The Compass Church
Executive Director of Worship Arts
Why We Love This Opportunity
The Compass Church is an on-mission, disciple-making church in Chicago’s western suburbs with proven potential and a healthy culture. Even though they are a large church of many campuses, The Compass is friendly, kind, and serious about its mission of Helping People Find and Follow God. The Compass has a reputation of relevant bible teaching that reaches both the seeker and the believer. The Executive Director of Worship Arts is a high-impact position, leading an excellent team of worship and production staff and hundreds of volunteers at a high-impact church. This is an exciting opportunity!
About This Organization
The Compass Church has been serving the people of the western suburbs of Chicagoland for over 65 years. After humble beginnings as the “Evangelical Free Church of Naperville” that met in a local bank building, The Compass Church has since grown to four physical campuses and 3,800 in attendance (pre-COVID) spanning 12 worship services; including one Spanish service. They have also recently launched an online campus.
The Compass Church is a healthy multigenerational family church! The community and volunteer cultures are robust. They are “seeker-sensitive” at heart, and there is momentum as they increase their evangelistic fervor – even amid a pandemic. They are driven to take the gospel “Here, Near, & Far.” And to do it all for the glory of God.
The Executive Director of Worship Arts is a senior staff position that leads the central worship and production teams over all campuses. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned leader in the worship arts to lead, develop and mentor exceptional staff and lay people to help thousands of people find and follow Jesus, without the demands of a consistent on-stage responsibility. The position reports to the Executive Pastor, works closely with the Senior Pastor, is a peer to other Executive Directors and Campus Pastors, and has Worship Pastors and Tech Directors as direct reports.
The current team dynamics and processes are healthy, and this person does not need to rebuild the entire system; instead, they will have the opportunity to build a strong culture on the healthy foundation that has been already laid. This leader will work and partner with the Executive Director of Communication and Special Projects (a peer role that previously led the Worship Arts teams). This relational and team dynamic will be absolutely critical, and the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to build bridges and flourish in a partnership environment.
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