Director of Worship and Music Ministry
Position: Full Time
Position Objective: To lead and expand the congregation’s faithful worship of God by utilizing the fullness of the Church’s historical and modern worship music and arts.
Position Description: Jacksonville First United Methodist Church is a vibrant congregation in Jacksonville, Arkansas. We are seeking a Full-Time Director of Worship and Music Ministries who will work with the Senior Pastor to plan and develop worship services which engage the congregation in the worship of God. By utilizing the gifts of the congregation in the Choir, Praise Band, Hand bell choir(s) and other musical ensembles at Jacksonville First United Methodist, the Director of Worship will oversee, coordinate, and lead the service of worship. It is vital for the Director of Worship to have a background in both Traditional and Contemporary styles to lead this diverse congregation. Moreover, it is important the Director of Worship provide strong public leadership so the congregation feels comfortable singing and participating in the music selected. He/she must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ with a desire to grow spiritually. Moreover, in order for worship to be done with excellence, it is expected the Director of Worship resource, coordinate, and rehearse with the varied musical groups schedule to be part of worship. He/she must be a self-starter with demonstrated organizational and leadership skills, and the ability to think strategically. Most importantly, He/she must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ with a desire to grow spiritually.
Currently, Jacksonville First United Methodist has one “blended” worship service in which “traditional” and “contemporary” music build upon one another to produce excellent corporate worship dedicated to God. It is the vision of the congregation to develop two distinct worship services to reach the mission field of Jacksonville in the coming future. Eventually, the Director of Worship would oversee the planning and implementation of both services.
For more information or if you would like to apply contact Rev. Nathan Kilbourne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501.982.8176. To apply please submit an a letter of introduction as well as a resume to Rev. Nathan Kilbourne at email@example.com. Thank you for considering the position!