Worship Pastor

Langley Campus



We are looking for an energetic individual to join the Worship team at Langley Campus. This is a part-time position (30 hours per week). Responsibilities include assisting the Associate Pastor (Gather) by facilitating a climate of worship primarily during the Sunday morning gatherings.

Key functions involve assisting with the planning of services, coordinating volunteers in the worship department, and resourcing and scheduling key services and events.

The ideal candidate should be able to work independently, lead and work with teams, handle multiple tasks, have good written and verbal communications skills, problem-solve, as well as understand music arrangement, vocals, songwriting and recording, and appreciate and maintain a broad range of music styles.   

Preference may be given to applicants with Bible school and musical training, who also have proven experience in leadership, supervision, and budget management.

How to Apply: 

Please email your cover letter and resume to: JoinTheTeam@clachurch.com

Job Purpose: 
To facilitate, in conjunction with the Associate Pastor, a climate of worship primarily during Sunday morning gatherings through worship leaders and musicians that are part of the musician community at CLA. A key function involves working with volunteers in musical development, resourcing and scheduling for key services and events as requested.

Position Summary: 
The candidate in this part-time role will likely find their workload to be spent according to the following percentages:
Spiritual Instruction & Care = 40%, Ministry Focus = 40%, Human Administration = 20%.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the strategic vision for the effective operation of the worship ministry in conjunction with the overall vision of CLA.
  • Provide leadership in all aspects of supervision including recruitment, orientation, motivation, and possibly termination of volunteers.
  • Develop and inspire the volunteer team to use of their musical gives in performing, writing and recording
  • Coordinate and oversee scheduled rehearsals and team with Gather Pastor.
  • Oversee the management of worship repertoire, working with key volunteers, staff and ministry assistant to ensure balanced, biblical, culturally fitting selection
  • Research, develop and implement initiatives in a cost effective, proactive manner to meet the needs of CLA and the department goals
  • Develop and implement strategies for communicating and promoting ministry services
  • Relate to all age groups including youth, families, and seniors
  • Prepares musicians and singers for regular services and special events as determined by MLT
  • Provide resources (i.e. charts/recordings) to musicians as needed to allow for preparation
  • Attend meetings and follow up on action items and ensure accountability of others within their area of responsibility
  • Oversight of creative recording projects, ensuring quality control of CLA brand
  • Working with direct supervisor to develop and oversee departmental goals, directives and budgets
  • Produce an annual budget and operate within the budget forecasts
  • Monitor revenues and approve expenditures
  • Performs all other duties as required

Knowledge, Skill, Ability:

  • Can plan, organize, and coordinate volunteers.
  • Demonstrates professional ethics and principles.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Provides consistent leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and skill at problem solving
  • Demonstrates advanced computer knowledge, particularly with music software and online resources
  • Maintains knowledge and skill level to provide expert delivery of services
  • Demonstrates solid knowledge of business and fiscal responsibility.
  • Maintain productivity and focus during periods of interruptions
  • Proven ability to multitask with strong attention to detail
  • Sound mentorship and counselling skills
  • Solid understanding of music, arrangements, vocals, choir, band, song writing and recording
  • Maintain a broad range and appreciation of music styles

Behavioural Competencies:

Spiritual Focus: To live an authentic and growing Christian life.
CLA Focus: Ability and willingness to align one's own behaviour with the overall mission and strategies of CLA: 

Our Mission: Joining God in transforming our lives, neighbourhoods, nation, and world.
Our Strategies: 

  1. GATHER: Regularly attend CLA's Sunday church services.
  2. GROW: Engage in meaningful, growing relationship with God and other Christ-followers in CLA.
  3. SERVE: Volunteer my time and talents to serve others in or through CLA.
  4. GO: Share my faith through love and good deeds in my neighbourhood and world.

Service Focus: Desire to focus one's efforts on discovery, meeting and serving the needs of the others as they align with the ministry focus and goals.
Teamwork: Work cooperatively within teams, work groups and across CLA to achieve overall vision and goals.
Flexibility: Willingness to adapt to and work effectively within variety of diverse situations.
Problem Solving: Ability to review situation, organize the information, identify some key factors and suggest/generate solutions.
Relationship Building: Able to establish and built rapport with others within the overall objectives of the ministry.
Accountability: Setting of high standards of performance and holding team members, and others accountable for results and action.
Faith & Character: 
Deep and growing personal relationship with God
Consistent evidence of the fruit of the Spirit
Integrity, Humility, Servant Heart
Committed to life-long learning
Enthusiastic Team Player
Positive & future focused

Degree preferably in theology with major in music. Minimum of five (5) years of related experience, education and/or training. Ability to play various musical instruments. Previous leadership, supervisory and budget experience.

Note: This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

How to Apply: 

Submit resume and cover letter to JoinTheTeam@clachurch.com