Director of Music

Sparta Evangelical Free Church
Sparta, New Jersey, United States

Date Posted: 04/24/2018
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Full-Time Director of Worship

Sparta Evangelical Free Church | Sparta, NJ


At Sparta Evangelical Free Church, we are passionate to draw our congregation and our community to a life-changing walk with Jesus. We believe strongly in creating pathways for Christ-followers to grow in their walk with Jesus by employing the gifts He has given them, and so we utilize broad styles of music and strive to be creative in these opportunities. Our worship service is designed to offer joyful worship to the Lord. Do you have a passion to see individuals become equipped and hone their gifts, fanning them into flame?  We are seeking a full-time Director or Pastor of Worship who is called to worship ministry, is musically gifted, has a passion for leading others closer to God through a variety of the arts and possesses strong administrative and technological capabilities to undergird this calling. Our leadership team is very collaborative and if you enjoy working with a driven group of men and women hungry to pour into individuals and families in our community you will thrive here. If you are musically and technologically astute, theologically grounded, and relationally driven, you will be able to flourish and find deep contentment in this role.

We are a church of approximately 550 in northwestern New Jersey. Located in a suburban community an hour from NYC, our congregation consists of individuals and families from towns within a 30-mile radius. SEFC is not under the authority of any denomination, but is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.


Job Description

Full-Time Director of Worship

Sparta Evangelical Free Church | Sparta, NJ



The person in this position will enable the church to passionately worship the one true God through spiritual instruction, shepherding, music and the arts.


Personal Qualifications

  • · Has personally received God’s gift of salvation through Christ  
  • · Demonstrates mature Christian character as evidenced by a sincere heart for God and a servant’s heart to pour into the others (Philippians 2:3-4)
  • · Has a confirmed calling to worship ministry
  • · Endorses and supports core values and beliefs of the Sparta Evangelical Free Church |
  • · Meets Biblical qualifications of a leader (1 Timothy 3:1-7 / Titus 1:6-9)



  • · Bachelor's degree in either music or ministry-related field preferred
  • · Biblical education completed or currently being pursued



  • · Proven record of exceptional ability in worship ministry leadership



  • · Lead and coordinate the music ministry of the church, overseeing all ministries under Worship Ministry umbrella (i.e., worship team, choir, vocal and instrumental ensembles, youth and children, audio/visual and production teams, worship committee)
  • · Coordinate with the pastor(s) to provide meaningful Christ-centered worship for each service in coordination with message series, current events, and needs of the congregation
  • · Design and carry out other events such as holiday programs, life celebrations, special services and community events
  • · Recruit, develop and direct individuals of all ages in the church family to utilize their gifts and talents to serve in the worship ministry musically, creatively, or technologically
  • · Assume administrative responsibilities for Worship Ministry
  • o oversee the purchase, maintenance and repair of all instruments and audio/visual equipment
  • o plan and administer worship ministry budget
  • o manage all existing music and materials
  • · Interact collaboratively with the pastoral team

Technical Skills

  • · Is gifted and trained in the field of church music, production (audio/video/lighting) and the arts
  • · Ability to integrate broad styles of music (vocally and instrumentally) to inspire worship


Relational Skills

  • · Invested in the spiritual awareness and growth of worship ministry members
  • · Compassionate, servant hearted, positive and collaborative
  • · Creative, demonstrates initiative
  • · Organized and professional, yet relationally-minded
  • · Demonstrates discretion, confidentiality and respect


Reporting Structure

  • · This person will report to the Senior Pastor
  • · This person will work in cooperation as a team member of the church staff.




  1. 1.     Answers ?to these three questions
  2. a.     Describe briefly, your philosophy of worship reflecting on the purpose of worship, God’s role in worship, the worshippers’ role, the role of the worship leader and style of worship.
  3. b.     Describe your calling into the ministry.
  4. c.      Describe your process for preparing for a Sunday morning service.


  1. 2.     Video demonstrating yourself leading worship

3. Resume 



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