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  Director of Worship and Music

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Virginia Beach, VA

Category: Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor

Posted on: March 30, 2017


Job Description:

1) Plan, coordinate, and oversee the entire Worship and Music Ministry, providing leadership to specific a_noemailpanists/musicians, choirs, and musical groups.
2) In conjunction with the Pastor and Worship and Music Ministry Team, plan worship and musical activities in the congregation
3) Send the worship outline for each service to the Bulletin Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the scheduled worship
4) Proof bulletins for accuracy
5) Arrange all choir and musical group participation in worship services
6) Services include all 8AM and 10:30AM Sunday services, mid-week services, special services, holidays, events, and Vacation Bible School
7) Weddings upon request and as available and at an additional charge: $200
8) Funerals and memorials upon request and as available the Director of Music should work with the Pastor in planning funerals and memorials, especially in the area of arranging a musician who can lead hymnody; no fee is charged to families who experience a death
9) Schedule and lead or delegate rehearsals for all choirs and musical groups
10) Recruit and facilitate participation in Emmanuel's Worship and Music Ministry from all age groups within the congregation
11) Work with the Worship and Music Ministry Team and church members interested in the Worship and Music Ministry of the church in developing new ideas for the program and supporting Ministry led activities
12) Function as a coach: have a vision for the future of Emmanuel's Worship and Music Ministry and coach the talent within the church to excellence and future service in our church and beyond
13) Plan and lead Emmanuel Lutheran School music class once per week (as Emmanuel Lutheran School grows this duty may be assigned to a dedicated music teacher hired by Emmanuel Lutheran School)
14) Attend the monthly Worship and Music Ministry Team meetings
15) Attend regular staff meetings and work with other Church Directors, Council, and Pastor for short and long-term planning
16) Assure that Worship and Music Ministry expenses do not exceed the amount provided in the congregation's annual budget, unless authorized by the Church Council
17) Determine and submit the annual budget requirements for the Worship and Music Ministry program and administrative expenses to the Treasurer and Council for approval on an annual basis
18) Maintain the music library and supervise the maintenance of all instruments
19) Plan and purchase appropriate music as needed and within budget
20) Prepare the monthly Worship and Music Ministry Report for the Spirit
21) Prepare the Worship and Music Ministry Report for the Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting generally held in February
22) Maintain professional_noemailpetency by practicing, performing, and attending educational opportunities, and reading professional journals
23) Perform duties independently with minimal supervision
24) Strive for an exceptional level of quality worthy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
25) Supervise the A_noemailpanist
26) Perform other duties as assigned by the Pastor and Church Council


Demonstrates a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Savior of the World, Demonstrates a passionate vision for the future of Jesus Christ's ministry at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the larger Christian Church, Demonstrates a humble and caring attitude, Demonstrates excellent people skills, Demonstrates high integrity, Demonstrates a servant-leader heart and be willing to minister to people in the music ministry, Demonstrates the ability to be a team player: teach, coach, and lead growing musicians, Demonstrates proficiency in singing, Demonstrates competent knowledge of a variety of musical instruments; keyboard, organ, and guitar proficiency is preferred, Demonstrates experience and competency directing choirs of all age groups, Demonstrates experience with a variety of worship styles and worship elements, including "contemporary" worship, Demonstrates communications, computer, and organizational skills, Possesses a BA or MA 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Worship and Music
Time Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor
20,000 - 30,000
Organization Type:
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Contact Name:
Pastor Aaron DeBenedetto
3900 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach
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