Director of Music and Worship

River's Edge Christian Church Waterloo, IA Part Time
1 week ago

Job Description

A Director of Music and Worship helps develop and lead the worship music ministry for the church, in consultation with the senior pastor and other team members, in a way that is consistent with the mission, values, and theology of River’s Edge Christian Church in Waterloo, Iowa. We want to be flexible in offering this part-time position. We will work with you in setting the hours.

Spiritual and Personal Qualifications:

1. Accepts the Bible as the inspired Word of God – our final authority for faith (what we believe) and life (how we live).

2. Lives in a vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

3. Will be committed to ministry at River’s Edge Christian Church in Waterloo, Iowa, and will minister with a servant’s attitude.

4. Has the ability to relate well and work with all ages.

5. Is willing to exercise leadership in a cooperative manner.

6. Must be a self-disciplined, self-motivated, hard-working individual who is willing to put in the time and give the effort to accomplish ministry with excellence.

7. Has a sense of humor and positive attitude.

8. Possess experience, training, and expertise in the field of music and worship.

9. A heart and desire to lead RECC into a closer walk with God through Sunday morning worship.

Expectations and Responsibilities for WORSHIP:

1. In cooperation with the Lead Pastor, plan and implement all worship services including all special services.

2. Use multi-media to supplement and strengthen the worship experience.

3. Work with and communicate with those who volunteer to decorate the worship center stage about any special decorations needed for worship services.

4. Communicate with guest pastors and special speakers about themes, Scripture, message title, technology capabilities, and assist them in using those capabilities when needed.

Duties and Responsibilities for MUSIC:

1. Schedule musicians for all services – piano, keyboard, guitar, drums, etc.

2. Recruit, train and schedule all praise team members (instruments, media, sound) for worship services.

3. Schedule and lead praise team rehearsals.

4. Prepare all praise team music each week and distribute music to musicians and singers in a timely manner for their preparation.

5. In cooperation with the pastor, choose the hymns and songs for all worship services.

6. Serve as a “Music Librarian” for the church – purchase, file, catalogue, and supervise the lending out of all church music.

7. Maintain our subscriptions to CCLI and CVLI authorizing us to legally use other published materials.

8. Give leadership to congregational singing at worship services – encourage and inspire enthusiastic music and singing.

9. Prepare a music and worship budget 2 times a year for presentation to the Finance Team.


1. The Director of Music and Worship shall work under the supervision of the Lead Pastor.

2. The Director of Music and Worship shall meet regularly with the Lead Pastor for planning and prayer.

3. The Director of Music and Worship shall meet with the Lead Pastor for performance review after three months, then six months, and one year. After that first year, annual performance reviews will be done through the Lead Pastor.

4. The Director of Music and Worship is expected to be at church on Sunday mornings. Flexibility will be given, in communication with the Lead Pastor, regarding time off and being away on Sunday.


Possess experience, training, and expertise in the field of music and worship.

·       The ability to play the piano/keyboard

·       The ability to play the guitar

·       Communication skills necessary for the promoting of Godly character

·       Ability to take and give direction and advice with kindness and patience


Salary & Benefits


Can be done remote?

  • No

About River's Edge Christian Church Church

Non-denominational Under 100 people

Our mission is to empower our community to be true worshippers of GOD!

River's Edge is a place to find community, grow as a disciple, be challenged to share your faith and experience what it means to worship God with everything you have.

Currently we have four different teams of volunteers that plan and lead worship. Each one does their best, but with four different teams, it's tricky to get consistency. We are hoping that we can find consistency with just one person that can lead and still use the many volunteers who desire to be a part of a worship/music team and serve at RECC.