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Director of Music

Sparta Evangelical Free Church

Sparta, NJ

Category: Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor

Posted on: April 20, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description
Full-Time Director of Worship
Sparta Evangelical Free Church | Sparta, NJ

The person in this position will enable the church to passionately worship the one true God through spiritual instruction, shepherding, music and the arts.

Personal Qualifications
Has personally received God's gift of salvation through Christ
Demonstrates mature Christian character as evidenced by a sincere heart for God and a servant's heart to pour into the others (Philippians 2:3-4)
Has a confirmed calling to worship ministry
Endorses and supports core values and beliefs of the Sparta Evangelical Free Church | www.spartaefc_noemail/newhere/beliefs
Meets Biblical qualifications of a leader (1 Timothy 3:1-7 / Titus 1:6-9)

Bachelor's degree in either music or ministry-related field preferred
Biblical education_noemailpleted or currently being pursued

Proven record of exceptional ability in worship ministry leadership

Lead and coordinate the music ministry of the church, overseeing all ministries under Worship Ministry umbrella (i.e., worship team, choir, vocal and instrumental ensembles, youth and children, audio/visual and production teams, worship_noemailmittee)
Coordinate with the pastor(s) to provide meaningful Christ-centered worship for each service in coordination with message series, current events, and needs of the congregation
Design and carry out other events such as holiday programs, life celebrations, special services and_noemailmunity events
Recruit, develop and direct individuals of all ages in the church family to utilize their gifts and talents to serve in the worship ministry musically, creatively, or technologically
Assume administrative responsibilities for Worship Ministry
o oversee the purchase, maintenance and repair of all instruments and audio/visual equipment
o plan and administer worship ministry budget
o manage all existing music and materials
Interact collaboratively with the pastoral team

Technical Skills
Is gifted and trained in the field of church music, production (audio/video/lighting) and the arts
Ability to integrate broad styles of music (vocally and instrumentally) to inspire worship

Relational Skills
Invested in the spiritual awareness and growth of worship ministry members
Compassionate, servant hearted, positive and collaborative
Creative, demonstrates initiative
Organized and professional, yet relationally-minded
Demonstrates discretion, confidentiality and respect

Reporting Structure
This person will report to the Senior Pastor
This person will work in cooperation as a team member of the church staff.

1. Answers to these three questions
a. Describe briefly, your philosophy of worship reflecting on the purpose of worship, God's role in worship, the worshippers' role, the role of the worship leader and style of worship.
b. Describe your calling into the ministry.
c. Describe your process for preparing for a Sunday morning service.

2. Video demonstrating yourself leading worship
3. Resume


About Sparta Evangelical Free Church:

At Sparta Evangelical Free Church, we are passionate to draw our congregation and our community to a life-changing walk with Jesus. We believe strongly in creating pathways for Christ-followers to grow in their walk with Jesus by employing the gifts He has given them, and so we utilize broad styles of music and strive to be creative in these opportunities. Our worship service is designed to offer joyful worship to the Lord. Do you have a passion to see individuals become equipped and hone their gifts, fanning them into flame? We are seeking a full-time Director or Pastor of Worship who is called to worship ministry, is musically gifted, has a passion for leading others closer to God through a variety of the arts and possesses strong administrative and technological capabilities to undergird this calling.  

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Music
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor
Organization Type:
Evangelical Free
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Sparta Evangelical Free Church
Contact Name:
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429 Lafayette Rd
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