First Baptist Church
Position Objective: To provide pastoral leadership to the worship ministries of First Baptist church of Brazoria, Texas
Position Description: The worship pastor will coordinate with the Senior Pastor to create worship opportunities for the overall Church worship experiences. Although the senior pastor is the “director” in terms of setting the theme and overall direction, the worship pastor will oversee and coordinate all the details that a service encompasses. The worship pastor must be a visionary who is creative in leading people to God. The worship pastor is a leader who can communicate a direction in a way that inspires those around him/her to join in the pursuit of that vision. This position is a pastoral one that therefore requires the individual to serve not solely as a musical or performing arts director but also as a shepherd to the people who serve in this ministry.
1. A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him.
2. Commitment to moral purity.
3. Training and experience in worship leadership.
4. Commitment to the mission, vision, and worship philosophy of First Baptist Church of Brazoria and agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message of the SBC..
5. Strives for excellence as a worship leader,
1. A pastor as well as a musician. (This does not necessarily mean ordained.)
2. A heart for the spiritual transformation of those in the congregation and the worship ministry.
3. Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading a church in worship.
4. Skilled in choral, vocal, and instrumental direction.
5. Skilled in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.
6. Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of sound, lighting, computers, presentation software, and video projection.
7. Ability to incorporate other art forms as needed. Skill in theater arts and production would be helpful.
8. A self-starter
9. A team player with a positive attitude.
1. Maintain an authentic and growing walk with Jesus Christ through the ongoing spiritual disciplines of Bible study, prayer, personal worship, confession, and fellowship.
2. Spend time developing relationships with both lost and redeemed people so as to be personally effective in pursuing the Great Commission and leading the church to do the same.
3. Create, build, and work with the necessary teams to carry out the worship ministry.
4. Recruit, train, and provide support for those leading in children’s, youth, & senior adult worship leadership positions.
5. Plan the corporate worship services of the church in consultation with the Senior Pastor and do so with prayer, forethought, theological accuracy, and musical appropriateness.
6. Ensure that all the musical and technical aspects of the service enhance the theme for the day. Oversee song and choral selection, media preparation and presentation, sound and lighting enhancements, and coordination of all instrumentalists, vocalists, and other artistic forms that are used to enhance the worship experience.
7. Serve as lead worshiper in worship services.
8. Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals necessary to facilitate worship in services.
9. Provide pastoral care for the worship teams and choirs as well as others in the church as needed.
10. Develop and oversee leadership of a drama team and ministry as needed.
11. Introduce music leadership, worship teams, and choirs to worship training provided by other ministries, books, and conferences.
12. Plan and produce major seasonal outreach musical/drama productions.
13. Find and plan other ways to use music and drama to reach out to the community evangelistically.
14. Oversee the worship department budget, organization, and volunteers.
15. Set annual goals for the worship ministry that are in line with the Church’s vision and then evaluate how those goals were attained or modified during the year.
16. Accept other assignments as made by the Senior Pastor.
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First Baptist Church of Brazoria is a New Testament Southern Baptist church located in the center of Brazoria, Texas (pop. 3,000), in Brazoria County, Texas. FBC is a Christ-centered ministry to Brazoria, the Brazosport and "west of the Brazos River" regions, and to southern Brazoria county. We are located 55 miles south of Houston. Our church`s vision is "to glorify God by enabling believers to become fully committed disciples, equipping them to impact the world with the redeeming love of Jesus Christ." We are known as a friendly, comfortable church that offers a full program of family oriented ministries including Bible study for all ages, a fully age-graded music program, women`s ministries, an active youth ministry, senior adult ministries, and activities for children and preschoolers.