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First Baptist Church of Downers Grove

Worship Director / Pastor

First Baptist Church of Downers Grove
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 11/16/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Title: Music Director/Worship Leader
Hours: Full-time salaried position (includes other ministry responsibilities according to gifts)

Weekly Schedule:

   - Staff meeting
   - Meeting with senior pastor
   - Vocalists, Band/Instrumental Rehearsal
   - Sunday worship leading—AM and (PM services when scheduled)


Sunday Worship Planning:
- Coordinate services with senior pastor’s preaching schedule
- Schedule “special music” (solos/vocal and instrumental ensembles, etc.)
- Supplement music with other forms of worship such as drama, videos, dramatic readings, etc. to broaden the reach of the worship experience
- Coordinate technical needs of service (sound/lights/power point, etc.)
- Coordinate any necessary rehearsals in service preparation
- Oversee bulletin preparation for AM service

Seasonal Programs
- Plan and implement music and drama presentations throughout the year: Combined Community Services, Thanksgiving Eve, Children’s Christmas program, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day special, Good Friday, Easter Sunday special
- Coordinate any drama, skits, audio/visual presentations
- Prepare all musicians (vocal and instrumental)
- Oversee all purchases relating to productions
- Recruit personnel for prop construction/sound and lights/stage help/costumes/makeup/etc.
- Long-range planning and preparation for Christmas and Easter programs


General Music
- Train all musicians to strive for excellence in what we are offering to the Lord in worship
- Develop and oversee new musical groups: brass, orchestra, youth and children’s choirs, etc.
- Regularly introduce new music for the growth and edification of our church family
- Promote godliness in the lives of the musicians and those involved with the worship services and presentations. Shepherd those that are involved under your leadership.

Concert Series
- Develop a concert schedule with guest artists
- Oversee all promotion and preparation for these concerts


Other Responsibilities
- Oversee sanctuary beautification
- Meet weekly with church staff and with senior pastor for planning
- Be willing to help out with different outreach ministries: VBS, Mission trips, Cross Cultural Service


Opportunities, training others for Special Ministries
- Regularly meet and partner with the Music Committee


Technical Responsibilities
- Oversee video, sound and light board and the technicians
- Develop and expand the audio visual ministries
- Maintain and oversee musical instruments and equipment

Personal Responsibilities
- Be willing to be a contributing partner in the unity of our leadership team
- Live a lifestyle marked by integrity and passion for God (Titus, Timothy)
- Strive to continue growing in your spiritual life and setting an example of a godly follower of Jesus Christ