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Good News Church

Director of Worship

Good News Church
Okoboji, Iowa, United States


Date Posted: 03/30/2009
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Director of Worship

We are searching for God’s person who is called to be a catalyst - the one the Father seeks to lead worshipers into His presence. We desire a proven leader to direct our Christ-centered worship ministries. We utilize teams to draw our congregation into worship and to accomplish our ministry. The successful candidate will not only possess superior musical skill and a vibrant passion for worship, but also have the ability to enhance the musical skill of others and work through volunteer leaders of multiple teams. The catalyst we are seeking will cast vision as well as implement and evaluate our worship experiences.

Responsible for the overall direction of worship:
* Develops vision with team of staff and lay leaders
* Works with the Pastor and Worship Planning Team to determine the order of worship and to integrate the focus of the message into each service plan
* Establishes calendar for programming events, special worship events and rehearsal schedules
* Plans in advance for the effective implementation of each event
* Determines all worship service elements (i.e. music, drama, dance, narration, etc) for worship services in coordination with the Pastor

Serves as the Worship Ministry Team Leader:
* Develops a system to recognize the vocal, instrumental and technical gifts of the worship team and potential worship team members
* Communicates with worship team members about individual involvement and progress
* Leads worship team rehearsals directly and/or by coaching individual worship team leaders
* Coordinates skill training activities for worship team members
* Coordinates spiritual development activities for worship team members
* Maintains a calendar and a schedule for all persons and elements involved in each worship service (worship teams, special music, drama teams, etc.)
* Arranges and distributes musical scores as needed

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess These Skills and Abilities:
* Strong musical leadership skills, musical experience and teaching abilities (vocal and instrumental)
* Effective coaching/mentoring skills
* Experience creating and implementing authentic and impactful worship services
* Strong musical ability, both instrumental and vocal
* Experience leading worship in a variety of styles for believers and seekers together
* Experience in developing, shepherding and leading various music and fine arts teams
* Effective communication skills to lead and speak to our congregation in various settings

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
* Bachelors Degree in music or related field
* Four or more years experience leading worship ministry
* Strong leadership skills and training
* All Ministry leaders of GNCC must meet character/leadership qualifications outlined in I Timothy 3

Our Hiring Principles:
Education, skills, and experience form a basis to begin evaluation of potential candidates. Other significant factors include character, leadership style, management style and chemistry with other leaders.

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