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Journey Christian Church

Music Director

Journey Christian Church
Midlothian, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 06/19/2013
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

About Sunday Mornings at Journey:

Journey is a Strategic Partner with North Point Ministries based in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Our vision is to create irresistible churches that unchurched people love to attend. Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. And our strategy is to create environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders. We keep these things in mind in all that we do. Specifically, our mission as a music department “Create a musical experience that exceeds the expectations of those in attendance.” We desire to create music that connects with everyone who attends (regular attenders as well as those who do not normally attend church), and that leads them to a different place emotionally and spiritually than before they came. This can be done through the musical experiences, as well as fun or powerful songs that can move someone on an emotional level.


Our vision is to have a Sunday morning environment that is not threatening for a first-time visitor. We want to immediately engage the unchurched and churched to want to come back, Sunday after Sunday. That philosophy funnels down into the songs we sing and what our worship leaders say from the stage. We believe that our verbiage should not be “churchy.” Instead, what we sing and say from the stage is inclusive, everyday language.



To apply you must send a resume with 3 references and a video of you leading worship.


Job Title:

Music Director



Service Programming


Purpose Statement:

Responsible for the overall health of the Music Department and implementing its supporting vision of Journey Christian Church.


Reports to:

Service Programming Director



  • Provide leadership to Music Department team members
  • Book musicians, worship leaders, background vocalist and sound engineers
  • Recruit, lead, develop and support background vocalist and musicians
  • Oversee song selection
  • Recruit, lead, develop, and support Worship Leaders and other leaders who are capable of leading the band during worship for Sunday adult services and special events
  • Conduct band rehearsals in preparation for Sunday services and special events
  • Assist Service Programming Department (SPD) in short and long term service planning
  • Lead worship 1-2 times per month
  • Evaluate 2 services a month from the audience
  • Assist in creation of Production Orders



  • A bachelors degree with an accredited college/university/seminary
  • 3 years of full time vocational ministry experience that clearly demonstrates leadership abilities
  • A strong sense of the mission and vision of Journey Christian Church
  • Superior work ethic
  • Good organizational skills
  • Attitude of service
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and lead people, teams and leaders


Church History

Our church began in 1995 under the name "Countryside Christian Church" with a dream to have a positive impact in our community. For the first 10 years we met in various school facilities in the local community. We began construction on a new campus in 2003 and moved into a new facility by July 2005. In 2007 we went through a "rebirth" of sorts and adopted a new name: Journey Christian Church. As a part of that process, we re-evaluated the focus and direction of our church and began the work of transitioning into a church whose primary objective was inviting and leading people who normally don't attend church into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We wanted to create environments that were effective at helping people discover and develop their faith. As a result, over the next few years Journey nearly tripled in size and in 2011 was named the 59th fastest growing church in America by Outreach Magazine. While we're thankful for the growth, we're most excited about are the hundreds of changed lives, marriages and families we've witnessed over these past few years.??As a result of our growth since 2005, our leaders were faced with a challenge: we had outgrown our campus! As we explored our various options, a decision was made to move our Sunday services to the brand new, state-of-the-art Clover Hill High School which is located just a few hundred yards from our Journey campus. Holding our Sunday services in their performing arts center gives us the room to continue growing until we can acquire a new piece of property on which to build a facility that will meet our needs for decades to come.??During the transition that began in 2007, we adopted a model of ministry first made popular by North Point Community Church based in Alpharetta, GA ( After four years of sharpening and focusing our efforts in this model of ministry (2007-2010), we pursued and entered into strategic partnership with North Point Ministries (NPMi) in August 2011. The purpose of strategic partnership is to leverage North Point's experience and network of like-minded churches in order to maximize our effectiveness at leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.??Our church is located in Midlothian, Virginia, a fast-growing, family-oriented community located 20 minutes west of downtown Richmond. For more information, visit our website at