Compensation: $37,500 - $52,000
Position Summary: To provide leadership for the creative and student ministries at Bridge Church. The ideal individual for this opportunity loves to lead people of all ages into a passionate worship experience, and loves students.
Your Win: To reach, grow, and provide leadership to the creatives and students at Bridge. To weekly orchestrate a Jesus loving creative culture that develops the creative gifts in all ages and creates transformational worship experiences.
Summary Of Ministry Expectations and Approximate Hours Per Week:
Our Leadership Culture
Empowerment with boundaries. You will have clear direction, with creative freedom, healthy boundaries, and flexibility.
Honor and loyalty. We honor each other and protect each other. We honor those over us, along side us, and those God has entrusted to us to lead.
Grace filled accountability. None of us are perfect and we all fail. We understand that sometimes the best intentions, most diligent planning, and prayerfully considered steps don’t go as planned. You have the freedom to fail and learn. It’s part of life and leadership.
Collaborative learning. We learn from each other. We listen for what we haven’t yet heard and look to see a different viewpoint. We believe you don’t know what you don’t know, until someone who does know what you don’t know, tells you what you don’t know. Teachability is the key to everything.
Responsive creativity. We spur each other on. We take a good idea and make it great. We take a sketch from one person and create a masterpiece together. Together we find the meat of an idea and set the bones aside.
Our Worship Culture:
Our Philosophy: Our desire is to create an atmosphere of “prayerfully organized spontaneity.” We are continually managing the tension between what we have prayerfully prepared and yet spiritually sense as we lead. We believe in lingering in the moments when the Holy Spirit is doing something we did not plan or program for. We also don’t want to get lost in a moment and miss what the Holy Spirit has next. It is our desire to create experiences where people see authentic worship occurring on stage and respond with authentic acts of worship themselves. We are open to adapt styles and songs to reach a specific demographic and age group. It is always about creating a set that provides a path to God’s presence.
Our Influences: Elevation, Belonging Co, Charity Gayle, Hillsong, Life Church, Bethel, Gateway, James River, etc... If it sounds good and helps people enter into worship we will explore it. Every song is filtered through this question, “Will this song help people express their love and devotion to Jesus easily and passionately?”
The Ideal Person
Spiritually: The ideal candidate is someone who possesses and is developing the following spiritual attributes.
Passion for Jesus. They don’t simply like Jesus, THEY LOVE HIM. Their passion and love for Jesus is evident.
Purpose filled living. They live from the purpose of knowing Jesus and making him know to others.
Persistent spiritual growth. They learn and live the words of Jesus. They pray through problems and obstacles. They worship with all they are, and they have, in every season of life. They change, and desire to live and love like Jesus.
Patience with the Church. When we love Jesus we love his bride. With all its imperfections, inconsistencies, and missteps, we love the church of Jesus. We speak honorably about her. She is not perfect but she is the bride of Jesus.
Prayer first living. They believe the first response is a prayerful one. The ideal person believes everything accomplished for eternity begins in prayer. They also believe there is nothing prayer cannot change.
Musically: The ideal candidate is someone who possesses and is developing the following skills.
The ability to play by ear and is proficient in music theory and classic technique.
The ability to sense the direction of the Holy Spirit in a service and change plans accordingly.
The planning and spontaneity necessary to prepare properly yet lead spontaneously.
The ability to lead vocally and instrumentally.
The ability to attract, assimilate, and train quality musicians.
The ability to play and lead various styles of music.
The ability to train and prepare students musically.
Verbally: The ideal candidate communicates with clarity, relevance, and anointing. They have the ability connect with their audience and move them to action.
Academically: A degree in music or a related field is helpful yet not necessary. We are looking for someone who has natural God given music ability and leadership more than a degree. Leaders are learners.
Creatively: The ideal candidate is someone who possesses and is developing the following creative leanings.
Intuition... They can see what others don’t.
Innovation… They find a way to accomplish what others only think about with what we have. Curiosity… They want to learn new things and explore new territory.
Vision... They dream big, take action, persevere to completion, and then dream again.
Infectious... They inspire others to innovate, explore, and create.
Professionally: The ideal candidate is someone who has and is developing the following professional attitudes.
The ideal person loves students and creatives. They are passionate and driven to reach them, disciple them, and engage them with the message and hope only Jesus can give.
The ideal person is someone who is self motivated. They are excited about the church they are in, the opportunity they have been given, and look forward to accomplishing what needs to get done.
The ideal person is teachable and welcomes direction. They are emotionally and spiritually mature and can engage in and through tough conversations. They receive instruction, learn, and change.
The ideal person loves to build teams. They believe winning together is way more fulfilling than succeeding alone.
The ideal person embraces the dynamics of teamwork. They understand great teams trust, disagree, go all in, hold each other accountable, and celebrate team wins first and foremost.
The ideal person follows and supports even when they cannot see what the leader sees. They believe that the leader often senses what is around the corner before it can be seen.
The ideal person is positive and finds solutions. They see a problems as challenges to learn and grow through.
The ideal person is honest about their failures, struggles, and short comings. They seek out help and support.
The ideal person is a learner. They learn from the success and failures of others. They listen to podcast, read books and blogs, and are always growing.
The ideal person is a pioneer. They know the road least travelled is not as smooth as those already paved, but they long to do something new and fresh. They would rather enjoy what they build than endure what they inherit.
The ideal person sees an opportunity. They are up for the challenge and can’t wait to start.
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