Minister of Music

First Baptist Church

Job Description

Music Director (1) 

First Baptist Church 

Lexington, MO 64067 


To Apply – Email your resume’s/applications to [email protected] Job Details 

This is considered to be a bi-vocational, part-time position.  Salary to be determined, based on experience and/or education. Benefits 

• Paid time off 

• Flexible schedule 15 to 20 + hours per week. 

• Music budget 

• Must adhere to our MISSION and VISION statements: 


Mission: Embrace all people with God’s love; empower disciples to follow  Jesus; engage with our neighbors as servant leaders. 

Vision: To be a faithful community of servant leaders joining in God’s  renewal of Lexington and the world. 

Full Job Description 

First Baptist Church of Lexington, MO is seeking a Music Minister who has a  passion for worship and leading people in worship. While we are looking for  someone with experience, knowledge and ability, attitude is as important as  

giftedness or skill. The right candidate will need to be proficient in leading  both a choir and praise band for a blended worship experience. Creativity and  charisma are highly valued. Ideally, we are looking for an individual who will  not only see this as a job, but will make a personal commitment to this  congregation which welcomes all people. 

Duties/Responsibilities: 


• Lead Music for Sunday morning worship service (10:30 a.m.), and  seasonal, as well as any special services/observances throughout the  year. Wednesday evening rehearsals.

• Work closely with the Ministerial staff in preparing to prepare weekly  service layout. 

• Lead choir rehearsal and praise team practice at least one night a week • Chair/Lead/Build the choir and praise team. 

• Network with musicians and singers through-out the community in  order to recruit people and grow the music program, as well as children  and youth music programs. 

• Must have a growing and maturing but not perfect relationship with  Jesus Christ and a strong desire for the church to succeed and grow. • Report directly to the Pastor. 

• Up to 7 days of paid vacation time to start after 6 months • Responsible for getting a replacement, in consultation with the pastor,  when taking time off 

• Requires 15-20 hours per week 

• Love the people and they will love you. 


Schedule: 

• Sundays and Wednesday evenings and other time required to assemble  weekly music ministry. 

Ability to commute and/or relocate: 

• Position is in Lexington, Missouri 64067: Individual should be  consistently available if they will commute, or they should relocate  before starting work (Requirement) 

Work Location: The position is at the First Baptist Church in Lexington, MO Terms of Employment 

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music or demonstrable equivalent  experience in worship music. 

• Must pass a background. 

• Knowledge of and experience in sacred music. 

• Knowledge of and ability in musical instruments – guitar and piano  strongly preferred. 

• Skills in recruiting, directing, and leading music team and choir  members.

• At least one rehearsal with the choir and the band, as well as one  worship service, will be required in order to evaluate the candidate’s fit  for our music ministry. 


Evaluation 

• Evaluation of the Music Minister conducted by the Deacon Chair  Committee. 

• New Music Minister will be reviewed after six months by the Search  Committee.



About First Baptist Church

We are a growing church with a loving small-town feel. We are currently engaged in a lot of growth initiatives and need someone who can bring balance between what we've done in the past as well as bringing in new direction.

Experience Required
1-5 years

Type
Part-time

Education Required
Some College

Date Posted
2 months ago
Location
Lexington, Missouri

Denomination
Baptist: SBC

Church Size
0-100 people people


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