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Grace UMC

Worship Director

Grace UMC
Rochester, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 06/10/2014
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Grace United Methodist Church

Rochester, Indiana

Job Description


Ministry: Worship Director

Reports to: Senior Pastor


Ministry Goal:


To develop and implement and “Come and See” worship service that will attract the younger generation and unchurched individuals to Jesus Christ. this position will also assist with the Worship Team. The new contemporary worship service will be designed to draw people into the presence of God through powerful worship and dynamic music.


Core Competencies and Key Behaviors:

  1. Catalytic Worshipper: A catalytic worshipper models a life of worship, leads compelling worship sets, and inspires and positions others to encounter God during times of corporate worship.

    1. Casts a compelling vision for the role of worship.

    2. Plans excellent worship sets.

    3. Leads the congregation on a “worship journey” to encounter God.

    4. Removes the relational “invisible wall” between the stage and the congregation.

    5. Adds vocal strength to the worship experience.

    6. Sings with the congregation (not at them) in such a way that the congregation can easily follow their vocal leading.

  2. Team Player: The team player recognizes and appreciates the significance of what it means to work as part of a high capacity team. He/she honors his/her teammates and serves them well, while staying focused upon the unique needs of his/her campus.

    1. Contributes to a healthy team experience.

    2. Establishes and maintains a healthy team environment among other staff and volunteers.

    3. Influences the beliefs, attitudes, and behavior of staff and volunteers, including peers, supervisors, and direct reports.

    4. Collaborates with local church leaders to advance the Kingdom.

  3. Musical Aptitude: An individual with musical aptitude is a skilled instrumentalist or vocalist.

    1. Lead confidently with guitar and/or piano and vocals.

    2. Demonstrates knowledge and skill of harmony, rhythm, and timing.

    3. Communicates in all major forms of music; chords, numbers, tabs, notation.

    4. Reads music.

    5. Is able to improvise as needed.

    6. Demonstrates good teamwork and people skills.

  4. Community Builder: A community builder champions the building of transformational community by living out, communicating the value of, and actively developing biblical community.

    1. Attracts others by being authentic, joyful, inspiring, and loving.

    2. Demonstrates relational availability, accessibility, and openness.

    3. Displays and encourages others-centeredness in action and speech.

    4. Reaches out to new individuals and models inclusivity.

    5. Asks engaging questions and seeks to draw others into conversation.

    6. Seeks to understand others and builds a non-judgemental culture.

    7. Exercises focus and intentionality in strengthening relationships and biblical community.

    8. Resolves conflict biblically and graciously replicates that approach in others.

  5. Recruiter: A recruiter connects an individual with meaningful ministry opportunities that enable him/her to use his/her gifts, talents, and passions.

    1. Demonstrates an understanding of and alignment to the vision of Grace Church.

    2. Is aware of the specific serving opportunities that exist within a ministry and can articulate the core competencies and key behaviors of those opportunities.

    3. Engages others in a  winsome, inviting, and engaging manner.

    4. Listens effectively to determine another’s gifts, skills, and passions.

    5. Discerns potential ministry opportunities that fit the individuals gifts, skills, and passions.

    6. Presents a compelling vision for a ministry opportunity, clearly articulating the ways in which that opportunity advances God’s Kingdom.

    7. makes a compelling ask to the potential volunteer to join his/her ministry team.

    8. Follows up on the ask and provides information, support, and prayer throughout the decision making process.

    9. Connects the individual with ministry team or researches/recommends other potential ministry opportunities for the individual.

  6. Team Leader: A team leader oversees a ministry team, promotes ministry excellence, and inspires growth in others through support and feedback.

    1. Detail oriented and self motivated.

    2. Shepherds the team by providing devotional leadership, counsel, and meaningful spiritual encouragement.

    3. Provides resources and training.

    4. Sets clear expectations and holds team members accountable for them.

    5. Provides clear, timely, specific, and actionable feedback to promote growth among team members.

    6. Expresses appreciation, values team contributions, and gives sincere verbal affirmation as frequently as possible.

    7. Positions the team for success by leveraging the talents of team members with a keen understanding of their strengths and limitations.

    8. Models a commitment to consistently raise the overall level of excellence.