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Director of Worship Arts

Job type: Full-time

Category: Worship Ministry

Location: Prior Lake, MN Post Date: October 06, 2017


Shepherd of the Lake Church ( is an inclusive, multi-generational congregation located on 80 acres in the northwest corner of Prior Lake, Minnesota. Worshipping over 1000 people each Sunday, SOTL is increasingly attracting those in their thirties and early forties.

SOTL features two Sunday worship services: Traditional at 9:30 a.m. and Contemporary/Modern at 10:30 a.m. These services are intentionally distinct yet cohesive in theme and message. Going forward, Shepherd of the Lake wants to balance depth with increase engagement and innovation in both services. (Service styles will remain well-defined). The arts - musical, visual, danced and spoken - will be pivotal to achieving this goal.


The Director of Worship Arts is an executive position. This leader oversees the process of worship planning, innovation, design, and implementation for both traditional and contemporary services. The D of WA also leads worship at the Contemporary/Modern service and trains/rehearses rotating teams of band members, vocalists, and tech volunteers.

Desired education and capacities:

B.A. (M.A. preferred; applied degree in music or other arts also preferred)

Developed vocal and performance skills. Accomplished on guitar (acoustic or lead). Working knowledge of percussion, keyboard, synthesizer, and bass guitar. Conversant with modern worship music of past 12 years. Experience reframing old hymns in modern/contemporary style. Experienced with current audio/visual tech software.

Competitive salary with generous benefits.

How to apply

Send resume, worship leading sample links, and personality test results (Strengthsfinder, Myers Briggs, or DISC) to Sally Morgenthaler, New Day Coaching and Staffing,