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First Evangelical Free Church

Worship Director/Pastor

First Evangelical Free Church
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States


Date Posted: 04/13/2017
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

First Evangelical Free Church of Colorado Springs, CO. is looking for a full time Worship Pastor.  We are looking for a spiritually mature, theologically conservative man to lead the congregation in joyful and reverent worship.  Experience preferred.  See job description for more details.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@1freechurch.org

 

Worship Leader

First Evangelical Free Church

 

Purpose:  The purpose of this position is to assist and support the senior pastor in providing a well-planned worship service as it relates to the music ministry on Sunday mornings.   

 

Summary:  We are looking for a spiritually mature, theologically conservative, experienced Worship Director to lead the congregation in joyful and reverent worship. 

 

Theology of Worship:  Separate document

 

Position: This is a full-time ministry staff position    

 

Qualifications:

  1. Must be a believer with a desire to serve others
  2. Must be willing to become a member of First Evangelical Free Church
  3. Must be in agreement with FEFC Statement of Faith – see attached document
  4. Must agree with, and seek to implement our theology of worship – see attached document.
  5. Previous worship ministry experience
  6. Ability to relate and minister to a broad range of ages and demographics within a diverse body of believers.  Our congregation consists of children, youth, newlyweds, young families, middle aged, and seniors.  Our current and desired style of worship is blended; meaning the inclusion of enduring traditional hymns as well as modern contemporary worship songs.
  7. Ability to inspire and cultivate young musicians and involve them in the ministry of worship
  8. Ability to function as part of a team
  9. Demonstrates a teachable and humble spirit as well as a positive and supportive attitude
  10. Primary musical skills required: Vocal, read music, ability to direct other singers and instrumentalists
  11. Secondary musical skills desirable:  Ability to play piano and/or guitar
  12. Organization skills and self-discipline to work independently to fulfill responsibilities
  13. Computer literate in order to complete necessary tasks within software applications (Planning Center, Easy Worship, Power Point)

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Senior Pastor in developing Sunday morning worship services
  2. Lead the worship team in rehearsals and at worship services
  3. Do all scheduling relating to the worship teams and music ministry including instrumentalists, vocalists, special music, PowerPoint operators, and sound techs.
  4. Recruit worship team members and instrumentalists or vocalists as needed
  5. Maintain Planning Center as a an organizational and communications tool
  6. Train people on Easy Worship, computers, sound board, other equipment and software as needed – may enlist others do train in areas not in your expertise.
  7. Work with Worship Ministry Administrative Assistant to create Power Point presentations for Sunday morning
  8. Work with and involve young people in musical ministry
  9. Lead choir
  10. Perform other pastoral duties as might be required

 

Compensation:  This is a full time position with salary, health insurance, and retirement benefit

 

 

Theology of Worship

 

  • Godward:  Worship is toward God and for God. He is the audience, not the congregation.  Our ultimate goal is to honor and glorify God through our corporate expressions of worship which includes public prayer and scripture reading, preaching, congregational singing, giving, and the celebration of the ordinances (Psalm 96:7-8).

 

  • Biblical:  Scripture regulates worship.  Everything we do in worship should be grounded in and governed by biblical truth (John 4:24).

 

  • Edifying:  God’s people are edified through corporate worship. In order to be edifying, worship must be intelligible and orderly (I Corinthians 12:7, Ephesians 5:19; Hebrews 10:24-25; I Corinthians 12:7, 14:6-12; 40). 

 

  • Witness:  Worship witnesses to unbelievers. The church gathered for worship is a powerful witness to unbelievers who may be present (Matthew 5:16; I Corinthians 11:26; I Corinthians 14:23-25).

 

  • Giving our best: As Almighty God; our creator and Savior, God deserves the very best we have to offer.   (I Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:23).

 

  • Participation: Congregational singing is led in such a way that encourages and facilitates participation rather than passive observation. Even in the expression of individual spiritual gifts, when one is ministering to many, there is a corporate element which ministers to the body for the common good edifying others and drawing them into God’s presence.  (I Corinthians 12:7; Psalm 95:1,6,7; Ephesians 5:19; Psalm 111:1; I Corinthians 12:7; 14:26; Colossians 3:17).

 

  • Rational and relational:  Worship is both rational, engaging the mind and relational, engaging the heart.  We desire to know God’s truth as well as to experience God’s love (Psalm  105:3; Psalm 95:1; John 4:23-24).

 

  • Old and new:  We believe there is value in the time-honored hymns of the past as well as the music of the present (Psalm 96:1; Psalm 98:1). 

 

  •  Expectancy:  It is our expectation that as we gather to worship God, He will draw near to us in order to make known His powerful presence and continually transform us into the image of His Son  (James 4:8).

 

  • Enthusiastic:  Knowing God, our creator and Savior, is the most incredible thing that we could ever experience.  Therefore, it is with wholehearted enthusiasm and joy that we enter into corporate worship (Psalm 138:1; Psalm 103:1-5; Psalm 95:1-3). 

 

FIRST EVANGELCIAL FREE CHURCH STATEMENT OF FAITH

God.  We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.


The Bible. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.


The Human Condition.  We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.


Jesus Christ.   We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus-Israel’s promised Messiah-was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.


The Work of Christ. . We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.


The Holy Spirit.   We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.


The Church.   We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

 

Christian Living.   We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.


Christ’s Return.   We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.


Response and Eternal Destiny.   We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.