About Bonhomme Presbyterian Church (ECO)
Bonhomme is the oldest presbyterian church west of the Mississippi with a rich history and a pioneering spirit. New to the ECO denomination – and the first in the St. Louis metropolitan area – we are excited to build upon our 200-year history by building a
flourishing church to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
We are a growing community, filled with people of all ages who worship in both contemporary and traditional services. Our contemporary worship service has grown from being a small portion of our membership when it was 15 years ago to now serving over half of
our congregation. Our 1400 members are known for a strong sense of community and heart for mission that will carry us into our church planting vision in the coming years.
About the Contemporary Worship Director
We are seeking a dynamic individual of strong faith to be in charge of our contemporary worship services. The Director of Contemporary Worship is a spiritual leader, a developer of people, and an organizational leader within our church family. This individual
is a champion of worship for our community: providing an authentic, God-honoring worship experience at our contemporary weekend services; recruiting and training worship leaders, musicians, artists, and other volunteers; and working on a team with other church
staff and leaders to help guide our worshipping congregation forward in faithfulness to our God and discipleship to Jesus Christ.
A bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline is preferred with experience leading contemporary worship, including recruiting and developing volunteer-based praise ensembles. In addition, candidates should demonstrate excellent instrumental and vocal musicianship,
strong management skills and creative artistic discernment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Sensitively shepherd the congregation in the spiritual act of worship and in responding honestly to God.
Model authentic wrestling with God in prayer, song, praise, and liturgy.
Lead the worship planning teams in crafting authentic, God-honoring worship experiences at weekly contemporary services and special services.
Walk with God through regular time in prayer, study, personal and professional development, and accountable relationships.
Evaluate worship gatherings by seeking feedback from the congregation, pastors, and worship arts volunteers.
Plan worship music by working with music familiar to the congregation and also finding new worship material to introduce to the congregation.
Lead worship team in weekly rehearsals and services.
Meet with worship leaders and volunteers to provide mentoring, discipleship, and team-building.
Recruit and train new worship leaders, instrumentalists, and tech volunteers.
Oversee development and leadership of any arts groups for Contemporary Worship (e.g. drama, dance, video, writing, graphic design, stage design.)
Support and encourage hospitality team leaders who welcome and assist worshippers at weekly contemporary services and special services.
Participate in weekly ministry staff meetings and partner with the pastors and other ministry leaders.
Participate in monthly Worship Ministry meetings, working collaboratively with Worship Deacons and the Elder Liaison, mentoring incoming Worship Deacons.
Partner with Worship Ministry team to develop and manage all details and budgets related to Contemporary Worship.
Schedule worship team volunteers for weekly roles.
In collaboration with the Technical Coordinator, ensure all technical elements are attended to including, but not limited to: multimedia, lighting, audio, and stage layout for both Contemporary and Traditional Worship.
Obtain necessary permission and licenses for protected artistic and intellectual content.
Perform other duties requested by the Senior Pastor.
A heart for worship, a love of music, and significant experience leading others in corporate worship.
Successful experience forming and leading teams of volunteers.
Able to work collaboratively with a ministry staff team
Approachable, interpersonal style.
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (music, worship, theology) or equivalent experience and study. Able to read music.
Experience working with multiple generations is preferred.