The Capital Pres Family is one church with multiple locations: McLean Presbyterian Church, Capital Presbyterian Fairfax, and Capital Presbyterian Reston. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
The Assistant Director of Worship serves to enrich and deepen the spiritual life of the church by supporting the Director of Worship in the planning, administration, and execution of corporate worship gatherings and ministries of the Capital Pres Family. The position is a mix between organizational duties, volunteer care, and creative planning and performance opportunities.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists the Director of Worship with planning music and liturgy for corporate worship services
- Leads or assists with leading worship for corporate worship services
- Assists in recruiting, auditioning, equipping, and caring for worship ministry volunteers
- Coordinates and schedules volunteer and paid musicians for worship and other special services, including weddings, funerals, and/or memorial services
- Oversees the preparation of weekly worship music folders for musicians
- Assists with the formatting, editing, and printing of worship bulletins
- Coordinates the content for weekly ProPresenter presentations
- Assists with Arts in Ministry events and initiatives
- Assists and coordinates worship resources for church retreats: Community Group Leader, Crosstrainers, Young Adults, Men’s, and Women’s retreats
- Manages CCLI copyright Licensing and reporting for all ministries of the church
- Oversees the tuning and maintenance schedules for all MPC acoustic pianos
- Attends and participates in staff devotions, staff meetings, and staff training
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Sinner saved by grace; vibrant, growing, spirit-empowered relationship with God through Jesus Christ
- Passionate about the vision and grace-driven philosophy of MPC
- Understands and appreciates Reformed Theology
- Skilled in music performance and leadership – vocal and instrumental preferred
- Skilled in giving direction to and leading other musicians – rhythm band core with one or more additional classical instruments (strings, woodwinds, or brass)
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and grace-filled leadership skills
- Familiarity with Planning Center Online, ProPresenter, and Adobe InDesign software a plus
- Ability and desire to work under the direction of the Director of Worship
- Ability and desire to embrace our staff culture: a) Focus – We don’t take ourselves too seriously; we do take Jesus and the work he’s given us seriously; b) Family – We love our church family – and we want to love each other well; c) Fun – God rules and reigns so we can enjoy the ride
How To Apply
Submit materials – including a cover letter, resume, questionnaire answers (see below), and video
examples of applicant leading worship – to Jeff Vogan, Director of Worship by email.
Tell Us About Your Faith, Worship Philosophy & Leadership Style
Please answer the questions below and submit with your other application materials.
- Please share your understanding of what it means to be a Christian and describe your own church background and spiritual journey. We want to know how you came to faith in Christ, how your faith has been part of your life (in the highs and lows), and how you would characterize your current relationship with God.
- What sense of calling do you have, and what are your vocational goals? How do you see this job opportunity fitting with your sense of calling and goals?
- Based on all your experiences to date (employment, education, volunteer, etc.), what kinds of things do you most enjoy doing, and what things do you dislike doing? Please explain.
- Describe the style of worship music you most enjoy leading and what style(s) of
music you dislike or not enjoy leading. (Please provide a sample recording of your
leading at least two songs. Don’t stress over the audio quality; we just want to get a
feel for your leadership style.)
- Name three of your favorite hymns and three of your favorite contemporary songs for worship. Choose one of these songs and explain why it’s one of your favorites.
- Name two of the most common stylistic mistakes you think worship leaders make.