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Worship Ministry

Worship Pastor

The Ridge
Posted: 01/12/2022
Salary/Range: $60,000
Columbus , Indiana

Meet The Ridge:

The Ridge began as a traditional Bible church in the 1950s. The church had a rich heritage of Bible teaching and youth ministry. However, the most recent God-led journey for The Ridge began in 2008 and was driven by the vision “to do whatever it takes to reach our community for Christ.” That vision required significant changes in values and strategy. This included a name change (to “The Ridge”) in 2008 and relocation in 2013. The church grew during that time from 300 to 1200. Much of that growth has been the result of the vision—reaching people who had not been going to church.

Being a church for people who don’t like church or who have given up on church is one of the highest values at The Ridge. Connecting people to the church through groups, serving, and giving is also a high value so that people can become more like Jesus.

About the Worship Pastor:

The Ridge is looking for a team player who embodies the work ethic and spiritual passion in doing “whatever it takes” to reach the Columbus, IN community for Christ. The Worship Pastor at The Ridge is responsible for leading creative worship experiences that align with the vision and values of the church. They will also train, equip, oversee, and care for the team of volunteers serving on the worship team.

The ideal candidate will be a committed follower of Christ, have demonstrated leadership capacity, and be highly relational. They will live out the ethos of The Ridge and embody the message that nothing matters if people don’t matter and believe that they are the key to making that possible.

Primary Responsibilities of the Worship Pastor:

Creative Planning & Programing

  • Lead and design creative content for weekend experiences.
  • Coordinate weekend and special event programming.
  • Be a champion for the use of relevant content.
  • Work closely to support The Ridge teaching and productions teams on all of the above.

Musical Direction

  • Create and lead weekend and special event worship music as the primary worship leader.
  • Lead and develop the musical style and sound of The Ridge.
  • Lead and direct our band, instrumentally and vocally.

Technical and Media Oversight

  • Provide oversight of all technical aspects of audio and video infrastructure at The Ridge.
  • Oversee the execution of and provide creative direction of video content.

Other Expectations/Working Relationships

  • Be a member in good standing at The Ridge.
  • Must attend services, participate in a life group, and give financially (a minimum of a tithe).
  • Embrace and desire to accomplish the vision, values, and strategies of the church.
  • Participate in pastoral care as needed (funerals, weddings, hospital visitation, Biblical counseling).
  • Responsible to the Lead Pastor and managed via a work plan/performance review process.

Gift Requirements

  • Spiritual gifts – Primary (essential for this position): Leadership, Creative Communication. Secondary (beneficial for this position): Administration, Shepherding.
  • What You Bring: 

    Education & Experience:

    The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of pastoral experience.

    Personal Characteristics:

    • Character — Must be above reproach.
    • Competency — Able to develop, lead, implement, and maintain systems that help people connect with our church and grow spiritually.
    • Chemistry — Able to fit in and work within a highly collaborative team environment and have healthy relationships and seamless fit into both the church and work culture.
    • Great sense of humor and is highly relational.
    • Possesses a high level of integrity and work ethic.
    • Consummate team player and collaborator.
    • A humble servant leader.

    What it’s Like to Live in Columbus, Indiana: 

    Columbus is a delightful small town (44,000) about 45 minutes south of Indianapolis. Columbus is consistently ranked as one of the top small towns in the United States.  In 2009, “Relocate-America’s Top 100 Places to Live” noted “the city’s impeccable art, lush landscaping, a first-rate park system, and of course, the outstanding architecture.”

    Experts from the Travel Channel, National Geographic, and Fodor’s helped compile the list, calling Columbus an “unexpected municipal gem” (March 2012). Forbes also named Columbus as one of the “Best Small Towns to Raise a Family” in November 2010.

    Columbus is known for being family-oriented and safe, yet culturally innovative and diverse.

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