Why We Love This Opportunity
Forestville Baptist Church is a church that is “making disciples who love, grow, and serve through intentional relationship.” This is lived out as the people of Forestville intentionally engaged the surrounding community through missional care while calling people to a relationship with Jesus. The church has entered a new season of excitement and momentum since calling a new Senior Pastor in September of 2020. Now, they are looking for a Worship Pastor who will build upon the solid foundation already laid and lead them into the future of music and worship ministry at Forestville. The staff culture is fun and familial. People enjoy working here! This person will be knit into the fabric of a remarkable pastoral team and will be part of an incredible community of believers.
Church or Org Description
Forestville Baptist Church has thrived in beautiful Greenville, SC since the church began in 1883. Over that time, the church has grown, facilities have been expanded numerous times, additional property has been acquired, and a second location has been launched. For many years, Forestville has been known for their innovative ideas and has served as a model for ministry among other Baptist churches in the state of South Carolina. This multi-generational congregation desires to honor Christ and take seriously the Great Commission. Outreach to the community and sharing the gospel with others has always been a significant focus here.
Worship services at Forestville are multigenerational in appeal. Sermons are delivered, primarily, in topical series but are expositional in nature and Bible-based. Musically, modern worship songs are a mainstay, as well as contemporized hymns. Typical instrumentation includes keys, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, and small group vocals. Before COVID-19, a choir was also utilized regularly in worship and will continue to be an important part of their musical culture. The worship space is equipped with exceptional technology including a high-end line array PA, digital consoles, in-ear monitoring system, and HD video with multiple cameras.
A healthy culture exists among the worship team here and a committed base of instrumentalists, vocalists, choir members, and media technicians enjoy serving. This being said, Forestville is looking forward to developing and expanding its worship ministry into the future. The Worship Pastor will oversee and cast vision for the areas mentioned above and should have a natural bent toward recruiting and reproducing leaders, then sharing responsibility with them. The Worship Pastor should also have strong vocal ability and be able to lead from the platform with confidence, charisma and authenticity.
The Worship Pastor should be more than a musician or artist. This person should have the heart of a pastor, with a deep love for the Lord and a desire to see others walk closely with Him. The new leader will work closely with the Senior Pastor to create an overall culture of worship at Forestville. This will be primarily expressed through corporate singing, but it is by no means limited only to Sunday morning worship. The congregation can be shepherded through a variety of settings and resources as they learn to draw closer to the Lord. The Worship Pastor will play an integral part in shaping this culture.