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Pastor of Worship and Music Full Time

First Southern Baptist Church Lawrence Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas, USA






To serve as the primary overseer of worship and music, in coordination with the pastoral team, to provide an avenue for all believers to worship and praise our Lord Jesus Christ, and to provide pastoral care to those serving in this ministry. 




Guided by the Senior Pastor’s church-wide vision, develop the mission for the Worship Ministry, which includes the planning, coordination, operation, and evaluation of a comprehensive program 
Oversee the direction and spiritual quality of the Worship Ministry through guidance, example, prayer, creativity, and God given talents 
Develop a comprehensive music ministry of all ages 
Establish expectations (spiritual and performance-based) to ensure that the Worship Ministry is an instrument of the Holy Spirit and that a standard of quality is maintained 
Lead the Creative Planning Team in planning and evaluating the worship services of the church 
Develop a strong worship team to include a worship band, vocal team, choir, and support personnel (such as Sound team, Video Team, Drama Team, etc.)  


Plan, conduct and evaluate traditional and contemporary services in cooperation with the Senior Pastor (ability to lead services with a musical instrument). 
Lead the adult choir ministry including recruiting, conducting, rehearsing, and the selection of music 
Oversee vocal, instrumental, and drama groups, and children/youth choirs 
Directly oversee all components of the worship service including sound technicians, sound equipment, instruments, platform furnishings, etc. (personnel training, equipment maintenance) 
Work with the Worship Table Leader in determining Worship Ministry Goals, organization, leadership, finances, and administrative processes 
Recruit and train volunteer leaders for responsible positions within the Music Ministry 
Oversee the enlistment of special guest artists in cooperation with the Senior Pastor 
Select or approve all music for all church services held in the church 
Provide oversight of the church music library, music purchases, and subscriptions 
Contact external speakers when needed 
Plan major seasonal and outreach musicals/dramas at least two times per year 
Assure church Musical Instruments and Audio/Video equipment are kept in good working order 
Manage digital support for services and meetings (sermon podcasts, service slides, and announcement loop)  

Provide pastoral support to the congregation at large, and especially to anyone involved with the Worship Ministry 
Assist Pastors with contacting guests and making hospital visits as needed 
Serve in other ministry areas as needed or as directed by the Senior Pastor  


Work with the Worship Table to provide input to the Stewardship Committee for worship and music related annual budget needs   


Semi-annual review with Senior Pastor 
Annual review with Personnel Committee 
Continuing Education, Conferences 
To be a pastor first, then musician  

This position reports directly to: The Senior Pastor 

This position works closely with: The Ministerial Staff and the Worship Table 

This position is responsible for and oversees: Contracted Organist, “First Impression” ministries including ushers, greeters, and parking 

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: A completed 4-year college degree is required (music
degree preferred).
PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A Seminary degree or five years of experience
is preferred.


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