Beach Road Baptist Church

Worship Pastor

Southport,

North Carolina

Why I Love This Opportunity

Mike Haight

Associate

Beach Road has seen incredible growth over the last several years, adding over 200 new members in the last three years alone. Also, they’re experiencing record baptisms, and 80% of the nearly 600 members are actively serving. The church is debt-free, and its giving has exceeded budgeted expenses for the last seven years. This surplus in receipts has allowed the church to invest in a $5.5M campus expansion. It has also allowed them to increase mission efforts and develop a robust benevolence ministry that serves church members and the local community. This is an exciting season of ministry at Beach Road! All of this, and it sits just minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in the country!

About This Organization

Beach Road Baptist Church is excited for the future as it pursues the mission to “Make and Mature Followers of Jesus Christ.” Their vision is to be a soul-winning, serving, and sending church guided by their values: Truth over trends, People over programs, Pursuit over passivity, Serving over sitting, Giving over getting, We over me, and Great over good. Beach Road began in the mid-1980s as a church plant from another local church. In 1989, it became self-supporting and has continued to grow over the years. They’ve had only four Lead Pastors in their 34-year history and underwent an effective revitalization in the early 2010s. Beach Road is a resilient body, overcoming several challenges in the church’s short history, including building damage and a 14-month displacement during Hurricane Florence, followed by another displacement due to the COVID pandemic within months of returning from the hurricane. Since returning to in-person services in late Spring 2020, the church has grown exponentially.

Beach Road sees musical worship as a vital aspect of the Sunday morning gathering and other special services. This multigenerational congregation embraces a blend of musical styles that leans toward modern expression while incorporating the historical songs of the church in fresh ways. Engaging the people in participative worship is of utmost importance, so they value approachable songs for their worshippers. The atmosphere here is casual and informal, and each weekend’s worship team includes acoustic and electric guitars, keys, bass, drums, and 2-3 vocalists. The worship ministry is healthy and made up of dedicated volunteers who love the Lord and lead well.

Position Description

The Worship Pastor will have primary responsibility for leading the church in worship on Sunday mornings and in various other services and contexts. This person must be a capable vocalist with administrative and leadership abilities. The role requires the ability to build teams, shepherd people, and lead with confidence and vision.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee song selection, media preparation and presentation, sound and lighting enhancements, set design, and coordination of all instrumentalists and vocalists.
  • Be responsible for praise and worship in all scheduled church services and events.
  • Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals necessary to facilitate musical worship.
  • Staff each worship service with adequate musicians, vocalists, tech team, and leadership.
  • Direct maintenance and care of equipment related to worship ministry.
  • Schedule volunteers for services and provide resources to equip team members to serve well.
  • Collaborate to plan the corporate worship services with prayer, conceptual forethought, theological accuracy, and musical appropriateness.
  • Ensure that worship supports the overall teaching ministry and mission of the church.
  • Recruit, train, and empower worship team members according to their gifting, ability, and interests.
  • Develop and empower team members.
  • Oversee the annual worship budget with stewardship and excellence.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • The successful candidate will be a strong platform leader and solid vocalist who can ideally lead from an instrument when needed.
  • The person should value a modern expression of worship while blending it with time-honored songs of the Church.
  • The church would benefit from a leader who is a gifted recruiter and builder to grow and expand the team.
  • Musically, the new leader should challenge others toward excellence
  • They should lead the team to understand that this begins with effective rehearsals and should value good preparation.
  • Relationally, this person should be authentic and lead with transparency and openness. This should be true on and off the platform as they invest time building relationships with many in the church.
  • Above all, the new Worship Pastor should be a person of high character and personal holiness who loves Jesus and has allowed the gospel to shape every aspect of their life.

 

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