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The Good Shephered Ministries

Music & Worship Pastor

The Good Shephered Ministries
Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 10/05/2015
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
  • The Good Shepherd Ministries is located in Hagerstown, Maryland (approximately 1 hour outside of Washington, D.C.) is seeking a full-time skilled and experienced Music & Worship Pastor.  The Good Shepherd Ministries is a growing, family-oriented, non-denominational church with a mission of helping others to know, to love and to serve Jesus Christ.  We have a blended music service enjoying contemporary arrangements creatively mixed together with traditional hymns and choruses.  Our congregation is greatly blessed with a large group of skillful musicians and vocalists who are willing to use their talents to serve in the Lord.  We enjoy using music to present the gospel in a variety of ways, including cantatas and special music, and we desire to continue to grow in this area under the leadership of a full-time Music and Worship Pastor.  We have a full choir, a worship band, a growing youth band, children’s music ministries, and outreach events all utilizing the gift of music.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Team together with staff and volunteers to plan and prepare for weekly services.
    • Lead congregational worship during services
    • Direct or oversee the direction of the Adult Choir
    • Plan, lead, and direct cantatas and special worship services
    • Lead the Worship Team in rehearsals and worship
    • Shepherd, train and disciple members of the Worship Team spiritually, personally and musically
    • Recruit, train, and mentor volunteer instrumentalists, vocalists, and media and sound techs
    • Recruit, train, and mentor volunteer worship leaders
    • Foster creativity in music and worship ministries
    • Maintain copy right licensing and reporting through CCLI
    • Distribute music and lead all rehearsals in a timely and organized manner
    • Oversee the care and maintenance of all church musical instruments and sound equipment
    • Provide creative vision and forward thinking in the future development and growth the Worship Ministry for The Good Shepherd Ministries
    • Promote excellence in music as a means of glorifying God through the worship of Jesus Christ
    • Provide assistance and direction to Youth Music Ministry Team alongside of the Youth Pastor and help organize and assist in practice for Youth Music Ministry Team.
    • Participate in scheduled staff meetings and staff development times.
    • Be knowledgeable in lighting, sound, and presentation software, and assist in these production components
    • Continue to grow musically, personally and spiritually as a person and leader
    • Share in the overall pastoral care responsibilities including weddings, funerals, visitations, teaching as assigned by the Senior Pastor


    • A clear calling to Pastoral Ministry and Music Ministry
    • A clear testimony of a commitment to know, to love and to serve Jesus Christ
    • A college degree, preferably in Music Ministry
    • Proficiency in leading using vocals and instruments such as keyboard or guitar
    • At least 2 years of experience leading a church in blended worship services
    • Experience in directing choirs, vocal groups and instrumentalists
    • Able to arrange a blended worship service, being familiar with contemporary artists such as Matt Redman, Darrell Evans, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, Robin Mark, etc. along with traditional compositions
    • Knowledge and experience with sound equipment and multimedia presentation software
    • Adherence to The Good Shepherd Ministries statement of faith

    This is a full-time position with a compensation package based upon experience and qualifications to include a competitive salary, full family health, dental and vision, paid time off, and relocation assistance.  For more information about The Good Shepherd Ministries, our statement of faith and the ministries of our church, please visit

    Qualified candidates please submit the following to Pastor Bradford Reaves at

    • your resume
    • a cover letter sharing your personal testimony
    • a link to a video showing you leading worship