Vineyard Church

Worship Pastor

Kansas City,

Missouri

Why I Love This Opportunity

Chesed Berry

Associate

Vineyard Church Kansas City has a love for its city built into its DNA! From the people who are fully engaged in the church to those who are far from Christ and wouldn’t consider stepping through the doors – all are valued. Their Vision is to be “THAT CHURCH” with “THOSE PEOPLE” and a Mission “to make MORE and BETTER Disciples.” They are stretching deep and wide, knowing that God has called them to make an impact on Kansas City.

About This Organization

Planted in 1990 during the early days of the Vineyard movement, Vineyard Church Kansas City has a rich history of seeing God’s provision and favor in and through the ministry. Even through ‘rough seas,’ He has remained faithful to use this church to reach people who are far from Him, growing as large as 3000 on an average Sunday across four campuses.

After a season of difficult leadership transition and the pandemic, the church hired the new lead pastors (Greg and Michelle Hartmann). The church was averaging 1100 on weekends. However, in the last two years, the church has rebounded and grown significantly to over 2100 on the weekends. God is doing a new thing in and through this church and team. You can feel that fresh energy and momentum!

Today, the church is growing and thriving. New families are engaging, and the kids’ ministry is multiplying – SO much! In the future, there are plans to revisit the multi-site expansion, trusting that God will lead them into new communities that are hungry for a church like Vineyard. Last year, they launched a new campus in Lansing Prison and sent out another church plant.

There is incredible excitement and momentum right now. It’s a fantastic time to join this talented and passionate team as they continue on that journey of God’s faithfulness and favor.

Position Description

The Worship Pastor is vital to creating a meaningful worship experience for all services and events at VCKC. This pastor is primarily responsible for overseeing the Worship Team and working closely with the Lead Pastor, the production team, and the creative teams. A strong team of committed volunteers and contracted “artists in residence” serve in this important ministry. The new Worship Pastor will be able to appreciate and develop that team and develop more leaders to live out their gifts to lead people in worship.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the primary Worship Leader for weekend services & church-wide events at VCKC
  • Collaborate w/ Executive Pastor team regarding worship services and events at VCKC
  • Prepare songs, arrangements, and charts for worship services.
  • Lead and oversee all aspects of worship services, ensuring a spiritually enriching and engaging experience.
  • Direct and coordinate worship teams, including vocalists, musicians, and technical support, fostering a collaborative and cohesive environment.
  • Provide pastoral care and spiritual guidance to worship team members.
  • Collaborate with other church leaders to align worship services with the overall vision and mission of the church.
  • Develop and implement creative elements in worship services, such as visual media, to enhance the worship experience.
  • Foster a culture of worship that encourages active participation, reflection, and connection with the Lord.
  • Organize and lead rehearsals, ensuring excellence in musical performance and a spirit of unity among team members.
  • Support the overall pastoral ministry of the church in events, pastoral care, and community outreach.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • A pastoral calling
  • Gifted at leading worship through vocal and instrumental talent
  • Must be comfortable in an upfront and visible leadership role
  • Must possess strong people skills
  • Alignment with Vineyard values for – Spirituality, Excellence, Joyfulness, Generosity, Innovation, Collaboration, and Encouragement
  • Must be able to have fun
  • Must love people
  • Must be highly collaborative and flexible
  • A good listener and a good communicator
  • Able to process feedback, criticism, and change requests with a positive attitude and diplomacy
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must desire to continue to learn and grow in ministry
  • Must believe in Vineyard values, goals, priorities, and convictions

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