Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship

Full time with benefits

Grace Community EFC

Lake Katrine, NY
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Job Description

  • The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship is primarily a pastoral role, working under the direction of and in consultation with the Senior Pastor.
  • The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship will primarily oversee and coordinate all the music, media and details that enhance public worship while actively discipling and providing pastoral support to music and media teams, as well as the congregation, under the direction of the Senior Pastor.
  • The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship is a leader who will establish a strong working relationship with the Senior Pastor, elder board and church family. He will help communicate the vision of Grace Church by discipling and inspiring volunteers and lay leaders to use their spiritual gifts and talents to the glory of God, the encouragement of the body of Christ and the advancement of the community’s vision.

I. Music, Media, and Worship

A. The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship will oversee the general music programs of the church in consultation with the Senior Pastor.

  1. Provide leadership and oversite of all aspects of the worship service(s).
    a. Recruit, train, develop, mentor volunteer musicians, sound techs and live stream techs
    b. Develop and schedule teams of instrumentalists and vocalists
    c. Research and select, in consultation with Senior Pastor, music for worship and organize and lead rehearsals
    d. Will primarily be responsible for pastoral and discipleship care of the Worship Team, Audio and Live Stream teams as well as other groups as assigned. This to include:
    i. One-on-One mentoring relationships
    ii. Leading of small group Bible Studies
    e. Provide technical support in sound, media and lighting as needed
    f. Assist when and where needed
  1. Manage musical instruments and their maintenance, tuning, etc.

  2. Manage computers, sound and video equipment used in worship.

  3. Manage volunteer schedules for computer, sound and video.

  4. Oversee sound/video/light ministry.
    a. Prepare and input media for services (in coordination with relevant ministry leaders)
    b. Check and prepare stage sound equipment
    c. Plan lighting design for worship services

  5. Manage volunteers and maintain stage presentation.

  6. Will be responsible to assist the Senior Pastor in preparing and conducting Special Services (Weddings, funerals, Special Events, etc.)

B. Develop and manage the music budget in consultation with the Senior Pastor

II. General Duties

A. The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship will maintain regular office hours in cooperation and consultation with the Senior Pastor.

B. Will work with Pastoral and administrative staff to provide leadership and support of the church when other staff members are away.

C. Will perform some of the general pastoral ministries of the church (preaching, teaching, visitation, as called upon).

D. Will be a member of the church and Elder Board.

III. Qualifications:

A. A Christian with deep spiritual and moral convictions with a demonstrated love for God’s people.

B. Have training/experience in music ministry and a demonstrated ability to play guitar or piano.

C. Agreement with the doctrinal position of Grace Community Evangelical Free Church and will join the church.

D. Demonstrated ability to lead, organize and supervise individuals and groups.

E. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team to contribute to overall vision, goals and ministries of the church.

G. Self-starter; self-motivated.

H. Demonstratable spirit of teachability and strong relational skills.

I. Demonstrated ability to work well within the church’s pastoral and church culture.

IV. Accountability

A. The Senior Pastor will be the primary point of accountability. The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship is the chief assistant and support to the Senior Pastor and must therefore maintain strong communication and strong relationship with the Senior Pastor.

The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship will keep the Senior Pastor informed of objectives, programs and work schedules by means of regular staff meetings, while remaining flexible to receive alternate assignments on occasions.

B. The Assistant Pastor: Music and Discipleship will also be accountable to the Board of Elders and the Congregation of Grace Community Evangelical Free Church.

About this Church

Grace Community Evangelical Church is located in Lake Katrine, New York two hours from New York City and nestled in the heart of New York’s physically beautiful but spiritually barren Hudson Valley. As committed followers of Jesus, we are committed to His call to go and make disciples (Matt. 28). As such we seek to call individuals to Christian discipleship, grow obediently in community and impact the world through service. Our vision is to see the gospel advanced locally and globally to the glory of Christ.

The church, consisting of between 200 and 300 people, is a mix of younger families and older more seasoned Christ-followers and is well established in our community. With roots in a Sunday School planted in the 1830s, Grace Church was established and conducted service in a local Grange Hall in 1958. The fellowship built its first building and occupied it for services in 1962. After 45 years in that location, we built a new building and occupied it in 2007. Grace Church offers a wide array of ministries designed to equip believers and seek the lost.