Worship Director

Church Description

Located in the growing southwest suburbs of Kansas City, Kaw Prairie Community Church is a young and energetic, multiple-affiliation church (Lutheran, Presbyterian, Willow Creek), learning how to trust Jesus, grow disciples, and bless people, and change lives with Jesus’ love.

Kaw Prairie is a 14-year-old congregation worshiping approximately 350 per week, with a contemporary worship style. It is a healthy mix of doing and praying, evangelical and mainline, conservative and liberal, ancient sacrament and modern technology.

Job Description

Provide inspiring worship and worship department leadership at Kaw Prairie by being a humble, faithful Christ-follower personally, and by providing the spiritual, musical, and program leadership necessary to grow and multiply teams able to provide a high-quality, authentic-to-the-culture worship experience on Sundays, midweek, and in occasional special events.

Job Responsibilities

Sunday worship is the weekly heartbeat of a healthy congregation, and after a period of regularly rotating worship leaders, the church is ready for engaging, competent leadership able to meet the following major goals:

  • Model a life of discipleship for the congregation by humbly and joyfully following Jesus in a way authentic to your personality.
  • Clearly articulating and encouraging your life-changing trust in Jesus.
  • Supervise and grow ministry volunteers and paid support staff into deeper discipleship, performance excellence, and effective use of their gifts and talents.
  • Help team members multiply their impact by recruiting and developing fellow musicians and tech volunteers.
  • Lead Kaw Prairie worship in an energetic, spiritually meaningful way, with a presence at KP outside of worship time.
  • Providing spiritual and pastoral leadership to the KP musicians and support teams.
  • Inviting, auditioning, and developing new musicians.
  • Creating and maintaining service plans and scheduling of the band
  • Coordinating with pastors to select music matching seasonal/series and teaching topics including introducing new music to augment the familiar.
  • Scheduling and leading rehearsals, coordinating times with tech staff (sound and display) and occasionally, with other staff as needed.
  • Connect personally, proactively, and successfully with the congregation on Sunday mornings and during other potential fishing pool events.

Other Responsibilities

  • Participate in staff responsibilities such as weekly staff meetings, worship planning team meetings, monthly trainings, and supporting church-wide special events
  • Participate in the life of the congregation as able and appropriate. • Be awesome at least 80% of the time.

Hours: approx. 24 hours a week (HT)
Reports to: Lead Pastor
Supervisees: Asst Band Leader, Tech Director, occasional guest musicians
Compensation: Market-competitive

Candidate Qualifications

  • Eagerness to grow the Kingdom of God by growing the local church.
  • Eagerness to model trusting Jesus, growing disciples, and bless people, so together the worship ministry teams, and the whole church, can change more and more lives with Jesus’ love.
  • Ability to consistently lead worship in a meaningful, high-quality, prayerful and invitational way.
  • Skillful musician, able to teach and improve the performance of both instrumental and vocal band and ensemble members.
  • Skillful recruiter, able to slowly build relationships with worshipers reluctant to offer their musical gifts.
  • Ability to create chord charts, direct and lead band as required.
  • Ability to maintain and evaluate music equipment.
  • Knowledge of Planning Center Online, ProPresenter and Proclaim software preferred but not required, as long as you can learn it successfully.
  • Working knowledge of sound systems.
  • Ability to lead/direct vocal ensembles or even choirs a plus but not required.
  • Experience with liturgical elements of worship a plus, and comfort with their occasional use is essential.

To apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and links to worship media samples to hr@kawprairie.org and pastordan@kawprairie.org.