Tabernacle Baptist Church


Denomination - Southern Baptist

Weekly Attendance - <  500

Location - Decatur, Illinois

Position - Worship Pastor

About the Position:

The Worship Pastor’s primary focus is to lead the Worship Ministries of the church. He is relationally healthy and will partner with the Lead Pastor in corporate worship and ministry. He shepherds, mentors and leads the musicians, vocalists and all other volunteers including video, sound, and lighting. He also provides vision and oversight to the media ministry of the church. 




  • Provide Pastoral care to the congregation through discipleship, small group leadership, counseling, prayer, and evangelism

  • Act as the Primary Worship Leader in all weekly services

  • Shepherd the Worship Ministry to reflect the doctrine of the church, by selecting and arranging music for services

  • Develop and administer age graded choir ministries for children, youth, adults, and senior adults

  • Oversee Worship & Media for assigned Sunday morning services and potential future services

  • Plan, organize and lead multiple worship experiences to connect across generations and cultures

  • Assist with planning and execution of new services and experiences including different formats and forms of musical and creative expression; to include:

                           Praise Band and vocalist 


  • Work closely with the pastoral team to develop themes and integrate the various creative elements into a cohesive message that supports the sermon series and other vital areas of church life

  • Discover, develop, and deploy an effective Worship team; to include:


                            Praise Team



                            Audio/Visual team

  • Oversee application/interview/audition of new volunteers for Worship Teams Conduct weekly rehearsals for Music Ministry teams

  • Give executive oversight to all communications through Church website and social media Ensure communication and coordination between the Worship Arts and the Technical Ministries

  • Supervise maintenance and acquisition of music and technology equipment

  • Participate in overall duties as part of pastoral team including weekly staff meetings Coordinate seasonal musical and drama programs

  • Develop and oversee the Music and Worship budget

  • Weekly responsibilities as needed in other areas

Pastoral Duties

  • Assist with weddings and funerals as needed

  • Serve as Pastor On Call during assigned weekends

  • Assume responsibility with Ministerial Staff for hospital visits, shut-in visits, member counseling, and attendance at Deacon’s Meeting

  • Participate in Staff Planning meetings and in developing the activities calendar

Other Ministry Duties

  • Provide leadership, vision, and oversight to Media Ministry

  • Directly supervise media/communications staff

  • Staff liaison to Music Ministry: Coordinate with ministry lay leaders and Music/Media Deacon

  • Staff liaison to Worship Ministry: Coordinate with ministry lay leaders and Worship Deacon

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A little bit about Decatur, Illinois


Decatur is the largest city in Illinois. It is known for being the first home of Abraham Lincoln. In 2018, Decatur was named the Nation's most affordable housing market.Decatur offers 23 public schools and several colleges; such as, Millikin University and Richland Community College. There you will also find several attractions, including the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum, Children's Museum of Illinois, Scovill Zoo, Overlook Adventure Park, Lake Decaturand Rock Springs Conservation Area and Nature Center.