First Baptist Church Woodbridge
Denomination- Southern Baptist
Weekly Attendance - 700
Location - Woodbridge, VA
The Position - Traditional Worship and Music Minister
The mission of FBCW is nothing new. Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus gave His first followers a mission. This command was not just for the first followers but Jesus’s followers today! What an incredible and exciting truth it is to be loved by, live for, and lead others to Jesus. We have a vision to increasingly become a more “Go & Tell” church. God has placed us in our community to be salt and light and we intend to shine and shake. Our desire is for what happens in the church walls to reverberate into the streets outside for the glory of God.
First Baptist Church of Woodbridge, VA exists to make disciples of Jesus who makes disciples of Jesus. We do this by intentionally, actively, and passionately seeking to fulfill the Great Commission given by our Lord Jesus in Matthew 28:16-20 to “Go and Tell” the glorious good news of Jesus.
First Baptist is seeking to hire an associate minister to oversee the traditional worship and music ministry. This minister will lead our traditional worship and music program including the orchestra, choir, and team by developing, coordinating, and administering Spirit-led worship, excellent, engaging music and arts ministries, providing leadership and supervision of programs, musical and technical staff, and equipment.
The primary purpose of the Music Ministry of FBCW is to glorify God by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus. This is done by enhancing the congregation’s sense of celebration in worship.
The Music Ministry of FBCW exists to lead our congregation in meaningful worship each week and to provide ministry outlets for those interested in music, drama, and the arts. Special programs and evangelistic events are designed to encourage the church and to reach our community and the world for Christ. These ministries help children, youth and adults grow in their musical and other artistic abilities in the service of God. The Music Ministry desires to help all grow in spiritual maturity and provide mission and ministry opportunities for every age group.
Core Competencies and Outcomes:
The individual filling this position must possess the following skills, abilities, and attitudes in order to perform in this position:
A vibrant relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ that evidences the fruit of the Spirit in daily living. Committed and baptized follower of Jesus Christ as Savior. Belief in and adherence to the Bible as God’s Holy Word. A growing theology and practice of Christ-centered worship.
Able to articulate a theology of worship that demonstrates a solid grasp of historic principles and contemporary issues in Christian worship.
WORSHIP EXPERIENCE AND MUSICAL TRAINING
Musically gifted and trained to use instrumentation/choral singing in leading the worship service. Experience organizing traditional style worship. Multimedia development experience. Experience in mentoring and developing worship leadership and gifts in others. Understands music from a variety of genres and generations, with specific emphasis on traditional music.
The ability to provide leadership, development, and accountability to the Music Ministry. Willingness to delegate responsibility as needed. Ability to recruit others and lead. Lifelong learner in ministry trends and leadership. A leader with a solid work ethic, possessing a musical passion.
TEACHING AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Ability to effectively attract, teach, train, relate, and communicate with others in a gracious, biblical, relevant, wholesome, and persuasive manner. Able to work collegially with musicians, artists, and other leaders, and pastorally with a diverse congregation.
Good administrative skills with the ability to organize and give attention to detail. Adhere to organization doctrines, bylaws, policies, and procedures. Cooperate with Church, staff, and leaders. Be flexible and work well with others in a team setting.
Leadership, shepherding, evangelism, teaching, and discernment.
Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to)
The Music Minister is responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating meaningful traditional worship services.
Work with the Senior Pastor to learn his heart, passion for biblical worship at FBCW.
Along with the Senior Pastor, direct the planning, coordination, operation, and evaluation of
each worship service.
Lead and coordinate choir, orchestra, handbells, soloists, musical specials or guests,
instrumental groups, and other matters as needed/appropriate.
Prepare the Order of Service.
Lead congregational singing.
Lead and work closely with the Media Team regarding all audio and visual needs.
In conjunction with the Contemporary Worship Minister, work to oversee the planning and
direction of annual Christmas/Easter presentations, and other special worship service events
planned by the Senior Pastor. Help plan seasonal and special programs.
Monitor the purchasing, maintenance, and replacement of all traditional music-related
equipment, supplies, and instruments.
Keep informed on music methods, materials, promotion, and administration.
Prepare an annual music budget for approval and administer the budget.
Oversee all other aspects related to the traditional worship and music program.
Work with Senior Pastor and pastoral staff by conducting and assisting in FBCW funerals,
memorials, and special services.
Reports to the Senior Pastor
** This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility that will be required of an employee in this position. Therefore, additional duties may be assigned.
A little bit about Woodbridge, VA
Woodbridge is a town in the eastern part of Prince William County in the Northern Virginia region. It is home to Potomac Mills Mall, one of the largest Outlet Malls in Northern Virginia and featuring more than 225 brand-name and manufacturer's outlets and a vast selection of eateries, too.
Woodbridge Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is an ecological treasure of natural habitats that are rare or nearly extinct in Northern Virginia. Experience tidal shorelines, marshes, meadows, woods, and all of the creatures that dwell on the banks of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers.
Leesylvania State Park is in Woodbridge and is listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks as home of Virginia’s legendary Lee Family. It offers many opportunities to enjoy water and land sports.
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