Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Music Leader at Chain of Lakes Church
Chain of Lakes is hiring a Music Ministry Leader. This is a part-time position that could eventually grow into many more hours. I hope that the person we hire will be part of Chain of Lakes for a very long time. The Job Description for the position is here: http://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/00684201207100928509440.pdf
This position is an outstanding opportunity for a person to set the culture of music at a church. Our new church has already experienced a variety of different ways to worship and to participate in music. We’ve worshipped in a traditional, Presbyterian fashion; we’ve worshipped in a way similar to many non-denominational churches; we’ve had services with a lot of video. We’re still experimenting with our worship and musical styles. Whoever we hire will have the opportunity and privilege to sharpen our focus in worship in terms of our music.
In addition to setting the culture of our congregation in terms of music, the new person will come into a very supportive environment. Our staff has been together for almost two years. We like each other and support each other. We just added three new people to our worship team. They are excited to hire a new person and to work with that person to develop our music ministries at Chain of Lakes. The people of Chain of Lakes are truly a group of authentic people who live by our eight Core Values, especially the value of “Acceptance.” I’m confident that whoever we hire will make many new friends in our new congregation.
I know that God will call the right person to this position. I made a promise to God that I would pray on my knees for 15 minutes a day that God will call the right person to this position. I have and intend to keep my promise. When I'm praying on my knees I share with God that I feel like the persistent widow in the story in Luke.
I also know that musicians know musician. If you are a musician, would you consider applying? If you know of a musician, would you consider encouraging that person to apply? At the very least pray with me that God will call the right person to this position.
The deadline for applications is August 5. We’ve already had some qualified applicants. I am praying for many more!