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Hi, I’m Joshua Dickey.

Helena, MT

Phone Number

(406) 459-5712

Email

[email protected]

Experience

Hannaford Street Bible Church
Worship Pastor

Education

Kentucky Wesleyan College
BA in Music

Denomination

Non-Denominational

Years In Ministry

20 years

Vocals/Instruments

Tenor, Keys & Piano, Trumpet and French Horn

Skills

Teaching/Preaching, FOH engineering, Some Stage Design, Online Streaming and Social Media

Tools & Software

ProPresenter, Planning Center, PowerPoint, Ableton, GarageBand

Personal

Wife: Jennifer (28 years)
Kids: 2 Older Children
Personality: ESFJ

Top 3 Strengths

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Philosophy of Worship
What is your philosophy of worship?

First and foremost, worship must be centered on Christ. I believe that Christ must not only be the focus but that He is allowed to move by His Spirit and is welcomed in our praise. We must be drawn to respond to His grace and realize each time we gather that without His sacrifice we couldn’t worship or have hope of heaven. He is the gift, the giver, and the sole purpose of all we do. Worship must also be targeted both to those “exploring Christ” and those “growing in Christ”. Because we speak to and lead both believers and unbelievers, we must assume nothing and explain everything. I find worship is most effective when I can connect with everyone at any stage in their walk. That effectively means that time must be taken to explain even the most basic elements of worship, encourage people to participate, and realize that simple is best. I am a pastor at heart and like to connect with people at the personal level…sharing my own experiences and heart so that we’re all on the same page. I desire what God does…honesty and transparency. He knows our hearts, our thoughts, and our motives anyway so I look for creative ways to allow people to get to those corners of their hearts and then lay those things before the cross in praise. I also strive to create atmospheres where there are no distractions and where everything is done with utmost excellence. I prepare weeks in advance so my teams have time to process and rehearse the music. This helps everyone to internalize the songs and have ample time to prepare musically and spiritually to lead. I try to communicate with my pastor about the topic and choose themes that mirror the message and focus on an attribute of God or an idea that helps people understand Who He is and what He has done. We rehearse two times before each service and go through all the elements of service ahead of time so there are as few distractions as possible, but we do leave room for the Spirit’s leading and for human error. God wants the best we have to offer, but He doesn’t expect perfection so neither do I. My ultimate goal is that everyone participates and is connected to God and has an opportunity to hear Him speak and then to respond accordingly. I work diligently to encourage the church to sing, read aloud, lift hands, kneel, or express their love to God however He is leading. I want our church to be a worshiping church, realizing that it is practice for what we will do for all eternity.

Ideal Relationship with Lead Pastor
How would you describe the ideal relationship between senior/lead pastor and worship leader?

The ideal relationship between a lead pastor and worship leader would be one of great communication, understanding one another’s strengths and weaknesses, and a common desire to see the mission and values of the church accomplished in the team.

References

Gezer Garcia || (406) 465-9190 || [email protected]
Larry Sheldon || (406) 431-6111 || [email protected]
Gary Hopson || (715) 298-2649 || [email protected]
Allan Scott || (406) 461-6308 || [email protected]
Favorite Worship Song

King of Kings

Hillsong

Favorite Scripture

Romans 12:1-2