Director of Music

St. Barnabas Anglican Church Newnan, GA Part Time
3 months ago

Job Description


St. Barnabas Anglican Church Director of Music Job Description

Music is an integral part of the Church’s worship to God. In the Anglican Church, the latin phrase lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi has been a fundamental part of the tradition. It means, “The law of prayer, is the the law of belief, is the law of living.” Another way of saying this could be, “How we worship shapes what we believe, and what we believe shapes how we live.” The way we worship impacts our thinking and our daily habits!

With this in mind, St. Barnabas seeks a Director of Music to help shape our worship of God through music in the life of the church. They will do this through their leadership of volunteer musicians and singers and by providing and leading music for Sunday services and other special events, The Director of Music is expected to actively pursue a deep, daily, and personal relationship with Christ, to affirm the positions of the Anglican Church in North America, and to be an active participant in the church life of St. Barnabas. Though this is not an ordained ministry role, it is non-the-less a lay pastoral role, akin to a small group leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a prayer minister. The Director of Music is expected to be a Christ like leader of the people in his or her ministry.

Expectations: At this time, the Director of Music is a 1/2 time role, roughly 20 hours per week. Salary to be discussed and determined with experience, availability, etc...


  • Provide music at the St. Barnabas weekly service (expected to be Sundays,10:30 AM.) Should St. Barnabas expand to multiple services, music should be provided at all service either by the Director of Music or a volunteer(s) which the Director has appointed and Rector has approved. (If this regularly extends hours past agreed upon terms, salary will be adjusted per Vestry’s approval.)
  • Provide music for special events and services, including: • Christmas Eve & Day (3 possible services)• Good Friday• Ash Wednesday • Holy Saturday • Maundy Thursday • Monthly Healing Prayer services (Last Sunday evening of each month) • Other special services as assigned.
  • Schedule rehearsals on a weekly basis. Weekly rehearsals should be planned in accordance with the church’s calendar and with the Rector’s approval.

• Hold final rehearsals and walk through on Sunday mornings, which should conclude 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the service.


  • Recruit and maintain a cohesive, energized, and Christ-centered Music Team comprised of volunteer musicians and singers.
  • Because the Director of Music has a pastoral role akin to a small group leader, the Director is encouraged to meet regularly with the volunteers, pray with and for them, create social events for the music team, and to create an atmosphere of Christian fellowship and love.
  • Schedule and communicate with the volunteers so that the church always has musicians for Sunday services, special services, and other times music is necessary.


  • Meet weekly with the pastor to discuss upcoming services and the ongoing work of the Music Ministry.
  • Attend any scheduled staff meetings
  • The Rector, associate clergy, and the deacons of the Church have many roles, ex officio, in the worship practices of the church. The Music Directer is expected to defer to, and work with, the clergy and their varied roles in the service.
  • Oversight of all sound and music equipment, including ordering, maintaining, and adjusting/
  • tuning equipment as needed.
  • Keeping up with CCLI licensing, payments for any worship planning software we may use, etc...
  • All other administrative tasks necessary to complete the job.
  • There may be times when the Director of Music is asked to play for events in the life of church members such as weddings and funerals. It is hoped that the Director of Music would be able to accommodate such requests, but may accept or decline such invitations according to availability. Remuneration for these occasions will be in the form of an honorarium on a case-by-case basis. This, of course, is in addition to your salary.

It is the desire of the Rector of St. Barnabas to create a worship service that is widely engaging. Unfortunately, musical preferences for certain styles has sometimes caused divisions in churches. However, what is more important than style is the need for our music to be theologically sound, scripturally based, accessible to those of all musical abilities, and unifying among the congregation. Each week the music selection should include hymns, contemporary music, and other worship music that aids and enhances the congregation’s worship of God. It is the Rector of St. Barnabas’ opinion that such vibrant worship will not only shape the hearts of the congregation, but it will be attractive to those outside of the church community. Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.


The ideal candidate would be able to play and lead both traditional hymns and contemporary worship music. Experience in leading is a plus, but not necessary.

Salary & Benefits

$25,000 - $30,000

Can be done remote?

  • No

About St. Barnabas Anglican Church Church

Episcopal / Anglican Under 100 people

St. Barnabas Anglican Church is a new church plant in Newnan, GA. We are a church Body committed to the Truth of God's Word as reveled in Holy Scripture, rooted in liturgical and historic worship, and as part of the Anglican Church in North America, we are connected to the globally Anglican communion.

We are committed to reaching our community with the life saving news of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, and strengthened in our historic, sacramental, worship.