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Worship Pastor / Worship Leader

The Journey Church
New York, NY
Posted: June 03, 2021
Job Information:
Worship Pastor / Worship Leader
The Journey Church NYC
New York City, NY (Manhattan)

Job Description:

We're looking for an "A" player to fill the role of a Worship Pastor or Worship Leader at The Journey Church NYC.

The Journey is a young (18 years old), growing, contemporary, outwardly-focused church in New York City. Currently we are doing services online, but prior to COVID we had four portable locations in Manhattan.

Our church has been aggressive during COVID and has seen great fruit. As a result, we are looking to expand and grow as we anticipate a return to in-person services.

We are looking for an energetic, go-getter who is ready to live in NYC, work hard, grow as a pastor and/or worship leader and raise up new leaders and artists within the church in this important role on our staff and make a tremendous difference for Jesus Christ in one of the most important cities in the world!

Currently we have over 650 people involved in online groups and even more who attend Church Online each Sunday.

This role is ideal for someone who can lead contemporary worship in an engaging way (preferably with guitar) and lead an experienced band and vocalists. The gift of leadership, raising up new volunteers and growing teams is key as well as the desire to develop and grow as a minister, worship leader, musician and vocalist. This is a key position on our team. Salary is competitive and the position is available immediately.

Are you called to serve in New York City?

Are you passionate about raising up new leaders and volunteers, seeing people get connected in the church and challenging them to grow in their faith?

Do you believe that every believer has spiritual gifts that could serve the church and are you passionate about seeing people mobilized to serve the church and God's kingdom?

Can you work with our team to increase the number of people serving on our Worship Team and invest in the spiritual and artistic growth of those on the team?

Do you have a high view of ministry and of 'serving as part of discipleship' and do you have a strong desire to reach unchurched young professionals?

Do you have interest in growing as a worship leader, a musician, a vocalist, a minister, and a leader?

Can you help improve the quality of the worship experience at The Journey?

Are you interested in helping a growing church continue to grow?

Responsibilities include:

Leadership, growth and innovation of The Journey's Worship Arts Team.

Working with the teaching team to develop transformational Sunday service worship experiences and consistently improving the quality and meaningfulness of the services.

Continually recruiting and equipping new volunteers to join the Worship Arts Team and investing in their growth as artists and as followers of Jesus.

Requires the ability to lead worship, lead teams effectively and to raise up new leaders.

Organizational and administrative skills are a must.

Must be competent musically, be able to build charts and be capable of leading gifted musicians and vocalists in rehearsals.

Overseeing the production of Church Online service and produce high quality worship recordings for Church Online.

Ability to communicate well in small and large group settings, talk from stage, teach at Worship Team New Season Kick-Offs and lead team devotions.

Other desired characteristics include hard-working; strong interpersonal skills; growing leader; team builder; sense of humor; risk-taker (seminary not required).


- A solid calling to New York City
- The ability to lead a vibrant Worship Team
- A passion for the Bible and innovation
- An ability to communicate clearly and lead meetings and worship rehearsals
- A team player
- Experience in a large/growing church
- A positive attitude
- A risk taker
- A passion and drive for evangelism and reaching the unchurched
- A high commitment to the local church
- Comfortable in a non-charismatic worship environment
- Bachelor's Degree required
- Must be willing to work up to 60 hours a week when necessary

Only resumes accompanied with a COVER LETTER will be considered.

The cover letter should be personalized for this position and should answer 4 questions:

(1) Why are you interested in this position?

(2) Have you read the book "Engage: A Guide to Creating Life-Transforming Worship Services" by Journey Pastors Nelson Searcy and Jason Hatley?

(3) Why would you feel comfortable relocating to New York City?

(4) And what about you makes you stand out from other candidates for this position?

*Also if you have a recent video/audio of you leading worship in front of a group (large or small) please include that along with your resume and cover letter.

Please send cover letters and resumes to

Sorry but we won't consider applications or resumes that don't follow the above directions.
Position Information:
Position Title:Worship Pastor / Worship Leader
Time: Full Time
Category: Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor
Denomination: Non-Denominational
Worship Style: Contemporary
Church Size: 750 - 1000
Contact Information:
Organization Name:The Journey Church
Address1:247 W 37th St. Suite 300
City:New York
State or Province:NY
ZIP Code:10018
Country: USA
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