Minister of Worship Arts
Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C., USA
The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C. (MCCDC) is celebrating over 40 years as a Christian Church with a special ministry to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered community. MCCDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a drug and alcohol free workplace.
This position provides worship, programming and celebration leadership for MCCDC’s dynamic and growing congregation. As Minister of Worship Arts, the incumbent oversees all activities related to worship arts. Currently there are two Sunday worship services at 9 AM and 11 AM, a Spanish Speaking Service at 6 PM on the last Saturday of each month.
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Work within the guidelines and vision of the Senior Pastor for the body of Christ, in an effort to create and implement a music program that enlivens, enriches and enhances the overall worship experience for the congregation that will ultimately empower and change lives!
The worship style is blended with an emphasis on gospel, providing worship connection opportunities for a very broad range of people. In addition to gospel, The Minister of Worship Arts should be well versed in and capable of providing a variety of musical and worshipping styles from well-known hymnody to contemporary. He/she should also be able to provide inspirational and healthy leadership to ministry volunteers as well as work well in teams and small groups.
Remain in open communication with the senior Pastor or his/her representative to ensure that the Worship Arts Ministry is in good alignment with the overall direction and vision plan for the growth of the congregation.
To monitor musical trends in sacred music and seek to balance these trends with the overall vision and need of the congregation.
Provide technical training, spiritual leadership, support and supervision for all Worship Arts Ministry groups as needed. Including but not limited to: 9 a.m. Praise Choir, Praise Team, Ensembles, Eclectic Praise, Joyful Strings, song leaders, soloists, organist, pianists, bass player, percussionist and Moving Spirit (liturgical dancers).
A. This includes but is not limited to the following tasks and duties
B. Annual Events – requiring research, coordination and planning
C. Provide Technical Leadership, Spiritual Direction and Creative Programming to the James T. Wilder Theater Ministry (Currently Inactive)
D. Manage Music Ministry Budget
E. Hire and Train Additional Musicians as Needed
F. Keep all music Licensing (CCLI and others as needed), current
A. Provide MCC Fellowship Support Services as needed (conferences, workshops, etc.).
B. Increase MCCDC Visibility for reaching out to the community and reaching in to the congregation. Provide general choir growth and performance opportunity and advancement as appropriate within the LGBTQIA community and beyond.
C. Working with the Board of Directors and Stewardship Team to coordinate fundraising for ongoing programming and development of MCCDC and the Worship Arts Ministry.
D. Provide support to other staff, ministry leaders, board members and congregation as needed.
E. Recognize special events and times in the life of the congregation such as but not limited to Church Anniversary, National Holidays, additional worship, and respond accordingly (at Pastor’s direction).
F. Provide appropriate music and or leadership as needed for miscellaneous services, ceremonies and special occasions as needed.