The Compass Church

Executive Director of Worship Arts



Why I Love This Opportunity

Matt Wright

Vice President Senior Leadership

The Compass Church is an on-mission, disciple-making church in one of Chicago’s most appealing suburbs with proven potential and a healthy culture. Though they are a large church with many campuses, The Compass is friendly, kind, and serious about its mission of Helping People Find & Follow God. The Compass has a reputation for relevant bible teaching that reaches both the seeker and the believer. The Executive Director of Worship Arts is a high-impact Senior Staff position, leading an excellent team of Worship Pastors and Technical Directors who lead over 200 volunteers. This is an exciting opportunity!

About This Organization

The Compass Church has been serving the people of the western suburbs of Chicagoland for 70 years. The church has grown to 5 physical campuses with 3,900 in attendance spanning 14 worship services, including one Spanish service. They also weekly serve over 1,200 online.

The Compass Church is a healthy multi-generational family church! They are focused on disciple-making. The community and volunteer cultures are robust. They are “seeker-sensitive” at heart, and there is momentum as they increase their evangelistic fervor. They are driven to take the gospel “Here, Near, & Far.” And to do it all for the glory of God.

Position Description

The Executive Director of Worship Arts is a Senior Staff position that leads the central worship and production teams over all campuses. The position reports to the Executive Pastor and 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.

Key Responsiblities:

  • The 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 already been laid.
  • This leader will work and partner with the Senior Pastor, the Executive Pastor, the Campus Pastors, and the Executive Director of Communications (a peer role that previously led the Worship Arts teams).

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • This candidate is a strong leader who deeply understands leading artists and crafting excellent weekend worship experiences.

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