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Christ Independent Methodist Church

Minister of Music/Assistant Pastor

Christ Independent Methodist Church
Palatka, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 12/15/2009
Categories: Senior Adult Pastor - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Position Title: Minister of Music / Assistant Pastor
Works Directly For: Senior Pastor

1. To have a music ministry that is spiritually grounded, focused, dynamic, and life changing.
2. To develop a music ministry that is not performance oriented, but on that brings glory to God.
3. To lead the church in understanding the value of music in the worship service so the church may worship God more completely and effectively.

Ministry Focus

Be committed to a relational style of ministry that promotes dynamic relationships with the church leaders and members which strengthens the positive teamwork attitude and the vision, and philosophy of the church. You will be directly accountable to the Senior Pastor and have a working relationship with the various boards and committees of the church.

Minister of Music Primary Duties

• In consultation with the Senior Pastor, schedule, plan and coordinate all worship services.
• Develop and lead worship teams, both vocal and instrumental by:
1. Play the piano, sing and lead praise team at early morning worship service.
2. Lead congregation and choir at late morning worship service.
3. Lead congregation and play offertories at evening worship services.
• Secure special music and musicians for services and special programs.
• In consultation with the Senior Pastor, oversee the scheduling of special music events, concerts, and promotions.
• Purchase all music, supplies, equipment and supervise their maintenance.
• Work in conjunction with choir members to see that the choir robes are properly cared for.
• Assist the choir librarian in updating, maintaining and tracking all items in the choral music library.

Other Responsibilities

• Formulate an annual music budget and maintain a constant grasp on the financial situation of budget line items.
• Maintain office hours and be available for appointments.
• Ex-officio member of the music committee.
• Arrange music used in worship services (take music being used and blend it with other songs or rewriting certain parts of the song to make it applicable to CIMC).
• Oversee the Audio & Visual Ministry, training of the volunteers and further development of the program, etc.
• Create PowerPoint presentations for use during worship services
(music portion of the service).
• Ex-officio member of the music committee.
• Approve / Deny music to be used at weddings in accordance to church standards under the direction of the Senior Pastor or Church Board.
• Assist music portion of weddings.
• Approve or Deny music selections to be used at funerals in accordance to church standards under the direction of the Senior Pastor or Church Board.
• Assist music portion of funerals.
• Perform other duties as assigned by Senior Pastor

Ministry Assistant Primary Duties

• Plan all Senior Adult Ministry activities.
• Maintain emergency contact information on seniors involved in S.A.M.
• Maintain health & medical information on seniors S.A.M.
• Perform background checks on staff / volunteer workers and maintain / secure the files in the fireproof safe.
• In conjunction with the Senior Pastor, oversee visitation to include hospital, Senior Adults, members and non-members.
• Represent the Senior Pastor on various committees as needed.
• Coordinate bulletin information with the Administrative Assistant.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.


• Give evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ.
• Give evidence to call to ministry.
• Possess administrative and leadership abilities.
• Have the ability to work well with others.
• Be an energetic and self-motivated leader.
• Be able to take directions and instructions, as well as give them.

Education Requirement

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in related field or 5 years experience in Church Music Ministry