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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:10 AM


Christ Lutheran Church, West Covina, CA. is seeking a Director of Music Ministries/Contemporary Worship Team Leader/Part-Time
to provide Christ’s music and worship programs with creative, effective and
inspirational leadership that glorifies God. A passion for leading and sharing your musical talents, inspiring, dynamic and meaningful worship, and demonstrating a strong Christian faith are a must. The ideal candidate will bring an appreciation and understanding of both traditional and contemporary Lutheran worship.

1) Good people skills to work well with current Music Staff and Choir members as both a musical and spiritual mentor
2) Ability to lead worship with a strong vocal presence
3) Experience in leading worship teams/bands
4) A familiarity with and comfortable with Lutheran Theology and Worship Styles
5) Ability to play one or more musical instruments well
6) Ability to connect with worshippers across generations and musical styles – creativity of worship planning is a plus!
7) Fluency in contemporary music/worship culture
8) Endorsement of Christ Lutheran Church’s mission/vision statement/core values
9) Familiarity with sound system technology

Responsibilities: Director of Music Ministries
1) Chancel Choir Director
Select music for weekly anthem, maintain sheet music library and select new additions, based upon budget and need, annually, to the library
Conduct one weekly rehearsal, September to June and a pre-service warm-up rehearsal before the first service
Work with Pastor and Organist in planning worship/selecting music, using LBW and ELW as appropriate and the provided worship planning resource, “Sundays and Seasons”
Plan and implement two concerts with ensembles and Choir, in May and December, including the 4th through 8th grade classes from Christ Lutheran School
Conduct extra rehearsals as needed for above concerts
Plan and Implement Annual Choir Retreat, August, one weekend
Choir Board meetings approximately every 6-8 weeks, held Sunday afternoon
2) Supervise all music staff in consultation with the Pastor
3) Direct other ensembles as possible, i.e. Women’s Ensemble, Faith Troubadours, Bell Choir, Sonday School Children’s Choir, etc.
4) Schedule all music for services, both regular and special services:
Multiple Christmas Eve Services
Mid-Week evening Lenten Services
Holy week Services
Three Easter Sunday Services
Thanksgiving Evening Service
5) Schedule Day School classes for singing at worship services in consultation with Principle Chris Andrade at CLS
6) Instrument maintenance
7) Attend Worship and Music Committee meetings as scheduled
8) Prepares yearly music budget and report for annual meeting
Responsibilities: Contemporary Worship Team Leader
1) Lead contemporary worship service on Sundays at 10:30 AM
2) Rehearse with band and vocalists weekly
3) Oversee set up of microphones and chancel furniture before the service and then “re-set” the sanctuary after the service is over
4) Schedule and arrange for compensation of paid musicians for each service
5) Work with the Senior or Interim Pastor in planning worship/selecting music
6) Communicate song selections and new lyrics to the projectionist and pastor no later than Tuesday of each week
7) Be present for services on Christmas, Maundy Thursday, Palm Sunday and Easter, unless by prior arrangement with the supervising pastor
8) Be sensitive to the liturgical and church calendar
1) Reports to Senior Pastor or Interim Pastor
2) Works with technology team and pastor in planning worship
3) Leads, encourages, and equips volunteer team members
4) The Director of Youth Ministries selects one song per service when a day school class sings at a Contemporary service, as well as all songs on Confirmation Sunday when the Rite of Confirmation is held as part of the Contemporary service
5) All staff at CLC/CLS must agree to a LiveScan background check.
6) Christ Lutheran Church and School is an equal opportunity employer.
7) Salary is commensurate with candidate’s level of education and experience.

Contact Information:
Please send a Letter of Application, Resume, and Names and Contact Information for two References to Pastor Robert Hamel at to apply.

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