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First Baptist Church

Minister of Worship

First Baptist Church
Seymour, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 08/03/2013
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist -- American
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Minister of Worship is responsible to the Senior Pastor for the development, promotion, and administration of the worship programs of the church.



            A.  This person will need skills in leading worship, music and drama, administration, and

                  pastoral care.


            B.  This person will need to have a firm commitment to the Lord, a deep devotional life, and the

                  ability to share that faith with others.


            C.  This person will need both a good working knowledge of sacred music and the ability to direct



            D.  This person will need the ability to work with people of all ages.


            E.  This person must have fulfilled the requirements for a bachelor’s degree at an accredited

                  institution or an equivalent amount of experience may be considered.




            A.  Administer the organization, enlargement, and improvement of church music and worship

                 groups in our church.


                   1.  Be responsible for congregational singing and music at all regular services of the church. 

                        The music will be planned with the pastor, and where differences of opinion exist, the

                         pastor’s wishes shall prevail.


                   2.  Oversee a graded choir program.


                   3.  Enlist and train music leadership wherever needed.


                   4.  Direct the adult choir, praise team, orchestra and the sound ministry.


                   5.  Provide special music for church events when requested.


                   6.  Direct the drama ministry of the church.  This would include supervision, recruitment,

                        development, and publicity of drama activities, both as they are incorporated into worship

                        services and as special/seasonal programs.


            B.  Perform related administrative and general functions as appropriate.


                   1.  Assist the pastor in such areas of service as requested.


                   2.  Supervise the maintenance of musical instruments, materials, and audio/visual and

                         sound equipment.


                   3.  Provide direct supervision of the church musicians.


                   4.  Attend and participate in staff meetings.


                   5.  As an ex-officio member, attend meetings of the Music Committee.


                   6.  In conjunction with the Music Committee, participate in the annual budget process.


                   7.  Serve in denominational work as time permits.



Benefits will include a cash salary, housing allowance, M & M medical and retirement.  A minimum two weeks paid vacation and a continuing education leave are included.


                    1.  Initial salary and other benefits are established by the Board of Personnel, presented to

                         the Search Committee, and approved by the congregation.


                    2.  Annual review shall be conducted by the Board of Personnel.


                    3.  Salaries are reviewed and changes recommended by the Board of Personnel during the

                         annual budget process.