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Full-Time Director of Worship

Sparta Evangelical Free Church

Sparta, NJ

Category: Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor

Posted on: March 22, 2018

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.


About Sparta Evangelical Free Church:

We are a church of approximately 550 in northwestern New Jersey. Located in a suburban community an hour from NYC, our congregation consists of individuals and families from towns within a 30-mile radius. SEFC is not under the authority of any denomination, but is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.
Our leadership team is very collaborative and if you enjoy working with a driven group of men and women hungry to pour into individuals and families in our community you will thrive here. If you are musically and technologically astute, theologically grounded, and relationally driven, you will be able to flourish and find deep contentment in this role. 


Please include in your application the following:

1. Answers to these three questions:

- 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.

- Describe your calling into the ministry.

- Describe your process for preparing for a Sunday morning service.

2. Video demonstrating yourself leading worship

3. Resume  

Position Information:

Job Title:
Full-Time Director of Worship
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor
Organization Type:
Evangelical Free
Worship Style:
Church Size:
500 - 750

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Sparta Evangelical Free Church
Contact Name:
Jenifer Thuen
429 Lafayette Road
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