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Park Street Church

Minister of Worship Arts

Park Street Church
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date Posted: 10/28/2010
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Congregational
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Minister of Worship Arts [MWA] coordinates all aspects of worship, music, and the arts for Park Street Church. The MWA is tasked with developing the congregation’s understanding of Biblical worship and their ability to express their love for God through corporate worship and through their artistic gifts and talents. Primary focus will be devoted to ensuring a robust worship experience for Sunday services. Additional emphasis will be given to developing contexts within the Park Street community by which artists of all genres can utilize their gifts, talents, and training to the glory of God, for the benefit of his people, and for the proclamation of the gospel in Boston and throughout the world.

Understanding that each candidate possesses a unique set of gifts, talents, and passions, this position will be nuanced and tailored to reflect the ability and calling of the individual who fulfills the role of MWA. Although we are seeking a full time person to fill this role, Park Street is open to the possibility of a ¾ position to allow the MWA to pursue compatible areas of interests such as teaching, production, performance, etc. outside of the church’s purview.

Of noted interest to Park Street are:
1. Candidates who have been trained classically and have led both traditional and contemporary services and/or
2. Candidates who have been trained classically, can serve as a choral director and/or organist, and are supportive of
contemporary forms of worship

• Develop and implement a plan to grow the music and arts ministry of our church which takes into account the theological
views, statement on worship and potential resources present at Park Street
• Offer general oversight of choirs, bands, and artistic groups at Park Street employing hands-on leadership in areas in
which the MWA is specifically trained
• Recruit, train, and care for musicians of all genres of Worship Arts at Park Street
• Oversee administration needs of the Worship Arts program at Park Street

Park Street Church is a traditional worshipping community of faith that enthusiastically embraces all forms of music and worship to the glory of God. Our music ministry celebrates our historic tradition grounded in reformed theology from which God has grown us expressed through sacred music and hymnody for two centuries. Our music ministry also celebrates the diversity that God has established among us. As an international church with over fifty different nations represented and a church of many ages - children, teens, young adults, middle-aged and elderly, we desire to reflect music expression from all nations and life stages. Our music ministry engages our culture as well. We embrace contemporary mediums of expression in worship as a means by which we point one another to God. We also believe that our worship should go beyond music, preaching and prayer incorporating all forms of visual and tactile stimulation to engage our mind, body and spirit in praise and adoration of God. Currently Park Street offers two traditional morning services and two contemporary services on Sundays.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Deadline for submissions is Dec. 16.