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Ward Church

Director of Post-Contemporary Worship

Ward Church
Northville, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 10/10/2013
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Ward Church is looking for an individual, part-time at 25hrs/week that is skilled in creating a sacred space of “being” and exploration in our Post-Contemporary worship service.  This person is not only skilled musically, but has a keen ability to capture and present all forms of art in settings that God could use to capture the hearts of His people.


Our Post-Contemporary worship service (aka: “Post-Modern” in other churches) is a forward thinking movement committed to engaging themes of both the ancient and the evolving present.  In spite of an aversion to being defined, this service currently embodies an indie/folk/singer-songwriter style of music.  This is secondary to a commitment to holistically embrace the arts in a way that worship participants can approach the truth and mystery of Christ.


Our Post-Contemporary worship service favors a “curated” space rather than an overly guided or cheer led experience that encourages “being” over prompted response.  Through this, worshipers experience a set apart place that kindles non-prescribed active participation.  Knox Hall values open interpretation of the themes and motifs placed before worshipers and strives to have a fluidity of form that allows individuals to rest where the Holy Spirit captures their thoughts.


A little more about Ward Church…  ...Ward is a Presbyterian church and is part of the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) denomination.  Ward currently averages around 3,000 in attendance every week.  Ward has 4 different worship venues with Liturgical, Traditional, Contemporary and Post-Contemporary.  So there is something for everyone from 1-92.  We are a suburban Detroit community (about 30min from Detroit) made up of a lot of autoworkers (blue and white collar) and Northville is a beautiful all-American suburban community.  Downtown Northville is a stone’s throw from the church and is a very historical looking downtown spot, too.  We are also currently hiring for a Director of Contemporary Worship, so if there is interest on your part, or you know somebody, please point them our way or onto this site where you’re reading this!


This person must be a people person and more concerned with the things of God and people than getting the job done.  We, who are involved in music ministry, have to produce a product each week to help people experience God.  Too many times leaders can get caught up in producing that product and running over people in the process along the way.  We want to see and know your heart.  Consider providing examples of how important relationships are to you.  We also want to see video and hear some audio of you.  Seeing you lead worship and hearing your musicianship is a key part of this process, as well.


We also realize that with a part-time job, you may need to also have an additional job to help make a full-time income.  We are flexible and can work around schedules, yet we do have some days of the week we need you here due to ministry needs.


We would love to hear from you if feel led to investigate this opportunity for ministry employment further.  If you are interested, please send your resume, references and video/audio links to Billy Petty, Director of Worship at  We are praying for your search.  God has the right place for you to serve Him whether it is here at Ward or not.  This life goes quickly and God is looking for willing people to serve Him and help make Him known.  Hang in there, keep praying and keep looking!