Employment (Churches)

Multi-site Worship/Associate Pastor

Highland Community Church, Wausau, Wisconsin

Worship and other normal “pastoral” duties are associated with this role.

Ministry description

The campus worship pastor helps us to magnify God with authentic, non-showy, yet exuberant, relevant worship. Work in harmony with the Merrill associate pastor to lead a lay team to execute the Merrill campus ministries with excellence so duties other than worship apply. Stylistically, our musical worship is like: Hillsong, Passion, Vertical Worship, Getty’s, Sovereign Grace Music, Matt Redman, etc.


  • Adherence to the EFCA doctrinal statement (credentialing in the EFCA within two years)
  • Godly Christian character who is above reproach (1 Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9)
  • Sincerely loves people with a shepherding heart
  • Possesses effective discipleship, leadership and equipping skills to supervise others
  • Is a loyal TEAM player on a staff that values TEAM
  • Committed to Highland’s philosophy of mission and ministries
  • Possesses strong organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Effective use of Microsoft products for written communication including email
  • Is a resourceful self-starter who is also flexible in changing situations
  • If married, a solid, God-honoring family, which is as engaged in HCC church life as other active attenders
  • A willingness to live in, and to become a part-of, the community in which we will plant the new campus
  • Willingness to abide by the church’s bylaws
  • Experienced in shepherding (authentic high touch)
  • Is excited to commit to this position for a minimum of five years (please do not apply if you are unable to commit to a minimum of five years)


  • Work in harmony with the Merrill associate pastor to lead a lay team to execute the Merrill campus ministries with excellence
  • Lead a lay team to execute Sunday morning services with excellence
  • Lead worship rehearsals and services weekly at one of the campuses
  • Work with worship pastor and technical director to oversee technical and video aspects of worship services
  • Lead the recruiting and training of: musicians, audio, visual media operators and technicians, and drama teams for the Merrill campus
  • Maintain (or ensure the maintenance) and purchase worship equipment together with the worship pastor and technical director
  • Ability to recruit, develop and equip leaders (an equipper: Eph 4)
  • Joyously working with all ages, including children, especially during mid-week, evening ministries
  • Participate in HCC’s overall ministry (we have a: “One Church, Multiple Locations” comraderie)
  • Maintain approved office hours (including some at the main campus)
  • Other pastoral roles as needed. Understanding that this campus will start with two pastors, there will be other normal “pastoral” duties associated with this role

How to apply

Send resume, cover letter and links to video of candidate leading worship (or video of singing) to jhinds@highlandcommunitychurch.com.

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