Why We Love This Opportunity
Austin Ridge is a growing multisite church who is seeking not only an experienced and skilled musician and worship leader, but one who leads with a pastor’s heart and both spiritual and self awareness to serve as their Worship Pastor. This leader will serve with a fantastic team of staff, contract and volunteer leaders who strive to create environments where people can encounter God through worship, stories and strong Bible teaching.
Situated along the winding roads of the Texas Hill Country of Austin sits a church on the side of a rocky ridge just outside the city that serves as a spiritual lighthouse on the hill. Austin Ridge Bible Church started with a handful of people as Westlake Bible Church. In 2004, Brad Thomas became the Lead Pastor of the then congregation of 300. With a heart and vision to reach the city, Austin Ridge has blossomed into a church with three campuses and over 4,000+ people in attendance each week. Looking forward to what’s next, they are preparing for the future as they have just built out and moved into a $56M campus expansion and new worship auditorium enabling them to continue to grow and reach the over 2 million people of Austin.
The goal at Austin Ridge is to create environments where people can encounter God in the midst of their life. When attending Austin Ridge on a weekend, one will be inspired by the dynamic and genuine worship, encouraged by the message, welcomed by the amazing community of people & be reminded that God’s grace is present and available to all!
The Bee Cave Worship Pastor will bring pastoral, missional, creative and relational leadership to the worship ministry at the Austin Ridge Bee Cave Campus. This is not only the largest location but also the broadcast campus where the weekend teaching streams from.
The worship and creative ministry at Austin Ridge is strong. The church is fortunate to have a very high-quality team of vocalists and instrumentalists who serve at a high level of excellence and proficiency. The right leader will serve with a great sense of awareness and a shepherd’s heart to lead the team and congregation into genuine and participative worship. They will lead through a creative lens that recognizes the culture they are living and serving in with an awareness of how to engage the heart of those who attend across cultural and generational lines. Their ability to incorporate current styles of worship and creativity into what Ridge is already doing is of high value. This leader will must possess the ability to “read the room” and pastor moments through exhorting/encouragement, speaking into moments as appropriate and leading the Church in more than just songs but a meaningful worship encounter.