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St. Luke's UMC

Worship Producer

St. Luke's UMC
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 02/23/2017
Categories: Media/Technology
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

St. Luke’s UMC is one of the largest United Methodist Churches in the U.S. with a membership of 6700.  St. Luke’s is an open community of Christians gathering to help people find and give hope. We have a long tradition of outstanding traditional worship, boasting a weekly choir of 80+ voices and various instrument ensembles ranging up to a full orchestra once a month. Three years ago, we launched a new contemporary worship service, which has grown so quickly that we have added another contemporary service in the past three months. We are a diverse church, embracing multiple worship styles and languages, but centered together around the mission of Christ.


Position Overview

The Worship Producer is responsible for the overall coordination and administration of the creative design process leading up to the production of weekend services and special events. This includes coordinating communication between worship ministry staff and volunteer team leaders/members to ensure timely production of all weekend service creative elements. The Worship Producer is someone who enjoys building and empowering teams to create amazing moments, settings, and services of worship.


Essential Functions:

  1. Recruit and direct volunteer leaders and team members in various support roles of worship including audio, video, graphic projection and lighting production.
  2. Work with the Worship Production Team to document and execute creative service elements and production ideas associated with a particular series and/or weekend service.
  3. Engage with Worship Directors each week to discuss vision and direction for each Sunday, and to create cue sheets for all volunteers.
  4. Work with Audio Director to create and distribute all required documents (cue sheets, volunteer schedules, station instructions, etc.) for each service or special event so that volunteer team members are informed and ready to serve.
  5. Work with Audio Director to ensure that all equipment and software connected with worship is updated and working to maximum efficiency.
  6. Responsible for the completion of all ProPresenter files (sermon slides, lyrics, images, videos, etc.) for weekend services and special events; oversee programming for lighting systems in all venues, working with volunteer operators responsible for lighting during weekend services and special events.
  7. Identify and empower volunteer Tech Directors to lead A/V team for rehearsals and live production in traditional & contemporary services; provide oversight and support in both venues to ensure issues are resolved quickly with minimal negative impact on weekend services and special events.
  8. Work with Clergy and Worship Directors for long-range vision casting and planning.

 Specific Skills, Gifts, Talents Needed:

  • Team builder:  Passionately and consistently seeking to share the joy of serving others.  Empower, equip and unleash volunteers to use their God-given talents and gifts.
  • Organization:  Provides on-going organizational leadership to volunteer leaders and teams throughout the week.
  • Communicator:  Communicates needs and expectations to staff and volunteers—works constantly to create clarity and remove confusion.
  • Creativity: Brings fresh ideas and perspectives to all elements of production (drama, music, video, liturgy, etc.).
  • Relationship builder:  Able to connect authentically with others and build relationships of mutual trust and support.  Creates a warm and welcoming environment for fellow staff and volunteers.
  • Initiator:  Sees what needs to be done and takes action without waiting for prompting or direction from others; is a “self-starter.”
  • Faithfulness:  Actively seeks to grow in personal relationship with God; serves out of a sense of call and is committed to the vision of St. Luke’s.  

 Education and Experience:

This position requires a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience as a staff member in an Arts ministry or other related production support capacity. Possession of a BS/BA Degree in Business, Theater, Film, Video Production, Graphic Design or related field is a plus. The successful individual will be a self-starter, organized, and possess the ability to see major projects through to completion, resolving issues as needed along the way. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Pro Presenter, Planning Center Online and other related production applications is required along with significant knowledge of and experience with internet resource gathering.