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Crossroads Church

Associate Pastor for Music Ministries

Crossroads Church
Grayslake, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/07/2009
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Crossroads Church, located in the far north suburbs of Chicago, is seeking a new Associate Pastor for Music Ministries. Our desire is that God will use our new Associate Pastor for Music Ministries to help God’s people at Crossroads “come into his presence with singing” (Psalm 100:3). Crossroads follows a “blended worship” format, by which we seek to take advantage of the best doctrinally faithful and musically appropriate of both traditional and contemporary music of the church, in similar proportions, in accordance with the principle of Matthew 13:52. The Associate Pastor for Music Ministries will report directly to the Senior Pastor and the Board of Elders.
By the grace of God (John 15:5), the Associate Pastor will: meet the qualifications for an elder set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, subscribe to the theological tenets of The Baptist Faith and Message (2000), which is the official statement of faith of Crossroads Church, be able to say sincerely that though his heart and flesh may fail, God is the strength of his heart and portion forever, (Psalm 73:26) and that to him, the steadfast love of the Lord is “better than life” (Psalm 63:3), be used of the Lord to lead the congregation in true- and deep-hearted corporate worship of God through music in Sunday AM worship, have familiarity and experience with audio and visual worship technologies, (preferably) have either Masters of Divinity or Masters in Church Music degree, along with some church staff experience in worship leadership in music, possess at least some demonstrable keyboard strengths and some proficiency in the musical instruments typically used in blended worship service formats, and demonstrate an ability to learn and use worship software.
Responsibilities of this position include: assisting the rest of the church staff in weekly worship service planning, providing musical leadership for corporate worship services, preparing the music (vocalists and instrumentalists) and A/V teams well for Sunday AM worship, build and lead a choir for special music occasions (Christmas, Good Friday, etc.) and other celebrations (e.g., some Sunday morning worship services), develop the choir: recruit volunteers, select music, rehearse, conduct, oversee set-up, coordinate fellowship times, lead in prayer, build an orchestra (small in short-term and larger in long-term), provide musical leadership for special worship services and weddings and funerals, lead the Praise Band and vocal team, help oversee Kid’s Praise Ministry with the Kid’s Praise volunteer director, help develop, as the Lord provides the opportunity, the musical and worship leadership abilities of senior and junior high students, oversee the work of the audio-visual volunteers, including preparation and scheduling, oversee the purchase and maintenance of all music, sound, and video equipment, prepare an annual music ministry budget for the Finance Team, oversee the upkeep of the music library, oversee the church bookstore ministry, schedule and coordinate visiting music ensembles and concerts, seek to grow in this position, as the Lord would lead, through continuing education, assist the Senior Pastor and elders in other ministry duties, as desired and as assigned.
Salary based upon education and experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, retirement and participation in section 403(b) plan and paid vacation.
If the Lord would lead you to be interested in this position, please send your resume to: Rhett Taylor, Search Committee Chairman; Crossroads Church; 1350 State Route 137; Grayslake, IL 60030; or send your resume by email to Mr. Taylor in care of