Traditional Music Ministry Leader
Springville First United Methodist Church
474 East Main St
Springville, NY 14141
Springville First UMC Mission Statement:
Empowered by God to love and serve one another
Our music ministry plays a vital role in creating the environment and opportunities for people to praise and worship God. In our Sunday morning worship traditional music supports the liturgy and the ministry of God’s word in our community at times setting the background for these experiences and at others taking a lead role in helping people encounter Christ. The Traditional Music Ministry Leader will work to engage the congregation with traditional style music in a blended worship style experience.
Leading congregational music on the organ or piano in support of our traditional musical elements in our blended worship gathering. This includes leading the music for hymns, support of the liturgy, special music, and worshipful musical background prior to and following worship.
Coordinate schedule of individuals or ensembles for special music for worship. It is our preference that this music leader will be able to work with small groups of singers for choral pieces to be shared as special music once or twice a month.
Planning – work with Pastor and worship planning team (including the Praise Team Leader) to help develop themes and select music for congregational singing with hymns. This meeting happens about once every 4 to 6 weeks. Additional planning with recruiting musicians and singers from within the congregation to share during offertory multiple Sundays a month.
Sunday Service – Accompany congregational singing on organ or piano for one to three hymns and the doxology. Sharing worshipful music during the gathering of the congregation prior to worship and at the conclusion of the service.
A love of Christ and a passion to help other people worship God. A support of Wesleyan theology through the hymns of the church.
Knowledge of hymns and traditional worship music.
The ability to work with diverse individuals with varying levels of musical abilities.
Music training, BA/BS in Music preferred, proficient at organ and/or piano.
Ability to direct small music groups is preferred. .
Commensurate with experience, final job scope, and weekly time commitment.
The church regularly maintains our 12 rank pipe organ with a Schantz console, and our Stultz and Bauer grand piano.
Inquiries and resumes can be sent to:
Rev. Matthew French, firstname.lastname@example.org or 474 E. Main Street, Springville, NY 14141.