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Director of Music Ministry

Headwaters Church

Fort Wayne, IN

Full-Time Ministry Position
IN, Fort Wayne - Headwaters Church  |  DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY Image Shadow
IN, Fort Wayne - Headwaters Church  |  DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY Image Shadow
IN, Fort Wayne - Headwaters Church  |  DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY Image Shadow




Principle Function

To provide comprehensive leadership to the music ministry of Headwaters Church that is consistent with the mission, values, and theology of the church.


  • Theological
    • A leader/learner; someone who is biblically grounded and still pursuing growth.
  • Musical
    • A leader/listener; someone with the skill to direct the music ministry and who can receive input from others about music .
  • Relational
    • A leader/servant; someone with the skill to direct others and the heart to shepherd their lives as well.
  • Personal
    • A leader/follower; someone who is self-disciplined, submissive to others, and willing to participate in the life and ministry of the church.
  • Character
    • A leader/ambassador; someone who displays publicly and maintains privately the character of Christ, exemplifying the fruit of the Spirit in their lifestyle.
  • Vision
    • A leader/visionary; someone who understands how to direct and provide strategic planning for a music ministry, is open to change and growth in their approach, open to multi-ethnic and multi-generational ministry, and who directs outreach events into the community and partners with other organizations.
  • Experience
    • Five or more years of experience in a multiple staff ministry environment preferred.
    • Experience developing a budget and managing to a budget.
    • Experience purposefully planning a music ministry calendar.
    • Experience with technical aspects of contemporary services is a plus: for example, sound boards, lighting, video editing, etc.
  • Education
    • Formal or informal training/understanding of:
      • music (e.g., reading music);
      • leading and caring for people;
      • associated technologies.

Compensation Commensurate with qualifications for like positions in similar settings.

Position Status Exempt, full-time, salaried position with benefits.


  • Paid Time Off
  • Supplemental wages for:
    • Retirement (SIMPLE IRA matching plan – when qualified)
    • Health insurance/expenses
    • Housing allowance (as commissioned minister)
  • Life, AD&D, Disability insurance

Work Schedule

  • Typically, four weekdays (to include Tuesdays through Thursdays) plus Sundays.
  • Typically, 40 flexible hours per week or more worked as duties and events dictate.


Primary Responsibilities

  • To the Attenders
    • Choose songs that put the greatness of God on display.
    • Choose songs with theologically sound lyrics that promote the spiritual life of the congregation.
    • Include a variety of music that appeals to a generationally and ethnically diverse congregation.
    • Oversee the presentation of music such that it displays humility, modesty and awe.
    • Produce and direct special events, musicals, and programs.
    • Create an atmosphere of worship and praise in our public gatherings.
    • Actively recruit new musicians and technicians to join the Music Team.
  • To the Music Team (Musicians and Technicians)
    • Make participating in music ministry a disciple-building experience.
    • Embrace, motivate, and encourage all who participate in music regardless of skill set.
    • Help musicians and technicians grow in their respective abilities/skills.
    • Collaborate with the Music Team on the content and direction of the music ministry.
    • Bring care and guidance to the Music Team members’ lives in a comprehensive way. E.g., regularly meets with them, visits them in hospital, etc.
  • To the Community
    • Demonstrate a genuine love for their neighbor without favoritism.
    • Seek ways to bring the Gospel to our city through the vehicle of music.
    • Develop a purposeful outreach strategy using the arts.
  • To Church Staff
    • Collaborate with the church staff to plan and execute a ministry calendar.
    • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
    • Attend multiple retreats each year to develop ministry vision and direction.
    • Routinely communicate with fellow staff members concerning ministry direction and plans.
    • Aid other staff members in achieving their goals and desires.
  • To Senior Pastor
    • Assist Senior Pastor in making public services impactful with the Gospel, working as a team to craft public gatherings.
    • Answer directly to Senior Pastor for ministry aspects of job performance (and to Executive Pastor for administrative aspects of job performance).
  • To Elders
    • Submit to the leadership and direction of the church Elders, who exercise final authority on employment status for all ministry staff.
    • Submit an annual proposed music ministry budget based on historical spending and foreseen plans/needs.
    • Periodically meet to discuss:
      • the state and effectiveness of the music ministry;
      • the proposed vision/plans for and needs of the music ministry;
      • the Music Director’s personal status and needs.
  • To the Ministry
    • Ensure that appropriate music ministry policies and procedures are established, maintained, and practiced.
    • Ensure proper utilization, protection, maintenance, and disposal of music ministry assets.
    • Link with organizations, people, and resources in and beyond the congregation that are concerned about music ministry.




Comensurate with like positions in region for skills & experience


June 1, 2020


Tim Williams
1001 W Wallen Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
[email protected]