Minister of Worship – Contemporary Worship and Music Ministry

Discovery United Methodist Church

Job Description

Minister of Worship – Contemporary Worship and Music Ministry

Salaried, Part-time position of 25 hours or under


DUMC Vision Statement and Core Values

Vision Statement: Growing in relationships with Jesus and each other in a community of unconditional love and inclusivity.  

Core Values:

Discipleship – We grow our relationships with God and others through prayer, worship, music, acts of compassion, and generosity.

 Relationship – Our compassionate acceptance, respect, and love are attractive to others and draw them into community.

 Transformation - We are willing to continuously learn and grow to reflect the ultimate love given by God.

 Outreach – We are on a discipleship journey to attract others, share God’s love, and make more disciples.


Why this position exists:

The priority of the Minister of Worship is to lead worship with a sense of ownership and enthusiasm, supporting the vision and values of

DiscoveryUMC. This DUMC ministerial position, which at the center is contemporary music and worship, is vital to our identity and is volunteer-driven. The desire is to continuously recruit, train and empower volunteers. The worship experience at Discovery, both in-person and digital, should encourage and invite all attenders to explore and deepen their understanding of the ultimate love given by God and make more disciples.


DUMC Contemporary Worship (In-person and Digital) and other Church Ministry Responsibilities

Develop worship plan and music for contemporary worship, collaborating with Senior Pastor and Worship Planning Committee, for

all worship services and other ministries as needed:

o Develop the order of worship, lead the congregation and direct the

flow and elements of the service

o Selection and preparation of all music

o Preparation of all bands or performers

o Preparation of all video needs, including announcement videos used during worship

o Planning of seasonal or special worship celebrations


Oversee the livestreaming of the regular worship services.


Volunteer Management - Recruit, schedule, rehearse, lead, and support volunteers for this ministry; including, but not limited to: musicians, vocalists, technology support, etc.

o Provide music sheets/charts and arrangements for rehearsals and services

o For the technology team, provide the lyrics and other projection material

o Lead, mentor, train, and empower volunteers to be worship leaders through band participation and audio/visual tasks

o Encourage, coach, support, and affirm members through a spirit of fellowship


Pursue opportunities to use music and worship as a vehicle for ministries beyond our church walls (e.g., Discovery on Tap – worship

band plays at local brewery, members attend as community outreach)

Communicate regularly with Pastor, Lay Leader and Finance Chair regarding scheduling, budgeting and logistical needs

Meet weekly with the Pastor’s worship team planning meeting schedule

Secure worship leader substitute when absent

Pray daily for this church, its people, its needs, and its faithfulness


Discovery Days and Family Ministry Responsibilities:

Minister to, encourage, shepherd and care for Discovery Days youth with weekly worship, encouraging their spiritual development and lead them to a life of Christian discipleship


Adhere to Safe Sanctuary guidelines regarding ministry with children and vulnerable adults.


Finance and Administrative Responsibilities

Develop any budget requests for music ministry in cooperation with the Pastor and Director of Finance

Collaborate to ensure the coordination of time and space scheduling for worship, rehearsals, events, etc.

Work with all DUMC administrative teams (e.g., Finance, SPRC, Facilities, Communications, etc.) as required

Be aware of and properly implement any legal requirements regarding audio or visual licensing 


General Duties

Maintain a constant program of self-improvement; staying current with worship trends and song availability in the music ministry

Work with other various teams and ministries to maintain a current database of worship songs and lyrics in a chosen software program

Organize and maintain tech team operations of all audio visual equipment and computers for worship services and events

Schedule and secure payment for contract musicians, software, etc.

Support the ministries of DUMC and be an active participant in worship


Competencies and Basic Covenants

Be a passionate leader with a love for God and a heart for people

Understand spiritual components of worship leadership guided by United Methodist (Wesleyan) worship traditions and theology  Exhibit an ability to listen objectively and communicate with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds

Ability in a wide range of musical styles including Christian classics (such as hymns), but especially, in varieties of contemporary

Provide musical leadership to volunteers and professional musicians

Piano/keyboard or guitar proficiency required

Creative thinker with strong leadership and organizational skills      

Ability to recruit, train, delegate, appreciate, and retain volunteers

Effective written and verbal communication skills

Adaptable and flexible

Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality

Enjoys a team environment and is service-oriented

Coordination within communication process to ensure church information, notifications, etc. are communicated to the congregation


Skills and Equipment Knowledge

Able to setup, run, and maintain equipment used during worship services (e.g., mics, amplifiers, sound boards, computers, stage lighting, video recording & editing)

Proficient with ProPresenter and Planning Center software

Proficient with basic AV hardware (sound, mix, video) for Ministry responsibilities

Competent in Microsoft Office software and other web-based technologies with ability to learn computer programs quickly and use

them proficiently


Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in music-related field required

Three-to-five years of worship and praise band leadership experience required

Understanding of Wesleyan theology and Methodism strongly preferred

Experience with playing multiple instruments and singing lead vocals


Supervisory Responsibility

While this position does not have direct reports, it does coach and mentor a volunteer-driven ministry of musicians, vocalists, contract employees, technology team, etc.

 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel

Days and hours of work are Sunday – Thursday. Position requires additional hours during certain projects. Evening and weekend work may be required for special events and worship services.

About Discovery United Methodist Church


At Discovery UMC, we are growing in relationships with Jesus and each other in a community of unconditional love and inclusivity.  

At our core, we value:

Discipleship – We grow our relationships with God and others through prayer, worship, music, acts of compassion, and generosity.

Relationship – Our compassionate acceptance, respect, and love are attractive to others and draw them into community.

Transformation - We are willing to continuously learn and grow to reflect the ultimate love given by God.

Outreach – We are on a discipleship journey to attract others, share God’s love, and make more disciples.

Experience Required
1-5 years

Type
Part-time

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 month ago
Location
Hoover, Alabama

Denomination
United Methodist

Church Size
0-100 people


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