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Glyndale Baptist

Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth

Glyndale Baptist
Brunswick, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 09/27/2011
Categories: Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Glyndale is a healthy congregation in the Golden Isles region of Georgia. Our church has a high degree of harmony and our pastor can honestly preach "We Ain't Fussin'". We are blended in our worship style and are looking for someone to help us strengthen and expand our ministry.

Job Summary: The Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth shall assist the pastor as needed. The APWY will be responsible for artistic and creative aspects of worship particularly in regards to music. The APWY will provide pastoral leadership in all areas of youth ministry (grds 6-12).

Pay: We currently have $42,000(+) budgeted for this position to be distributed between salary and benefits. The position also includes the use of a recently remodeled four bedroom home.

Education/Experience: One or more years of College Education or Church Staff experience. Preference given to worship and student studies/experience.

Attributes and skills: The successful candidate's commitment to Christ must be publicly evident in their personal life and ministry. We are looking for someone whose spiritual cup runneth over and can splash the love of Jesus on others. The ideal candidate should be relational, musical, creative, energetic, playful, hard-working, and motivational.

Our APWY will need to work efficiently and effectively in team situations, as well as independently. Our APWY must possess time management skills and organizational abilities.

You might be a great fit for Glyndale if any of these things speak to your heart:
The Lord Is on your side.
Come live near the beach.
Never underestimate what God can do.
A fresh start.
Love God and Love people!

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I was asked, "How blended are you?" We are more traditional than contemporary. Our basic instrument in worship is a Grand Piano, but we have at times used guitar, trumpet, drums, and saxophone. When those people were available or willing to contribute. Our former staff member played the guitar and therefore we used it. My older son who is now in college played the keyboard and trumpet, so we used those instruments. In general we have a traditional choir that would sing hymns and Southern Gospel, but leadership would find them responsive to more contemporary stylings. In general we are not high church or cutting edge ... I'd call that middle of the road or blended.

Our former staff member was the Full Time Associate Pastor of Student Ministry. In addtion to his work with youth ... he was musical (keyboard/guitar) and was contemporary in his orientation. When he took part in the worship service we became much more contemporary. He has contributed to our church becoming blended. Our congregation is appreciative of some of the more contemporary Christian songs.

With that said ... We have a PART TIME Music Minister who is traditionalHymns and Southern Gospel in his orientation and plays no instruments.

These two individuals led two different choirs (the adult choir and the youth choir)... occasionally I would challenge them to come together and create what I called a Super Choir. My hope is that the new staff member can enable God's people to express worship and praise with the gifts He has provided.

With that in mind our next staff member will have the ministry title Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth. It would be half of the former ministers student postion (Youth) and all of the current part time Music Minister's position. These two separate positions would be transitioning into one full time position as the role would be Full Time Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth.

My belief is that we can engage more involvement from our congregation musically as we more intentionally blend styles. A good fit for us would be a worship leader who is neither fully traditional or contemporary ... but BLENDED in their orientation.

Our choir is for the most part older than myself (I'm 48). I'd like to see more of our younger church members become a part of our music ministry.

I hope that answers the question...

Another Question ... Can you be more specific about size? Sure ... We have around 500 members but our morning worship attendance is usually between 150 and 200 in the last month our high was 216 and our low was 124 .... the high is a little high and the low was a little low. Sunday School is around 120.