MINISTER OF MUSIC & WORSHIP

JOB DESCRIPTION

Accountable To: Lead Pastor

Accountable To Me: All Musicians, Vocalists, Music/Worship Interns, and Volunteers

Category: Ministerial Staff

Ultimate Responsibility: Be a “team-player” in supporting and fulfilling the mission, vision, and doctrinal beliefs of First Baptist Church.

General Description of Role: Working with and assisting the Lead Pastor in leading the church in worship, especially in the musical dimension.

Qualifications:

  1. a professional and enthusiastic stage presence
  2. excellent vocal and instrumental skills (guitar or piano/keyboard)
  3. knowledge of classic hymns as well as new worship songs and the ability to sing, play, and lead both in a multiple service format
  4. the ability to read music and teach basic vocal skills
  5. the ability to lead both a contemporary (band, praise team, etc.) and a traditional (piano, organ, choir) service
  6. an outgoing personality and excellent people skills, including an encouraging, positive attitude and a team-player mentality
  7. the ability to work with existing musicians and to aggressively recruit new musicians
  8. the ability to lead and collaborate with creative and media support teams
  9. an upstanding Christian testimony and character
  10. Preferred music education, bible college or seminary
  11. Previous experience preferred
  12. Must submit to a criminal background check

Job Duties and Expectations:

1.   Coordinate the musical and creative aspects of worship services:

  • Prepare and manage annual budget for music worship ministries.
  • Approve and supervise music for all church-wide worship services and functions.
  • Recruit, equip, and oversee musicians for vocal, band, choir, special music, and worship leading.
  • Select music for all services and functions as necessary.
  • Direct rehearsals and coordinate vocal and instrumental (band) production, including all audio, lighting/mood, screen-use/appearance (including lyric slides – make sure they are accurate), and staging. Be sure to communicate with all technicians in a clear and timely manner.
  • Lead the musical and creative elements in worship services (accompanying, singing, worship, etc. as required).
  • Purchase, catalog, and coordinate all ministry-area-related resources, including lead sheets, scores, choir/ensemble books, etc.

2.   Assist in the development and execution of worship services:

  • Assist the Lead Pastor with vision, brainstorming, and producing creative ideas for use in services and programs.
  • Work with the Lead Pastor to develop the worship service order and flow, including the use of music, media, drama, message and audio/visual. Especially give appropriate input regarding musical selections, including their placement, flow, transitions, mood, etc.
  • Work with the Lead Pastor in creating and coordinating special services/productions, including but not limited to Christmas and Easter services.

3.   Oversee equipment and logistics:

  • Handle all issues related to audio, video, or lighting equipment including repair, purchase, inventory, and budget management.
  • Coordinate the use of all church media resources.
  • Purchase, catalog, and coordinate lead sheets, scores, choir/ensemble books, etc.
  • Select and maintain worship software.

4.   Fulfill ministerial staff responsibilities:

  • Maintain principles of impeccable Christian conduct and character, ministry competence, and chemistry, including an enthusiastic desire to work with people, a humble servant’s heart, a positive “can-do” attitude, and a teachable, “team-player” spirit.
  • Communicate and coordinate all ministry area related functions/rehearsals with the master church calendar.
  • Attend church-wide functions (including Sunday morning worship) and any other function as requested by or negotiated with the Lead Pastor, including but not limited to staff meetings and leadership meetings.
  • Submit to a criminal background check and performance staff review as requested by the Lead Pastor.
  • Adhere to the church’s Constitution, By-Laws, and Official Policies, including the Staff Policy Manual.

Qualified candidates who sense God’s leading to this exciting ministry, please send a resume with references to Caren at [email protected] by December 20, 2020.