Worship & Arts Minister Full Time

@ Woodlawn Christian Church
  • Knoxville, Tennessee View on Map
  • Denomination: Non - Denominational
  • Job Category: Music & Worship Ministries
  • Date Posted: 27 July 2021
  • Application closes: 31 October 2021
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    Job Description

    Woodlawn Christian Church is seeking a full-time Worship Arts Minister to coordinate all aspects of music, services, and media. We are looking for a Worship Leader who has a servant’s heart and is passionate about ministry. This position would require someone to creatively arrange music and instruments, coordinate the flow of worship, and create and manage media (filming & editing photos and videos, manage social media & website).

    Compensation to be determined based upon experience.

    Applicants should send a resume and, if possible, a link to videos of their previously led worship experiences, to Amy Bliss’s  email.

    JOB OBJECTIVE:  Coordinate and lead worship services that honor God and inspire spiritual growth and devotion to Him, supporting the overall mission of the church:

    Transforming people into vibrant mature followers of Jesus Christ.


    Worship Ministry Coordination (50%)

    • Walk with the Lord in a life passionately devoted to God through worship.
    • Create an environment of worship in services that facilitate transformation and mission.
      • Vital, life-shaping worship is prayer-driven, Scripture-informed, and Spirit-filled.
      • Worship services should celebrate what God is doing in and through His people.
    • Primary focus is planning and leading dynamic worship designed primarily to engage younger generations and the unchurched, while also planning and leading a separate, more traditional service designed to engage older generations.
    • Strengthen multi-generational and multi-cultural relationships forming one church family.
      • Develop young musicians to support youth worship and weekend services.
      • Engage and involve international members (Latinos, Africans, Chinese, etc.)
    • Collaborate with the teaching team to creatively promote and present each message series.
    • Design services that enhance the “bottom-line” (text/topic) of the day.
    • Lead the worship team through prayer and practice in preparation for weekend services.
    • Provide oversight, direction and assistance to the technical and media team.
    • Coordinate all aspects of the production of weekend services (ushers, communion, announcements, music, videos, drama, stage design, graphics, slides, podcasts, etc.)
    • Recruit, train, supervise and disciple worship ministry volunteers.
    • Manage all music and video licensing, software and equipment.
    • Develop and manage the worship budget.

    Guest Services Coordination (20%)

    • Coordinate the welcome and follow up processes for guests.
    • Recruit and train guest services volunteers (Connection center, greeters, ushers, etc.)
    • Communicate with the congregation to inspire an attitude of invitation and welcome.

    Multimedia Coordination (20%)

    • Film and edit videos for sermon bumpers, promotions, church events, etc.
    • Provide oversight, directions, and assistance to the A/V team.
    • Maintain and post content for church website.
    • Coordinate, manage, and update social media communication.

    Pastoral Care and Ministry Support (10%)

    • Provide pastoral care for the worship and guest services volunteers and their families.
    • Carry out ministry duties consistent with being on staff at Woodlawn (staff meetings, office hours, hospital visits, work as a team, promote a unified vision, etc.).
    • Coordinate additional services (weddings, funerals, special services) as necessary.


    • Serve under the direction of the Lead Minister and under the authority of the elders.
    • Report to the Lead Minister.
    • Supported by a capable office assistant, worship team, resources and equipment.
    • Work alongside Woodlawn staff and ministries to carry out our relational discipleship mission.


    • The position is full-time requiring at least 40 hours per week.
    • The salary includes allowance for health care and housing.
    • Will consider part-time for a qualified local candidate.


    • Ability to lead all aspects of a worship service.
    • Familiarity with photo and video editing software.
    • Familiarity with lighting and filming.
    • Familiarity with social media platforms.
    • Experience in programming worship elements.
    • Strong leadership and team-building skills.
    • Comfortable with leading from on-stage and off-stage.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Good personal relationship skills, particularly with volunteers.
    • A heart for unity and a commitment to mutual submission.
    • Ability to appreciate and execute a variety of worship styles.
    • Prioritization skills and management to deadlines.
    • Manage constant workflow and delegate when appropriate.
    • Decision-making skills.
    • Stewardship of time and talent to be responsible for all aspects of this role.


    • Accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and has been baptized into Him. (John 1:12; Mt. 10:32, 16:16; Acts 2:38)
    • Has a good understanding of salvation by grace through faith. (Eph. 2:8-10; Col 2:9-12)
    • Believes the Bible to be the Word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16)
    • Demonstrates the fruit of a growing relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. (Gal. 5:22-26; 2 Peter 1:3-11; 3:17-18)
    Application closes: October 31, 2021

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