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Mininster of Music and Worship Arts
St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church
Cullman, Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 06/06/2010
Categories: Worship Pastor
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time
St. John’s of Cullman, AL is seeking a Minister of Music and Worship Arts who understands and appreciates the variety of ways God can be worshipped vocally, instrumentally, and through other artistic mediums. We are seeking to call an individual who can provide creative leadership within the context of the church’s ministry and who will provide direction and guidance for multiple worship styles and experiences.
To provide an environment for people, young and old, to worship the Lord through music and other artistic expressions. To share open fellowship with one another and be good stewards of the gifts God has provided.
• Envision, direct, and oversee the music ministry, working with the staff and members of all ages to lead God-glorifying worship. This includes collaborating with the ministerial staff to coordinate the various worship services of St. John’s.
• Work within existing programming, including Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, as well as using personal gifting and interests to innovatively explore and create other opportunities for discipleship, fellowship, service, and worship for adults and children.
• Lead various styles of music for worship services, including multiple vocal groups and instrumental ensembles for both traditional and contemporary settings.
• Develop relationships with member of the congregation to educate them about and disciple them through participation in worship arts.
• Assist in pastoral responsibilities with those participating in worship ministries and with others as necessary, including the coordination of weddings and funerals for the congregation.
• Encourage members of the congregation through various artistic ministries to reach out to the wider community.
• Oversee paid and volunteer musicians, as well as the technical ministry.
• Report to the Senior Pastor (or equivalent) and provide updates for the church council. Work with personnel committee as requested.
• Faith: A mature commitment to Christ demonstrated through life and testimony; a demonstrable passion for and calling to ministry; an understanding of the personality, theological heritage, and call of St. John’s.
• Skills: Organizational and communication skills, along with leadership (delegation, facilitation, and recruiting) and teaching abilities.
• Personal: Pro-active, creative, goal-oriented, patient, kind, encouraging, and positive; lover of music and the variety of ways God can be glorified.
• Experience: Six years experience in choral and church music administration preferred.
• Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in music required. Formal liturgical training preferred.
Who We Are—St. John’s
St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church is Cullman’s oldest church, celebrating its rich history, while also seeking to minister in the name of the Lord Jesus to contemporary needs. Belonging to the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches (www.evangelicalassociation.org), St. John’s practices congregational polity and affirms the authority of Scripture for Christian faith and practice. The congregation is ecumenically minded in the context of its Reformation and liturgical heritage. Likewise, there is an openness to implement ancient and traditional practices in contemporary ways. St. John’s is welcoming of those seeking to deepen their relationship with our Lord regardless of their past, understanding the human need for grace.
A spiritual home for many community leaders, St. John’s has much talent to be harnessed for Kingdom work. The membership of St. John’s hails from all parts of the community, though they tend to be middle to upper-middle class. Many serve in the community as doctors, lawyers, teachers, and in our several civic organizations.
Who We Are—Cullman, AL
An hour north of Birmingham and an hour south of Huntsville, Cullman, is a growing community that cherishes its small-town atmosphere. Historically an agricultural community, there is a strong and growing industrial sector. In this context economic variations of wealth and poverty can be found. The city boasts of a wonderful school system, while several opportunities for Christian education exist as well. Home to Wallace State Community College, several universities and Beeson Divinity School are also within commuting distance. Opportunities for lovers of the arts and athletics abound. Generally speaking, the residents of Cullman have a high regard for their community and want to see it grow in a way that fits with its identity of a small but progressive town.