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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Date Posted: 09/22/2011
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time
Large, mainline, evangelical, mission-directed congregation seeking a Worship Leader to lead our contemporary praise services. Candidates must demonstrate personal and spiritual maturity, have an understanding of the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, possess a love for the local church and congregational worship, be capable of managing multiple services and lead teams of musicians of all levels. Preference will be given to persons with a bachelor’s degree. Experience and strong musical ability required.
About the position:
Christ Church, in the Fort Lauderdale area, is seeking a worship leader for our praise services to lead our praise band, create worship experiences that grow and deepen our faith, and draw our congregation in to relationship with God and then out to serve. The tasks of this job are to recruit, lead, and schedule teams of musicians (both volunteer and paid), choose music and other creative elements for two weekly services (the same service held on Saturday evening and Sunday morning), and oversee the tech team for the services. This job also includes leading a small team of musicians for our Friday night Celebrate Recovery service. The creative opportunities for worship are without limit- we use music of all kinds, video, and drama to display God’s creative heart. The position is well-resourced with great equipment, office space, and a part-time assistant to help with administrative tasks. In the past, this position served as department head for other worship staff. This responsibility is flexible during this transition.
About our church:
Christ Church Fort Lauderdale is a vibrant congregation of approximately 2,100 members with an active worshipping congregation of 1,600 in five worship services each weekend. Worship ranges from traditional to modern, and this position will be only responsible for our two praise services. Christ Church is led by four pastors, all passionate about their area of responsibility and excellent at what they do. Also on staff in the worship department are a choir director, organist, and pianist (for our traditional worship life), as well as an administrative assistant. God’s vision for Christ Church is to introduce Jesus, grow faith, relieve suffering, and shape children. The church has an elementary school for children age 2 through 5th grade, so there are opportunities to lead young hearts in worship as well.
The person we are looking for has:
A life of such close personal relationship with Christ that fruit is unmistakable
A passion for life that inspires others
A love for congregational worship and different styles of music
Technical ability with sound systems, video production/projection systems, and the software that drives them
Creativity in arranging music and the ability to create charts for musicians
A heart for teaching musicians of every skill level and allowing them to realize God’s purpose in their lives
A desire to create worship experiences that introduce the beauty of God to his people in fresh ways
Strong leadership skills
The ability to manage a worship calendar months in advance
Grace under the pressure of different worship seasons
The skills and vocabulary to translate the ideas of other leaders into worship experiences
No desire to be a rock star
What we offer:
Competitive salary and a great benefit package (that includes health insurance, pension, tuition remission at our school and more)
A budget that allows for new ideas to grow
Encouraging and relational supervision by the senior/executive pastors
A part-time assistant to help with administrative tasks
A healthy staff where creative ideas about ministry are formed, challenged, and brought into being
A short 1.6 mile drive to the beach