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Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

Worship Arts Pastor

Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church
Spring Arbor, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 09/01/2016
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Free Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church, a congregation in a Christian University setting, with over 1,200 in average attendance, is seeking a full time Director of Worship Arts.  This person would join a multi-staff ministry team with a vision to lead our congregation in Kingdom mission.



Oversee all worship arts ministries of the church

-       Lead the church in an understanding and experience of worship.

-       Recruit and develop teams and leaders with a passion for God, an eye and ear for artistic and musical excellence, and a heart for people.

-       In collaboration with the lead Pastor and the worship design team - format the worship services, select music and other artistic and liturgical elements, and oversee the rehearsal of various teams and ensembles.

-       Oversee special worship arts events throughout the year – Christmas Eve, church musical productions, etc.


General Qualifications

The candidate must . . .

-  Be a devout follower of Jesus, a person of prayer, and a true worshiper in private as well as public life.

-  Possess a love for the local church and its mission to the world.

-  Have a developed biblical theology that informs a philosophy of worship.

-  Be able to attract, train, and develop godly leaders in worship ministry.

-  Be effective in mentoring undergrad Worship Arts interns from the University.

-  Have leadership experience in Worship/Arts in a local church setting.   Experience in a larger church setting is preferred.

-  Have a knowledge of and appreciation for a variety of music, art and worship forms – ancient/modern, hymnology, classic/contemporary, rock, jazz, folk, gospel, etc. 

-  Be musically proficient in order to build vocal and instrumental praise bands towards a high level of spiritual preparation and artistic excellence.

-  Be creative and original.  Build a community of artists who can express praise and devotion through music, but also through drama, literary, and visual arts.  

-  Demonstrate solid administrative and people skills.

-  An advanced degree in music, worship, or theology is preferred. 


Starting Date:   Any time, but hopefully by January 2, 2017.

  • Send resume,  three references, video sample or link by October 15, 2016 to (prefered)
  • If you need to send by mail:

 Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

 120 E. Main, PO Box 399

  Spring Arbor, MI 49283

  Attn:  Worship Arts Search Team