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West Side Church

Director of Worship Ministries

West Side Church
Richland, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 06/03/2011
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
West Side Church is currently looking to fill the position of: Director of Worship Ministries

With a clear call to love God, love people and serve the world in the name of Jesus, we aspire in grace to glorify God and advance His Kingdom Mission in our community and across the World. We desire to see unchurched people drawn into the worshipping body of Christ and we desire to help equip the next generation to carry forward the good news of Jesus Christ. We also desire to see everyone in our church family grow into maturity in Christ and we seek to do this through dynamic worship, inspiring teaching, loving fellowship, Spirit-filled service, and gracious outreach to our neighbors and friends incarnating the love of God in Jesus Christ.

West Side was founded as a United Protestant church, but functions under a Presbyterian government, associated with PCUSA.

West Side Church is located in Richland, Washington, part of the Tri-Cities situated in eastern Washington, near the Columbia River. The Tri-Cities have a combined population of approximately 200,000 and is enjoying a stable and growing economy. Our church has about 550 members with an average Sunday worship attendance of 425. We currently have two Contemporary services and one Traditional service on Sunday mornings.

Job Description for our Director of Worship Ministries:

1. Primary Job Focus/Hands-on Leadership
Prefer 3 to 5 years experience as a Worship Director
• Lead our two Contemporary Worship Services and develop our Worship ministry to the next level of excellence
• Increase, train and lead the current Worship Team of vocalists & instrumentalists
• Develop and nurture multi-media areas relating to leading worship
• Work with the Senior Pastor to select appropriate contemporary service music that is glorifying to God and ministers to the congregation.

2. Oversight/Management
• All areas of music including: Audio-visual Team, Traditional Worship Service and Team, holiday and special music
• Worship budget & resources
• Maintenance of instruments & equipment

3. Collaboration/Communication
• Pastoral Staff
• Worship Committee
• Church Session

Abilities and Talents
• Energetic worship leader
• Music or Worship degree with enough music theory for basic orchestration
• Skilled and gifted as a vocalist and instrumentalist
• Competence with a variety of music styles
• Significant experience building teams of volunteer musicians
• Experience with high quality audio-visual equipment
• Working knowledge of church leadership and management structure
• Experience with software and hardware necessary for artful service presentation

Character and Personal Qualities
• A deeply committed and growing personal faith in Jesus Christ and an ability to lead worship flowing from that relationship
• A heart for building God’s Kingdom
• A heart for developing worship leaders and musicians who love the Lord
• A heart for training and incorporating youth musicians
• A person of integrity and moral purity
• Committed to working in an environment of shared leadership and be a strong team player
• Ability to handle conflict with sensitivity and respect

Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time ministry staff position with a salary dependent on experience. The compensation package includes: medical and retirement benefits, vacation, continuing education leave, and a continuing education stipend.

Qualified applicants should send a Resume and Statement of Faith to:
Please include a CD, You Tube, other on-line source or website showing you leading worship or singing and playing your instrument of choice.

Doreen Thompson, Committee Chair,

West Side Church
Attn: Doreen Thompson
615 Wright
Richland, WA 99352.