This is a full-time pastoral position responsible to give overall leadership to the worship ministries of Bethel Church providing guidance and vision in planning, conducting, and evaluating a comprehensive church music ministry.
Since this is a Christian ministry, any person holding this position shall fulfill the associated responsibilities in a personal and professional manner that provides a positive witness for our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Serve under and with the Senior Pastor to serve the needs and requirements of the worship ministry and to facilitate vibrant corporate worship.
- Oversee the planning, coordination and leadership of all corporate worship services.
- Lead worship regularly as a part of at least one of those services.
- Provide leadership for the overall Worship Ministry, including vision casting, staff and volunteer leadership, creative and strategic planning, and pastoral care for worship ministries participants.
- Plan, coordinate and oversee a comprehensive budget for the Worship Ministry.
- Oversee the enlistment, hiring, recruiting, equipping, and training of all personnel, both volunteer and paid, to accomplish all tasks necessary to have an effective, vibrant worship ministry.
- Oversee all “Special Event” and “Special Day” programs including Christmas and Easter. Programs can include large scale Broadway-style musicals as well as cantatas and other special services.
- Oversee the audio-visual needs of Bethel Church and work with the technical director to make recommendations for system maintenance and stay current with technological needs and trends.
- Serve with other ministries within the church as a creative consultant for their corporate worship and special events.
- Assist, advise and counsel individuals and groups for weddings, funerals and other ministries.
- Officiate weddings and funerals as called upon by the Senior Pastor and/or families/individuals at Bethel Church.
- Be on call regularly in rotation with other pastors for emergency counseling, visitation, etc.
- Provide pastoral care including visitation and counseling for those outside of worship ministries at Bethel Church as needed.
- Serve within the greater Bethel staff team for staff meetings, projects, etc.
- Supervise worship ministry staff including full time, part time, interns, instrumentalists, and lay leaders.
- Be proactive in the community to facilitate vibrant corporate worship beyond the walls of Bethel.
- Mentor and equip younger worship leaders as the Lord provides at Bethel Church.
- Occasional preaching responsibilities as called upon by the Senior Pastor.
- Lead regular meetings with the worship council as outlined in Bethel’s bylaws and as required by the elder board.
- Research and incorporate a wide variety of music to include in the Sunday morning experience.
- Arrange and/or write music as necessary for corporate worship for praise bands, choir, orchestra, and seasonal ministries.
- Oversee leadership of or directly lead music ensembles.
- Work with Drama Director to facilitate drama ministry.
- Lead announcements and other platform related responsibilities as necessary on Sunday morning.
- Keep current with ministry trends through reading, seminars, discussions, and conferences.
- Continue personal and professional growth by being involved in mentoring/coaching relationships.
- Meet the qualifications for an Elder-Pastor as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
- Takes initiative to openly communicate with other staff members and is responsive to others in their communication.
- Personable, courteous, responsive
- Team player
Skills and talents
- Must have a strong knowledge of worship and music and the techniques involved in conducting choirs and leading worship.
- Must have significant knowledge of Christian music.
- Must be an accomplished vocalist.
- Must demonstrate strong leadership and creativity in planning, organizing and implementing worship.
- Must function well within a team setting and be highly collaborative and humble in approach. Must have proven skills of participating in or leading a large staff and a history of visionary leadership.
How to apply
Visit www.bethelfc.com/jobs for a full job description including the Next Steps to apply.
Email your resume and additional requested documents (listed in the Next Steps) to Senior Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.