Why We Love This Opportunity
Awakening is a sending church that equips people to be ministers of the Gospel in the places they live, work, play. How they serve and love their community is an important apologetic in the Silicon Valley culture that is hostile to the Gospel. They are a worshiping community of passionate Jesus followers who walk by faith, are a voice of hope, and are known by love.
Awakening Church officially launched in 2012 as a church plant of WestGate Church, a large non-denominational church in San Jose. Their story starts a few years before that when Ryan and Jenny Ingram started a ministry to reach college and young adults called Awakening at WestGate Church. As that ministry continued to grow over the years, they felt the call to launch Awakening as a church.
Now as a church of about 500, they are living out their vision to “awaken this generation to a new life in Jesus.”
Awakening Church finds itself in the middle of one of the most unreached areas in the country. They’re in the heart of a region that is about startups, technology, and innovation. These industries represent the people that attend, worship, and serve at the church. What these communities create helps shape the world.
The Worship Pastor is responsible for developing a culture of passionate worshippers within Awakening Church. This person will serve as the primary leader of musical worship and the developer of teams to accomplish the vision of Awakening to awaken this generation to new life in Jesus. Awakening Church is looking for a culture-defining, big picture leader in their Worship Pastor.
The ideal candidate works within the mission and vision of the church to chart out where the ministry needs to go and how they will get there. They are flexible, faithful, and focused. They are self-motivated and secure in their call. They are organized, structured, and process-oriented, but they maintain openness and availability to what God is doing in the moment and lead their team to do the same. On the platform, the Worship Pastor has an energizing and inspiring leadership style. They are a strong vocalist and preferably lead from an instrument. Off the platform, they are a champion of people. They aren’t afraid to make decisions or have hard conversations. They keep things moving along and in line with the mission. They are a problem solver that values clear communication, collaboration, and long-term strategic thinking.