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Job TitleDirector of Worship & Music
OrganizationFamily of Christ Lutheran Church
ContactRev. Keith Grimm
Address16345 Polk St NE
LocationHam Lake, Minnesota 55304
Position Overview-The Director of Worship and Music at Family of Christ Lutheran Church ensures that each worship service creates an inviting and worshipful atmosphere, executes worship services with excellence, and inspires praise and worship in a way that the worshiping community is energized to openly live their faith. Primary roles and responsibilities include:

Spiritual Leadership
-- Demonstrate a mission and ministry attitude that encourages others in their life of faith and advances the mission of the church and God’s kingdom

Leadership and Supervision
-- Oversee the worship ministries at Family of Christ, and lead a multiple staff ministry using a partnership-leadership approach: organist, contemporary worship coordinator, technology coordinator, production manager, worship facilitator, compensated and volunteer instrumentalists and vocalists
-- Lead hiring and onboarding processes for paid and volunteer worship staff, including processes for staff to recruit and supervise volunteers within their specific areas of responsibility
-- Establish consistent, quality worship teams through an audition process and consistent rehearsals
-- Create an environment where consistent coaching, support and feedback leads to high quality execution of worship experiences
-- Develop and monitor worship budget that promotes sound fiscal decisions and supports excellence in worship
-- Conduct regular evaluations of the worship experience that result in continuous improvement and innovation in worship
-- Conduct evaluations for paid worship staff, and where appropriate, develop and monitor performance improvement plans
-- Exhibit a spirit of cooperation and teamwork, is teachable, and is receptive to coaching from others

Worship and Music
-- Oversee and coordinate all musical aspects of worship experiences that are aligned to worship Scripture and message
-- Organize and lead consistent rehearsals for worship leaders, and other musicians who are participating in leading worship
-- Prepare for and provide vocal and/or instrumental leadership for worship services with the ability to lead a congregation while singing and/or playing, including special services (e.g., weddings, funerals, etc) as needed or requested
-- Establish and direct adult choir and/or ensembles with consistent rehearsals and high-quality performances
-- Establish a schedule for groups to perform during worship experiences: professional musicians, adult choir, children/youth choir; Sunday School students; preschool students
-- Coordinate with other office personnel to provide “order of worship” materials (printed and/or visual) for each worship event, and establish a process to check materials for accuracy and flow
-- Develop and maintain a music file and database that includes evaluation of participation to inform use in future worship experiences
-- Stay up to date with trends in worship music and various worship styles, explore new ideas for worship, and be open to change and the shifting of responsibilities as growth and ministry develop


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