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Part-Time Minister of Worship and Music

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Livermore, California, United States

Date Posted: 02/15/2017
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


•ability in a wide range of musical styles, including Christian hymns, classical, folk, rock, jazz, and bluegrass, but with a focus on contemporary music (Christian and secular)

•ability to lead worship and train others as individual/team worship leaders 

•demonstrated knowledge and experience in choral conducting and direction

•professional quality keyboard (preferred) and guitar a plus


Leadership and Coordination Responsibilities

•provide monthly oral report of worship and music ministry to the Worship and Music Committee •responsible for leadership of all Worship and Music Committee meetings

•create/curate/write/design worship gatherings, not only on Sundays,but during the week for special services (i.e., Holy Week services), using published resources when appropriate, in partnership with Lead Pastor

•select all music in collaboration with choir/music team/congregation

•tightly align all music, drama, and visuals with the topic/theme of the day and season

•serve as primary “Worship Leader”, leading from piano/keyboard/ guitar/organ (when appropriate)

•serve as choral conductor for the Senior Choir, leading weekly practices, selecting anthems, and providing music leadership for Senior Choir (September through May)

•serve as director for Music Team, leading weekly practices, selecting music, and providing music leadership year-round

•work closely with other music staff members to coordinate rehearsals for Senior Choir and Music Team

•recruit, equip, motivate, supervise, and shepherd all paid and volunteer musicians and vocalists



This is a part-time position (60 hours/month) with a salary commensurate with experience, education and the salaries for similar positions in other churches in our area.

As a church of Jesus Christ, Holy Cross strives to make God's dream a reality, that all might live and thrive in the love and grace of God.


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