The River CRC is situated in the Inland Empire of Southern California. God planted CRC ministry in this community over 100 years ago. Since that time, God has been present and at work among us as the city, the region, the church and the people have changed. We are ready to take the next step in God’s work among us.
We are praying for and looking forward to meeting our new Director of Worship. We trust that God is equipping that person to lead us into a vision for worship that makes space for different generations, racial and ethnic groups, and all people to praise God together in the worship activities of our community.
Attached is a job description that gives clarity about our expectations for this work. If you wonder about God preparing you for our community, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org If you have links where we can see you leading worship and praising God with a community of believers, please include those as well. We also welcome any questions you may have.
Title: Worship Director
Reports to: Lead Pastor
Status: 25 hrs/week
We exist to make disciples who put God’s love on display to our world.
Our vision is to see a people inspired by God’s love and faithfully sharing that love with the world.
Disciples – Welcome, Grow, Give, Go and Serve
The Worship Director creates and coordinates the worship opportunities at The River. These services are to be spiritually grounded, focused, dynamic, and life changing. Our goal is not performance or glory for ourselves, but to bring glory to God and to worship in Spirit and Truth together.
The Worship Director
-Possesses the gifts of musicianship, music leading and administration
-Works with a wide variety of people
-Coordinates and leads the efforts of all those who contribute to worship activities
-Plans and leads God glorifying, energetic and dynamic worship services
-Inspires others to use their musical and artistic talents to build the body of Christ
-Serves the worship team members through leadership and training
-Serves the church body by leading it in heartfelt worship
-Has a humble, loving servant’s heart and expresses that heart in all that they do
-Plan and prepare for worship services at least 3 times per month
-Coordinates worship services when not leading
-Communicate with musicians, vocalists, and technology leaders about rehearsal and service schedules.
-Meet with worship teams, individuals, accompanists, etc. for rehearsals.
-Recruit, train and develop new musicians approximately 10% of time per month to use their gifts in service.
-Train and develop Assistant Worship Directors and empower them to use their gifts to serve God and His church.
-Coordinate with Assistant Worship Directors for them to lead services at least once per month.
-Develop and train youth worship leaders approximately 10% of time per month to benefit youth ministry, the greater River body, and the community.
-Coordinate the music and the ceremony of weddings that use the River’s facility.
-Coordinate funerals along with involved pastors that use the River facility.
-Meet with the Lead Pastor weekly for worship planning and twice per month for Vision creation and communication about upcoming worship activities.
-Attend staff meetings and functions.
-Actively engage in the teamwork and collegiality of the staff.
-Seek regular feedback from Lead Pastor, Elders, and staff in order to foster continual development and growth.
Values Support Tasks:
The following are ways in which the Worship Director will live out our values:
-Model and lead heartfelt worship in an invitational style that gives space to all to be drawn in, participate, and be pointed to Christ.
-Seek diversity in the worship team by identifying and mentoring new/additional members of the worship team.
-Set up the opening welcome time in such a way that people feel part of the worship service and comfortable with those around them.
-Work with worship team members to stretch and grow their musical gifts and their worship leadership abilities.
-Work with the Lead Pastor to explore and develop liturgical elements in the worship of the River that promote spiritual growth and theological understanding.
-Encourage and facilitate the use of gifts by worship team members beyond the River facility and within their spheres of influence in the community.
-Seek out musicians outside of the River to encourage them to be a part of worship activities and open the door to enfolding them into the community.
-Continually seek out members of the congregation who are gifted and can serve on the worship team.
-Cultivate new worship opportunities that seek out and engage those with different worship leading gifts beyond our present Sunday worship context.
This job requires a high level of flexibility regarding tasks and job functions. The above list is not all-inclusive; additional duties may be required without notice.