Director of Worship and Youth Ministries

Light of Christ United Methodist Church

Charlotte, NC 28277

Category: Worship Leader

Posted on: March 04, 2020

Time Type: Full Time

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Job Description:

The Director of Worship & Youth Ministries must be a humble servant who is committed to Christ, actively pursuing God, Spirit-led, musically gifted, committed to leading and encouraging young people, interpersonally adept, organized, gracious and wise.

Worship Ministry is an essential part of Light of Christ Church, working with the Lead Pastor and Worship Ministry volunteers to lead the congregation in genuine and faithful worship of God, ensuring that worship expresses the church's overall Mission/Vision and modern style of worship. The ultimate goal is to usher the congregation into the presence of God through a multi-sensory worship experience, based upon the biblical themes of services.

Youth Ministry is also an essential part of any thriving congregation. During the middle & high school years, young people are in a season of crucial transition in their lives and need encouragement and mentoring to embrace the Christian faith for themselves. The ultimate goal is to provide structure and opportunities for youth to fellowship with other Christians, regularly study God's word, and put their faith into action through service.

To lead these essential ministries, skill with recruiting, leading, and empowering teams of volunteers is key. Collaboration with Worship Ministry and Youth Ministry volunteers, youth parents, and middle and high school students is necessary to ensure congregational ownership and vital to growing ministries. Expertise with media, video, associated software and copyright laws and guidelines is critical.

Job Responsibilities:

Lead Worship and Youth Ministries, including coordination of volunteers for activities, services and special events

Lead and prepare for our Contemporary Worship Services
* Lead weekly rehearsals
* Select songs that accompany biblical theme(s) of the service
* Write and transpose music charts
* Lead weekly rehearsals
* Schedule Worship Ministry volunteers using Planning Center Online
* Prepare and coordinate audio, computer visuals using ProPresenter, lighting & streaming needs for
worship service
* Recruit & train volunteers in an ongoing way to serve as musicians, vocalists, technicians, media
volunteers, etc.

Lead Youth Ministry in a way that mentors Youth in their Christian Discipleship, in partnership with Youth Ministry volunteers and youth parents
* Facilitate weekly "Ignite Night" Youth Gatherings, Grow Groups, and Confirmation for middle &
high school students
* Organize fellowship and mission events
* Schedule Youth Ministry volunteers using Planning Center Online
* Recruit & train volunteers in an ongoing way to serve as Grow Group leaders, Ignite Night volunteers, Confirmation teachers/mentors, chaperones, administrative support volunteers, speakers, mission event volunteers, meal preparers, etc.

Coordinate media creation and acquisition such as video announcements, sermon bumper videos, and promotional pieces for Worship and Youth Ministry, etc.

Oversee website, service streaming and social media updates, in coordination with lay volunteers

Set and meet Worship and Youth Ministry budgets, demonstrating financial responsibility and frugality

**Applicants seeking Part-time Worship Ministry or Part-time Youth Ministry roles will be considered and are encouraged to apply, as we may consider splitting this role into 2 part-time positions**
 

About Light of Christ United Methodist Church:

Light of Christ United Methodist Church is a contemporary and vibrant 20 year old congregation of 300+ members, in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, North Carolina. We are inclusive of all people, invitational, and actively involved in service. Our Vision is to be a church "Where the hurting find help and the questioning find faith", expressing our priority for Missions and Evangelism. In 2020, we will "Expand Our Reach in Ballantyne" through Need-Based Small Groups, Outreach to Children, Equipping New Leaders, and Construction of a Building Expansion. By 2025, we will address misconceptions about Christians and Churches by living out a vibrant expression of Christian Community which will "Renovate the Lies, and Build the Church". We will accomplish this through Unity in Diversity, Deepening Christian Community through Small Groups, Serving the Needs of Ballantyne, and Serving Children/Youth and Their Families with Excellence. 

Job Qualifications:

Formal training in Music and/or two + years of Worship Leadership experience Formal training in Youth Ministry and/or two + years of Youth Ministry experience Provide the following to locumc@locumc.org by March 31 Cover letter Resume reflecting your educational and professional experience Video response to the following questions (No greater than five minutes): 1. Please describe how you were called to Worship Ministry and what the most important aspects of this ministry are for you. 2. Please describe your interactions with both middle school and high school youth and why you are a good candidate to lead youth in today's world. Link to a video of you leading worship Link to the website of the church where you are currently serving or recently served *Applicants seeking Part-time Worship Ministry or Part-time Youth Ministry roles are encouraged to apply, as we may consider splitting this role into 2 part-time positions** 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Worship and Youth Ministries
Time Type:
Full Time
Salary:
$40,000 - 50,000
Organization Type:
Church
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Worship Style:
Contemporary
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Contact Name:
Susan Shepherd
Address1:
9106 Bryant Farms Road
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City:
Charlotte
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ZIP Code:
28277
Country:
USA
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