Music Director

Journey Christian Church
Midlothian, Virginia, United States


Date Posted: 06/04/2018
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Denomination: Non-Denominational

 

About Sunday Mornings at Journey:

 

Journey is a Strategic Partner with North Point Ministries based in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Our mission is to invite and lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our vision is straightforward: To be a church that unchurched people love to attend.  Our strategy is to create environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders. We keep these things in mind in all that we do. Specifically, our mission as a music department is to “Create a musical experience that supports our mission of leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, while exceeding the expectations of those in attendance.” We desire to create music that connects with everyone who attends (regular attenders as well as those who do not normally attend church), and that leads them to a different place emotionally and spiritually than before they came.

 

Our desire is to have a Sunday morning music experience that is non threatening for a first-time visitor. We want to immediately engage the unchurched and churched to want to come back, Sunday after Sunday. That philosophy funnels down into the songs we sing and what our worship leaders say from the stage. We believe that our verbiage should not be “churchy.” Instead, what we sing and say from the stage is inclusive, everyday language.

 

Go to this link to view two songs from one of our recent Sunday services: https://vimeo.com/journeychurchva


Department: Service Programming

 

Purpose Statement: Responsible for the overall health of the Music Department and supporting the mission and vision of Journey Christian Church.

 

Reports to: Service Programming Director

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to Music Department team members; including communication (weekly chord charts, lyrics, arrangements, etc), musical development, and personal and spiritual growth

  • Maintain a healthy culture focused on sincere worship, fun, creativity, and community within the music department

  • Ensure that Ableton (tracks) is prepared for rehearsal and Sunday mornings

  • Schedule musicians, worship leaders, and vocalists

  • Recruit, lead, develop and support vocalists and musicians for Sunday adult services and special events

  • Oversee song selection

  • Conduct band rehearsals in preparation for Sunday services and special events

  • Assist Service Programming Department (SPD) in short and long term service planning and execution

  • Serve on stage at least 1-2 times per month

  • Periodically evaluate services from the audience

  • Assist in creation of Production Orders

  • Track music expenses and submit contractor payments in a timely manner

Qualifications:

  • Passion for vocational ministry

  • A strong understanding and support of the mission and vision of Journey Christian Church

  • Well rounded understanding of music and basic knowledge of instrumentation

  • Superior work ethic

  • Good organizational skills

  • Attitude of service

  • Team Player mindset

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and lead people, teams and leaders

  • Proficiency in Ableton and Planning Center Online is preferred


Important:

To apply you must send a resume with 3 references and a video (or a link to a video) of you leading worship or playing your instrument in a worship environment.

 

Send all application materials to sfranklin@journeyrva.com

 
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