Director of Worship

Part-time, permanent position

West Hills Church is prayerfully searching for the leader God is calling to serve as our Director of Worship. This passionate, talented, humble servant-leader will possess the personal characteristics and competencies necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position and help West Hills continue our effective gospel ministry. This position reports to the WH Elder Council, with direct oversight by the Lead Pastor.

Position DescriptionApplicants MUST be able to:

  • Plan, prepare, and lead worship services that are characterized as God-honoring, celebratory, contemplative, and Christ-centered, and which empower the people of God to express thoughtful, heartfelt worship.
  • Competently lead congregational singing with an authentic, friendly stage presence, and be proficient at playing either rhythm guitar or piano.
  • Develop and lead the worship team and recruit as needed, while cultivating a caring and fun fellowship among worship team members.
  • Understand praise band instrumentation and give instruction accordingly.
  • Understand basic music theory, with the ability to chart and transpose music.
  • Understand the Audio/Visual arts (sound, lighting, worship software, video, media), with ability to give guidance to A/V volunteers.
  • Work collaboratively with the lead pastor in choosing music that is conducive to the style of worship we pursue at West Hills – a blend of hymns and praise songs that are theologically rich, biblically accurate, spiritually engaging, and comfortably singable for the average congregant.
  • Fully commit to and engage in the life of our church family, with a desire to help West Hills flourish for God’s glory.

IDEAL candidates will also be able to:

  • Oversee all aspects of and volunteers within our Audio/Visual ministry.
  • Oversee “Creative Arts” ministry, including but not limited to:
    • Graphic design (sermon artwork, event promotion…)
    • Marketing / Social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter…)
    • Photography, videography, and editing.
    • Website design & upkeep, podcast creation, and other media content.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.

*Hours and pay will vary based on experience and giftedness in these areas.

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Steady, growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ that is characterized by genuine love for God and people, and fueled by regular time in God’s Word and prayer.
  • All traits outlined in 1 Timothy 3:8-13 (“dignified, not double-tongued…”).
  • A joyful, enthusiastic, humble, hard-working, servant-hearted team player with encouraging, godly presence.
  • Talented musically, with a commitment to excellence in ministry.
  • Good, comfortable people and communication skills.
  • Willingness to serve the body as needed or requested.
  • Punctual, organized, and administratively competent.
  • Full agreement with West Hills’ Statement of Faith and stated mission

Church Description: West Hills is a “Gospel-centered church that glorifies God by living in authentic Christian community with one another, growing in spiritual maturity as disciples of Jesus, and serving the world missionally with the love of Christ.” We are located in Town and Country, and serve families from all over St. Louis. We are a Reformed, evangelical church associated with the Converge (formerly “Baptist General Conference”) network of churches.

To apply, please email résumé and video sample of you leading worship (preferably in a congregational setting) to Pastor Will DuVal at: willduval@westhillsstl.org