Director of Worship

Parkside Church

Charleston, SC 29403

Denomination: Presbyterian - PCUSA

Category: Worship Leader

Church Size: less than 100

Salary: $40,000 - 50,000

Posted on: November 03, 2021

Time Type: Full Time


Job Description:

Parkside Church, a new church plant in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, is seeking a full-time Director of Worship to lead a blended Sunday worship service and while helping guide midweek spiritual formation. Salary is $40,000 annually with insurance reimbursement, paid-time off, and guaranteed yearly raises. You can learn more about us at and email resumes/cover letters to Position begins 1/6/22.

Worship-Related Responsibilities
* Provide vision, strategy, and development for all worship music, developing a weekly musical offering that utilizes at least three instruments.
* Provide leadership, training, and discipleship for all musical staff and volunteers.
* Recruit and oversee all musical volunteers providing leadership, training, and appreciation.
* Oversee the writing of arrangements for musicians
* Review, select, and oversee the implementation of all musical equipment.
* Post-worship sanctuary lock-up.
* Manage and coordinate with the Director of Technology.
* Keeping those liturgical colors tight and those paraments hanging.

Assorted Ministry Responsibilities
* Lifestyle evangelism, welcoming visitors, and pastoral follow-up.
* Develop pastoral relationships with members of the congregation.
* Meets weekly with the Pastor to discuss ministry strategy and effectiveness.
*Assist with administrative work, logistical tasks, community relations, and ignoring internet trolls as called upon.

Flexible Ministry Responsibilities Based on Interest:
* Lead and develop one weekly evening community group OR lead worship Monday evenings at the Citadel.
* Oversee community group implementation and coach community group leaders OR oversee Care Team / Deacons.

About Parkside Church:

Things you should know about us:
* We planted in late 2019 and consider it a minor miracle that we survived the pandemic.
* We are part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) while being uniquely partnered with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
* We value theological diversity, curiosity, and doubt under the unity provided by the historical Gospel message and the Nicene Creed.
* We value social justice, women in leadership, and LGBTQ-inclusion. We are convinced that these values are not at odds with the Gospel, nor should that they should be their own Gospel, but that they are a faithful implication of the Gospel.
* Every Sunday our worship blends hymns and modern worship songs together, forming what we call a "generational bridge" that has resonated with both Gen Z'ers and Boomers.
* We are "lightly liturgical" reflecting mostly Presbyterian, a little bit of Lutheran, and even a smidge of Anglican traditions.
* We are into the enneagram probably than we should be.

Job Qualifications:

Things you should be good at doing:
* Leading congregational singing.
* Making old hymns feel new and modern songs feel reverent.
* Working with amateur musicians alongside talented professionals.
* Face-to-face pastoral interactions.

Things you should be good at being:
* Displaying a positive mindset in challenging situations.
* Compassion towards wherever people are on their spiritual journey.
* Able to maintain professionalism in an otherwise casual environment.
* Self-disciplined.
* More flexibility than Gumby. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Worship
Time Type:
Full Time
$40,000 - 50,000
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Church Size:
less than 100

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Contact Name:
Colin Kerr
45 Moultrie St
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