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Worship Leader/Minister of Music

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 05/05/2009
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Church of Christ
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Worship Leader/Minister of Music

Avalon Church of Christ is seeking a full-time Worship Leader/Minister of Music. Our Sunday morning worship services reflect a “blended” style of music that compliments the day’s theme and sermon. We define “Blended” as a combination of traditional and contemporary Christian music that is presented in such a way as to reach the wide range of ages and tastes we have worshipping at Avalon. The Worship Leader is expected to lead the worship team and band and incorporate multi-media, scripture readings, drama, a choir, soloists, and persons of all ages.

Responsibilities include:
• Work with the Senior Minister to determine the order of worship and elements (i.e. music, narration, drama, etc) in such a way as to integrate the theme of the sermon into each service
• Establish and maintain a calendar of musical programs, special worship events, and associated rehearsals
• Establish and maintain a calendar and schedule for all participants involved in each worship service (praise team, special music, drama, etc)
• Lead and direct Avalon’s choir which supplements the praise team during some services, and provides special music or special programs throughout the calendar year.
• Coordinate activities designed to enhance the skills of worship team members
• Prepare and provide musical scores where necessary, for the choir and praise team which includes piano, keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, violin, clarinet and trumpet
• Prepare Power Point slides for general announcements and lyrics to be used during the worship services

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess These Skills and Abilities:
• Strong musical and 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

Avalon is an Independent, Bible Believing, Church of Christ which has its roots in the Restoration Movement. Avalon is located in southeast Virginia, commonly referred to as Hampton Roads. We are approximately 15 miles from the Virginia Beach oceanfront and 8 miles from downtown Norfolk. The area is also widely known for being home to Regent University and CBN which are located approximately 2 miles from Avalon. Interested candidates should send a current resume along with a preferred time and method of contact.