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Des Moines, IA
Category: Worship Leader
Posted on: June 19, 2018
POSITION DESCRIPTION The Worship Associate will assist the Worship Pastor in the planning, implementation, and leading of worship services, assist the Technical Director in support of audio and visual needs, develop youth talent for musical worship opportunities, and assist with other duties in the administration of the worship ministry. MINISTRY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Utilize prayer as the key to ministry (Eph. 6:18-20) by participating in weekly staff prayer meetings, cultivating a strong personal prayer life, and emphasizing personal and corporate prayer among worship ministry volunteers. 2. Assist in the recruiting, training, and development of worship ministry volunteers and coordination of volunteer schedules. 3. Assist in the planning and leading of weekly rehearsals in order to prepare volunteers for weekend worship service(s). 4. Assist the Worship Pastor in leading an authentic and dynamic worship experience during weekend services and all special services and events throughout the year. 5. Assist the Worship Pastor in the administration of the worship ministry including music, drama, and church thematic décor. 6. Partner with the Technical Director for all technical needs including sound, lighting, videography, and projection for all services including weddings and funerals. 7. Assist in the vocal and instrumental development of children and youth talent. 8. Attend Creative Arts Team meetings as scheduled. 9. Assist the staff and Worship Pastor in congregational care (absentee follow-up, hospital visitation, etc.), especially for worship ministry members and family. 10. Provide support and assistance to other local churches and ministries as suggested by the Worship Pastor. 11. Attend Ministry Staff meetings as scheduled. 12. Assist in planning facility and calendar usage in conjunction with pastoral staff. 13. Perform miscellaneous ministry duties as needed or assigned by the Worship Pastor and/or Senior Pastor. 14. Renew and develop personal knowledge, ideas, and professional relationships in order to remain current and fresh in worship ministry pursuits. 15. This is a full-time position that requires some evening and weekend working hours as well as holidays. BENEFITS Salary commensurate with experience Health, dental, life, and disability insurance Simple IRA Professional development allowance The prayer, encouragement, and support of a like-minded ministry staff and elder board
About Grace Church:
The mission of Grace Church is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ across the street and around the world. Grace Church is Protestant, evangelical, baptistic, and premillennial in its doctrinal beliefs (see full doctrinal statement at gracehome.com), and is an elder-led church. Grace Church is affiliated with the Baptist Convention of Iowa and the Southern Baptist Convention. Sunday worship services are characterized by a blend of biblically-sound older and newer songs using a contemporary musical style. The preaching is expositional, evangelistic, dynamic, and application-focused. Average Sunday worship service attendance is around 1300, while average Wednesday evening ministry attendance is around 700.
1. Is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ who is living a life worthy of his calling in Christ. 2. Has been "an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity" (1 Tim. 4:12). 3. Must be willing to agree and support the doctrinal statement, core values, leadership structure, and ministry focus of Grace Church. 4. Possesses an earned bachelor's degree in music or related field. 5. Has demonstrated passion and gifting in music, teaching, discipleship, and leadership. 6. Has a desire to assist the worship pastor in the recruiting, training and mentoring of volunteers in the music and audio-visual components of the worship ministry. 7. Possesses personal leadership skills and self-motivation, as well as the ability to think independently, follow direction, complete tasks, and work well with others in a team setting.
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