West Side Church
|West Side Church is prayerfully seeking someone who will lead the congregation spiritually, musically and relationally as they pursue passionate worship that engages the entire church. West Side is a multi-generational congregation that attracts people of all ages who are drawn to this friendly church for its commitment to strong Bible teaching and effective children’s ministries.
Located in Yakima, one of Eastern Washington’s most sought-after communities, West Side is a solid, well-respected church with a rich heritage. Sheltered by the Cascade Mountains from Western Washington’s typically heavy rainfall, Yakima is known as the “Palm Springs of Washington” as they enjoy over 300 days of sunshine annually. West Side’s presence on the west side of Yakima has been influencing lives for over 65 years, and its impact is still strong today.
Church Description *
|West Side Church held its first public worship service in June of 1953 with just 20 people; but from there, the church grew quickly, and by 1957, its 153 members moved into its first building, newly constructed on its own property. Today, on its sprawling campus of 18.8 acres, West Side ministers to over 650 adults plus children and students each week and continues to raise the banner of practical Bible teaching combined with gospel-centered living. Its mission, to reach the world for Christ by building mature disciples, is as strong today as it was in the beginning.
Music and worship have played a vital role throughout the history of West Side Church. From the early days of choir and organ, to an era of choir/orchestra and big productions, and eventually the contemporary services of today, musical worship has long been a priority for the church. The church has and continues to attract talented and faithful musicians who are committed to leading the church in God-honoring worship.
|Position Description *|
|West Side 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 engaging contemporary/modern worship while remaining worshipful and God-honoring.
The church is looking for a Worship Director who will join the leadership team and support the vision and values of the church—a Worship Director who will creatively lead modern worship for the church, maintain strong biblical standards in his life and ministry, and operate with a caring shepherding heart. The Worship Director 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.