26 West Church

Pastor of Worship



Why I Love This Opportunity

Sean Badeer


26 West is ready to welcome its next Pastor of Worship! This is a great opportunity for a leader looking to lead and build a worship culture at a vibrant church in greater Portland.

About This Organization

26 West Church is a fantastic church in Hillsboro, OR. They were initially planted as a campus of a larger church in Portland in early 2012 but went independent in 2016 under a new vision to plant more churches in the greater Portland area. Since then, 26 West has grown to a church of 500 that passionately pursues its mission to help people experience life in Jesus.

Position Description

The Pastor of Worship is primarily responsible for assisting the Pastor of Teaching and Leadership with all aspects of weekend gatherings. The Pastor of Worship will serve as the expert in their area(s) of responsibility, having both technical mastery and multi-faceted talent in the area of music performance and production. This position also has responsibilities for leading staff and volunteers, administration, teaching, and people care as the church may require. The Pastor of Worship will have a “secondary role” that will be assigned in time that might be adjusted as the needs and staff dynamics of the church change.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekend gatherings.
  • Full Worship Responsibility, including but not limited to:
  • Select and plan the music for weekends and other gatherings.
  • Recruit, equip, motivate, and supervise teams of music and production (sound, lighting).
  • Work with Youth and Kids staff to develop student musicians and worship leaders.
  • Develop new music and production team members.
  • Manage the teaching audio and video podcasts.
  • Work with the Pastor of Teaching and Leadership in creating content and environments for the gatherings.
  • Other duties as assigned
    Active involvement in a 26 West Community.
    Respond to all staff/volunteer concerns in a timely manner.
    Agree with the beliefs of 26 West Church.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

    This is a great opportunity for someone skilled and passionate about building teams. While the team has carried on well after the last person left, they desperately need someone to bring community, vision, and new volunteers to the team.
    The leadership philosophy at 26 West is about creating opportunities for outsiders to engage with the church. The next Pastor of Worship at 26 West must be passionate about creating environments that reach outsiders.
    The next Pastor of Worship will need to be skilled in developing volunteers and handing over responsibilities. With oversight of worship and production, there is a huge opportunity to build a creative team of volunteers who own significant ministry responsibilities.
    Portland is passionate about art and music. The next Pastor of Worship will need to be passionate about art in the church and skilled as a worship leader. Many of the staff at 26 West serve on the worship team, so the next leader in that arena will need to be great as a musician and leader.

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