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Northway Church

Worship Director


Macon, Georgia

NW 200X200 Whitre

Snapshot

Denomination: SBC

Weekly Attendance: 1100

Neighborhood: Macon, Georgia

The role: The Worship Director provides the leadership for the worship environments of Northway Church with responsibilities for creative planning which include a heavy emphasis on cultural relevance and spiritual reverence.

IMG_3169Meet Northway Church: 

Northway Church began in 1998 as a church plant of Vineville Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia to reach a community of largely unchurched neighborhoods located on the north side of the city. Since 1998, the church as grown from 2-300 individuals attending on Sunday to approximately 1000-1200 attending worship each week. The church sits on 28 acres of property strategically located between growing commercial and residential areas.

Northway’s vision is very simple: “For the Gospel, For the City.” We believe God has placed us in Middle Georgia to be a catalyst for spiritual change in our community. As our vision statement reads: “When the Gospel transforms a life, it also transforms a home, a workplace, and a city. Northway Church is committed to developing leaders who will take the Gospel to our city by serving, loving, and sacrificing with no limits. We are for the Gospel and we are for the City. Let’s go!”

Northway recently completed a $7 million expansion which includes a new student center, an expanded foyer, and a retail coffee shop (cathedralcoffee.org) open to the public Monday-Saturday. We’ve also recently expanded our Weekday Preschool to include an extended day option for families. In the past year, Northway has truly become a church whose ministry is operating seven days a week.

DSC_4753About the Worship Director: 

The Worship Director at NC is someone with a deep love for Jesus Christ and His people; someone with a passion for music and the role it plays in congregational worship; someone who is able to thrive in a team environment; someone who has respect for and love of the great hymns of the past and the theology they proclaim, while also thriving on the current and contemporary expressions of worship; someone with an ability to inspire and engage a congregation in worship. 

 

The Worship Director will: 

  • Lead the Worship Planning Team in developing services that glorify God in music, videos, and spoken word.

  • Ensure that those leading in worship, including instrumentalists, vocalists, and tech team members are striving for excellence in their duties.

  • Make use of the vast musical gifting within the congregation by recruiting, training, and shepherding volunteers in the worship ministry.

  • Lead and implement the vision of the Lead Pastor for our worship services.

  • Develop / oversee stage designs in worship center.

  • Attend to the personal spiritual growth of Worship Team members.

  • Lead the staff in growing in their understanding of and appreciation for corporate worship.

  • Minister to the church body at large.

  • Care for and shepherd members and attendees.

  • Provide discipleship and counsel as needed.

  • Lead or oversee and train leaders in Student Ministry worship venues.

  • Become knowledgeable in lighting, sound, and presentation software, and be able to assist in these production components when needed.

  • Develop annual ministry plan and budget for the Worship Ministry team.

  • Continue the honing of musical proficiency.

  • Create an Ableton session every week to help aid in the Sunday worship experience.

  • Be willing to serve in other areas of ministry at Northway Church.

VN2018073What you bring: 

Education

The ideal candidate will preferably have a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree or seminary or further theological education experience is not required, but is a great bonus. A background in music theory would be a plus.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have at least one to four years of experience in a music related industry, ideally leading worship at a church or working as an associate worship leader in a larger church setting. Special experience is required with Ableton, Planning Center, and click tracks.

Personal Characteristics

  • Has a strong, growing relationship with the Lord

  • Is a developer of worship leaders

  • Is a constant learner and seeks continued development of musical skills

  • Desires to lead others in worship rather than perform for them

  • Takes the gospel and worship seriously, but not themselves

  • Is a team player

  • Is fun to be around

What it's like to live in Macon, Georgia: 

Macon is a family-oriented, medium-sized city in middle Georgia. Macon and its surrounding communities have a population of about 150,000. Macon is home to Mercer University, Wesleyan College, and Middle Georgia State University. There are a number of educational choices for families with children: Bibb County schools, two new charter schools, several private schools, Monroe County schools, as well as Houston County schools. Macon also has a low cost of living, but with quick access to cultural and sporting events in Atlanta. The area has a richer cultural and art presence than many others of its type. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame highlights state music achievements, and the city is well known for southern-style music, food, and restaurants. Three hospitals add a strong healthcare presence.

The central location and a business-friendly environment have attracted an assortment of manufacturers and distributors, including automotive and aerospace firms. Warner Robins is a military town 15 miles south supporting the large Warner Robins Air Force Base. Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport is relatively close, and convenience to Atlanta offers some advantages. Macon offers great small-town advantages and charm in the shadow of a big city in a genuine Southern setting.

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