|Why We Love This Opportunity|
|South County Baptist is a multi-generational congregation that is currently completing a strategic planning process which has placed a high priority on connecting with young families, singles, and college students while continuing to minister to the older generation in their congregation. Their desire is to be an equipping center providing the tools and encouragement for ordinary people to live the extraordinary life which comes in relationship with Jesus Christ. SCBC is known as a friendly church family that builds relationships outside of their church walls. They’ve sought to engage their community with the Gospel since the beginning by establishing ministries to multi-housing areas (apartments and mobile homes), helping plant two churches, and hosting two ethnic congregations in their facilities (Filipino-American Christian Church and the Arabic Baptist Church). Exciting days are ahead and they are looking for a Worship Pastor who can link arms with them on the journey.|
|Church or Org Description|
|Located in St. Louis, MO, the people of South County Baptist aspire to share Christ boldly, connect with the culture relationally, build disciples deliberately, and care for their community intentionally. As a multi-generational church with as many as 4 generations in the same family worshiping together each week, they’ve been generous in providing resources to see ministry thrive. SCBC recently completed a $3.5 million investment in their facilities including a completely renovated worship center, the addition of a large music suite, preschool facilities, students area, gymnasium, and fellowship hall.
Each weekend, about 400 people gather to worship at South County Baptist across two different services. SCBC operates with the understanding that people enjoy choices in musical worship style, so their earlier service is designed for those who desire a more “traditional” worship experience. This service is led by a worship choir, accompanied by piano and organ, and includes hymns with a mix of some newer songs. The second service is designed for those who enjoy more modern musical worship styles. This service is band lead with a blend of modern worship songs and contemporary hymns. Instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, keys, bass, drums and electric guitar.
|The goal of the worship ministry at South County Baptist is to present a passionate and authentic corporate worship experience regardless of the style of the music. The new Worship Pastor will oversee all things related to worship and media while shepherding those involved in these ministries.
Committed to their model of offering services with different musical worship styles, the ideal would be to hire a new leader who has the expertise to work with the choir and lead in both services. However, there is an openness to considering alternative options that would allow the Worship Pastor to specialize in leading one of the services while bringing oversight to the other. Either way, the new Worship Pastor should have an appreciation for the value that both services bring to the life and ministry of SCBC. The successful candidate will have a strong singing voice, the ability to be conversant with instrumentalists in a modern band setting, and a basic proficiency in many of the technologies currently in use. The new hire will be a “people-person” who genuinely desires to engage with people of all ages and lead in a way that will encourage unity among this diverse range of people.