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Chapelwood United Methodist Church

Director of Worship and Music Ministries

Chapelwood United Methodist Church
Houston, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 02/02/2016
Categories: Church Staff - Music Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 5001 to 7500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director of Worship and Music Ministries




ACCOUNTABLE TO: Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor




                                                    WHO IS CHAPELWOOD?


Chapelwood United Methodist Church, founded in 1949, is a 6,500-plus-member church located in the Memorial Villages of Houston, Texas. It is a “community of communities” with two campuses housing five worship communities that host seven weekly worship services, all serving with a common mission, values, and disciple-making pathway. (See



                                                              JOB SUMMARY


All Chapelwood staff members covenant to live by the Staff Values Covenant, which is formulated in the classic Wesleyan format of “do no harm,” “do good,” and “stay in love with God.”


The Director of Worship and Music Ministries will work primarily in three areas:


  1. Worship      Coordination
    1. Work with       senior leadership to develop an overall, closely integrated vision and       direction for all worship at Chapelwood.
    2. Work with the       individual worship service leaders and teams to help implement the vision       of worship in their unique contexts.
    3. Serve as       leading resource, mentor, and coach for all worship teams
    4. Initiate       and develop ideas for current worship offerings and the introduction of       new offerings/services.
    5. Be responsible       directly for worship leadership in the two traditional worship services       at Chapelwood.
  2. Music/Arts      Coordination and Responsibility
    1. Work with       directors and ensembles to coordinate opportunities in the various       worship services.
    2. Oversee       various directors and musicians to provide direction, resourcing, and       guidance.
    3. Work with       all directors to develop growth (spiritual, quality, numerical) in       current groups as well as initiating new ideas for all worship services.
    4. Serve as       the primary Director of Music for the two traditional worship       services.  The exact duties will be       based on the musical skill set of the candidate (i.e., choral conducting,       organist or both).
    5. Work with       leaders to incorporate other elements of the arts into worship and church       life.
    6. Assist in       developing opportunities for Chapelwood members to grow in the arts.
  3. Organizational      Management Responsibilities
    1. Manage the       musical, administrative, and program staff for all worship services.
    2. Design,       develop, and manage the worship and music ministries budget.
    3. Directly       oversee traditional services with the music team.





  1. Be worship focused.  The candidate must use his/her musical      abilities to communicate the Gospel and have the leadership capabilities      to work with all worship communities.
  2. Have a heart for all worship styles. This      candidate must demonstrate a sincere appreciation, understanding, even      love for styles that differ from his/her own preferred area.
  3. Have experience leading worship and music in      a variety of settings.
  4. Have experience in leading United Methodist      worship in mid to large congregations.
  5. Demonstrate ability to serve as      resource/coach for new musical vision while recognizing and maintaining      valuable Chapelwood traditions.
  6. Have experience working with a variety of      personalities in different settings.
  7. Be an excellent musician with the ability to      raise the quality of Chapelwood’s traditional worship and give leadership      to other worship services as well.


Education and Experience

  1. Undergraduate degree in music or worship required.
  2. Masters degree in music or worship preferred.
  3. Member of national music/worship guilds and/or associations
  4. Five (5) or more years serving in a local church with experience managing staff teams and worship/music ministries.


Professional and Personal Growth

  1. Enhances professional and spiritual growth through continuing education opportunities and professional memberships
  2. Maintains physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health
  3. Pursues an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ




  1. Is a deeply committed Christian, who lives out his/her faith through actions and words
  2. Has a passion to grow in faith and for others to know Christ
  3. Is dependable and trustworthy, with the ability to create a safe place for others
  4. Is teachable
  5. Is confident in beliefs and self
  6. Is a member of or is willing to become a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, or be supportive of the Wesleyan theological tradition
  7. Is of high and verifiable moral character




  1. Enjoys working as a self-starting and motivated      member of a dynamic and fast-paced creative team, with the ability to      adapt well and handle constant change and challenges
  2. Is able to build and maintain strong      relationships with others
  3. Fulfills the expectations of the staff      as outlined in the Chapelwood UMC “Staff Values Covenant” (expected      behaviors) and the “Staff Responsibilities Covenant” (core      responsibilities). This includes being able to demonstrate and communicate      the vision and mission of the church.
  4. Values empowering and then working      alongside lay core teams




Chapelwood offers a competitive compensation package of salary and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, retirement) commensurate with education and work experience. Particulars of compensation will be worked out with the successful candidate upon satisfactory completion of financial and criminal background checks.  For clergy affiliated with the Texas Annual Conference, Chapelwood will coordinate benefits with conference.




If you think God might be calling you to this position, contact:


                                    Mr. Bob Lindsey, Business Administrator

                                    Chapelwood United Methodist Church