Pastor of Worship and Spiritual Formation
Job type: Full-time
Category: Worship Ministry
Location: Downingtown, PA Post Date: June 03, 2017
East Brandywine Baptist Church is actively searching for a third vocational pastor to oversee our musical worship and the adult Christian education of our membership. East Brandywine Baptist Church is located in Chester Country, PA. Next year, God-willing, we will celebrate 175 years of Gospel ministry in Downingtown. Our congregation averages around 375-400 worshippers each Lord's Day. We presently have a worship team and band that leads our corporate worship. Our style of worship is a blend of both traditional and contemporary Gospel-centered songs which promote the vibrant congregational singing of our people. This pastoral position would be expected to lead the worship team and band. In addition, we are eager to address the Christian education needs of our congregation. This Spring we launched Sunday Classes, which are core Biblical teaching the elders have identified as essential for our people. The scope-and-sequence of these classes, the teachers and the curriculum will be overseen by this pastoral position. We also began 2:42 LifeGroups last September. This is the small group ministry in our church that are named after Acts 2:42 which emphasizes the vital signs of a Spirit-filled church as Bible study, fellowship, prayer and mutual ministry to one another. The pastor of worship and spiritual formation will oversee these groups.
The pastor of worship and spiritual formation will fulfill the qualifications of I Timothy 3 and Titus 1, demonstrating a shepherd's heart as described in I Peter 5:1-5. He will oversee all of the musical worship at EBBC, and oversee all of the adult education and small group ministry at EBBC.
Job Description Breakout:
-Partner with the lead pastor in planning Lord's Day worship weekly.
-Partner with the other elders in shepherding the flock and pastoral visitation.
-Periodically partner in preaching/teaching ministry.
-Develop, encourage and equip the musical gifts of EBBC.
-Oversee worship teams, band, choirs, instrumentalists at EBBC.
-Layout and plan the weekly bulletin/order of service at EBBC.
-Oversee, Administrate, Train, and Equip 2:42 Life Group Leaders
-Oversee, Administrative, Train and Equip the weekly Sunday Classes
-Administrate and oversee the EBBC office, and other ministry leaders.
-Pastorally: This position requires a heart to disciple people and care for the flock of God. That requires that the person be socially and relationally "wired."
-Theologically: The position requires theological qualifications in being able to organize the spiritual instruction and education of the adults of EBBC.
-Musically: This position requires musical abilities to help shape, guide and mentor our worship team and volunteers. Musical training.
-Educationally: This position, due to its dual-oversight, will requires a collegiate or post-grad degree in music and/or theology. If the candidate does not have degrees in both areas, extended pastoral experience in that area of ministry is expected.
-Compatibility: This position requires a like-mindedness in ministry philosophy with the lead pastor and the other elders. It also requires a compatibility with the various demographics and folks of ebbc.
Preference: We prefer candidates that have had pastoral experience.
How to apply
Please send resumes and letters of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org