Overall purpose: The Worship Director is responsible to oversee all the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public worship services at Immanuel CRC.
● Will cultivate and uphold Immanuelís vision for worship.
● Will serve as a member of the worship committee working with them to plan, implement and evaluate worship.
● Will lead each service of worship, either through direct leadership or by guiding the work of those who do lead.
● Will oversee the work of all worship leaders: organists, accompanists, vocalists, readers, prayer leaders, choir directors, technicians, projectionists, and the like.
● Will work with the Lead Pastor to develop plans for worship, including seasonal and special worship occasions.
● Will plan the liturgy of each service of worship, utilizing the gifts of others as able, so that content and flow serve and enhance the theme of the service.
● Will explore new resources for worship through reading, research, conference attendance, taking classes and other means that become available.
● Will oversee the scheduling of musicians, Praise Team leaders, sound persons, and projectionists.
● Will use a variety of art forms, with particular focus on music ministry.
● Will discover, recruit, equip and utilize the gifts of worship leaders, teams, accompanists, and others (e.g., choir director, readers, prayer leaders) to participate in worship with meaning and competence.
● Will insure the preparation of projection scripts (via MediaShout) for each service.
● Will communicate and coordinate the efforts of all participants in worship, including guest pastors.
● 18-20 hours: Preparation, including meeting with pastor, planning team, (and choir director, tech team, accompanists as needed) rehearsal preparation, rehearsal, personal practice, and personal prayer/devotion.
● 12-15 hours: Other Ministry/Administration: including staff meetings, bulletin/website/Facebook information, communication with all participants, securing and scheduling volunteers, creation of Media Shout scripts for projection, music preparation, emails/phone calls, organization/filing of music, music at youth, GEMS, cadets, Sunday School (where needed), continuing education, pastoral ministry
● 5 hours: Sunday, including final preparations, worship leading, post-worship responsibilities
In addition there are seasonal high demand times: Thanksgiving, Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter, Pentecost, combined services
● A Christian who exhibits a passion and love for Christ and worship and displays a heart for people. He/she will demonstrate appropriate spiritual character qualities, gifts, and skills.
● A person familiar with and committed to upholding Reformed teachings and the doctrinal standards of the Christian Reformed Church, including Reformed worship practices. As well, is fully committed to the vision of Immanuel CRC.
● Demonstrates sensitivity to differing styles of music and worship and has an ability to work with these various styles in God-glorifying, member edifying and seeker sensitive manner that complements other forms of art such as drama, liturgical dance, and other creative expressions.
● Displays leadership qualities, such as strength of character, loyalty, empathy, genuineness, humility, and an ability to work with, encourage and guide a variety of types of people.
● Either holds a Bachelorís degree and/or has experience in Worship & Music leadership.
● Has musicianship abilities which ideally include keyboarding, guitar (proficient in at least one) and vocal ability and is able to work with a worship team.
● Is expected to become a member of Immanuel CRC.
For an application form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see attachment.