The Worship Arts Pastor must have proven experience building teams as well as pastoring and developing volunteers. They will bring pastoral leadership to not only the music team but also to a full time Technical Director, Music Director, and Communications Coordinator who currently serve on the Olive Branch staff. A high capacity pastoral leader with the ability to strategize, forward plan, inspire, develop, motivate, and lead is of utmost importance.