Director of Contemporary Worship Position Available

General Profile of the Role
The Director of Contemporary Worship will be a musically-gifted, spiritually-mature, biblically-grounded Christian leader responsible for contemporary worship ministries at Advent under the direction of our Executive Director. The ideal candidate has experience leading creative contemporary worship at a similar sized church and experience shepherding worship teams.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the pastoral team to plan the Contemporary Worship Services.
  • Collaborate regularly with the Director of Traditional Music Ministry and team to develop and implement creative worship.
  • Lead the planning, creation and execution of contemporary musical portion of worship services.
  • Lead all contemporary music ministries in the church and implement contemporary worship best practices.
  • Develop a process to regularly identify and deploy new volunteers in the church’s worship ministry.
  • Shepherd, train, manage, and care for the volunteer worship teams. Develop worship leaders.
  • Develop an annual worship ministry budget and be able to work within that budget.
  • Look for ways to inspire non-musical worship experiences for the church body.
  • Work together with the church’s worship tech ministry.
  • Attend all church staff meetings and retreats.
  • Work with student ministry leaders to identify and develop musicians, vocalists and worship leaders for age-graded worship experiences within the church.
  • Serve as contemporary worship resource for multi-campus location(s).
  • Maintain high standards of excellence with the spiritual and musical development of all team members.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all musical instruments owned by the church.

 Requirements

  • Loves creating authentic worship experiences with an engaging atmosphere. It is a passion and fuels your fire!
  • 5 years experience leading worship in a similar church setting.
  • Significant skill as a vocalist, instrumentalist and in the technology components of worship ministries.
  • Broad knowledge of contemporary Christian worship music.
  • Proficient in reading music.
  • Excellence in relational, communication and administrative skills.
  • Should have experience building, leading and managing volunteer teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree. Some formal training in music (and specifically church music) is preferred.
  • A lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders (1 Tim. 3:1-13; 2 Tim. 2; Titus 1:5-9).
  • A calling to ministry which models servant leadership.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

About our Church
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is one of the largest United Methodist churches in South Carolina.  Advent is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville SC, which has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to our Executive Director at [email protected]

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Director of Children’s Ministry Position Available

General Profile of the Role
The Director of Children’s Ministry will be responsible for ministries for all children from birth through 5th grade while simultaneously equipping parents to be the primary faith influence in their children’s lives. A successful candidate must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ  and demonstrable leadership skills with a history of leading growing ministries.  In addition, candidates must be able to plan and organize programming and curriculum, and be able to manage and delegate responsibilities within the children’s ministry team.  The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment with church staff, parents and other congregants. The position will require presence and leadership on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, weekly staff meetings, Children’s Team meetings and other special events, including Vacation Bible School. As a part of a dynamic and growing congregation, the candidate must also be able to demonstrate the ability to be adaptable in an ever-changing environment.

Purpose
Children’s Ministry is at the core of our mission at Advent as we seek to reach, shape, and mold children as disciples of Jesus in a dramatically growing demographic.  The primary responsibility for the Director of Children’s Ministry will be to create, evaluate, and execute excellent ministry environments to provide for the spiritual formation of all children in cooperation with the Children’s Ministry Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Traditional Worship.   

Position Structure and Compensation
Full-time and commensurate with experience and abilities, year-round.

Position Accountability
Guidance for this position will be offered by the Executive Director.

Qualifications
A college degree in education or ministry preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered.  The individual should have recent experience in leading children’s ministry and experience with choosing and executing curriculum.  The candidate should have strong knowledge and be able to articulate their experience with child development and family dynamics.

About our Church
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is one of the largest United Methodist churches in South Carolina.  Advent is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville SC, which has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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