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Hope Community Church

Worship Director


Charlotte, North Carolina

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Snapshot

Theology: Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

Weekly attendance: 1150

Neighborhood: Charlotte, North Carolina

The role: Hope’s Worship Director is responsible for overseeing Hope’s corporate worship services at both sites and cultivating a culture of corporate and personal worship within Hope’s community that reflects our vision, theology, and philosophy of ministry.

Presentation

Meet Hope Community Church:

In 1999, Uptown Church was looking to plant the first of several daughter churches it wanted to plant in an effort to reach the city of Charlotte by fostering a church planting movement here. In November of 2000,  Uptown asked Mark Upton to draw up the vision for Hope, and he immediately called Matt Guzi to help him with that endeavor. It was time for their dream to come true.

Hope Community Church met for its first public worship in 2002 at the Park Road YWCA with the intent of reaching and serving young urban professionals, college educated singles, young marrieds without children, or new families. In 2007, the church moved to a Korean Church that offered more space for the growing church. In 2013, they moved to a second service at the Olde Providence site.

With continued growth at the Olde Providence site, the building at 4418 Rea Road, previously belonging to Peace Moravian Church, was purchased in 2015. In 2016, Hope Community Church moved the Woodlawn Site to their new South End Site on Griffith Street.

Often when people refer to a “church,” they mean a particular building, but the building is merely the meeting place of the church. The “church” is the people. Hope Community Church is one church, one community of people, who worship on Sunday mornings at two locations. Since they began, Hope’s vision has been to be a church where people, especially those who have been wounded by the church or who are cynical about Christianity, can experience and consider the gospel of grace that Jesus proclaimed.

About the Worship Director:

Hope’s Worship Director is responsible for overseeing Hope’s corporate worship services at both sites and cultivating a culture of corporate and personal worship within Hope’s community that reflects our vision, theology, and philosophy of ministry.

Hope Community Church is looking for a spiritually mature leader who is skilled in planning and leading worship services. The desired candidate will have demonstrated ability in leading and inspiring others to experience life changing and heartfelt corporate and private worship.

The Worship Director will:

  • Relationally connect to others and make relationships a high priority on the staff and worship team

  • Solidify and strengthen the worship teams

  • Foster a spirit of palpable excitement about worship in the community of faith

  • Recruit, train, and equip the worship teams

  • Ensure tech competency at both campuses is at a new level of proficiency

  • Ensure organizational congruence is evident at both campuses

What you bring:Presentation2

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Worship Director:

Education

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. A masters degree is preferred, but not required.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have three to five years of demonstrated proficiency and experience in organizational leadership and worship.

Personal Characteristics

  • Is a devoted Christ follower

  • Possesses high emotional intelligence

  • Understands the doctrine of grace, forgiveness, and restoration

  • Knows and appreciates Christo-centric worship and leadership

  • Demonstrates strong visionary skills

  • Believes that the Holy Spirit is active in renewing hearts through worship, prayer, the teaching of the Word

  • Has a deep love for the community of faith

  • Has demonstrated experience leading worship experiences

  • Has a strong understanding of the arts and music

  • Is gifted administratively and organizationally

  • Is gifted in recruiting, training, and equipping others

  • Demonstrates attention to detail

  • Is self-motivated

  • Is a creative and displays artistic expression

  • Has the ability to play acoustic guitar and other musical instruments

  • Is skilled at public speaking and leading worship

  • Is musically knowledgeable and proficient

  • Is well organized and detail oriented

  • Possesses basic computer skills

  • Is theologically Reformed (as presented in the Westminster Confession of Faith)

MeredithWhat it's like to live in Charlotte, North Carolina:

Charlotte is a unique city home to various different sports and hobbies. Charlotte is the major center in the U.S. motorsports industry, housing multiple offices of NASCAR. Charlotte is also home to major sports teams like the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and the Charlotte Knights.  Located in the western part of Mecklenburg County is the U.S. National Whitewater Center, which consists of man-made rapids of varying degrees, and is open to the public year-round.

The Charlotte region is home to many museums, performing arts centers, annual festivals, and special events. The Carolina Renaissance Festival operates on Saturdays and Sundays each October and November. It is one of the largest renaissance themed events in the country. It features 11 stages of outdoor variety entertainment, a 22 acre village marketplace, an interactive circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament, and a feast, all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure. Taste of Charlotte is a three day festival offering samples from area restaurants, live entertainment, and children’s activities. Located on Tryon Street, Taste of Charlotte spans six city blocks from Stonewall to 5th Street.

The city's public school system, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is the second largest in North Carolina and 17th largest in the nation. In 2009, it won the NAEP Awards, the Nation's Report Card for urban school systems with top honors among 18 city systems for fourth grade math, second place among eighth graders. An estimated 144,000 students are taught in 164 separate elementary, middle, and high schools.

Charlotte is home to many universities and colleges including Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson C. Smith University, Johnson & Wales University, Queens University of Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

All in all, Charlotte is an ideal city for any couple or family to live.

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