Associate Worship Pastor

Live Oak Church

Job Description

General Purpose:

The role of the Associate Worship Pastor is to lead the congregation in engaging, dynamic worship designed to draw people closer to Christ and to His salvation, and lead them into deeper discipleship of Him, while developing the church's vocal teams to lead in their gifting with specific training.

About Live Oak Church:

Live Oak Church in Denham Springs, LA, is located in a thriving community just east of Baton Rouge. We average ~1,350 in-person worshipers on Sunday mornings across 3 services (2 contemporary, 1 traditional), in addition to those who worship with us online. We are driven by a single goal - to do our part in leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Principle Focus:

Promote the stated mission and goals of Live Oak Church under the direction of the Worship Pastor, and serve as a colleague in ministry with the pastoral staff. Work with the Worship Ministry staff to develop and train vocalists to serve the local church through the technical excellence (proper vocal technique, health) and spiritual excellence (passion for the Lord, devotion, leadership) expected of those on the platform.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Professing born again follower of Jesus Christ
  • Ordained minister (preferred)
  • Worship/music degree (preferred)
  • Prior experience in a similar position

Working Relationships and Accountability:

  • Reports directly to the Worship Pastor.
  • Spiritual accountability from the Senior Pastor.
  • Organizational accountability from the Executive Pastor and HR Committee.
  • Supervises accompanist, vocalists, and relevant volunteers (choir, vocal teams)

Regular and Occasional Duties:

Providing worship for corporate services:

  • Schedule singers and musicians for weekly services, conducting vocal rehearsals as needed.
  • Prepare charts/vocal roadmaps, and lead mid-week vocal team/Worship Choir rehearsals, as needed.
  • Assist Worship Pastor to plan, staff, and lead special worship experiences, including Easter Sunrise, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve.
  • Plan and oversee Children's Choir summer music camp.
  • Assist with leading and/or scheduling soloists/accompanists for funerals, as needed.

Development of Staff and Volunteers:

  • Identify, recruit, and train new vocalists to serve on the Worship teams and in the Worship Choir.
  • Train and incorporate student vocalists into weekly services.
  • Assist the Worship Pastor in training volunteers through the Worship Development Program, designing plans for each vocalist on the Worship Team, leading vocal classes or workshops as needed, while incorporating spiritual disciplines and leadership in each area.

Office responsibilities:

  • Track relevant metrics (choir attendance, engagement, development, etc.)
  • Attend weekly Staff meeting.
  • Attend monthly Administrative Board meeting.
  • Maintain music library

Employment Status:

  • Full-time position with benefits, including but not limited to 401k enrollment with 100% matching (up to 3% of salary), monthly cell phone stipend, generous vacation & PTO.
  • While we have a preference for a full-time commitment, we welcome applications from qualified candidates interested in a part-time opportunity.
  • Salary range: $43,000-45,000, based on educational background and experience. Raises determined annually based on performance.

Review of Performance:

  • A departmental evaluation by the employee’s immediate supervisor and/or the Executive Pastor within the first 90 days of employment.
  • An annual performance review will be conducted by the Worship Pastor.

About Live Oak Church

Live Oak Church is located in a thriving community just east of Baton Rouge. We average 1,100 in-person worshipers across our 3 Sunday morning services (2 contemporary, 1 traditional), in addition to those who worship with us online. Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Some College

Date Posted
5 months ago
Denham Springs, Louisiana


Church Size
1,000-2,500 people

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