Director of Contemporary Worship Ministries

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Easton, Maryland, United States


Date Posted: 04/30/2018
Categories: Church Staff - Music Ministry
Denominations: Episcopal
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Do you dream of living in a scenic destination with sparkling shore lines (think launching your kayak after work...), close to the pristine beaches of the Atlantic, with all the charm of a quaint village including great restaurants, retail, and a friendly small-town vibe but still close enough to big cities? Then you will love this vibrant church, its strong sense of community, and the people with whom you will share ministry.


About the Organization: This church is a large and influential church on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that is experiencing growth both numerically and in lives changed. As a church community, we are committed to living the life of God in Christ. We are taking on real changes, real risks and real work born out of a bold hope. What we are doing is not easy, nor is it simple--but it is holy, and there is joy in the adventure of it. We seek a Director of Contemporary Worship Ministries who is excited about stepping into this dynamic environment to walk with us as we continue to follow our calling in Christ, and whose own gifts will support, inspire and encourage the renewal of our church community on this holy adventure.

 

Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland


About the Position:

The Director of Contemporary Worship Ministries is responsible for overseeing the Contemporary Worship Teams of the church, which include but are not limited to a Saturday night contemporary band, a Sunday morning contemporary choir plus band, and a vibrant youth band. The Director of Contemporary Worship Ministries should live with a passion to see believers growing together in Jesus Christ. This person will build strong relationships within the community surrounding the church and will develop services and programs that reflect the needs and styles of that community. This person will have a strong and growing relationship with Christ and must be willing to share this with others.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the contemporary worship of the church in consultation and partnership with the Rector and others involved in the contemporary worship ministries of the church
  • Implement the vision, mission, and strategy in the worship area, crafting the themes for the service in conjunction with the Rector
  • Demonstrate a biblical and theological understanding of worship
  • Schedule and manage all musicians (instrumental and vocal) who lead in the contemporary worship services
  • Work with a team of staff and volunteers to plan a diverse range of worship settings
  • Demonstrate worship, vocal and instrumental team building: recruit, disciple, grow, and educate
  • Engage in the life of the church beyond music ministry through active participation in small groups and church-wide events
  • Supervise and schedule the media team including recruiting, training, and coaching of audio and video personnel
  • Oversee the Contemporary Music budget
  • Model Christian faith through actions and behaviors
  • Communicate effectively with all people in a variety of settings
  • Support other staff members in their ministry areas which may include attending youth events, participating in chapel services at our Day School, attending church retreats, providing media support, etc.
  • Willingness to get outside the church to meet with people in the community
  • Participate in the growth of worship services by meeting newcomers, following up with and getting to know people in the congregation, and helping people connect to the ministries of the church in meaningful ways
  • Other duties may be agreed to between the Director of Contemporary Worship Ministries and the Rector

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Significant musical proficiency demonstrated via experience with directing, singing, and playing an instrument in a church or similar environment
  • Knowledge of Christian music, especially current contemporary music
  • Experience with worship presentation software, especially ProPresenter
  • Strong planning and organizational abilities
  • Very high work ethic (an executor who makes things happen consistently)
  • Likeable and fun to be around
  • Ability to work well with a broad range of people
  • Ability to identify, develop, and empower leaders

Required Testing/Checks:

  • Personality assessment
  • Background check
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