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Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ

Director of Music Ministries

Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 09/18/2008
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Brethren
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
One-year term, renewable upon review
This is a 3/4-time position (30 hours plus Sunday services) with the possibility of increase to full-time
The estimated time allocation will be:
20 hours of music ministry
10 hours of other ministry to be determined
Salary commensurate with experience and benefits include health insurance

Lead the church music ministry in blending historic and contemporary expressions

The music director is accountable to the Senior Pastor and supervises paid and volunteer musicians.

1. A vital and mature Christian commitment
2. A strong music background including theology of worship
3. Capable of developing a vision for the church music ministry
4. The ability to work well with others and process ideas and suggestions in positive ways
5. Strong leadership skills including administration, organization and communication
6. A commitment to support the priorities and goals of church leadership

Music Ministry Duties (1/2 time)
1. Responsible for all music components, especially Sunday worship
2. Recruit, equip and develop lay people in their musical gifts
3. Clear communication with the office staff and media team
4. Oversee the music program finances, library and instruments

Other ministry (1/4 time)
To be determined based on the successful candidate’s gifts and church needs

This job description points out general requirements but is not an exhaustive statement of duties.

Elizabethtown BIC Church invites applications for the music ministry position. Specific qualifications and responsibilities can be found in the job description. People interested in the position should send a resume and cover letter to:

Elizabethtown BIC Church-music director search
996 East High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

About Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church
The two Sunday worship services include a blend of historical and contemporary expressions. Instrumentation includes piano, strings, guitars, brass, drums, organ, bells and more. Music groups include adult choir, Heart of the Lamb (high school students), multiple children’s choirs and also worship teams. The church staff currently includes five full-time ministry positions plus office and administration staff. The average Sunday attendance is 475.

About Elizabethtown
Roughly 12,000 people live in Elizabethtown, the home of Elizabethtown College. Located in south-central PA, Elizabethtown offers an easy commute to nearby Lancaster, Harrisburg, and Hershey, and is less than two hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore. Elizabethtown offers strong public and private schools and public library. Other amenities include recreational opportunities, coffee shops and several restaurants.

About the Brethren in Christ
The Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan theological streams all influence the Brethren in Christ. The denomination has roughly 300 North American congregations and has a strong commitment to world missions. Ministry relationships exist with Messiah College, Mennonite Central Committee, National Association of Evangelicals and many other organizations.