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Director of Music Ministry

Headwaters Church

Fort Wayne, IN

www.headwaterschurch.org

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

DENOMINATION:

Independent

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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.


Qualifications

  • 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.


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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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.

JOB STATUS:

Full-Time

COMPENSATION:

Comensurate with like positions in region for skills & experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

June 1, 2020

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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