Why We Love This Opportunity
ENCOUNTER is a church for all people. This gospel-centered church is committed to leading people towards a life focused on the finished work of Jesus, the hope of the Gospel as declared in God’s Word, and the way this truth transforms us into becoming fully devoted disciples of Jesus. The goal at ENCOUNTER is to create environments and experiences where people can encounter God in the midst of their life.
Church or Org Description
ENCOUNTER is a thriving and missional church with a rich history and an ever-evolving influence in the Ventura, California, community. Committed to being a church defined by grace, over the past six decades, ENCOUNTER has celebrated tremendous Kingdom impact not only in Ventura County but also around the globe as they have obediently reached out their hands to serve both across the street and across the world. They believe that God is writing and rewriting stories in and through the life of people who are fully surrendering themselves to His purposes. ENCOUNTER celebrates these stories and regularly shares them as a source of inspiration and encouragement for others to trust Jesus with their lives. The Bible has always remained their source for ultimate truth and direction as they embrace three essentials to “Encounter God, Encourage Each Other, and Engage the World.”
The Worship Pastor will bring pastoral and creative oversight, management, and visionary leadership to areas of worship, production, and communications. They will oversee support staff in tech/production ministry, and graphic designers both in-house and contract who create series branding and resources. They will partner with Pastor Brett and the Pastoral/Ministry Staff to tell the stories God is writing through the impact of ENCOUNTER.
The right leader will lead with a great sense of awareness and a shepherd’s heart to lead the team and congregation into genuine and participative worship. They will lead through a creative lens that recognizes the culture they are living and serving in with an awareness of how to engage the heart of those who attend across cultural and generational lines. Their ability to incorporate new styles of worship and creativity into what ENCOUNTER is already doing is of high value. This leader will possess the ability to “read the room” and pastor moments through exhorting/encouragement, speaking into moments as appropriate, and leading the church in more than just songs but a meaningful worship encounter.