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Contemporary Worship Leader + Media/Technology Director

Pine Valley United Methodist Church
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States


Date Posted: 02/20/2018
Categories: Media/Technology - Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

TITLE:    Contemporary Worship Music Leader

 

CATEGORIES:  Worship & Music Ministry – Media/Technology

 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:      Full-time (40 hours/wk) – Reports to the Director of Worship & Music and the Lead Pastor.

 

COMPENSATION:  Negotiable based on experience.

                                   $50k Salaried with Benefits (Medical/Dental/Life-Insurance, LTD, AD&D, Pension)

 

OVERVIEW

 

The Contemporary Worship Music Leader will:

  • Organize and lead contemporary worship music teams in corporate worship services on Sunday and other weekly worship settings including Youth Praise Band and Celebrate Recovery Worship.
  • Work closely with the Director of Worship & Music and the Lead Pastor to develop a culture of worship and praise consistent with the spiritual vision for PVUMC.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor volunteer musicians and vocalists, training them to be Spirit-led ministers of worship and fostering their spiritual growth.
  • Develop and coordinate worship, sound and media teams as needed for various PVUMC ministries and events.
  • Keep abreast of current trends in worship, sound, and media styles and practices, selecting music and worship media to create worship programs that are spiritually enriching and dynamic.
  • Work collaboratively with sound engineers and media technicians to ensure musical production of the highest-quality.
  • Introduce the use of click and backing tracks to the band.
  • Oversee and promote our live streaming ministry, specifying A/V and lighting upgrades in all worship venues.
  • Prepare weekly announcements in video and print form for distribution via social media, website and pre-service video loops.
  • Oversee website development, content and design.
  • Oversee video ministry to produce videos for worship, testimonies, promotions of sermon series and events, ministry profiles and overviews
  • Understand and be able to champion the church’s mission, vision and journey and the theology and traditions of the United Methodist Church with a passion for “Connecting hearts to Christ and one another” using “Excellence in Worship” and music

 

ABILITIES:

  • Heart for the spiritual formation of those in the congregation and the worship ministry
  • Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading worship
  • Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of sound, lighting, computers, and video projection
  • Show proficiency primarily on guitar and secondarily on keyboard/piano
  • Ability to work with chord charts, sheet music and guitar tabs/lead sheets, and tracks
  • Ability to incorporate other art forms as needed
  • Commitment to ongoing personal and professional growth
  • Must have vocal skills
  • Must have a teachable heart

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In coordination with the Worship & Music Ministry Director and the Lead Pastor, formulate a church-wide vision for contemporary worship
  • Provide leadership for all contemporary services personally or with music leader volunteers
  • Recruit and build the necessary teams to carry out the contemporary worship areas of PVUMC
  • Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals as necessary
  • Introduce our worship teams to worship training utilizing other music ministries, books, and conferences
  • Set annual goals for the contemporary worship ministry that are in line with our vision and evaluate regularly how goals have been attained and modify as needed
  • Lead with a prayer or devotion at every rehearsal
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of new worship experiences with modern, contemporary, and traditional styles of worship music and formats
  • Be open to change and the shifting of responsibilities as growth and ministry develop.  The Contemporary Worship Music Leader shall carry out their responsibilities under the supervision of the Worship & Music Ministry Director and Lead Pastor.  They will also coordinate with the Worship Team in developing themes and content for contemporary worship.  The Staff-Parish Relations Committee shall provide support and consultation to the Contemporary Worship Music Leader.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The first step for any interested candidates would be to submit their resume with a letter of introduction including a link to on-line video that shows their leading or serving in worship services to mark@pvumc.net.