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Children’s Ministry Director Resonate / Fremont, CA Resonate Movement is looking for a Children’s Ministry Director who has a passion for God and people as seen in their vision, personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, relationship to others, and desire to see people come to faith. Applicants need to have the ability to discern where God is leading, equip, and encourage others to follow. Read more. Children’s Pastor Lynn Haven United Methodist Church / Panama City, FL Lynn Haven UMC is a growing evangelical church with both traditional and contemporary worship. Recently relocated to a new campus. Starting second site in January 2012. Exceptional experienced Children’s Pastor needed to oversee staff, recruit & train volunteers, and lead dynamic children’s ministries for hundreds of children every week.  Read more. Children’s Ministry Director Dearborn Christian Fellowship / Dearborn, MI Dearborn Christian Fellowship is looking for the right next addition to their staff.  This person will help foster and develop a Christ-centered Sunday morning children’s ministry that’s so good kids will not want to miss it, provide overall leadership and visionary direction to the children’s ministries of DCF, and provide opportunities that will nurture the spiritual faith and development of children who are members/ regular attendees and be attractional to unchurched kids in our community.  Read more. Network Administrator Cedar Park Church / Bothell, WA Cedar Park Church in Bothell, Washington is looking for a Network Administrator.  This person will develop and establish documentation of operating policies for technology consistent with Cedar Park policies and objectives;  appraise and evaluate the results of overall operations of network technology functions and report to supervisor, and assist in the development, communication of an organization-wide strategic plan for information technologies and services. Read more. Worship Arts Pastor River City Church / Missoula, MT River City Church is one of the newest churches in Missoula, MT. Missoula (pop. 100,000) is nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of western Montana and is the home of the University of Montana, and has a growing population of college students and young families. River City Church is currently adding to its core team in preparation for a relaunch in 2012. We are looking for motivated individuals to join us in reaching Missoula in a culturally relevant way. We currently have about 30 adults and 30 children in weekly attendance. Read more. Worship Pastor Pantego Bible Church / Fort Worth, TX Pantego Bible Church is looking for a Worship Pastor.  General Responsibilities include working with the Senior Pastor, Media Director, Executive Pastor and others to create a worship “environment” each Sunday morning that invites people to meet the living God; partnering with the Media Director to create multi‐sensory experiences that engages people through all elements of a worship service; and exploring current music in order to bring fresh relevance to our church, while being sensitive to classic hymns (with contemporary arrangements) or timeless choruses. Read more. If your church is looking for a new staff member, take a few minutes to add your opportunity to our database (for free!)  I’ll include it in our Monday email newsletter that goes out to about 10,000 church leaders! You can add your resume (for free!) right now! You can search and download all these resumes for free.  You just need to sign-in with your free account (it takes less than a minute to register). To get all the newest job openings as they happen, follow @churchjobs on Twitter. Thanks!

Worship Leader Matt Moody says that while he leads worship, he is not the LEAD worship leader… that role falls to the Lead Pastor.  Check it out:
It is important that Lead Pastors do not segregate themselves so much from the creation of the Sunday morning worship experiences. You don’t have to plan the whole service. That is the role of your creative team and/or worship team, but don’t separate the two so much so that there is a disconnect. Worship (speaking in terms of Sunday morning gatherings) consists of more than just music. Our worship services consist of certain elements that help to engage our people into a worship experience with our Creator. These elements can be music, prayer, giving, preaching, baptism, communion, and more, but they are not separate. They all are essential to our corporate worship. Therefore pastors, when planning don’t just write your message and expect your worship team to do the rest. Cast the whole vision of your message(s) to your team, share any ideas or thoughts you have for creative elements, share song ideas, and share what you feel God wants your people to hear.
via The LEAD Worship Leader « WorshipCulture. Do you agree or disagree?  Who is the lead worship leader at your church?

You think your job sucks?  You may have just gotten some confirmation.  According to this article from, two major church roles have the distinction of being the most stressful jobs that pay badly!

Coming in at #5:  Music Ministry Director

Median pay: $40,800 % who say their job is stressful: 67% You may not think of people who plan, direct and conduct performances for religious services as being under a particularly high amount of stress. But they also choose the appropriate psalm or hymn for every wedding and funeral — only some of the most important events in a family’s life. And those stressful situations can create some demanding clients. “Every now and then you’ll get a strange request,” said Dan Fenn, Music Ministry Director at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minn. “A couple of years ago I got a request to play the Beer Barrel Polka at a funeral. You have to ask yourself, is this appropriate for a worship service?” Coming in at #10:  Minister Median pay: $45,300 % who say their job is stressful: 71% They may answer to a higher calling, but all that spirituality does not come stress free. It’s a lot of responsibility being an authority on morality. Leading religious worship every week and providing spiritual and moral guidance can be a heavy cross to bear for those in the ministry. “People who are deathly sick, people with substance abuse problems, things of that nature, that can be emotionally draining,” said Father Dan Skvir of Princeton, N.J. “I’ve had calls at 2 or 3 in the morning to come and attend to someone, people in imminent danger of death.” You can read more here… What do you think? Todd (Thanks to Jimmy for the heads up to this article!)

Tim Stevens had a great post about outsourcing worship leaders this morning at his website.  What do you think? Tim recently meet with a church leader from Mississippi that temporarily hired worship leaders to come in to help them out after their worship leader left for another job.  It worked out so well, that the church decided to ‘permanently hire temporary worship leaders’.  They have settled on four or five leaders that they bring in on a weekly basis.  According to Tim, here are some of the advantages this church leader told him about this approach:
  • Many worship leaders don’t enjoy building teams, managing budgets or organizing departments. They just love to lead worship. This strategy let’s them stay in their sweet spot.
  • This decision saves money for the church. He is able to pay them really well for a weekend and still save enough money in the church budget to use toward another staff position.
  • They love the variety that this brings to their church. Keeping things unpredictable is a plus, says Jeff, to keeping people’s attention.
  • They have learned so much from these worship leaders that they wouldn’t have learned from one person.
What do you think?  Has you church ever hired in a worship leader to fill in, or on a semi-consistent basis?  Do you think this new way of ‘outsourcing’ worship leaders is one that would/could work in your church?  What would be the downsides? You can read more of Tim’s post here at Todd