Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship

Grace Community Evangelical Free Church

Job Description

Position Description: The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship, is primarily a pastoral one working under the direction of and in consultation with the Senior Pastor. 


The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship will be primarily responsible to oversee and coordinate all the music, media and details that enhance public worship while actively discipling and providing pastoral support to music and media teams as well as the congregation under the direction of the Senior Pastor.  


The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship is a leader who will establish a strong working relationship with the Senior Pastor, Elder Board and Church family. He will help communicate the vision of Grace Church by discipling, and inspiring volunteers and lay leaders to use their spiritual gifts and talents to the glory of God, the encouragement of the body of Christ and the advancement of the community’s vision. 


I. Music, Media, and Worship

A. The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship will oversee the general music programs of the church in consultation with the Senior Pastor  


1. Provide leadership and oversite of all aspects of the worship service(s)

a. Recruit, train, develop, mentor volunteer musicians, sound techs and live stream techs.

b. Develop and schedule teams of instrumentalists and vocalists.

c. Research and select, in consultation with Sr. Pastor, music for worship and organize and lead rehearsals.

d. Will primarily be responsible for pastoral and discipleship care of the Worship Team, Audio and Live Stream teams as well as other groups as assigned. This to include:

           i. One-on-One mentoring relationships

           ii. Leading of small group Bible Studies

e. Provide technical support in sound, media and lighting as needed.

f. Assist when and where needed.


3. Manage musical instruments and their maintenance, tuning, etc.


4. Manage computers, sound and video equipment used in worship.


5. Manage volunteer schedules for computer, sound and video.


6. Oversee sound/video/light ministry.  

a. Prepare and input media for services (in coordination with relevant ministry leaders)

b. Check and prepare stage sound equipment

c. Plan lighting design for worship services


7. Manage volunteers and maintain stage presentation.


8. Will be responsible to assist the Senior Pastor in preparing and conducting Special Services (Weddings, funerals, Special Events, etc.)  


B. Develop and manage the music budget in consultation with the Senior Pastor


II. General Duties

A. The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship will maintain regular office hours in cooperation and consultation with the Sr. Pastor.


B. Will work with Pastoral, and administrative staff to provide leadership and support of the church when other staff members are away.


C. Will perform some of the general pastoral ministries of the church (preaching, teaching, visitation, as called upon)


D. Will be a member of the church, and Elder Board.


III. Qualifications:

A. A Christian with deep spiritual and moral convictions with a demonstrated love for God’s people.


B. Have training/experience in music ministry, and a demonstrated ability to play

guitar or piano.


C. Agreement with the doctrinal position of Grace Community Evangelical Free Church and will join the church.


D. Demonstrated ability to lead, organize, and supervise individuals and groups.


E. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team to contribute to overall vision, goals, and ministries of the church.


G. Self-starter; self-motivated.

H. Demonstratable spirit of teachability and strong relational skills.


I.  Demonstrated ability to work well within the church’s pastoral and church culture.


IV. Accountability

A.   The Senior Pastor will be the primary point of accountability. The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship is the chief assistant and support to the Senior Pastor and must therefore maintain strong communication and strong relationship with the Senior Pastor.


The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship will keep the Senior Pastor

informed of objectives, programs, and work schedules by means of regular staff meetings, while remaining flexible to receive alternate assignments on occasions.


B.   The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship will also be accountable to the Board

 of Elders and the Congregation of Grace Community Evangelical Free Church.

About Grace Community Evangelical Free Church

Grace Community Evangelical Church is located in Lake Katrine, New York two hours from New York City and nestled in the heart of New York’s physically beautiful, but spiritually barren Hudson Valley. As committed followers of Jesus we are committed to His call to go and make disciples (Matt. 28). As such we seek to call individuals to Christian discipleship, grow obediently in community and impact the world through service. Our vision is to see the gospel advanced locally and globally to the glory of Christ.

The church is well established in our community. With roots to a Sunday School planted in in the 1830s, Grace Church was established and conducted serves in a local Grange Hall in 1958. The fellowship built their first building and occupied it for services in 1962. After 45 years in that location, we built a new building and occupied it in 2007. Grace Church offers a wide array of ministries designed to equip believers and seek the lost.

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Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 month ago
Lake Katrine, NY. 12449, New York

Evangelical Free

Church Size
200-300 people people

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