Seeking Music Pastor Candidates

Few things take such as central of a role in the life of a church as the worship music. We understand that worship is much larger than music, but in our culture, music is a primary means of expressing praise to God and being shaped by the truths of the gospel. For this reason, the Music Pastor is a central and important role in the life of Emmaus Road Church. Emmaus Road is seeking a talented and passionate music pastor to help lead us in worship each week.

Qualifications

  • Musically talented
  • Organized
  • Self-starter, willing to take initiative
  • Ability to develop and lead teams
  • Strong computer & tech skills
  • Growing relationship with God
  • Strong desire to see the community of Emmaus Road be shaped by worship & liturgy
  • Clearance of criminal background check

Roles

  • Lead our congregation and your teams in participating in and understanding worship.
  • Create a culture of expressive worship at Emmaus Road.
  • Help our congregation experience the beauty and depth of gospel-shaped liturgy by creatively planning worship services according the our five-fold pattern of worship.
  • Cast a musical vision for Emmaus Road by answering the question, “What does Emmaus Road sound like?”

Responsibilities

  • Plan weekly and seasonal worship services, in concert with the Pastor.
  • Plan and lead weekly worship team rehearsals.
  • Oversee the worship team & Sunday morning worship service.
    • Build the worship team through volunteer recruitment.
    • Oversee application & audition process for vocalists & instrumentalists.
    • Schedule worship team volunteers for each Sunday (and special services) using Planning Center Online Services.
    • Call volunteers to a high standard of excellence & demonstrate excellence in leadership.
    • Move the worship team forward in musicality and the art of leading worship.
    • Create necessary training and orientation documents.
    • Be aware of stage and visual elements and worship service transitions to create a seamless, gospel-centered worship liturgy.
  • Oversee the audio/visual (A/V) team & A/V equipment.
    • Build your team through volunteer recruitment.
    • Schedule A/V volunteers for each Sunday (and special services) using Planning Center Online Services.
    • Implement training system for A/V volunteers.
    • Oversee the quality of sound in the “house” and address any issues.
    • Maintain all A/V equipment. Determine need for equipment repair or replacement.
    • Edit weekly sermon podcast and post to our website.
  • Communicate clear expectations to all volunteers under your leadership.
  • Pastor volunteers through prayer support, encouragement, teaching, and vision casting.
  • Manage worship budget.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings. Serve on the Ministry Leadership Team. Periodically report to the church board.
  • Other roles as the Lead Pastor assigns.

Time Required

  • 20 hrs. / week