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Hi, I’m Thomas Hartung.

Roseville, CA

Phone Number

(916) 532-3312

Email

[email protected]

Experience

Westside Christian Church
Associate Pastor of Worship &
Community Development

Education

William Jessup University
BA in Bible and Theology

Denomination

Non-Denominational

Years In Ministry

15 years

Vocals/Instruments

Tenor, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums

Skills

Sound Engineering, Stage Design and Lighting, Social Media, Preaching/Teaching, Small Groups, Mentoring, Curriculum Writing

Tools & Software

ProPresenter, Planning Center, Media Shout, PowerPoint, Logic, Pro Tools, GarageBand

Personal

Wife: Christine (12 years)
Kids: Jude (7), Jonah (5), Ariah (2)
Personality: ISTP

Top 3 Strengths

Analytical0%

Artistic0%

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Philosophy of Worship
What is your philosophy of worship?

I believe in worship as heritage. every Sunday is an opportunity to both join in the past heritage of worship, and make new heritage. I believe this includes the reading of Psalms, the singing of older songs, and hymns, and the addition of new songs. This could even include new songs written by the worship lead or the worshipping collective within the church. All of it can be used to edify the church and worship together. I believe worship is both about us and not about us at all. God gave us this beautiful gift of music with its various styles and sounds we get to enjoy, At the same time worship is happening every moment through the vast creation without our even acknowledging it. Worship is something we have an opportunity to join into every moment of every day. But, the gathering of the church to worship together is a truly special moment.

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

I believe that the worship leader role is to be in direct support of the pastoral vision for the church. The worship lead should connect the message and/or theme on any given Sunday with the overall worship experience of the church. I believe this is accomplished by mutual respect and teamwork between the senior pastor and the worship leader. The senior pastor should not view the worship team as his own personal worship playlist micromanaging every decision. But, on the other end the worship lead should submit to feedback and requests from the senior pastor in so far as his or her ability and resource allows.

References

Dan Barber || (916) 247-7437 || [email protected]
Isaac Radford || (916) 677-9389 || [email protected]
Carlo Walth || (916) 261-8321 || [email protected]
Chris Thomas || (805) 679-1094 || [email protected]
Favorite Worship Song

You’re Beautiful

Phil Wickham

Favorite Scripture

Psalm 73:23-26