Creative Arts Pastor

Job Description

Have you ever dreamed about being on a leadership team that drives towards creatively bringing the Kingdom of God here on earth? Do you long to be on a team that pushes each other towards excellence? Does being a part of a team that models authenticity and grace appeal to you? Are you a natural born leader who isn’t afraid of the stage? If so, you may be just what we are looking for.

What you’ll be doing:


  • An imperfect but growing follower of Christ.
  • A leader of leaders. Not just an artist.
  • Someone who leads out of his or her own story.
  • Someone who is constantly willing to better/research his or her craft.
  • Someone who is fanatical about embracing the vision of NC.
  • Someone who is innovative and creative and wants the freedom to try new things.
  • The word “can’t” doesn’t fit in your vocabulary.
  • A proven and self-motivated leader that has the ability to train, equip, and build teams.
  • Excellent administrative and communication skills.
  • Someone who is at the top of the class both vocally and with the guitar.
  • Someone who can maintain a healthy spiritual balance of work and rest.
  • Someone who can be open and transparent with the other staff team members; admit struggles and fears; encourage; deal with conflict in an authentic, healthy, and direct manner.

What we are looking for in a Worship & Arts Pastor:

Volunteer Team Development
  • Recruit and develop teams of volunteers to use their gifts in the area of worship (leading, singing, playing, instruments, and support).
  • Lead and shepherd the creative arts teams while fostering a sense of community and trust among them.
  • Coordinate leaders and volunteers in all components of worship programming including music, audio, video, lighting, creative elements and series.
Creative Service Design
  • Use multiple art forms/creative elements to enhance the worship experience and engage the church family. Lead a creative planning process with your team.
  • Primary worship leader for our Sunday services. Design and lead worship services as needed (Christmas Eve, Worship nights, Student Worship Teams).

Application Instructions

  • Assemble your Application Packet (which should include all of the following):
    • Resume
    • Two video links
  • Email your packet to Kelly Thomas (kelly@ncvisalia.com). No phone calls please.

About Neighborhood Church

Neighborhood is a church of about 1800 in weekly attendance. Our mission is to inspire people wherever they are to live like Jesus wherever they go. Neighborhood is located in Visalia (population 130K), in the heart of central California only a couple of hours from LA, the Bay Area, the mountains, and the beach. Check us out at ncvisalia.com for more info.