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Worship Leader Job Description
Position Summary: The Worship Leader will shepherd and develop the artists by providing musical worship leadership at the worship service by:
1. Creating an inviting, worshipful atmosphere, a space in which people can meet with God
2. Leading the congregation and the members of the worship ministry in growing their own relationships with the Lord through worship
3. Mentoring a team of worship leaders who rotate in giving leadership (beyond “just filling in when the main worship leader is out”)
1. Lead and train others to lead the musical worship for the worship service
a. Be prepared to lead congregational singing with the worship team [or alone]
b. Utilize a mix of new, current, local, and traditional songs staying current on US trends in worship music
c. Be able to read scripture and pray as needed
d. Be available for special services including funerals, communion services, love feasts, etc.
2. Lead the Worship Team
a. Build positive social dynamics and quality music
b. Lead an efficient, well-organized, and fun weekly Worship team rehearsal to work on music for the upcoming service, new music, arrangements and parts, and goals, with input from the group member
c. Help less experienced participants become knowledgeable of their instruments and roles
d. Strengthen the individuals on the team by helping them grow in their spiritual formation
3. Work in a team relationship with the Director of Technical Ministries [audio, video, and lighting]
a. Meet regularly with the Director of Technical Ministries to plan worship service details
b. Be responsible for a consistent, quality sound mix by giving regular Timely Specific Feedback to the techs
4. Communicate with the Lead Pastor on a regular basis to discuss worship themes and maintain a trust-based working relationship
5. Cooperate with the Church Board, and Staff to enrich the worship ministry of church and promote cooperative relationships among its many people in ministry
6. Participate in staff meetings and training as well as Denominational training events.
7. Establish a creative planning team to design worship services and special creative elements, i.e. drama, faith stories, spotlighting announcements, etc.
Philosophy: The Worship Leader must provide leadership in three areas: Organizational Leadership, Team/Event Leadership, and Support Leadership. Initially, these areas will be small and all handled by one person, but for the ministry to grow, the responsibilities must be spread out among others. The worship leader must always be looking to empower others with significant responsibilities. Leaders who are primarily “doers” always limit growth.
1. Organizational Administration: Long-range Plan, Create Structure, Set Goals & Budget, Personnel Issues, Mentor Leaders, Meet with Leaders, Pastoring Teams, BIC Cluster group for worship leaders
2. Lead Events/Train People: Lead Worship, Lead Rehearsal, Training Events, Mentor team members, Worship Teams, Provide Resources
3. Administrative Tasks: Work with Technical Ministries, Chord Charts, Schedules, Licenses, Communications
Roles: We believe that a great worship leader embraces and grows in these roles: [used by permission by Kelly Ballard, www.beyondworship.com]
1. Theologian – one who handles the Word of God well, who maintains faithfulness to Truth
2. Host – one who shows hospitality, builds rapport, works toward connectedness, and interprets the moment
3. Shepherd – one who provides pastoral care, safety, and direction to those following
4. Prophet – one who gives clarity and purpose, who interprets the voice and emotion of God
5. Architect – one who designs the service plan to share the Christ Story
6. Coordinator – one who functions as the glue, looks for synergy, develops unity, and fuels chemistry
7. Psalmist – one who creates beauty, builds huge musical dynamics, uses the arts to their fullest
Personal Christian Walk:
1. A trusting relationship with Jesus Christ that is clearly exhibited in the leader’s life – you just get the sense that they know God intimately
2. Seeks after and follows the leading of the Holy Spirit, does not walk in the fear of man, and walks in authority
1. Skilled Instrumentalist [preferably guitar and/or piano] – a true musician
2. Lead quality vocalist – a strong, listenable voice to be easily followed
3. Ability to bring the out the best in team members
4. Prior experience in church or para-church worship ministry is required
5. Basic knowledge of sound, video, lighting, audio recording and editing is helpful
Spiritual Gifts and Passions:
1. Leadership [the ability to influence]
2. Servant [the heart to help others wherever is needed]
3. The Psalmist [one who loves to sing]
4. The Minstrel [one anointed to play]
5. The Worshipper [one who is wholly given to Another]
1. Joyful submission to Godly authority
2. Friendly, open, honest, seeking community, encouraging, with good chemistry with existing teams
3. Must be a person of integrity
4. Must have healthy relationships with his/her spouse and children and their support for involvement in this ministry; not enslaved to debt (except for personal residence)
5. Leaders are expected to participate in the shared life, personal growth, and accountability of a small group.
1. The ability to maintain quarterly schedule for him/herself, the Worship team members, handle details related to worship planning and be prepared with planning ahead in worship, using Planning Center Online.
2. The ability to organize and communicate clearly and consistently.
1. Compatibility with the doctrine of this church and support the mission and vision of the church.
The buzz about this worship leader will sound like this: (we’ll call him or her “Sam”)
1. Sam’s driven by relationships not by performance and has created a tribe that serves with excellence
2. Sam’s very trained, but humbly seeks what God is currently doing at Pequea
3. Sam’s not just a worship leader, Sam is a worship MINISTRY leader
4. Sam may (or may not) be the most creative person, but is able to LEAD the creatives
5. Sam thinks like an high-level manager – always thinking ahead, taking care of details, and leading people
6. Sam’s able to administrate: either detail oriented or people oriented and able to project manage efficiently
7. Sam doesn’t feel like being good at everything is necessary, but rather is great at getting the best from the teams
8. Sam hates silos and loves teaming up with people to get something done
9. Even though Sam’s really talented, it’s clear that Sam is a true shepherd
10. Sam is so teachable, and though Sam has plenty to be proud about, is just the most approachable, unpretentious person
Weekly Time expectations: Three-Quarter Time
Sunday Worship Service(s) 4.0 hours
Weekly rehearsal 3.0 hours
Prep work for worship leading 7.0 hours
Weekly Worship Creative Team meeting 3.0 hours
Meeting with Pastor 1.0 hours
Training/Mentoring 6.0 hours
Administrative duties 6.0 hours
Average total weekly hours 30 hours
Average total weekly hours 30 hours with up to 4 Sundays off and 2 weeks of paid vacation per year. Other benefits include continuing education funds for training/coaching. Mileage and hosting.
A one-year renewable term; appointed by the Lead and Executive Pastor in consultation with the church board
Executive Pastor. Shall be evaluated annually by the Executive Pastor
Exciting & Unique Environment – Dynamic minister needed for a very young & hip urban community. In this extremely safe pocket of Baltimore, located on a peninsula, everything is in walking distance (or water taxi). This growing upscale historical neighborhood is experiencing a trend of new young professionals buying homes alongside families generations old.
The blend brings new needs to our church. Our new minister should have the ability to reach out to our new neighbors and find a balance that embraces our heritage & tradition, while creating a welcoming environment that addresses contemporary Christian ideas. Messages from the pulpit should offer guidance for current global & local concerns as well as giving our members something to personally think about between Sundays.
It is an exhilarating time in our churches’ life! Our crossroad requires leadership skills emphasizing a passion for Christ and Paul’s goal to bring life full circle with church in the center. Our new leader should “walk the talk” and be proactive in our mission to bring new members to our congregation. Our church is a treasure with amazing potential. We need a committed person who can establishment relationships in a neighborhood that is growing faster than we are. If you like to build, create and try new ideas, please consider this unique opportunity!
(410) 353 3385
Christ United Church of Christ
1308 Beason Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
ASSOCIATE MINISTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
First Congregational Church in Nantucket, MA, is seeking a full-time Associate Minister for Children and Families. Purpose: to provide ministry programming for faith formation of children (birth through fifth grade) and their families. Responsibilities include developing a vibrant Sunday morning Christian education program; recruiting and equipping volunteers for the ministry; creating special learning opportunities for parents and shared experiences for children and their families. Seminary degree, ordination, or openness to ordination preferred, but not required. For more information visit www.nantucketfcc.org and click on the link under “Announcements.” Send resume to: email@example.com.
Family Life & Christian Education Minister
This position might also be entitled as Youth & Family Life Pastor or Associate Pastor.
We are looking for someone who will function as an assistant to a PT Senior Pastor in the area of Family Life and/or Youth/Young Adult ministries, as well as be involved in the family life of the congregation. This is a part time, non-ordained position. This person will lead in the visioning and development of the children, youth and family ministries by recruiting, training and equipping volunteers to support the children, youth and family ministry programs. The right candidate will possess: demonstrated integrity and trust, excellent interpersonal skills, understanding of adolescent
development, understanding of faith development, excellent organization, and excellent written & oral communication skills.
Since the primary compensation is housing in our three bedroom parsonage located in Cochranville PA (Chester County), this is a part time position (15-20 hours per week estimated) ideally suited for a married student with a family. A small salary is also offered.
Work with the youth (Middle and High School) in a small group already stared and under way. The hope is to expand this ministry in the surrounding communities. Plan and lead regular youth group meetings or activities for High School and Middle School youth, encouraging participation in worship.
Work with and coordinate with a small Young Adult group already started. Plan and meet with the young adults encouraging spiritual growth and church involvement, encouraging participation in worship.
Work with St. Pastor in conducting various ministry functions within the church family. Attend at least three Sunday morning worship services per month, as agreed upon with the Sr. Pastor. Be available for preaching when Sr. Pastor is on vacation or traveling.
This position will meet regularly with the senior pastor to review programs and share concerns.
All staff members will have a background check as a condition of employment
If interested, after subjecting the matter to prayer and direction, reply with resume and/or letter of interest to Pastor Jimmy Montgomery, Cochranville Church, P.O. Box 92, Cochranville PA 19330 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “parsonage pastor” in the subject line(important). Cochranville Church is a United Methodist Congregation, considered “conservative” in theology, with emphasis on Holy Scriptures, the work of the Holy Spirit, with Jesus Christ as the head of the church.
Youth/Young Adult Director
Deadline: June 1, 2013
The Youth & Young Adult Director will participate in the overall staff team emphasis of discipleship and disciple-making with particular emphasis given to leading and overseeing the development of an effective ministry to active and potential Middle School and High School Students, and Young Adults (18-40 yrs. old) including single persons, married couples, and young families. For more information, see online posting at: http://tinyurl.com/Y-YA-Director
Union Congregational UCC in Montclair, NJ Seeks Associate Minister. Please click here for more information.
United Church of Christ, National Setting
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*All positions are subject to change or withdrawl*
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Part-time Director of Young Adult Ministries
The Palmyra Church of the Brethren is hiring a part-time Director of Young Adult Ministries. Among other responsibilities, this individual will minister to the young adults of our congregation and broader community; provide leadership and oversight of the congregation’s Young Adult Ministry program; engage in creating and resourcing vibrant, relevant programs and recruit and mentor young adult leaders. The successful candidate will possess a well-defined, mature faith; effective communication skills; comfort working with both young adult singles and young adult families; the ability to work on a pastoral team; a functional knowledge of technology and the ability to create new programs and engaging opportunities for young adults. This position requires approximately 20 hours per week. Interested candidates should forward a resume to: Charles Runkle, Search Team Chair at cerdhr@comcast.
Partner Church Administrator: Part-time, 10 – 12 hrs/wk. Involves public relations in working with churches and pastors as part of Samaritan Counseling Center’s Partners in Ministry program. High School degree, self-initiative, proficiency of Microsoft Office, good writing skills, and out-going personality required. For more information about the Partners in Ministry program, see www.scclanc.org. To apply or inquire, contact Anita Hanna at Samaritan Counseling Center, 717-560-9969 Ext. 244 or by email at email@example.com.
Full-Time Temporary Pastor Position Available
for Union Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, PA
The session of the Union Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, PA is seeking a full-time temporary pastor with the following job requirements.
Serve as a spiritual leader, with a Christ-like character, with regular practices of prayer and Bible Study, professing Jesus Christ as sole Lord and Savior and the Bible as the authoritative Word of God.
Lead weekly worship services and other special services.
Administer the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper and the ordination and installation of Ruling Elders and Deacons.
Officiate at funerals an weddings and provide per-marital counseling services.
Moderate Session meetings and work with committees and committee chairpersons as appropriate.
Provide pastoral care, visitation as needed.
Provide leadership to the Session, the Deacons, and staff.
Lead session and congregation in a time of transition, with demonstrated change and conflict management skills.
Engage in a teaching ministry that will enhance the spiritual growth of the congregation through active Christian Education, including leading a Bible Study and helping with VBS.
Serve as a mentor for our Christian Education and Youth Ministry leaders.
Participate with other area pastors and community leaders in planning and conducting ecumenical services and activities as appropriate.
Conduct new member orientation, Ruling Elder and Deacon Classes, and communicants classes as appropriate.
This is a full-time, approximately 45-50 hours per week position. Prior to the announced retirement of the current pastor, the congregation entered into a Discernment Process to determine whether to remain in the PC(USA) or not. The Joint Presbytery and Congregation Discernment Team is now beginning their work together. The temporary pastor position will continue until a decision is made whether to dismiss to another Reformed Denomination or to remain in the PC(USA).
The position is anticipated to last at least through the summer. It is renewable as needed, with a thirty day notice of termination from either party. If the congregation remains in the PC(USA), The temporary pastor will be eligible to apply for the Installed Pastor position, if appropriate.
The position is available beginning July 1, 2013.
The successful applicant will be an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) Teaching Elder.
This email is being sent to all teaching elders and candidates in the Presbytery of Donegal, and to the Executive Presbyters of neighboring presbyteries. Please feel free to forward it to anyone you believe might have interest in the position.
Send a cover letter and PIF/resume as soon as possible to:
Executive Presbyter, the Rev. Dr. Erin S. Cox-Holmes
Address: Presbytery of Donegal, P.O. Box 10054, Lancaster, PA, 17605
Electronic submissions are preferred.
In all things, let us walk in courage, hope, and generosity,
in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Presbytery of Donegal
Summer Camp Volunteer Counselors Needed
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is still seeking male volunteer counselors for summer camp at Gretna Glen in Lebanon from June 15 – 22. The application deadline has been extended!
Each year the MDA sponsors a week-long summer camp for children with neuro-muscular diseases.
MDA needs volunteer counselors like you to help make camp a fun and exciting place for campers. Counselors must be at least 16 years old and be able lift and care for a camper—thorough training is provided.
Counselors will also assist campers in enjoying outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming.
For immediate consideration please complete the attached interest form and send it to:
Nicole Smith at the Muscular Dystrophy Association at firstname.lastname@example.org cc: email@example.com or Fax: 717-540-5274
Call Nicole or Ed at (717) 540-4316 if you have additional questions.
Youth Director, Part-time
Needed: Responsible, self-motivated individual with good communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to encourage and enable Christian faith formation in middle school and high school youth. Self-motivated team player will work with professional staff and volunteers. Part-time.
Submit resume by May 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org
LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
750 GREENFIELD ROAD
LANCASTER, PA 17601.
United Church of Christ, National Setting
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Associate General Counsel
Multimedia & Content Specialist
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Loan Services Assistant
Mortgage Loan Accountant
Office Administrator to Church Building & Loan Fund
*See full listing of positions at www.ucc.org/classifieds
Part-Time Music Director
Wesley United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time music director to lead the choir at our traditional worship service each Sunday at 8:30 am. Responsibilities include the following:
• Provide leadership to the overall music program of the church
• Direct the choir at the traditional worship service each Sunday
• In consultation with the pastor, select all music to be played/sung each week
• Attend all weekly choir rehearsals
• Be available to direct at all special worship services (Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, etc.) and for special programs and ministries of the church (Christmas Pageant, etc.)
• Provide for guest singers during the summer months when the choir does not sing
• Be a Christian whose life supports that declaration
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Wesley United Methodist Church
40 West Main Street
Strasburg, PA 17579
Attn: Chairperson, SPRC
Responses will be accepted both via US mail or e-mail to email@example.com. Questions may be directed to 717-687-6392.
Anticipated Position Opening: Associate Chaplain
TCU invites applications for a full time, year-round position of Associate Chaplain. This position supports the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL) and the Division of Student Affairs, reports to the Minister to the University and works collaboratively with chaplains, campus ministers, religious life staff, student affairs professionals, student organizations, faculty, staff and members of the university community. The individual in this position will be able to assist students in exploring and articulating their own beliefs and values help students develop an understanding and respect for the traditions of others, encourage students to identify their own spiritual needs and support students in making connections between faith, action and everyday life. This position will work with the RSL team in providing leadership for the religious and spiritual life on the campus. The department’s work includes, but is not limited to 1) overseeing student religious organizations, campus ministries and affiliated staff; 2) addressing matters of faith and spirituality through co-curricular programs, resources, presentations; 3) providing pastoral care, crisis response and worship to the campus as a whole.
In particular, this position is responsible for the support, development and administration of student religious organizations. This includes providing mentoring, leadership development, program assistance as well as advising the RSL Council of presidents, made up of representatives from over 23 organizations. In addition, this individual will oversee work with RSL programs including but not limited to faith-based social justice and service initiatives and coordinate university worship services on special occasions. This position also collaborates with divisional and university initiatives and the schedule will involve evening and weekend work in accordance with activities and programs of the University.
Qualifications: Two years experience with ministry in higher education or with young adults is required. Ideal candidates will have the ability to establish strong rapport with students of all faith perspectives and an ability to help others discern and articulate their beliefs and values. A successful candidate will also be able to help students engage in the spiritual and intellectual explorations of their own religious traditions as well as others and also have an appreciation for the connections between faith and social justice. Candidates should also understand the process of college student development with special attention to its moral and spiritual aspects and be able to provide pastoral care to a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. Very strong administrative, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are necessary as well as demonstrated programmatic experience. Candidates should be able to work self-directed with deadlines, but also as part of a team. Successful candidates will hold a Masters in Divinity from an accredited institution and ordination or licensure from a recognized denomination.
TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas just three miles south of downtown in a city of over 750,000. With an enrollment of over 9,000 students, a student/faculty ratio of 14:1 and over 118 areas of undergraduate study, TCU is committed to creating a world-class, values-centered university experience. Located on 272 acres, the residential campus boasts 13 residence halls and state-of-the-art sports and recreation facilities as well as access to NCAA Division I competition, right on campus. TCU is the largest of 17 colleges, universities and theological institutions associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a denomination committed to demonstrating true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. More than 60 religious affiliations are represented in the student body and there are over 23 recognized student religious organizations on campus, including groups for Christian, Jewish and Muslim students. TCU is an EEO-AA Employer.
Inquiries: Resumes with cover letters and a list of references will be accepted until the position is filled and should be submitted online through Human Resources at the link below once the position is posted. Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume after submitting the online application. The anticipated position posting will be late spring and the start date will be during mid- to late summer.
JOB TITLE: Director of Christian Education (part-time)
First United Methodist Church in Phoenixville, a vibrant church in a suburb of Philadelphia, is looking for a Director of Christian Education to work 20 hours per week. Programming is multi-generational, but the heaviest emphasis is on children’s ministry. Clearances required. Applications reviewed upon receipt.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a job description and further information.
Part-Time Contemporary Worship Director
Thorndale United Methodist Church
3503 E. Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372
The Contemporary Worship Director will be the coordinator for our existing contemporary worship experience and be asked to potentially develop a second contemporary worship experience targeting 20 to 30 year old demographic in our community. He/She will meet regularly and
work closely with the Senior Pastor. They will oversee and coordinate all the details that worship encompasses. The qualified candidate must be a visionary who is creative in leading people to God. The Contemporary Worship Director is a leader who can communicate a direction in a way that inspires those around him/her to join in the pursuit of the vision of TUMC (Thorndale United Methodist Church). This position requires that the person serve not solely as a musical or performing arts director but also as a shepherd to the people who serve in this ministry.
• A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him
• Commitment to the mission, vision and worship philosophy of TUMC
• Strong organization, administrative and leadership skills are required
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Skilled in the use of technology in worship
• Ability to incorporate other art forms as needed
• A self-starter
• Team player with a positive attitude
• Approximately 20 to 30 hours a week
To apply: Send resume to Thorndale United Methodist Church at the above address.
Seeking Full Time Director of Youth Ministries
For a vibrant, growing congregation of 700 members
Active Youth Program (20-30 teens/week) with potential to grow
A focus on helping youth grow as disciples of Christ
Strong Youth Committee and volunteer support
Hands-on mission work opportunities
Energetic, supportive staff
Second Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, PA
Apply now at www.GrowWithSecond.org
Salary commensurate with experience.
Subsidized Health Insurance.
Welcoming and active 250 member congregation seeks an energetic, full time pastor with dynamic
speaking and people skills to lead our spiritual and member growth, youth involvement , fund raising,
various goal oriented projects and staff management. Our debt free church is nestled in a picturesque
suburban village in Western New York with excellent schools. Website: http://www.saintjamesucc.com
Expressions of interest and requests for our detailed church profile may be directed to Gloria Halko,
Profile Coordinator, at email@example.com. Phone: (315) 446-3073.
INTERIM CONFERENCE MINISTER -- The Wisconsin Conference is a strong and vibrant association of 224 congregations. We seek a proven leader, effective communicator, and visionary who will help us in our continuing transition as churches of the 21st century seeking to be witnesses to God’s love in Jesus Christ, partners in God’s transforming work of peace and justice. We are looking for a team leader, with bridge-building, consensus-building skills, who can be an inspiring presence among Conference staff, clergy, and congregations. If you are a leader and a communicator, a healer and a visionary, we want to talk with you about this place of ministry with us. We are receiving UCC Ministerial Profiles or Interim Ministry Profiles through March, with the position beginning mid-July, 2013, and continuing 12 to18 months.
Interested? Please contact Darrell Ludwig, Profile and Ministry Opportunities Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org), to have your UCC Ministerial Profile sent to Ralph DiBiasio-Snyder (email@example.com), Search Committee Chair. If you are using an Interim Ministry Profile, please send it to Ralph DiBiasio-Snyder at the above email.
Youth/Associate Pastor Position Available: We are looking for someone who can energize and grow our youth group. Our congregation is committed to growing our youth and to making it a priority for our church. Up to 20 hours per week available. Please ask for details by contacting Jeff Horst, Staff/Parish Committee Chairperson. Covenant United Methodist Church. 346 N. Ninth Street, Lebanon, PA 17046. Cell - (717) 228-9494; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PT Youth Director Opening- 20hrs a week leading employees, adult volunteers and middle and high school youth. Includes Sunday mornings and many Sunday evenings. Request job description for more details and applicant requirements. Contact: Barb email@example.com at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 398 N. Locust St in Elizabethtown PA, 17022 or by calling 717-367-1889.
ST JOHNS (HAIN'S) UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Seeks a Youth Coordinator. This position is part time and is responsible for coordinating
the activity of our youth program. We have youth groups for grades 3-6 and 7-12.
Contact Rev. Dr. Jon A. Fogle at 610-678-2133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.