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North Shore Community Church

Director of Worship Ministry

North Shore Community Church
Oyster Bay, New York, United States

Date Posted: 09/03/2014
Categories: Church/Ministry
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


North Shore Community Church (PCA)

Oyster Bay, NY 11771





The Director of Worship  Ministry will demonstrate a strong commitment to Jesus Christ while developing and implementing a music ministry that enhances the worship of God and whole ministry of the church.


The Music Director, while answerable to the Session (Elders), is accountable to the Pastor.  As a member of the staff, the Worship Director will also interface regularly and cooperatively with other staff members, and the congregation. Time requirement is a minimum of 10 Hours per week.




1.   Overall accountability for the total music ministry of the church, including the following:

  • Leading the worship band/vocal team/congregation on the Lord’s Day.
  • Lead rehearsals with the worship band/team
  • Screen and approve musicians and vocalists who wish to assist in our worship.
  • Planning the weekly service in coordination with the pastor
  • Maintain our “Planning Center” website.
  • Lead special seasonal music (including hiring musicians as needed)
  • Secure substitutes to provide music leadership when needed
  • Understand and advise on all aspects of technology used in worship


2.    Purchase all music, supplies, equipment, and supervise their maintenance

3.    Select music from sacred, classical, traditional, contemporary, and other resources

4.    Attend church staff meetings when available and regular worship planning meetings (monthly)                  

5.    Assist in the development of the annual music budget

6.    Contribute articles to the newsletter or web site promoting the worship ministry of the church.

7.    Participate in and encourage music outreach to the community

8.    Grow and develop the music ministry in line with the mission of the church



v  Strong commitment to Jesus Christ

v  Good verbal and written communication skills

v  The flexibility to consider, assess, and implement new and innovative methods and programs to enhance the musical ministry and worship of the church

v  Effective planning and organizational skills

  Technical Competencies

v  Proficiency in music direction

v  Proficiency in an instrument is preferred

v  Ability to sight read music

v  Ability (or willingness to learn) to read chord charts and/or play by ear desirable

v  Familiarity with contemporary sacred, traditional, classical, worship music

v  Knowledge of sound equipment

v  Awareness of CCLI issues