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First Evangelical Free Church

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date Posted:
Worship Pastor
Evangelical Free
Church Size:
251 to 350
Job Type:
First Evangelical Free Church
Job Description:
First Evangelical Free Church of Chicago, IL is seeking a candidate for the position of Director of Music. This position requires a commitment of 20 hours per week, flex time.

* Oversee worship team small group time of bible study and prayer before band practice (currently on Wednesday evenings)
* Meet periodically with worship leaders to discuss goals and format
* Meet twice a year with team members for a time of worship and prayer
* Intentionally nurtureĀ team membersĀ spiritually and musically
* Cultivate and mentor potential and existing worship leaders

* Work with worship leaders and team members the week prior to rehearsal
* Coordinate the development of the worship set with worship leaders, discussing song order, tone, form, etc.
* Ensure keys, form, and transitions for worship sets are established prior to rehearsal
* Ensure chord charts for worship set, prelude, and/or special music are written as needed
* Communicate with band during rehearsals to create a cohesive sound
* Prepare music (live and/or recorded) for prelude, offering, and other elements during Sunday Morning Services

* Be an active member of the Church Staff, attending staff meetings and other staff events
* Be an active member of Worship Planning Team (currently meeting every other Tuesday evening)
* Develop schedule of teams members serving in the band for Sunday Morning Services and Special Services
* Lead worship team rehearsals (currently on Wednesday Evenings and morning of Sunday Morning Services)
* Ensure set-up of sound equipment (e.g., mics, stands, monitors) and preparation of various musical elements for Sunday Morning Services
* Plan and coordinate special music
* Plan, coordinate, and lead music during Special Services (Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, annual retreat, prayer services, etc.)Ā 
* Communicate with team members (scheduling rehearsals, distributing the song sheets, service information to worship leaders, etc.)
* Communicate with sound/visual technicians and service director to prepare for Sunday morning set run-through
* Maintain record of worship sets and special music for Sunday Morning Services and Special Services
* Oversee organization of worship songbook
* Oversee equipment maintenance

* Interview prospective instrumentalists, vocalists, and worship leaders
* Coordinate and conduct auditions as needed
* Appoint worship leaders as needed
* Be music contact person for referrals from Director of Worship Arts

Additional Information can be found at www.firstfree.com

Send resume to: email@firstfree.com or First Free, Attention to Bill Shereos, Senior Pastor, 5255 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL, 60640. Please include a sample of worship leading in a media format (e.g., video, audio recording). The deadline for submission is December 31, 2009.
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First Evangelical Free Church

First Evangelical Free Church (First Free) is an urban congregation of approximately 350 people located on the north side of Chicago in the Edgewater neighborhood. We are a diverse group of people united in Christ and by our commitment to bringing the life-changing message of Jesus Christ to our neighborhood, Chicago, and beyond. More...