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Calvary Bible Church of Flagstaff is seeking a full time worship pastor. The purpose of Calvary Bible Church is that all would come to know Christ as their Savior and grow in His grace.

General Description and Qualifications:

The office of Pastor is a high calling. This man is also called an elder and bishop/overseer (1Timothy 3:1; Titus 1:5; 1 Peter 5:1-4). He must meet the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.

Terms used in this job description:

Church congregation, church family, and church body are used interchangeably to refer to the local assembly of believers at Calvary Bible Church.

Church Members – the voting membership of record of Calvary Bible Church

Relationships and accountability:

He should have an obvious love for the Lord and is primarily responsible to Him as the Chief Shepherd (1 Corinthians 16:22; 1 Peter 5:4). He should view himself as constantly living before the presence of God.
To the congregation: He serves in a loving, servant leadership role. He is to lovingly lead with authority of the Scriptures (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; 1 Peter 5:1-4). Believing that all members of the body are accountable to one another he shall be accountable to his brothers and sisters in Christ for his life (1 Timothy 5:19-20).
To the Elders and Deacons: He submits to the Elder board (Hebrews 13:17)
To ensure unity (Ephessians 4:3) He will report to and closely work with the Senior Pastor

Scriptural responsibilities: The role of the Worship Pastor at Calvary Bible Church is scripturally based.

The Scriptures clearly delineate the following functions so they will take first priority. Where Scripture is silent or unclear we conclude that additional responsibilities are either cultural additions or the responsibility of the whole church family.

He should be a man devoted to the study of the Scriptures and the ministry of prayer (Acts 6:4; 1 Timothy 2:1- 8; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 4:2; James 5:16).
Teach and equip believers by means of the sufficient Word of God (Eph. 4:11-12; 1 Tim. 4:13-14). He shall shepherd the congregation in worship with scripturally based lyrics, desiring the congregation to grow in their relationship with God. (2 Tim. 2:15; 4:1-2). He shall be involved with the regular discipleship and development of worship leadership (2 Tim. 2:2). He should encourage the members to discover and utilize their spiritual gifts and develop their own ministry as the Lord leads. He shall counsel individuals with the sufficient Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Psalm 19:7-11).
Do the work of an evangelist (2 Tim. 4:5). He shall help equip others in the church body to be involved in sharing the Gospel. He shall lead in and encourage the congregation to pray for the lost (1 Tim. 2:1-8). He shall encourage the congregation to share their faith personally and through church programs.
Protect the flock. He (along with the other Elders) shall help to carefully select church leaders on the basis of their godliness and character (1 Tim. 3:1-13, 5:22). Teach and warn both publicly and privately concerning teaching that does not comply with the CBC doctrinal statement (Acts 20:28-30; 1 Tim. 4:1-6; I Tim. 6:20-21; 2 Tim. 1:13-14).
Live an exemplary life in both his personal and family life (Col 3:23-24, 1 Timothy 4: 7-8, 12; 6:11; 2 Timothy 2:1-7, 22 , 4:5) The church recognizes the importance of family and therefore his family time and the spiritual care of his family should be balanced with other responsibilities.
Care for the needs of the church family. He is primarily responsible for the spiritual needs of the congregation but should also be aware of the needy and those who may have special needs such as widows (1Timothy 5:1-10)

Other areas of responsibility (along with the Elders and Deacons serving the flock):

Recruit congregants to help lead worship through both music and tech
Equipping those involved in the worship ministry
Continue to grow in knowledge of advancing technology
Stay up to date with software and copyright issues: (e.g. CCLI, Planning Center, Song Select, Sharefaith)
Create proposals and plans for updating church production equipment
Coordinate the flow of Sunday Service as well as other special services
Communicate with all involved with Sunday Service
Develop worship leaders for various ministries throughout CBC
Develop and foster worship throughout all CBC
Other duties (e.g. administrative) as assigned


The church Elders shall evaluate his ministry at least annually based upon this description and any goals that were established at the end of the previous year. The Elders and Deacons will make recommendations concerning the pastor’s salary based upon this evaluation (1Timothy 5:17-18).


Music knowledge- ability to read music, understand how voices relate, basic chord structure, time signatures, key signatures, dynamics, navigating the beginning to the end of a piece of music with any repeats or “jump to/go to” instructions that are built into the score, and tempo considerations.
Musical ability: beyond knowledge, the worship pastor must also have the ability to lead a congregation in worship
Ability to teach: Must be able to teach others in their music ability
Candidate should consider Sunday Morning a time for equipping the Saints for the work of the ministry
Candidate should know how to create an atmosphere of worship that includes emotion, but is not emotion based
Candidate knows the musicality of songs and recognizes worship songs the congregation can sing and songs they cannot
Candidate should have a love of hymns as well as contemporary praise music
Candidate should be faithful, accessible, is supported, and teachable
Faithful- his yes is a yes and no is a no
Accessible- Easily reached when needed
Supported- Has a support network, spouse supports in ministry
Teachable- Able and willing to learn
Candidate has a desire to shepherd the flock in worship

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