To assist the local body of Christ in worship as we seek to be a community by grace, loving the Lord Jesus and making Him known, “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” Ephesians 4:12-13). Through thoughtful application of biblically-faithful texts the Music Director will choose songs that complement the preaching of the Word and the theme of worship.
Though this can be done a multitude of ways we at RMCC have set forth a Philosophy of Worship and The Way We Seek to Worship (see document) that give general and overall guidelines. However, within the given guidelines are freedom to exercise wise judgment and artistic liberty.
For millennia Christians have realized the immense value of singing. With that same view, our Music Director will seek to help believers worship the one true God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength most reverently, passionately, and vigorously.
Qualifications: Life and Doctrine
- Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
- Believe in infallibility and inerrancy of the Bible
- Demonstrate an understanding of the job tasks
- Demonstrate good communications and human relations skills
- Ability to shepherd volunteer musicians in the Christian life
- Love and respect for people both within and outside the church body
- Attested musical skills and competence
- Ability to organize, coordinate, and motivate musicians and technical team members
- Sense of humor and positive attitude
- Ability to respond graciously to music preference issues
- Strong team player with the rest of the staff and congregation
- Committed to the church’s vision, leadership, and people
- Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative
- Bachelor’s degree in Music or Theology
- Minimum five years’ experience in church related setting
- Pass a background check and youth worker screening
- Must agree to follow Peacemaking policy in any conflict among staff or with members of RMCC
- Not fearful to sing, speak, or play before crowds.
- Ability in wide range of styles including Christian classics (hymns) and contemporary music
- Ability to lead worship and to train others as individual and team worship leaders
- Professional quality musician, preferably pianist or guitarist
- Composing, arranging, writing, and sequencing music or at least proficient at reading/leading
- Producing and directing special events, musicals, and programs for adults and children
- Experience with technical aspects of contemporary services: for example, sound boards, theater lights, video editing, recording, etc.
- Select and plan music for Sunday and special services in conjunction with the Pastors
- Participate in the creative planning of the Sunday and special services with the Pastors
- Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise and shepherd music team leaders and musicians
- Develop musical teams and ensembles for services
- Maintain a strong prayer base for the music ministry
- Maintain the music library
- Maintain a regular tuning schedule with reputable tuners for pianos
- Order all music and music supplies for the Music Ministry
- Prepare and manage the budget for the music ministry; work within an annually-approved music budget
- Communicate faithfully with the Pastors and staff
- Participate in the life and ministry of the church
- The Staff of RMCC has high standards. Strive for the same high standards. Protect the Staff from spending time on unnecessary tasks or situations that you are able to handle
- Develop an attitude of a minister, seeing and fulfilling a need, not merely providing maintenance or custodial help. Examples are taking initiative for following up on little things that ministry people forget to do or are unfamiliar with. Much of this type of service goes unnoticed by all but the Lord. Without a servant’s heart much will be left undone at the church
- Protect the reputation and integrity of others through strict confidentiality
- Be flexible and manage your expectations of church members; remember we live in a fallen world
- Develop a familiarity with the church policy manual
- Demonstrate a high level of trust
- Open to suggestions/critique.