Director of Worship Ministries

New Hanover United Methodist C


Denomination: United Methodist

Category: Worship Leader

Posted on: February 17, 2021

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Director of Worship Ministries plays a key role in our organization and will work closely with the Senior Pastor, Technical Arts Director, and other worship staff to create impactful and life changing experiences. The Director oversees all services and opportunities that gather for worship inside and outside our church. The Director should have a passion for leading people into the presence of God through worship and has experience leading modern and contemporary worship in a medium to large size church. In addition to being a highly skilled musician and leader, the Director needs to be able to care for and disciple a group of volunteers and staff, organize and lead the worship ministry, be well versed in a variety of worship and music styles, and help lead the church in authentic worship that puts the spotlight on Jesus and not on any one individual.

• Demonstrates excellence in worship: prayerfully planned, thoroughly rehearsed, and skillfully presented.
• Drives the planning, organizing, and leading of multiple worship services each weekend ranging from traditional to contemporary including but not limited to
- Works with and guides church leadership on the selection of music
- Preparing music for vocalists and band members
- Schedules musicians and vocalists
- Works with Technical Arts Director and worship staff to create impactful worship experience
- Coordinates lyrics, videos, and dramas with the worship and technical arts teams
- Works with existing teams to supplement music with other forms of worship such as drama, videos, dramatic readings, etc. to broaden the reach of the worship experience
- Leads worship on weekends and during special events (e.g. Christmas Eve and Ash Wednesday services)
• Drives planning and organizing of special events that may include choir and orchestra
- Enlists new musicians and volunteers
- Helps identify and prepare music
- Oversees and facilitates volunteer leaders of choir and orchestra during special events
• Oversees and continues to develop the Grace Deaf Ministry program
• Oversees worship ministries including managing paid staff and volunteers, budgeting, and purchasing items for worship ministry needs.
• Supports church leadership in promoting the church’s vision and mission
• Actively and consistently recruits, develops, motivates, and manages teams of volunteers and paid staff, including providing pastoral care to those who serve
• Supports staff members in other music ministry activities such as music for preschool chapel, children’s programs, Vacation Bible School, youth group, missions, outreach events, and special events
• Supports the development of outreach including developing satellite campuses
• Attends trainings that will inspire opportunities to enhance our worship
• Assists with pastoral responsibilities
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

• Excellent musician with performance and worship leader skills
• Excellent communicator: spoken, written, and with song
• Experienced in and comfortable with a variety of worship styles
• Knowledge of click tracks and Aviom systems
• Has a heart to lead and serve others in worship through song
• Humble spirit
• Eagerness to learn
• Demonstrates strength in leadership and team building
• Willingly gives and receives constructive feedback, even in uncomfortable situations
• Strong interpersonal / relational skills
• Thinks broadly and creatively, willing to explore new ways of reaching people
• Has a “get it done” and “how can I help” attitude

Reports to: Senior Pastor


About New Hanover United Methodist C:

New Hanover United Methodist Church is a Spirit-filled and Bible-centered church and is committed to sharing to love of Christ to those in our local community and online. We value unique and creative worship services, engaging Student and Kid Ministries, creating connections in Life Groups, and providing compassionate care to those in need. We support many ministries both locally and around the world. Our belief is that the church should be bold in our actions, humble as we serve others, and live our lives like Jesus. We have two locations, our Main Campus and North Campus. The Main Campus is home to our large worship venue, a traditional Chapel, offices, and meeting spaces. The North Campus houses a video studio, a double sized gym, more meeting space and has room to expand. Pre Covid-19 we welcomed over seven hundred guests across four services each weekend. In the past year, we have seen large growth providing a livestream using cutting edge technology.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Worship Ministries
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Full Time
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Church Size:
500 - 750

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Contact Name:
Claude Curtis Erb
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