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First United Methodist Church

Director of Contemporary Music

First United Methodist Church
Peoria, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 03/27/2012
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The First United Methodist Church of Peoria is looking for a Director of Contemporary Music. This person will assume the overall responsibility for our music and worship ministries related to, but not limited to, our Sunday Worship Praise Band, Celebrate Recovery Praise Band, and our Youth Praise Band. The Director of Contemporary Music will have direct responsibilities for these teams while also sharing other music responsibilities with the Director of Traditional Music.

Our average worship attendance for the first 13 weeks of 2012 is 792 for all of our worship services (one contemporary, two traditional, one Latino service, one Taize, and one Loaves & Fish ministry service). The average weekly attendance for our contemporary service is between 150-200.

This Spring we will begin construction of our new contemporary worship/multi-purpose space, renovation of our children's ministry area, and overall enhancement of our facility for ease of access and to be better equipped to serve those in our community who are in need. Come join us as we lift up Christ in the heart of the city!

Skills Required:
- Multi-talented musician with knowledged of and demonstrated skill in instrumental and vocal performance
- Experience leading a Praise Band and worship service
- Demonstrate ability to lead varying types of contemporary music
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Demonstrate quality interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to articulate ones faith to believers and non-believers
- Ability to prayers and testimonies
- Proven strong organizational, administrative, fiscal, management and team leadership skills

- Professing Christian, United Methodist background preferred
- Bachelor's degree in music

To learn more about the First United Methodist Church of Peoria, please visit our web site at Resumes can be submitted via email to or by mail to:

First United Methodist Church
Attn: Music Search Committee
116 NE Perry Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603