The Worship director is a jubilant lead worshiper who initiates, coordinates, and oversees the worship ministry. This includes but is not limited to, our weekly worship, implementation of the mission, vision, and values of FRC, crafting the themes for each service in conjunction with the lead pastor and worship planning team, and working with the worship technician in the training and nurturing of worship team members and projection/sound technicians while also working with various groups throughout the church to use music and the arts for worship and presentation.
To ensure that each and every worship service creates an inviting and worshipful atmosphere for believers, those returning to faith, and those new to faith, and is led in such a way that all ages have an opportunity for an authentic encounter with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. FRC leadership desire that each participant leaves the worship service challenged to live for Jesus. We need a more energized, experiential worship service to accomplish our goals to grow spiritually and numerically and to reach millennials.
- Creative communication
- Ability to connect to, communicate with, and solicit from people
- Likable, joyful, down to earth
- Confident, yet humble
- A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him.
- Experience in leading worship, vocalists, and musicians, and a sense of calling to serve in this kind of ministry role. We long for a worship director to energize our worship and make it to flow beautifully using the best of old and new, skits, creative elements, multiple worship participants for prayer and other elements, and preparing smooth worship transitions.
- A proficiency in both singing and playing drums, guitar, piano, and/or other musical instrument with the ability to lead a congregation while playing. This includes an understanding of, and love for, both traditional and contemporary music and worship styles.
- Have the verbal and musical ability to segue between songs, weaving them together and providing musical interludes at appropriate times for worship, so that the flow of the service is uninterrupted.
- Can lead in soliciting new musicians and vocalists. We want to expand our participants.
- Possess the musical capability and leadership skills to teach and train worship team volunteers.
- Is supportive of and loyal to staff members and the church body.
- Exhibits a spirit of cooperation and teamwork and is teachable.
- Become a member of FRC and participates in church activities on a consistent basis.
- Willing to sign employee beliefs and conduct covenant
- Lead and work with the worship planning team and lead pastor to plan, create, organize, and implement the weekly worship services.
- Oversee and coordinate all musical and creative elements of the worship service.
- Organize and lead weekly rehearsals. This includes a rehearsal during the week, and a warm-up/review prior to the Sunday service, in addition to any other rehearsals necessary.
- Integrate the children and young adult ministries into worship as appropriate (i.e – kids choir at Christmas, youth praise team, etc. . . .) .
- Recruit and select worship team volunteers. Oversee and coordinate the volunteer schedules on a weekly basis. Volunteers should be utilized at various times for singing, skits, prayer, readings, and any other aspect of the service.
- Work in conjunction with the audio and projection screen volunteers to provide a consistent, quality sound mix and to organize visual aspects of the service and create any visual presentation necessary.
- Work with the decoration team to provide seasonally adjusted, fitting banners and décor.
- Look to empower volunteers with significant responsibilities as necessary and bring out the best in all team members.
- Stay up to date with U.S. trends in worship music and various worship styles, explore new ideas for corporate worship, and be open to change and the shifting of responsibilities as growth and ministry develop.
- Volunteer in other aspects of the life of the church as you feel called. This includes leading a small group.
- Any other additional duties as agreed upon by the lead pastor, worship planning team, and elders.
Time, Compensation, Other Information
- This position will be part-time paid position, with compensation to be commensurate with experience. The competitive salary will be negotiable per experience and skills.
- The Worship Coordinator will report directly to the lead pastor with additional accountability to the personnel team and elders. A formal review and compensation adjustment will occur annually.
- The worship director will lead worship 50 Sundays per year, plus special services such as Thanksgiving, Christmas candlelight, Maundy Thursday/Good Friday, etc. . . .
- 2 weeks paid vacation per year.
To apply, or for more info, please send a resume and your contact info to: [email protected]
I have been thinking about this for a while. My church seems to use multiple spread sheets maintained by multiple people, which is not the best way to do things. If nothing satisfactory is suggested, I believe that I could make a web based system that would include your key features and more. If any one is interested in this idea let me know what you would want in such a system. Gary
I currently schedule our volunteers through an excel spreadsheet 4 months at a time. It can be very time consuming figuring out the scheduling...and making sure people aren't scheduled for multiple things at once. I would really like to hear how other churches handle this as well.
We Use Ministry Scheduler Pro. It costs a bit. but it does everything you're asking for. And not only that, but your ministry leaders can make their own schedules based on the the availability of each individual in the congregation. here's the link:
There is an app too that works well for the congregation
We use Worship Planning. The volunteers can update the calendar to block out dates they aren't available. The scheduler can send both an email and text to the volunteer to book a specific task which can be accepted or declined. You can also see who else is scheduled for the service. A reminder is also sent by text and email prior to the date scheduled. I find it easy to use.
It's quite affordable.
We can use it for different events and not just worship service.
Our church has used a variety of different tools for scheduling. For several years, we used Excel spreadsheets for worship but moved to Planning Center Online about 6 years ago. Planning Center allows us to have all worship information in one location...service orders, song tracking, volunteer schedules.
For nursery, greeters, ushers, coffee serving, etc. we utilized a program called SmartRoster. It worked well for us for several years and even had an auto-schedule feature that would fill in our volunteer slots based on preferences of each person (like frequency of serving, serving on the same or opposite Sundays of spouses, etc). SmartRoster was a great solution until we decided to move everything to one platform to cut down on the inadvertant scheduling of people for multiple areas on the same Sunday.
We now schedule everyone in Planning Center, which has eliminated the possibility of duplicating someone in multiple roles on the same Sunday and overall has worked very well for us.
We are in the very beginning stages of looking into switching our scheduling over to our online database system - Church Community Builder. They have recently released an update to their scheduling that makes it much more robust than it used to be. This would give us a one platform solution for all database, scheduling, giving, etc.
Hi Shari, I would appreciate hearing more about your church's experiences with Planning Center (PC) and Church Community Builder (CCB). Doesn't PC offer a comprehensive set of integrated tools? Are there specific reasons it was decided to go with CCB? Are there specific functionality that CCB offers that isn't found in PC?
We currently use a number of tools, Power Church for membership, Planning Center for worship planning and children's ministry check-in, Instant Church Directory for online and printed directory, and Vanco for online giving. Primarily because we're very disappointed with the reporting capabilities of Power Church, we're beginning a process to investigate and choose a comprehensive system.
If you would prefer to email, my address is [email protected]
Bob Swanson, Council President
Excellent question, Bob. Mind if I post this as a new Q&A to give it more visibility? I think that will help get you some quick and helpful responses.
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