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First Baptist Church Tallahassee

Minister of Music

Tallahassee, Florida




Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Weekly Attendance: 625

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

The Role: Minister of Music

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Meet First Baptist Church Tallahassee:

First Baptist Church of Tallahassee is all about the gospel of Jesus Christ. God created us to know Him and make Him known. Although we have separated ourselves from Him and His purposes through our sin, God has done everything necessary to bring us back to Himself and rescue us from our sin. God the Father sent God the Son, Jesus Christ, to live a perfect life in our place, die the death we deserve as a just penalty for our sin, and rise from the dead to bring us life. When we believe that Jesus did this for us, turn from all other ways of living, and follow Him as our Savior and King, our relationship with God is restored, and we are rescued from sin and death. Following Jesus makes us citizens of God’s kingdom, living with Him and for Him in all things.

Therefore, our purpose and goal as a church are to follow Jesus by striving to honor Him in all things, loving and serving others in His name, and helping others follow Him too. We are committed to ministering to people in the Tallahassee area and around the world. With more than 1000 active members, we are thankful for how God has worked in our midst and full of hope for how He might continue to help us spread the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world.

We are a regional church involved in many activities in the community and around the world, but we are also a downtown church that is here for life, with a great staff that loves the Lord and strives to make everyone feel at home. Many people within our community know us as the church that frequently opens its doors to the public during major downtown events so local residents and visitors can take advantage of our wonderful facilities and hospitality.

Our members are a compassionate, friendly, and welcoming body of believers who are committed, courageous, and proactive hearers and doers of God’s word. We believe the Bible is the Word of God and base all of our ministries upon God’s Word. We are diverse, loving, evangelistic, service-oriented, giving, and mission-minded. First Baptist Church has been described as “the church that is not afraid to take action.” We do our best to live as a unified body of believers with loving and compassionate fellowship, excellent Bible studies, and a heart for missions. We would love to connect with you and help you connect to God through our church.


About the Minister of Music:

The primary responsibility of the Minister of Music is to serve the church by leading, coordinating, overseeing, and continuing to develop the church’s total music ministry. The Minister of Music works under the supervision of the Senior Pastor. They supervise paid support staff, interns, and ministry volunteers.

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The Minister of Music Will Achieve the Following Goals: 

Major Accountabilities

  • Develop and lead a comprehensive music ministry in all the services of the church.  Work with pastoral staff, support staff, interns and volunteers to give supervision and coordination to all activities and ministries of the music ministry, including recruitment and training of leaders and volunteers, selection or writing of appropriate worship music, developing and leading new music ministry initiatives, and implementation of vision and strategy.

  • Plan, coordinate, and lead all church worship services and special worship events, in conjunction with the Senior Pastor.  Participate in regularly worship planning with the Senior Pastor. 

  • Provide pastoral care for members of the music ministry, including visitation, grief ministry, and counseling as needed.  Participate in funerals and weddings as needed.

  • Work closely with the Associate Pastor of Family Ministries and Senior Pastor to enact a consistent discipleship strategy for members of the music ministry that integrates with the church’s broader discipleship strategy.  Lead members of the music ministry to participate in the life of the church as active followers of Christ.

  • Maintain an active outreach ministry for music ministry members and their families.  Counsel those who show interest in making a profession of faith or a commitment to full-time ministry.  Develop and lead missions opportunities/trips for the music ministry.  Integrate worship, missions, and service into the life of music ministry members and their families. 

  • Build and maintain relationships with the FSU and FAMU colleges of music, as well as other key partners in the community.  

  • Stay informed and up-to-date of methods, materials and strategies that relate to student ministry.  Approve and provide oversight of all music, supplies, materials, instruments and repairs for the ministry.

  • Recruit and develop volunteers and leaders in the music ministry. Conduct ongoing and special training projects focused on education and motivation for ministry members and key leaders.

  • Assist in the preparation of an annual budget for the music ministry.  Monitor expenditures in relation to the music budget.

  • Supervise the administration of our Safe Church policies and procedures within the music ministry, coordinating with the Business Administrator as needed.

  • Work with other pastoral staff members and Senior Pastor concerning activities, policies and procedures that relate to other areas of ministry.  Be responsible for ensuring that the church’s music ministry is integrated into the total ministry of the church.

  • Participate in pastoral staff meetings, committee meetings, and other meetings when requested by the Senior Pastor.

  • Coordinate a program of publicity and marketing for the music ministry.  Work with support staff and the Director of Communications, providing input related to music ministry activities in church publications, social media, and publications specific to the music ministry.  Provide input to the church website that is consistent with church branding.

  • Perform any other duties as needed or assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Personal Responsibilities

  • Grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ through regular prayer, Bible Study, and reading.

  • Be a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Tallahassee (along with your family, as applicable).  

  • Display the Christian character, integrity, love, leadership, humility, and spiritual maturity that this position demands (1 Timothy 3:1-7).


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What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • College degree required; seminary degree preferred.

  • Experience in a similarly-sized music ministry, with both traditional and contemporary elements, preferred.

Personal Characteristics

  • A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Agreement with the church’s statement of faith.

  • Ability to handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and balance multiple tasks simultaneously.

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What it's Like to Live in Tallahassee, Florida: 

Being the state capital of the sunshine state, Tallahassee is known for its beautiful natural scenery. It is packed full of trails and parks, which offer great hiking opportunities. If you are looking for other unique outdoor activities, check out Tallahassee Museum Tree-To-Tree Adventures, where you can experience zip lining and canopy crossing. Rather go for a swim? The city is within an hour’s drive from multiple Floridian beaches.

Tallahassee functions like both a small town and a college town, giving the benefit of a quiet, friendly place to live while offering a lot of city elements. There is never a shortage of things to do! With its growing diversity and great school systems, Tallahassee is a place of opportunity. There is a variety of food options and local farmers' markets, a perfect activity for a leisurely Saturday afternoon. If you need an escape from anything city-related, there are plenty of rural areas nearby. The State Capitol and Museum of Natural History offer fun, educational activities in the city.

Tallahassee, Florida is a wonderful place to settle in, start a family, or retire. All of its rich history and beauty make this city stand out, giving everyone here a unique experience and opportunity.

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