Mulberry Baptist Church is a contemporary, largely younger congregation, Southern Baptist church with a five-member staff (Lead Pastor, part-time Administrator, Children’s Director, Preschool Director, and Student Interim Director). We follow the simple Kingdom model Jesus gave the church: Grow, Go, Grow. Grow those within the church so they can go and share the gospel with those outside the church, and then grow those who respond.
We are looking for a part-time candidate to lead our worship and praise band for the Sunday am service. This person should be fun, relational, a self-starter, theologically conservative, and has a strong presence on stage as a talented singer. This will be around a 10 hour a week position that includes a Wednesday night practice and rehearsal and a Sunday morning service. The compensation will be $25/hour plus 54.5 cents per mile to and from the church.
Houma and Terrebonne Parish (a parish is what other states refer to as a county) offer an experience blended with rich history, breathtaking landscape, and a flourishing culture that contributes to the distinctive fabric of Louisiana. From world-class fishing, birding and hunting, to swamp tours, museums, festivals, Antebellum homes and numerous plantations, world loved Cajun culture, excellent department store shopping, family-oriented community, two renowned hospitals, and excellent schools (Nicholls State University is only a 20-minute drive along with numerous colleges within 60 miles).
Houma promises every resident will experience the flavor, spirit and wild nature that inhabit Louisiana’s wetlands. The wetlands and its denizens are immeasurable. It is a distinctive way of life, home to a blend of cultures and traditions, where diversity is a strength. It is a place where the land, its people, and its culture connect. These are just a few of the reasons why Houma was voted “The 2nd Happiest Place to Live in the USA” by a national study* done in 2014.
The Houma city limits has a population of 34,000, but when the surrounding area is included, it’s closer to 100,000. It is just under an hour to New Orleans, which is one of the more unique cities in the USA, having many points of interest: jazz festivals, zoo, food, architecture, swamp tours, French Quarter, French Market, museums, aquarium, international airport (with inexpensive flights), and so much more. The draw of authentic Cajun culture, diverse environment and wildlife, historical sites, excellent food and proximity to New Orleans and Lafayette make Houma a central location for any resident who wishes to experience the culture of South Louisiana.
For additional information, visit www.houmatravel.com and see the following video which features Eric Danos, one of our members: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Q9oYPx5ILmU
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS
• On-going, thriving love relationship with Christ and His church
• Values love, family, relationships, integrity, purity, generosity, and humility (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1)
• Able to give and receive constructive insights. The entire staff operates like a team and shares insights with each other on how they can improve themselves or ministry areas
• Able to have fun, joke around, and minister at the same time
• Holds to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message
• Demonstrates a call to vocational ministry and has or is working on a related ministry degree
• Coordinate and lead a creative, contemporary worship service (Sunday am)
• Work with technicians to coordinate music lyrics, video elements, lighting, etc.
• Build, lead, shepherd, and rehearse with the vocalists, musicians, and audio/visual team
• Maintain and purchase needed equipment
• Oversee the stage and backdrops
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume (references not necessary at this point), at least one audio/video leading worship and other supporting materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have additional videos, they would be helpful.
For additional information, see www.mulberrychurch.org, call Angel at 985-876-3204, or see an updated job description here: www.mulberrychurch.org/employment-opportunities/.
As pastor, I will primarily be the one calling your references, so I realize the importance of keeping this process private and confidential. Thus, I will only ask for and call references once we decide to pursue you as a candidate.
Dr. Brad Simon