Worship Pastor

Crossway Church

Job Description

Worship Pastor Job Summary

This position is responsible for the planning and execution of both modern worship services by recruiting, auditioning, discipling, rehearsing, producing, and leading the worship team, tech team, and livestream team as they work to achieve the mission and vision of Crossway Church. 

This position would assist and provide consultation with staff and ministry area leaders to provide a meaningful music experience as a part of their regular programming and special events.


Weekly Schedule

4 full weekdays are required (schedule TBD). Thursday evening worship/tech team rehearsals (5-8pm) are required. Sunday mornings (745am - 1200pm) are required. 


Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop Sunday Service worship that supports the direction of the Preaching Team.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and lead midweek rehearsals with the band.
  • Work with tech team to maintain music, production and livestream technology and keep it in a steady reliable state.
  • Provide care, training, development, and direction to worship and tech team members.
  • Maintain a continuous learning mindset by developing personal pastoral, theological, musical, and vocal precision.
  • Coordinate events and activities for worship and tech team, including all huddles, Sunday services, staff meetings, prayer meetings, special events, etc.


To lead effectively at Crossway Church, this position must have the following competencies:


Interpersonal Skills & Communication​ - This individual must be energized by meeting, engaging, and interacting with others, have clarity of speech and proper use of grammar, communicate across different layers of the organization, and be able to make effective presentations to diverse groups. When working with volunteers, must lead by example and be willing to hold them accountable with healthy conflict resolution (Matthew 18) for music preparation as well as spiritual preparation. 

Process Oriented & Organizational Skills​ – This position requires a person:

  • with proven skills in creating, implementing, maintaining, and following through on processes that ensure people are engaged, cared for, informed, and connected 
  • who shows a high level of initiative and attention to detail with processes and systems 
  • who solves problems with creativity with minimal input  
  • and who can successfully develop new and better ways to work and promotes a continuous improvement mentality.


Musicality ​- Musical and vocal proficiency are needed in order to learn, lead, and produce a set of songs. Theological precision is required to test song lyrics and create Sunday liturgy.


Leader Development​ -This pastor needs the ability to provide musical and spiritual feedback to the volunteer teams as well as to ​provide support and encouragement to them. 


Collaborative Leadership​ - Collaboration across the organization with various ministry partners is essential. This would include the ability to lead in concert with other leaders, to integrate multiple perspectives and synthesize them into a cohesive plan, to lead across teams, and to coach volunteers and production team members.


Digital Systems - Understanding of and experience with the operation of current modern worship technology and the ability to construct a full band mix (both live and for online stream). 



  • 3 years of experience leading worship or equivalent experience, preferred
  • Proficient or knowledge of software packages such as:
  • Planning Center Online Suite
  • Google Suite
  • Multitracks, Chartbuilder, & Playback
  • Abelton or other multitrack software preferred


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 30 pounds.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as a computer keyboard, mouse, and similar machines.



The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

For more info on our church’s culture, visit our website: crosswaychurch.com

For additional inquiries on the open position, please email: [email protected]


In addition to a resume, please send a video or link to a service that shows you leading worship to the application email provided. 

About Crossway Church

Crossway Church is located in Vicksburg, MS, and averages 400 attendees on Sunday mornings in two identical services at 9:00 and 10:30 am .  Crossway holds high-energy, modern services where our goal is to disciple our members and reach people and change lives for Christ throughout our community. 


Our church's mission, given to us by Jesus, is to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, ' (Matthew 28:19 NIV).  As a church, our hope is that in everything we do, our church values (Same Team/ Same Mission, Bring Your Best, Do Life Together, and Pursue the One) will guide our decisions and our ministries to accomplish this mission.

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Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
High School Diploma

Date Posted
1 week ago
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Baptist: SBC

Church Size
300-500 people people

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