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Associate Pastor of College and Worship

Northwest Baptist Church - Gainesville, FL

Salary/Range: 50,000-60,000

Website: http://mynwchurch.com

Northwest Baptist Church in Gainesville, FL is seeking to hire a full-time Associate Pastor of College and Worship who will develop and oversee a collegiate ministry designed to reach students at Santa Fe College and the University of Florida (75k students) and lead corporate worship for the entire congregation. The ideal candidate would meet the biblical qualifications of a pastor, have a passion for reaching and discipling college students, and possess the necessary musical abilities to lead worship. We're looking for someone who is willing to take a long view and come alongside to help be apart of the process of revitalization.


Collegiate Ministry Responsibilities:
· Develop and oversee a ministry designed to reach students at Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.
· During the semester, plan and lead a worship gathering for college students and work with the local Baptist Collegiate Ministry.
· Oversee discipleship and small groups within the college ministry.
· Work with the Budget Committee to prepare the annual college ministry budget and manage the approved budget.
· Work with the Lead Pastor and the Associate Pastor of Youth and Families to identify, train, and send out potential missionaries, church planters, and gospel ministers from the college ministry.
· Recruit, disciple, and train volunteers to serve in the college ministry
· Work with youth pastors from surrounding cities (Jacksonville, Orlando, etc.) to develop a “watch” ministry for students who will attend college in Gainesville.

Worship Ministry Responsibilities:
· Develop and lead a biblically based (blended) style music ministry including the praise band, and vocalist in order to help fulfill the mission and strategy of the church. This worship ministry will be Christ-centered and provide a meaningful worship experience reaching multiple generations.
· Oversee the enlistment, training, and spiritual and skill development of all volunteers and personnel in the music ministry.
· Work with the Lead Pastor in planning worship services.
· Work with the Associate Pastor of Youth and Families in planning music for children and youth as needed.
· Serve as a member of the Church Council.
· Work with the Budget Committee to prepare the annual worship budget and manage the approved budget.
· Enlist, train, and oversee volunteers for technical areas, including lighting, sound, live streaming, and media ministry.
· Oversee the maintenance and security of all musical equipment.
· Assist the Lead Pastor in day-to-day operations as needed
· Attend weekly staff meetings

Requirements:
• Character that is above reproach (1 Timothy 3; Titus 1)
• Ability to teach and preach.
• A calling to live and minister in a collegiate atmosphere.
• Experience leading worship.
• Experience with leading and building worship teams.
• Must be a good team player and a growing believer
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Seminary trained.
• Ordained in a Southern Baptist Convention church and affirms the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
• Proven track record of being dedicated to local church ministry.
• Ability to pass a background check.

Desired Skills (but not required):
• A background in audio engineering.
• Experience with small groups/discipleship.
• Experience with technology (website, audio, video etc.).
• Experience in college ministry.