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]
Well, the further I get into this, the more I have to read and learn, just glancing over this article makes me more comfortable, seeing how we can and must work together older/younger, the greatest obstacle to getting into this is I suspect, fear. Fear of loosing what you have known to be good for so long, and this going so fast sometimes, I am sure I am right when I say that communication is the key. This is not only communication between the different age groups, but with God as well, I have over heard in my church, and read in forums on this web that we must not stop to consider others who go slow or are standing still. My Bible study group is studying the booklet "Listening to God", we just looked at "listening to God through advice from other Christians", don't talk to just one person, discern if these persons have something personal to gain from you if you follow their advise. The second point, and in My view the most important one, If this advice is going to hurt someone else, this advice is not coming from God, ever. Thanks for putting this up, I hope to learn lots!
Question, I just noticed that this article was posted in May, 2010, or is it January? and nobody has commented, is our church so far behind that we are the only one looking at this, the rest of you reached the goal already? Generally I find, since my writings are still rooted in the old, (perhaps somewhat archaic, or threatening maybe?) searching for reconciliation with the new, if it is about defending the organ (tradition), there usually is ,not always, no reply, am I standing in your way? just wondering.
Yes Ken, and still, I have a seesaw going on with my daughter, she used to not sing a word in church, now she listens to a Christian radio on the way to her work and she is blessed by the songs, the words of them and sings along. She does like the beauty of some of the hymns, Amazing Grace at the top of them, but yes, she says that the younger generation just does not get any satisfaction from them, words are old fashioned, the beat of the music is not there, and yes she does agree that this generation wants it now and the way they want it, if not they'll go somewhere else. My concern in that is where, an other church or......... End of story is that I so hope that they can learn to appreciate some of the wisdom of these old songs, if it must be with new music? even the Bible is translated to appeal more to unchurched and church people alike. A pardigm in society is indeed taking place with the electronic side of things, life styles etc., it can not be stopped, and is it all bad? you and I and many others can join in conversation about it, it seems that the church must move, as it has done in the past. COMPLICATED! Wow, you are right, God, help us please, to understand, to guide, to love and to work, talk and listen to each other.
Thanks Ken JOHN VanderPol, my opa and my dad where also John (Jan), 4 brothers in our small town of about 1800 had a son with that name, so officially I was named Johannes-Ary, the called me Ary, which I changed to Jan when dad died when I was 14, which changed to John when I arrived in Canada and decided to stay. At least I stayed close to the original, my wife's dad was Marius, at his work they decided that they would call him Bill, lucky me! Ken, too bad you live so far away, would like to meet you, your replies are of enormous value in my search for my role in God's Kingdom in the future. We are having a regular ho hum budget congregational meeting tonight, yet, it, according to our pastor is going to be the most important meeting in the 5 years that he has been with us he said yesterday. The "steps into the future" committee is going to present something big, the ball has been set in motion, by God Himself one would think, and here I am looking for a way to fit in, and not so FAST please!, sometimes we don't have a choice it seems, will find out tonight. I played the organ and keyboard all at once during the collection which worked surprisingly well, that was good, on the gallery where the organ is located, it seats about 30 people was a young couple, with a baby, they left about 20 minutes into the service, the choir was looking after the Worship, so, very nice but mostly traditional stuff, one must think, is it because they didn't find the kind of atmosphere they were looking for, did we miss an opportunity to grow, us and them?, the signals keep rushing in to me, I am really flabergasted! Greetings, John.
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