Worship Arts Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Becky Ykema


ENCOUNTER Church is a phenomenal multigenerational and multicultural community in the beautiful beach town of Ventura, CA. Located 10 minutes from the ocean, ENCOUNTER is postured in an area of the country that is diverse and outdoorsy. It provides a ton of opportunities to share the love of Jesus with those who have not yet encountered Him.

About This Organization

ENCOUNTER is a thriving and missional church with a rich history and an ever-evolving influence in the Ventura, California, community. Committed to being a church that is defined by grace, over the past six decades, ENCOUNTER has celebrated tremendous Kingdom impact not only in Ventura County but around the globe as they have obediently reached out their hands to serve both across the street and across the world.
This gospel-centered church is committed to leading people towards a life focused on the finished work of Jesus, the hope of the Gospel as declared in God’s Word, and the way this truth transforms us into becoming fully devoted disciples of Jesus.
ENCOUNTER is committed to three essentials:

Position Description

It is the goal of the ENCOUNTER Worship & Creative Ministry to facilitate an environment where people can respond to the goodness, faithfulness, grace, love, and presence of God. They aim for the songs they sing to be theologically truthful, spiritually formational, singable, and responsive as they engage people in Christ-centered worship. It is absolutely vital that the worship leaders be able to connect with and capture the congregation, leading them in active participation.  Their passion for Jesus, the people, and the team must be genuine and contagious!

Key Responsibilities: 

  • This person will lead a creative process that will enhance the programming efforts in weekend services and other special services, creating a worship experience for those truly seeking the Lord.
  • They will oversee the Creative Director, who implements the media used in weekend services.
  • They will oversee the worship team schedule, rehearsals, music preparation, quality, and recruitment.
  • They will oversee the communion team leader, who serves and leads their team once a month.
  • They will significantly influence future upgrades to the room and AVL systems for further improvement of the Sunday experience.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • They possess spiritual maturity and self-awareness, with the ability to collaborate and work well with others.
  • They possess the ability to be self-driven and creative, proactively bringing ideas to the team.
  • They will have a “let’s try!” approach to ministry by taking risks and experimenting, knowing every experience is one we can learn from.
  • They will be proficient on guitar (acoustic or electric), and lead with strong vocals.
  • They will be a shepherd to their worship team, walking alongside their leaders through good times and hard.
Salary Range:

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