General Information

Job Title:

Pastor of Music

Job Description:

Role and Responsibilities

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Build and administer all aspects of the music ministry including contemporary and blended worship services, all musicians and singers, all audio/visual personnel and equipment, and student worship and children music programming.
  • Be a high-capacity leader that can function independently, empower staff and volunteers in the music ministry, and be adept in identifying, cultivating, training, and empowering volunteers to carry out ministry through music.
  • Be a visionary leader of leaders, with a heart for God and His worship, with proven musical training and abilities, with an eye for excellence, and a passion for people.
  • As a team, develop weekly and special worship services with the Senior Pastor and other staff.
  • Select all music for all services with an eye towards sermon scripture or special events.
  • Be available to facilitate all music needs for weddings and funerals.
  • Oversee all music related equipment, keeping accurate inventory and making certain all equipment is in operable condition when needed.
  • Enlist and utilize a Music Team to assist in the planning and implementation the church’s music program.
  • Prepare and administer the annual music budget in cooperation with the Music Team.
  • On their own or with other staff, give pastoral care to all church members in hospitals, nursing homes, sick or in need.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • A clearly communicated calling to be a minister.
  • Proven, effective leadership in church music ministry.
  • Proven ability to lead praise, choral, instrumental music across all ages.
  • Proven ability to effectively utilize technology (Sound boards, ProPresenter, Planning Center, Live Stream, Pod Cast, etc.)
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be committed to a “team” approach to ministry.
  • Must be committed to provide care to all members of the music ministry and their families and friends.
  • Must be committed to personal growth through continual education.
  • Must be committed to recognizing potential talent and working to develop the talent for service to the Lord.
  • Must be able to supervise volunteer staff to produce excellent results.

Education Requirements

Preferred:

  • Seminary degree in music ministry or related field
  • Undergraduate degree in music or related field
  • 3 – 5 year of Music Ministry experience with a congregation of 400+ members

Required:

  • Undergraduate degree in music
  • 3 – 5 years of Music Ministry experience with a congregation of 150+ members

Preferred Skills

Able to operate sound mixing equipment, video equipment, and ProPresenter.  Good communication skills, quick thinker, teachable.

Application Deadline

12/31/2021

Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:

$55k-$70k

General Information

Church/Organization Name

First Baptist Church of Gray, Georgia

Contact Name & Contact Info

(478) 361-4965
search@firstbaptistgray.org

Industry

Church

Denomination

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)

City, State

Gray, GA

Description of Organization

“A church is not a building but a body of believers.”

FBC Gray had its beginning in the hearts and minds of two young ladies who began having Sunday School in a one room school.  In 1882, they invited Rev. E. W. Sammons to preach. From this, the idea of a church developed. It was on August 2, 1905, that the church was officially organized. With 21 charter members, Rev. R. W. Thiot held a brush arbor revival, and the membership grew. Rev. J. E. Pounds was called as minister.  A building program culminated in a beautiful building at 134 West Clinton Street. The church called a full-time pastor in 1941. When the building burned in 1943, the people held faithful with services across the street in the courtroom and later in the high school auditorium until the completion of the new building in 1944.

The Sunday School/Groups ministry has remained a vital ministry of the church. Sunday night activities have changed over the years, but the focus has always been on encouraging children, young people and adults to know and trust Christ through Bible Study, music and other activities.  The music program has always been an integral part of the church beginning with its first pianist in 1907.  The music ministry flourished under the direction of dedicated choir directors and Ministers of Music over the years.  It has grown to include an orchestra, praise band and praise team. The Young at Hearts had a vibrant choir for many years.

In following the Great Commission, we have had many ministries: the Brotherhood, Women’s Missionary Union, Sunbeams and Mission Friends. Over the years we’ve had the Girls’ Auxiliary and the Royal Ambassadors and currently we have Awana and Youth groups, all providing Christian teaching, Bible verse memorization, Mission work and Mission activities as they study and learn. Others groups include Family Night Fellowship Meal each week, Wednesday in the Word, Men’s Groups, Women’s Groups, Young at Heart for senior adults, with domestic and international mission teams and partnerships with Church Planters.

God’s work has been successful as the Spirit led dedicated Pastors, Youth Leaders/Ministers, Choir Directors/Pastor of Music, and countless Christian men, women, boys and girls who have given of their time and talents for the glory of God. For this we are grateful. To God be the Glory!

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