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Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

Director of Worship

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
Thousand Oaks, California, United States

Date Posted: 02/18/2009
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Provide leadership and direction to the worship ministries of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church by designing, planning, scheduling, coordinating, and integrating music and the arts into both the blended and contemporary styles of worship, as defined in the following principal duties.
The Director of Worship will provide leadership for the Chancel Choir, praise singers, instrumentalists, and all other musical aspects of the ministry of Emmanuel including resources and support to children’s ministry, youth, hand bells and the audiovisual team. The Director of Worship will create special programs as agreed by the pastor. The Director will coordinate and schedule special music.
1. Disciple of Christ
Has a growing and personal relationship with Jesus Christ as his/her Savior and Lord and a commitment to continue growing as a disciple.
Has a sense of calling to:
Make worship ministry an opportunity for helping others grow as disciples of Christ.
Plan worship services with the purpose that they are to be occasions in which every person has an opportunity to experience God and to respond.
Lead the overall church through dynamic interaction with the pastor and key leaders as the vision is continually being forged
2. Interpersonal Skills
Displays personal openness, integrity and honesty in all interpersonalrelationships.
Ability to recruit musicians and singers to continue the growth of Emmanuel's music ministries.
Possesses the ability to inspire and empower musicians, singers and congregation members to share in worship.
Ability to work well with the church staff and councils as a team player and team builder.
Ability to provide leadership through vision casting.
3. Music Ministry Skills
Is experienced in leading choral groups, ensembles and small groups and bringing out the best in musical skills of individuals.
Skills and interest in designing both a blended worship service (which utilizes a broad variety of musical styles, classical, traditional, gospel, contemporary and innovative) as well as ability to design a contemporary style of service, including a live band.
Experience in transposition and musical arrangement is highly desirable.
Possesses the ability to lead worship in the contemporary format.

4. Arts Skills
Is experienced in facilitating drama in worship as well as visual arts, poetry and other creative approaches to worship.
Possesses abilities in evaluating and facilitating elements on the screen for worship.
If you are interested in applying, please email your resume directly to