The River Christian Community                  Worship Leader/Pastor Job Posting

First Priorities

The River is prayerfully-seeking the person of God’s-directing who will be an essential addition to our Team. This person will have a passionate love for God, people and the ministry of worship within & through the local church.

You must include video/video links of you performing/leading at least three modern worship songs picked from the following artists (preferably with a band): Elevation Worship, North Point Music, Hillsong United, Vertical Church, Rend Collective. (We do not desire to stifle anyone’s creativity or put you in “a box”; we love a huge variety of musical genres and stylings. We hope this request tells us something about you.)

Video taken with a quality phone is acceptable as long as your voice and playing is clearly heard. Please do not respond to this posting without a video package being linked in some format.

Please include links to all personal social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube).

Please download and complete the Worship Leader/Pastor Application found at our website: theriver-cc.com. Also, read carefully the entire job description, our vision, mission and core values statements, and our statement of beliefs found at our website.

Please do not contact by phone.     Send info to: [email protected]


About The River

The River is an engaging, loving non-denominational church community in Oakdale, CA. Oakdale is just east of Modesto in the central valley of California, about 2 hours to the beach, 1 hour to the mountains & Yosemite and 90 minutes to Sacramento and San Francisco.

We are a community of Jesus-followers whose mission is to make disciples who will love God, love people and serve Jesus together.

We are thoroughly Biblical and socially conservative while being relevant and neoteric in expressing our beliefs, vision and mission.

We believe in and desire Christ-centered, passionate worship. We deeply appreciate and believe that music is an effective tool for drawing people toward the heart of God, and therefore, we want to offer an engaging musical environment that will draw people toward an unmistakable experience with Jesus Christ.


Who We are Seeking

We are seeking a Worship Leader/Pastor who will lead in our various weekly worship experiences. A person whose love for God and people is evident and engaging in all aspects of life and ministry.

We are seeking someone who is a skilled musician who can vocally lead while playing guitar and/or keys.

This person must be confident in training and leading those older and younger in teams of volunteer musicians of all ages.

In addition to leading our Worship Experiences, we are seeking a strong leader who will develop and lead a multi-band worship/production team; and is skilled in the use of current technologies in worship (including: sound, lighting, various computer and projection software and live-streaming).

We are seeking an overall worship leader/pastor who will manage, develop and execute our weekly worship experiences with a heart for excellence and an eye for detail – and who will utilize his/her gifts, skills and training while working with our executive leadership team. This person will be a consummate team player.

We are seeking and praying for a spiritual shepherd for our team. A person who will care deeply for and about our worship team’s (musicians and technicians) emotional, relational and spiritual growth … along with caring about and leading all of our people into a growing personal relationship with Jesus and the vital worship experience that accompanies that relationship. This is, in practical expectations, a pastoral position.

Salary (Estimate):
$52,000 - $58,000
Church size:
351 - 500