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Open Door Baptist Church

Worship Leader / Minister of Music

Open Door Baptist Church
Churchville, New York, United States

Date Posted: 12/30/2015
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Position:         Worship Leader / Minister of Music


Reports To:    Senior Pastor


Status:            Full Time




Statement of Purpose:

Open Door Baptist Church worships The Lord in many ways. Our music ministry’s purpose is to deliver a worship experience that prepares the people’s hearts to receive the Word of God, and brings glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.  Our music ministry consists of volunteers who serve in ensembles, choir, orchestra, worship teams, teen band, children’s choir, and as soloists.  Our desire is to find a man who is called to lead our music ministry and mentor the members of our worship teams. 




Major Duties & Responsibilities:

Open Door Baptist Church is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural church. Our membership of 700-800 meets Sundays at 9:30, 11am and 6pm and Wednesdays at noon and 7pm to worship, fellowship and learn from the Word of God. The following statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities of this position, and should not be considered as a detailed description of all requirements inherent to the position:


Church Service Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning the corporate worship services in consultation with the Senior Pastor in a way that is consistent with our mission, values, and theology. 
  • Develop and establish a unified vision for the Open Door worship experience
  • Direct the organization and implementation of a comprehensive music program for all services, including choral and instrumental ensembles
  • Create an order of service, including selecting songs, arranging flow of service, and incorporating other elements as needed
  • Maintain a schedule of praise teams and individual musicians for church services
  • Organize music for special events, i.e. Easter/Christmas, Missions Conference, and cantata’s
  • Assist the youth ministry pastors in developing their worship program





Music Ministry Member Development/Discipleship

  • Recruit, train and encourage new members of the music ministry
  • Disciple all members of the music ministry
  • Pray for and with music ministry members
  • Utilize available resources such as worship conferences to develop team members knowledge and skills
  • Begin each rehearsal with a devotional or prayer
  • Rehearse with praise teams on a regular basis
  • Oversee the volunteer leadership of the media and sound ministries


Other Job Aspects

  • Oversee the maintenance and acquisition of the music library, materials, supplies, musical instruments, and other equipment useful in the music ministry
  • Prepare and administrate an annual budget reflecting the needs of the entire music program
  • Attend staff and deacon meetings
  • Coordinate and communicate scheduling of music program activities
  • Assist staff members in church-wide events
  • Assist in pastoral care when called upon
  • Perform other duties as determined by the Senior Pastor



  • A born again, baptized believer in Jesus Christ who is qualified based on 1 Timothy 3:1-7, and Titus 1:6-9
  • Must abstain from alcohol or any other inappropriate substance
  • Maintain a vibrant faith and love relationship with Christ through individual Bible study, prayer, service, and personal witnessing
  • Must be in agreement with ODBC Philosophy of Ministry and Doctrinal Positions
  • Love for Jesus and a desire to see lives changed by the gospel
  • Must have a teachable spirit and a desire to serve
  • Experience in leading worship that blends traditional and contemporary genres


Minimum Requirements:

  • College degree, or equivalent experience in music ministry
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong vocal music skills
  • Skilled pianist/keyboardist or guitarist
  • Working knowledge of music theory, instruments, orchestrations and choral techniques
  • Actively involved and serving in a local church or ministry
  • Staff of Open Door Baptist Church are required to be tithing members of the church




All interested candidates are encouraged to apply.