Director of Youth & Family Ministry
Holy Cross Lutheran Church seeks to our intergenerational faith formation ministry. This position will be involved in the redesign of the church's youth and family ministries, driving engagement in ministry and milestone programs, and creating an enhanced sense of family within the church community.
The Director of Youth & Family Ministry will be responsible for the faith formation ministry for Middle and High School youth. Holy Cross extends the youth programs to include parents and families in the faith formation of youth, with frequent opportunities for intergenerational community. The goal for the Middle and High School youth program is to continue to cultivate a sense of love, purpose, identity, and belonging in the church. We will continue to have regular faith formation for all ages, and a series of fun events to enjoy together throughout the year. The Director of YFM will help to further define the overall vision and strategy of the youth programs.
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For more information or to apply, send your resume to Pastor Chris Neptun at email@example.com
PURPOSE: To hire and partner with an Adult Choir Director committed to the important role music has in the worship life of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and to use his/her gifts in furthering a music program that will help our congregation and its musicians grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and to glorify God.
MUSIC PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Holy Cross Lutheran Church has one or two Sunday worship services, additional services during the Advent and Lenten seasons, and Saturday night services on the first Saturday of the month September through May and each Saturday through the summer. The music staff includes a part-time organist, a part-time Director of Youth Music, Director of Contemporary Music and Worship Technical Arts, and Director of Handbell Choir. When requested, the Adult Choir Director will also be involved in funeral, wedding and other occasional services, as well as special concerts that the church supports.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reports to the Pastor and the Congregation Council.
Leads one Adult choir rehearsal per week, day and time TBD.
Lead Sunday service choir anthem. Music chosen should reflect a variety of music, the lessons of the Sunday and season. Frequency to be determined based on choir availability, service schedule, and season. Coordinate choir music for additional services for Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
Participate in the development and management of the budget for the music program and supervise the purchasing of music and supplies.
Integrate instrumentalists and soloists in worship services.
Attend and participate in Worship and Music planning meetings held quarterly.
Organize music/soloists for summer services.
Schedule accompanists or provide accompanying music during choir rehearsals.
Engage current choir members and recruit new members throughout the year Maintain the church's choral library.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be knowledgeable of the Lutheran confessions and have an understanding of the musical heritage of the church as a whole. Applicants will also:
Hold a BS/BA in Music or equivalent.
Have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience directing a church choir, preferred.
Accompanying skills preferred.
Be well organized with excellent communication skills.
Possess previous experience in traditional church music.
Have a working knowledge of choral rehearsal techniques and conducting, as well as the capacity to work effectively with a volunteer choir.
Experience in coordinating choir performances with an audio/visual technology team.
Possess a positive attitude and enthusiasm for church life.
Be energetic, self-directed and motivated.
OTHER ASPECTS OF THE POSITION:
Works with the organist, Director of Contemporary Music and pastor in the selection of hymns and any special music features.
Provision may also be made in the budget for visiting musicians and continuing education.
Supports compliance with copyright laws.
Provides annual report on Adult Choir for church's annual report.