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Director of Contemporary Worship
Central United Methodist Church
Category: Worship Leader
Posted on: December 11, 2019
Job Summary: As Director of Contemporary Worship, this position provides leadership to Central's contemporary styled worship services by assisting in designing the weekly worship services, leading music preparation and presentation, and coordinating media, etc. in order to create an atmosphere where the congregation is given the opportunity to individually and corporately offer themselves in worship to God. In addition to the expectation of active participation in the life of Central, is the expectation of continued musical and worship leadership development through lessons and continuing education. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Set and communicate the overall vision for Contemporary Worship. Participate in weekly worship planning meetings and work with the pastors and contemporary worship team to coordinate elements of the worship service, whenever possible, with sermon messages and established themes. Attend weekly CUMC Leadership Team meetings. Recruit, audition and equip worship team vocalists and instrumentalists. Responsible to implement themes in a creative way in an effort to foster a sense of continuity of message and focus in each Sunday worship service. Ensure worship team has music resources needed for leading worship and are scheduled and communicated with appropriately for weekly worship services. Prepare and administer the Contemporary Worship Budget. Oversee or help fill all worship venues that involve contemporary worship, including weekly Sunday morning worship, Kids Life worship, and the Contemporary Christmas Eve Services. Work with Student Ministries worship leader to equip and empower student worship leadership. Work with Technical Director to help recruit Production Team members and coordinate lighting, sound, video, and stage set-up. Planning and executing Nights of Worship and other creative events outside of Sunday Mornings.
About Central United Methodist Church:
Central United Methodist Church is a downtown church located in the picturesque Ozarks Mountains of northwest Arkansas and is the largest UMC in Arkansas. Central is located a few blocks from the University of Arkansas and is spirit-filled and growing congregation. The church holds six worship services each Sunday: two contemporary, two classic, and two at our satellite campus. The church is noted for its local and international missions and outstanding family ministries.
Required Competencies, Gifts and Passions: A heart for worship and a passion to see people experience meaningful worship. The ability to communicate with and develop a positive working relationship with the pastoral staff. Strong ability to motivate and equip gifted individuals to serve in worship ministry Ability to work with musicians of all skill levels. Advanced vocal and instrumental competence Creative thinker Education and/or Experience: A bachelor's degree in music/related field and/or demonstrated proficiency is required for the contemporary worship aspect of the position. Three years experience desired.
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