Outlook Christian Church of the Indianapolis, IN Metro Area is hiring a Full-Time Worship Arts Minister and has partnered with DiverseChurchJobs.com to find the right person.
This long-standing, highly visible, impactful role is vacant because of a successful tenure of service of the previous Worship Arts Minister who transitioned to a new ministry assignment at another church. This was a healthy, fruitful, and godly transition that has now paved the way for the Outlook Christian Church to be intentional about engaging a wider, more diverse audience to have that intentionality reflected on the leadership team and on their stage.
A growing region, for them, also means a growing diverse region. The church and its leadership is committed to honoring the diversity within the body of Christ, that reflects the heart of God and seeing that in a healthy way within its church.
The church family finds its roots in the Restoration Movement — a historical shift in American Christianity that emphasized “restoring New Testament Christianity” in its simplicity and straightforward approach.
God’s been telling quite a story through their local church for over 150 years. On May 1, 1866, Oaklandon Christian Church was officially organized. 138 people were named as original members.
Through the decades they’ve changed buildings and addresses as they’ve grown. The current location is their fourth building!
Despite different locations and changing seasons, one thing has remained — their steadfast faith in Jesus and dependence on His leading. In 2009, the church relocated to the current 50 acres in McCordsville (a suburb of Indianapolis) and became Outlook Christian Church.
You can learn more about Outlook’s Vision, Mission, and Statement of Faith here: https://www.outlookchurch.org/about
Outlook Christian Church is a multi-generational church. They operate mostly autonomously but believe in the value of partnering with those with whom their beliefs align. Within their church, the leadership includes elders (spiritual and financial oversight) and Ministers & Staff (daily ministry). The MISSION of Outlook Christian Church is to develop disciples of Jesus Christ who are connecting, growing, serving, and going.
The POSITION VISION
This full-time pastoral position is responsible for all ministry related to our on-campus and online weekend worship gatherings (currently two every Sunday morning) and any other worship and creative arts programming throughout our church.
The Worship Arts Minister at Outlook Christian Church will…
- be a strategic servant-leader focused on execution, an effective trainer and recruiter of volunteers, an engaging communicator, and a caring pastor with strong inter-personal communication skills who prioritizes people.
- be professionally mature, solidly ethical, teachable, and well-organized.
- possess substantive training (at least a bachelor’s degree or its demonstrable equivalent in training or experience) in the field of ministry and be able to demonstrate a heart and calling to this field.
- develop, lead, and add value to team members and leaders involved in all aspects of the worship arts ministry, including music, creative, video, and technical areas
- be primarily responsible for planning and facilitating our contemporary Sunday morning worship gatherings
- be able to lead the congregation in meaningful worship as a singer, and preferably be able to play guitar or piano while doing so.
- have proven experience serving in team-based, local church ministry.
The work of those employed by the church is unique and important because this labor contributes to the strength and advancement of God’s Kingdom. Thus, it is imperative that attention be given toward the development of one’s spiritual health through prayer and the regular intake of God’s Word. Participation in the life of the church by worship, service, and tithing is essential. Ministers are expected to live in a lifestyle that is both godly and ‘above reproach’ by abiding by our Ministerial Code of Ethics.
All staff members will work and serve as a team. A commitment to trust and community is essential within staff relationships. Communication of any personal or professional differences should be a priority among the parties involved. These differences should stay within the context of the staff relationships.
It is understood that all new programs, special calendar events, or significant alterations to existing programs will be discussed and approved at the regular ministerial staff meeting.
You can contact us for more details on specific responsibilities, duties, qualifications and skills.
The COMMUNITY of Indianapolis, Indiana Metro Area
Indianapolis, Indiana known as the “Crossroads of America”, is a big city with elements of a small-town feel. This ever-changing city has a low unemployment rate of 4.2%, a dynamic sports scene, and one of the best growing sustainable food and agriculture scenes in the country. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Indy, as it is affectionally called, is a welcoming city with a growing economy.
Indiana’s capital, Indianapolis, is the most populous city in the state. With a population of around 855,000 people, it is the 15th largest city in the United States. The metropolitan area has more than 2 million residents, making Indianapolis (or Indy, for short) the economic and cultural center of Indiana.
Indy was founded in 1821 as a transportation and manufacturing hub. Following the Civil War, Indianapolis grew quickly, becoming the world’s third-largest pork packing city and the second largest railroad center in the U.S. It also became home to 60 automakers, rivaling Detroit as the center of automotive manufacturing industry.
But Indy is more than ham and trains. The city is mostly known for its amateur sports. The city is not only home to the largest, single-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis 500, the city has one of the largest children’s museums in the country, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and features many other great museums and parks.
Indianapolis is a very family-friendly place, and it has a growing millennial/generation z population. Nearly 66% of the population in Indianapolis live in family households, and more than 35% of the residents are under the age of 25. Many of these families and young residents are attracted to the city’s low cost of living (more on that in a bit) and the job opportunities.
Around 40% of Indianapolis residents identify as religious.
According to Forbes Magazine, the cost of living in Indianapolis is 7.6% below the national average making it a great place to both live and work. The average annual salary is $45,780, which is slightly lower than the U.S. average of $48,320. And the average price for rent is a little over $800.
Indianapolis has seen extensive job growth over the past few years, with healthcare, tourism, and sports among the top industries there.
More than 90 national companies have headquarters in the city, including Eli Lilly and Company, Anthem Inc., Angie’s List, RCI, Simon Property Group, Dow AgroSciences, Finish Line and the NCAA. Which, obviously, is a good thing if you’re looking for work. Indiana is one of the only Midwest states guaranteeing residents the right to work without the obligation to join a union.
Indianapolis isn’t called “The Crossroads of America” for nothing. Several major interstates surround and intersect the city, allowing for easy access to road trip to other destinations in the Midwest.
The Indianapolis International Airport serves all major US airlines and flies to over 40 non-stop domestic destinations.
As you land in Indianapolis, the first thing you’ll notice is the airport. The first new international airport in America designed and built after 9/11, Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International, best airport in America from Conde Nast Traveler 2014-2019, rated #1 (on everything from security to baggage claim) by travelers in a J.D. Power & Associates poll, and named Best Domestic Airport by the Travel + Leisure Reader’s Choice Awards.
Most individuals and families in the area are extremely happy with the quality and rigor of the local public-school systems. Nine K–12 public school districts serve Indianapolis residents, the largest being Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). There are also dozens of private, parochial, and independent charter schools operating throughout the city.
Winter in the Midwest can be brutal. Between cold temperatures and snow, it’ll take you a little longer to get from point A to point B from November through February. Be sure to invest in a sturdy winter jacket and boots to keep you warm.
Most say the summers make it worth enduring the long, cold winter months because summers in the Midwest are sunny for the most part. However, it can get a little humid in July and August, so beware. (Source) (Source) (Source)