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Sanctuary United Methodist

Praise and Worship Director

Sanctuary United Methodist
North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 03/01/2011
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
Position: Praise and Worship Director

Summary of primary responsibilities:
By exemplifying Christ and upholding the vision and mission of Sanctuary United Methodist Church, the Praise and Worship Director will be expected to provide key leadership for “Contemporary” Worship. He/She will assist the Senior Pastor in planning of meaningful worship for congregants for all ages (paying special attention to those 25-45 years of age). The director will also take responsibility for the recruitment, training and performance of the Praise and Worship band; and therefore will be a part of “The Disciple Management Team”.

Position: Paid staff/Part time – Hours negotiable – Benefits none
Position requirements: Adult, biblically based, music theory educated, can play at least one instrument proficiently, strong singer, creative mind, understanding the culture of the day to bring music and worship that will speak to the heart of the congregation.
Passion: music, worship, outreach, spiritual growth in others

Core Functions:
1) Spiritual and Musical Leader of Praise and Worship Team.
a) Cultivate relationships and an attitude of church wide support among the team members
b) Lead weekly rehearsals
c) Recruit vocalists and musicians
d) Select music to rehearse
e) Distribute new sheet music and CDs to band
f) Interview new potential members
g) Select and teach new music to the team
h) Maintain a repertoire of current and widely used praise songs
i) Send weekly emails to keep all informed and prepared for worship.
2) Sanctuary Staff
a) Endorse vision of Sanctuary United Methodist Church
b) Participate in the life of the church
c) Accountable to the Senior Pastor
d) Participate in DMT monthly meetings

3) Personal Growth
a) Prayer
b) Devotional life
c) Continuing education
d) Observing a day of rest

4) Worship Leader for 10:30 Service
a) Worship design meetings
b) Write and maintain weekly tech sheets
c) Distribute tech sheets
d) Recruit and train worship participants
e) Help create a weekly order of worship
f) Help select or write call to worships
g) Help select videos/visual aids
h) Work with tech team
i) Develop and create props for the sermon series
j) Add to creative input on sermon series
k) Pray about ways to keep the 10:30 service fresh and vibrant
l) Assist in identifying “felt needs” and “desired outcomes”
m) Communicate to all who are in “need to know” roles
n) Maintain musical equipment
o) Ensure microphones and all equipment for service is operable

5) Special Outreach Events
a) Cooperate with Outreach events
b) Design a Christmas Eve Celebration
c) Cooperate with other seasonal services

Send resume to Jim Carver
Phone: 267-664-5716