Grace Community Church was formed out of a love for Jesus Christ and an ardent desire to see Him glorified in the inner city of Greensboro. It strives to bring together God’s people from all walks of life that each might minister to the other according to their gifts and abilities. Grace Community Church’s highest aim is that they might together demonstrate the reality of Christ as one. The church’s focus is to make disciples who live out the Gospel crossing racial and economic lines, as they connect, grow, serve, and share the love of Christ as a community of faith.
Position Description & Qualifications:
The primary role of the Worship Arts Director/College Ministry Pastor is to lead and develop the worship music ministry at Grace Community Church and to build and lead a ministry to college students. While creating unity and cohesion between teams, this dual role will be responsible for building momentum that creates a sense of expectancy, as excellence in each ministry area is taken to the next level.
The ideal candidate for this role will possess a multi-faceted leadership capacity and a firm understanding of the culture of Grace Community, so as to effectively execute all responsibilities pertaining to the Worship Arts/College Ministry. This individual’s scope of experience will speak to both ministries, while his/her authenticity and approachability will bear marks of a leader who is able to successfully work with teams consisting of diverse ages, skill sets, and backgrounds.
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required for the position of College Ministry Pastor/Worship Arts Director, while theological training or a seminary background is preferred. The applicant must have strong musical skills and vocals, including the ability to sing and play gospel music on the keyboard.
As stated by the leadership of Grace Community Church:
We are looking for a dynamic (anointed) worship leader who is proficient in gospel keys and vocals who can help lead a multi-ethnic church in developing its own unique sound representing the cultures of those who attend. They need to be able to play and sing gospel music as well as other styles and be able to carry a worship service on their own (leading, singing and playing) if need be. They need to be able to teach vocal parts and recruit and develop qualified musicians and vocalists. This person also needs to have a love for college students and the skills to meet and build relationships with college students who live around the church and in the community at large. They need to be able to recruit leaders and form a college ministry team that can make disciples among college students. While these two areas may overlap with befriending and developing college musicians at our local universities and colleges, both have distinctive elements that must be addressed.
About the surrounding community:
Greensboro is part of a thriving metropolitan area called the Triad, which encompasses the three major cities of High Point, Winston-Salem and the city itself. Greensboro is the Triad’s financial center and is a prosperous city, with high tech, light manufacturing, and prominent higher education institutions.
The economy and lifestyle is more industrial and working-class, although there is a strong university presence and a high level of educational attainment. Located 90-minutes from Raleigh, Greensboro is home to 8 colleges and universities, including the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University. In addition to its obvious designation as a college town, Greensboro is known for its top-notch education system in general. Guilford County has the third-largest school system in North Carolina, and the area has an abundance of private & charter schools. The area also boasts a growing & innovative health care industry. The economy has an interesting mix of declining and emerging industries, but employment overall has been stable and growing.
With its quality of health care and education, and its continuously improving downtown, Greensboro is certainly ideal for settling in and raising a family. Moreover, the city offers an abundance of recreational opportunity from parks, greenways, canoeing and kayaking, to art galleries & museums. Attractions, and events like the Greensboro Symphony, the ‘Carolina Film and Video Festival’, the ‘National Folk Festival’, the ‘Carolina Blues Festival’, the ‘International Jazz Festival, and the ‘Eastern Music Festival’ keep residents active and entertained. The Greensboro Coliseum hosts musical guests and performances from all over the world. Home to many professional sporting events & teams, including ACC tournaments, Grasshoppers Baseball, Swarm Basketball, the Wyndham Golf Championship, and the national USA swim trials. This Top 10 Green City also features the Proximity Hotel, known as the “greenest hotel in America.” Greensboro was also listed on Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to live in both 2015 and 2016, as well as one of 10 Best College Towns of 2016. Greensboro is 3-1/2 hours from the beach and 2 hours from the mountains making it an ideal midpoint for those enjoying weekend trips with quite varied recreational experiences.
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