Church Description: Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church (EBFC) is a growing, 100+ year-old church located in Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania. We currently minister to 500+ every Sunday. Worship style consists of a contemporary
blend of hymns & modern worship songs that emphasize deep theology, the doctrines of grace, and a God-ward focus.
Purpose & Vision: Our threefold purpose is to 1) worship God with our whole heart, 2) build believers with the Word of God, and 3) reach the lost with the Gospel. We exist to glorify God by making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the World.
Position Description: EBFC is looking for a Pastor who will primarily lead & oversee the worship ministry (75% of job) bringing spiritual depth, energy, direction, consistency, theology, and variety to the music at our Sunday morning worship service. This pastor will also perform other pastoral duties depending on his spiritual gifts (25 % of job). Options include, but are not limited to: pastoral care/visitation, outreach/in-reach, evangelism, and college ministry. This is a 40-50 hr salaried position.
The position requires that the Worship Pastor:
- Be a follower of Jesus Christ, in full agreement with the beliefs of Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church & the Bible Fellowship Church (BFC denomination). See the Bible Fellowship Church Articles of Faith. (Please make note of reformed soteriology).
- Have theological training
- Have proficient singing/vocal talent
- Be proficient on guitar and/or piano & able to lead a variety of styles of worship music
- Have the verbal and musical ability to segue between songs, weaving them together and providing musical interludes & scriptural readings at appropriate times for worship
- Fit well into EBFC’s ministry team, bringing his own gifts and capabilities to the team
- Exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills
- Possess the musical capability to arrange, teach, and train volunteer musicians, as EBFC enjoys significant lay-involvement in all areas of the church
- Make EBFC his church home, participating in the community, kinship groups, and activities of EBFC on a consistent basis
- Use pastoral leadership to build up people and teams to lead worship at Ebenezer
- Able to oversee & develop an additional aspect of ministry (other than worship) using pastoral gifts (25% of the time)
- Serve as an ordained elder, willing to submit to & implement the vision of the elder leadership of EBFC
The position prefers that the Worship Pastor:
- Have 3+ years experience leading worship and a working knowledge of audio/visual equipment typical for Sunday morning setup (e.g., microphones, monitors, sound board, worship software)
- Have a heart & giftedness for pastoral ministries
- Be prepared to hold a relevant & practical rehearsal time (weekly)
- Maintain a broad repertoire of music from current sounds & styles to hymns
- Undergraduate in biblical studies or seminary training & proficiently gifted in music
Typical Weekly Duties:
- Attend regular biweekly staff meeting & monthly elder meetings
- Selection of set list for Sunday & distribution of lyrics/music to musicians promptly
- Rehearse with musicians, soloists, bands, ensembles, etc
- Lead Sunday congregational musical worship (multiple services)
- Pastoral care and discipleship of the worship team and sound room team
- Pursue and develop more musicians for involvement in the worship ministry, including all other music ministries at EBFC
- Oversee all other special services & events (funerals, celebrations, gatherings, etc.)
- Oversee future video streaming ministry
- Pastoral duties as needed
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and will include benefits.
To Apply: Please submit the following to the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Letter of interest including a brief philosophy of both ministry & worship
- Link to view audio/video samples of you leading worship
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church
Church Description: Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church (EBFC) is a growing, 100+ year-old church located in Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania. We currently minister to 500+ every Sunday. Worship style consists of a contemporary blend of hymns & modern worship songs that emphasize deep theology, the doctrines of grace, and a God-ward focus. Purpose & Vision: Our threefold purpose is to 1) worship God with our whole heart, 2) build believers with the Word of God, and 3) reach the lost with the Gospel. We exist to glorify God More...