Emmaus Church

Buford, GA

Emmaus Church

Position open:

Pastor of Worship

The Opportunity

Emmaus Church was planted 12 years ago by the current Lead Pastor, Anson McMahon, and an awesome core group. Currently, they average between 750-800 in attendance each Sunday across two services. The church is in an exciting season of momentum as they are actively seeking a new and permanent space to meet their growing needs. Emmaus Church was built on a foundation of congregational worship, expositional preaching, participation in the Lord's supper, prayer, and believer's baptism. Their mission is to be a church that leads people to “follow Jesus, make disciples, and plant churches.”
They are a robustly multi-generational church, filled with people from all walks of life. They are Reformed theologically and place a high value on discipleship and spiritual growth. Emmaus Church desires to help their people grow in a love for Christ and a deep appreciation of the gospel by proclaiming the whole counsel of God. This is reflected in their verse-by-verse preaching through books of the Bible while alternating between the Old and New Testaments.
Emmaus Church is seeking a biblically qualified Pastor of Worship to shepherd God's people through leadership in musical worship, engaging in disciple-making, and leading a life worthy of the gospel.
Emmaus Church belongs to the Acts 29 Network.


The Community

Emmaus Church is located in Buford, Georgia, a suburban city northeast of Atlanta. Buford is largely suburban, sprawling, and fast-paced, while also safe and well-resourced. The area surrounding the church is increasingly diverse and experienced substantial population growth during the pandemic. Regionally, the farther northeast you go from the church, the more conservative generally, while the local area tends to be more politically and culturally moderate. There are great options for both public and private schools and affordable housing in the area.
Emmaus is a regional church that sees members and regular attendees drive as many as 40 minutes to attend church gatherings. More than 10 cities are represented within the membership, and at least 7 cities are represented just on staff.
The area is religiously diverse for the southeast as it sees an increasing amount of secularization. Many are familiar with some sort of church experience, as two of the largest mega-church networks in the nation are in their backyard. But as the area continues to grow, the number of unchurched families continues to grow too. The harvest of gospel work is plentiful there, both in calling non-believers to repentance and faith and in calling nominal believers back into deep discipleship.




Proven evidence of elder qualifications (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4) and ministry faithfulness


Previous experience in a leadership role which included leading worship for a church and leadership over worship team volunteers


Minimum of 3 years of experience developing fruitful ministry areas and overseeing/leading ministry volunteers


Complete alignment with Emmaus Church's statement of faith


Complete alignment with the Acts 29 Distinctives

Ideal Candidate


Biblically qualified worship pastor (male, already ordained, or desiring to be so)


Passionate about leading worship through music, specifically within the context of a local church


Heart of a shepherd in leadership, both of the church as a whole and of the volunteers whom he will oversee


Theologically robust, showing a deep care and passion for God’s Word in all areas, but particularly in song selection and service planning


Experience in a leadership role which includes leading worship for a church and leadership over worship team volunteers


Gifted musically in singing; being able to lead from an instrument is strongly preferred


Gifted and experienced in arranging and resourcing a contemporary “worship band” (vocalists, drums, bass, pianos, guitars)


Experience with sound, lighting, and video technology


Willing to take initiative in the overall mission of the role; not needing to be "hand-held" to accomplish the work at hand


Strong work ethic, not afraid to get their hands dirty in manual tasks as well as administrative tasks


Teachable spirit, able to take in and apply criticism in a healthy way

Interested in Emmaus Church?