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Worship Director

Worship Director

Company: Redemption Church Newmarket
Contact Person: Mike Armstrong
69 Davis Drive Unit 5
Newmarket, Ontario , L3Y2M9
Phone: 9057167916

Position Description

  • Classification: Ministry Director/Pastor
  • Reports to: Lead Pastor
  • Hours: Full-time position
  • Compensation: As negotiated
  • Benefits: Full benefit plan; matching RRSP program
  • Vacation: Consistent with established policies

The worship director role is charged with cultivating a creative and compelling environment within our church where people passionately lift high the name of Jesus Christ. As a ministry that flows directly from one of our six distinctives, worship is among four emphases that carry the highest level of priority for our church in the development of quality disciples. With the goal of bringing glory to God, the worship director/pastor is responsible not only to lead in and model worship, but also to equip God’s people to be worshippers of Jesus Christ both corporately and personally. He will wholeheartedly support the mission, vision, doctrine, distinctives, and ministry strategy of Redemption Church Newmarket as established by the elders.


Worship & Production

  • Oversee and develop the worship ministry inclusive of adults, youth, and children.
  • Function as the primary worship leader for the weekend service(s) and special services throughout the year.
  • Seek to raise up other gifted worship leaders to serve throughout the life of our church.
  • Lead weekly worship rehearsals, ensuring that the team is well prepared for each service.
  • Recruit, equip, motivate, and schedule teams of musicians and vocalists to carry out the ministry strategy.
  • Identify, evaluate, and incorporate new music and other creative service elements.
  • Coordinate directly with the lead/teaching pastor in the planning of each weekend service.
  • Manage all aspects of the worship environment/aesthetics both in the room and livestream.
  • Oversee and develop the production ministry (audio, video, lighting, projection).
  • Recruit, equip, motivate, and schedule teams of technicians to carry out the ministry strategy.
  • Direct stage set up and tear down for services and events.
  • Collaborate with staff from like-minded churches to utilize best practices and share training.
  • Craft and manage an approved budget for this ministry area.

Other Responsibilities

  • Spend daily time with God exercising spiritual disciplines such as Scripture reading, prayer, worship, etc.
  • Develop ongoing accountability relationships in areas such as personal purity, financial stewardship,
  • spiritual disciplines, etc.
  • Prioritize and nurture a healthy relationship with your spouse (if married).
  • Assist in providing care for the congregation in consultation with the pastoral team.
  • Participate fully in various staff meetings/expectations.
  • Adopt the posture of a lifelong learner, continually growing in skills and knowledge in areas covered by this ministry description.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


The worship director is expected to put in not less than 48 hours per week. In general, this would include four weekdays in the office, Sunday responsibilities (early rehearsal and potentially multiple worship services), plus small group involvement and other meetings/activities. As with all full-time ministry roles, this position both allows for and requires flexibility in work schedule.



  • Must be maturing spiritually (Colossians 2:6-7) consistent with the 6 Distinctives and our Abide/Connect/Reach discipleship model.
  • Must be increasing in the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
  • Must demonstrate a servant’s heart (Mark 10:42-45) and be teachable and humble (Philippians 2:3-7).
  • Must have elder potential (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-5). Though not serving in the role of pastor/elder, all male ministry staff should be on track to qualify.


  • Must have strong musical skills: able to vocalize and play an instrument in a manner consistent with a contemporary worship style; and able to shepherd both instrumentalists and vocalists to be a team that effectively leads God’s people in worship.
  • Must understand how to use media and technology in an effective way to contribute to worship.
  • Must have strong organizational and relational abilities consistent with a ministry leadership role.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, and excellence in leading within the established vision.
  • Must be a ministry builder and equipper (Ephesians 4:11-12) with skill in recruiting, developing,
  • evaluating, and encouraging volunteer leaders and teams.
  • Must be able to motivate and direct others toward a consistent, fruitful development of quality disciples.
  • Must be committed to ongoing improvement, with an understanding of both strengths and weaknesses.
  • Would prefer some formal ministry training and paid church staff experience.


  • Must be committed to the local church and active in building community (Acts 2:42-47).
  • Must demonstrate an ability to relate well and work efficiently with his fellow staff members and all volunteer leaders and teams under his oversight.


  • Must be in full agreement with the Redemption Church mission, doctrine, distinctives, and approach to ministry and be convinced of their effectiveness in building the church.
  • Must be aligned with Redemption Church affiliations and partnerships.
  • Must agree to abide by the staff policy manual.


  • Must be highly motivated and action oriented; a strong work ethic; a get-it-done kind of person.
  • Must be willing to put in the hours necessary while maintaining a healthy personal and family life.
Posted: August 4, 2021 | Expires: December 31, 2021
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 9291 ]