This position will require an individual who is comfortable with a blended worship of both traditional and contemporary music. Musical training and education is preferred, but experience shall also be considered in lieu of formal education and training. Must be able to plan, organize, coordinate, and lead the Music program. The object of the Music program is worship, not performance.
Areas of Responsibility 1. Prepare and administer the annual Music Budget with respect to the Music Program. 2. Cooperate with the Truett Association and Tennessee and Southern Baptist Convention in promoting activities, goals, policies, and traditions of mutual interest to the denomination and church. 3. Provide leadership to the Music program. 4. Report at regular business meetings, as needed, on the Music. 5. Keep informed of current music methods, materials, promotion and administration, utilizing them where appropriate. 6. Plan and direct music for worship services. 7. Discuss music selections with the Pastor (or Interim Pastor). 8. Notify the church office of selections prior to bulletin publication. 9. Teach and direct adult choir(s). 10. Teach and direct youth choir as time allows. 11. Teach and direct children's choir(s) as time allows. 12. Teach and direct Hand Bell choir(s) as time allows. 13. Work with the organist(s), pianist(s), and adult choir accompanist(s), soloist(s), special music ensembles, and Sound Committee as to what is expected of them, and approve all special music for scriptural content. Provide constructive criticism in a discreet manner not to cause any embarrassment. Coordinate rehearsal and performance schedules and inform persons of any special requirements prior to rehearsal or performance. 14. Plan and direct special music programs such as pageants, cantatas, and fifth Sunday night singing services. 15. Supervise the maintenance of the music library and instruments. 16. Organize a way to use whatever gifts people may have in music ministry. 17. Seek ways to use more technical equipment, videos in special events. 18. Plan and implement evangelistic and witnessing services on special occasions as much as possible.
It is understood that the Associate Pastor or Minister of Music needs time away from ministerial duties to spend with family. Therefore, he may take up to two (2) days during each seven (7) day week to be with family. The time would be at his discretion in agreement with the Pastor, except for emergencies. If possible, the days off should be communicated for information to the membership.
Can be either part time or full time. See other posting for full time details. If the candidate is a student from Union, we would work with his schedule. This could be a great opportunity for a beginning music student. He will find a very loving church family.