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the Branch

Pastor of Worship

the Branch
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States


Date Posted: 06/05/2009
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
The Branch Team
The Director of Worship will be part of a staff team committed to mutual love, respect and care. The ability to collaborate and communicate within a team is essential.

Overall Responsibility
To cultivate and lead teams of people that will facilitate the Branch community in our worshipping life.

Specific Responsibilities
Sunday Morning Worship:
Lead and facilitate musical as well as some verbal worship elements on Sunday mornings (this may include prayer, confession, silence, reading of the Word, etc.).
Cultivate, coordinate and empower a team of creative persons to contribute to our communal worship life (this may include musicians, visual artists, designers, thespians, dancers, poets or painters).

Worship Planning Team
Guide our existing team of dreamers responsible for planning and implementing creative aspects (like media, music, dance, visual art, performed scripture, etc.) of Sunday morning worship.
Coordinate and keep the team accountable to accomplishing tasks assigned at meeting.

Champion of Creativity
Be the champion of our value of ‘creativity’ by empowering people to discover and use their creative (not just artistic) gifts in our worshiping life. Specific goals include increasing numbers of people using their gifts as well as empowering a growing capacity for leadership among individuals involved.
Maintain a “growing edge” both personally and for the Branch community through classes, conferences, books, mentoring, etc.

For a more detailed job description, including compensation, please e-mail chris@thebranchonline.org