Position Title:  Minister of Music [Part time with salary]

Supervisor:  The minister of music is directly accountable to the senior pastor

Principle function:  The minister of music will plan and conduct meaningful worship services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a leader in the worship services, giving direction to the congregational singing, praise team vocalists, musicians, and audio/visual team.
  • Plan Sunday morning service in consultation with the pastor.
  • Select the music for Sunday service.
  • Ensure that the lyrics are biblically, theologically sound.
  • Utilize Planning Center software to organize the order of worship.
  • Responsible for integrating Planning Center order of worship into ProPresenter software.
  • Oversee song lyrics in ProPresenter prior to rehearsal.
  • Prepare for and conduct weekly rehearsals.
  • Responsible for and shall maintain church musical instruments and audio equipment used for Sunday services.
  • Prepare the stage and audio equipment for rehearsals and services.
  • Supervise the work of paid music staff and volunteers.
  • Schedule and oversee vocalists, instrumentalists, and audio/visual team.
  • Prepare and lead the adult choir for seasonal presentations in December and in the Spring.
  • Communicate with ministerial staff, vocalists, musicians, audio/visual team, etc. regarding upcoming services and events via email, text, Planning Center.
  • Coordinate the music program with the organizational calendar and emphasis of the church.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Seminary Degree in Music preferred but not required.
  • Leadership ability – able to work with vocalists and musicians.
  • Stage presence – ability to engage and involve everyone in worship.
  • Musically gifted and trained.
  • Knowledge of music theory and ability to teach/train others.  (1 Timothy 3:2 & 2 Timothy 2:2)
  • Ability to implement a wide range of genres and generations:  “praise and worship”, contemporary arrangements of traditional hymns, etc.
  • Ability to implement convergence worship (“blended” style):  the coming together of historic and contemporary worship.
  • An attitude and communication style that reflects understanding of servant leadership, with a teachable spirit.
  • Understanding the use of the newest technology in planning and presenting music as part of worship services (Planning Center, ProPresenter, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of audio equipment and its operation.
  • Demonstrates a mature Christian faith and commitment to the Baptist Faith
  • Hold firm to the trustworthy word, so that he may be able to give instruction in Sound Doctrine and rebuke those who contradict it. (Titus 1:9)
  • Above Reproach (Titus 1:6-7 & 1 Timothy 3:2)
  • Husband of One Wife (Titus 1:6 & 1 Timothy 3:2)
  • Gentle (1 Timothy 3:3)
  • Not Quarrelsome or Quick Tempered (1 Timothy 3:3 & Titus 1:7)
  • Self-Controlled and Disciplined (1 Timothy 3:2 & Titus 1:8)
  • Respectable (1 Timothy 3:2)
  • Hospitable (1 Timothy 3:2 & Titus 1:8)
  • Sober Minded (1 Timothy 3:2)
  • Not a Lover of Money (1 Timothy 3:2)
  • Manage His Household Well & Children are Believers (1 Timothy 3:4 & Titus 1:6)
  • Well Thought of by Outsiders (1 Timothy 3:7)
  • Not a New Convert (1 Timothy 3:6)