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Worship Director

Bethlehem Covenant Church

Minneapolis, MN

Category: Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor

Posted on: February 21, 2018

Job Description:

We are looking for a new Director of Worship with a vision to see our contemporary service grow and thrive, and who is conversant with traditional worship including the liturgical calendar and seasons of the church year. The Director of Worship reports to the Lead Pastor and will work closely with the Lead Pastor to craft worship that is Christ-centered, biblically grounded, participatory, and we_noemailing.

-Organize and lead all aspects of the contemporary worship service related to the worship team including instrumentalists, vocalists, audio/visual team, and other artists
-Recruit new worship team musicians and vocalists, shepherd and train newer musicians to the team, and evaluate current worship team to maintain performance standards
-Lead worship planning team in the_noemailanization of each service including the selection of music,_noemailanization of theme, media needs and other artistic elements
-Schedule worship team members' participation, and provide them with lead sheets, chord charts, sound recordings, etc. to assist in their preparation for rehearsals and worship
-Organize and lead weekly worship team rehearsals
-Ensure that instruments and equipment are well-maintained
-Prepare media and song texts for projection

-Oversee recruitment, training, and scheduling of sound board operators and projection for all worship services at Bethlehem
-Collaborate with Lead Pastor for planning of special worship services including Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving Eve, and other events
-Ensure that sanctuary and other AV equipment are well-maintained
-Participate in Classic Worship leadership as directed by the Lead Pastor
-Oversee recording and publishing of sermon podcasts to church website
-Regularly attend weekly church staff meetings and participate in_noemailmission/council meetings as directed by the Lead Pastor

To apply send resume and references to Rev. Matthew Kennedy (matt@bethlehemcov_noemail) and please include a 10min video or audio recording demonstrating your worship leading (digital file format preferred) 

About Bethlehem Covenant Church:

A historic, intergenerational urban church in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

Bethlehem has had a long tradition of excellent music, and for most of its history, music was rooted in traditional church hymnody. In 2012 Bethlehem added a second worship service to incorporate more contemporary music (led by a small band of acoustic guitars, keys, small percussion, a few vocalists) and a more informal structure. Since its inception, the early service has utilized modern worship music, contemporized hymns, folk, gospel, and other genres in a liturgy still centered on Word and Sacrament, but with emphasis on freedom and simplicity in the structure of the service. As the new service enters its sixth year, we perceive that there is potential for a fresh look at the form and design of the service. 


-A personal faith in Jesus Christ, and a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Bethlehem Covenant Church
-A passion and theology of worship fitting the mission, vision, and values of Bethlehem Covenant
-Proficient on at least one instrument (preferably guitar or keyboard) with the ability to simultaneously lead with vocals
-Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment with a Christ-like attitude
-Has a pulse on new innovations in worship music while remaining conversant with time-tested principles of worship
-Effective upfront communicator who can lead worship with charisma and enthusiasm
-Able to arrange music for volunteer singers and players
-Can teach new songs effectively to both congregation and worship team
-Proficient in programs such as Microsoft Office, ProPresenter, and Planning Center Online
-Has some basic competencies in sound reinforcement and audio mixing
-Bachelors Degree in music, theology, a related field or equivalent training/experience

Position Information:

Job Title:
Worship Director
Time Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor
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Church Size:
100 - 250

Contact Information:

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Bethlehem Covenant Church
Contact Name:
Matthew Kennedy
3141 43rd Ave S
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