Director of Worship and Youth position opening (full-time)

Aylmer Christian Reformed Church in Southwestern Ontario, Canada is seeking a full-time Director of Worship and Youth. The ideal candidate is a deeply committed follower of Jesus Christ with musical gifts and experience in leading worship and have a passion for working with the youth in our congregation.

Job Description

Position Overview

To help our congregation effectively live out our church’s mission to “glorify God in wholeheartedly worshiping Him, lovingly caring for one another, genuinely incorporating all ages in the ministry, and gratefully seeking to extend God’s kingdom” and our vision for “celebrating the hope we have in Christ through spiritual growth to inspire a welcoming and inclusive community.”

Required Qualifications

· Solid biblical knowledge combined with a Reformed theological perspective

· An ability to plan and lead worship that blends traditional hymns with contemporary Christian music suitable for congregational singing

· Musical giftedness and the ability to lead congregational singing, possibly with an instrument

· Experience serving in a church setting and, especially, working with youth

· Effective communication skills, both written and verbal

Preferred Qualifications

· Bachelors degree in a relevant field (i.e. Music, Youth Ministry, Theology)

Responsibilities for Worship (60%)

· Work closely with the lead pastor, worship committee, church administrator, and volunteers to plan and coordinate worship services that are glorifying to God and edifying for God’s people

· Provide leadership to our praise team through playing an instrument and/or singing

· Develop and train a team of leaders to assist with the weekly responsibilities of leading worship

· Manage the coordination of worship volunteers (i.e. musicians, singers, audio/visual team, etc)

· Seek out people with musical and/or worship leadership abilities and encourage them to use their gifts and talents in worship

· Work together with the church administrator to ensure that music files, licensing, live-streaming, and maintenance of audio/visual equipment is current

· Attend and lead weekly service rehearsals

· Attend meetings of the worship committee

Responsibilities for Youth (40%)

· Provide primary leadership of the youth ministry and also work closely with leaders to provide direction, support, and creative input to our youth ministry including youth group events and doctrinal instruction (catechism class)

· Promote and manage the details of youth participation in denominational youth events, such as SERVE and the All-Ontario Youth Convention

· Serve as a resource for our ministry for children (i.e. Sunday School, GEMS, Cadets)

Areas of Additional Responsibility

· Candidates with or interested in pursuing ordination in the Christian Reformed Church may be invited to preach occasionally or do other ministry duties, if this interests them

· Participate in worship services by way of doing congregational prayer, announcements, etc.

· Explore ideas for growing small group ministry throughout the congregation

Accountability

· This position is under the direction of the lead pastor for day-to-day duties and the administrative elders for matters relating to the job description. Performance reviews will be handled by the Staff Relations Committee

Salary

· Salary will be approximately $70,000, depending on experience.

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