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Music Director, Faith United Presbyterian Church, Tinley Park

Faith United Presbyterian Church delights in sharing spiritual gifts of hospitality, outreach, and empathy. Our calling is to provide an inclusive ministry for everyone who joins in our fellowship, study, or worship. 

Our faith family represents a wide variety of political and theological views. In an era of divisiveness, we believe that empathy is critically important to understanding each other and allowing us to focus on the tie that binds us. We strive to give self-sacrificing love in all that we do. So despite some differences, we remain Faith United.

Faith United is currently seeking a passionate Music Director to collaborate with Pastoral Leadership to create a musical vision of worship to be shared with the congregation through the practiced choir. The Music Director will report to Pastor, as head of staff, Worship Ministry team with Session’s approval. This is a part-time position requiring approximately 10 – 12 hours per week, including Sunday and holiday worship and two rehearsals per week, Sunday morning before the 10:30 a.m. service and a mid-week day TBD.

The annual salary for this position is $12,480 which includes 2 weeks’ worth of non-accumulative PTO per calendar year after the first 6-month review is completed.

What you will be doing:

  • Collaborate with Pastoral Leadership concerning upcoming worship messages to determine musical pieces that strengthen the message of the sermon.
  • Foster creativity in the music selections. Introduce new musical styles to grow the congregation’s musicality and range of genres (e.g. contemporary Christian music, traditional hymns, inter-cultural music, etc.)   
  • Create and foster a collaborative team culture with the Accompanist /Organist.
  • Provide guidance and growth, scheduling, and collaborative leadership to the multi-generational Choir. Recruit and coach church members and other musicians from the surrounding community for music contributions to improve variety.
  • Coordinate music department needs and worship visuals with the Tech team.
  • Oversee and schedule music resource maintenance, including directing instrument maintenance and tuning.
  • Manage the music ministry budget.
  • Oversee copyright compliance related to music, recording, and posting.
  • Attend Music Planning staff meetings and Worship Ministry Team meetings. Special evening/weekend meetings may be scheduled and attendance may be required.
  • In the event of church services only being available remotely/virtually, this position continues to function. Responsibilities include coordinating weekly pre-recorded music/videos and insertion of lyrics into videos for musical selections.
  • When returning to in-person, hymns and vocal selections may continue in pre-recorded format until in-person singing and playing instruments are deemed safe. Work with Church Leadership and remain informed of CDC guidelines.
  • Assume such other duties related to the position as may be assigned by the pastor.
  • Organize and maintain a music library for the church.
  • Arrange for a substitute when using PTO or scheduling conflicts or assist in providing alternates when in need. Communicate directly with the pastor in emergency situations.

Preferred Skill Set:

  • Bachelors degree and/or commensurate experience in music education or music performance.
  • Strong musical skills including aural discernment and keyboard skills.
  • Solid, expressive, enthusiastic, and clear conducting and directing techniques.
  • Experience with and knowledge of hymns and contemporary Christian music for appropriate musical selections.
  • Ability to actively engage the congregation during worship through music.
  • Good rehearsal organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to give and receive criticism.
  • Skilled in arranging and sequencing music, preparing and transcribing instrumental and vocal arrangements. New compositions are welcomed.
  • Experience with sound equipment, recording, video editing, etc.
  • Ability to manage and motivate volunteers.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter by email to Adam Malak at pastoradam@faithunitedpres.org

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Modern Worship Leader, First Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn, IL

Summary
The Modern Worship Leader brings passion, leadership, and a drive for excellence to the Modern worship experience of First Pres. In close collaboration with the Director of Worship Ministries, s/he leads and develops the worship band, collaborating with a variety of instrumental musicians and singers. S/he exudes spiritual and emotional maturity when working with others. S/he collaborates with other staff members in music selection to create theologically deep and musically captivating worship services.
 
Qualifications
• Minimum 2 years’ experience leading congregational worship
• Highly skilled in singing and playing a core band instrument (such as guitar or piano)
• Proficient in arranging music, and transposing chord charts
• Skilled at leading band rehearsals for musicians with novice to professional skill levels
• Versatile in playing a variety of music genres; ability to improvise by ear preferred
 
Characteristics of an outstanding Worship Leader
• Exemplifies a deep personal faith in Jesus Christ through word and conduct
• Embodies an empathic and patient spirit in working with others
• Highly organized and able to plan far in advance
• Adaptable to last-minute changes and ability to pivot on short notice
• A team player, focused on growing the membership and quality of the band
 
Time commitment: approximately 10 hours per week with seasonal variance
Compensation: $18 per hour
To apply, contact Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries, at asedlacek@firstpresge.org and provide a resume and 2-3 relevant references. If able, also provide video examples of singing/playing.

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Choir Director, First Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn, IL

Summary
The Choir Director brings passion, leadership, and a drive for excellence to the gathered worship experience. S/he leads and develops the Sanctuary Choir, collaborating with a variety of instrumental musicians. S/he demonstrates spiritual and emotional maturity when working with others. S/he collaborates with other staff members in music selection to create theologically deep and musically captivating worship services.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Directs Sanctuary Choir for weekly Sunday morning services.
2. Leads the mid-week choir rehearsal (Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m.) during the choir season.
3. Provides spiritual direction and encouragement to choir.
4. Makes music selections (i.e. Introits, Anthems, Offertories, Hymns, etc.) for Classic Worship services in collaboration with the Director of Worship Ministries and pastors.
5. Creates an engaging environment for new and/or prospective choir members.
6. Works closely with worship ministry staff and musicians to create worship experiences that integrate smoothly with broader church vision and values.
7. Potential for other collaborative projects depending on ability, interest, and experience.
Time Commitment: Part-time; an average of 15 hours per week with seasonal variance
Relationships: Reports to Director of Worship Ministries. Works collaboratively with pastors and staff—particularly the Worship Ministry Coordinator, Organist and Technical Arts Director.
Qualifications
 
• A minimum of two years’ professional experience in the field of music or music education.
• Highly skilled in musicianship, particularly in choral directing.
• Demonstrates experience in choral pedagogy; skilled at coaching and developing singers with novice to professional musical experience.
• Possesses both a broad knowledge base of and passion for interconnecting music styles.
• Strong understanding of traditional worship liturgy and congregational music.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field strongly preferred.
• Ability to direct both choral and instrumental ensembles preferred.
• Skill working with children and younger musicians preferred.
• Strong keyboard skills preferred.
 
Compensation: Competitive hourly compensation commensurate with experience
Applications and Contact:
To apply, contact Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries, at asedlacek@firstpresge.org and provide a resume, 2-3 relevant references, and video examples of conducting.

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Stated Supply Pastor, Oak Lawn Community Church, Oak Lawn, IL

Oak Lawn Community Church is seeking a pastor to lead its congregation. This person must be an ordained PC(USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament or ordained as a pastor in a denomination in full communion with the PC(USA).  This will be a half-time position on an annual contract. The contract will be renewable on an annual basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays
  • Administer the sacraments
  • Officiate at weddings and funerals
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation and for all who seek comfort and guidance through the church
  • Work with the office staff to prepare Sunday bulletin and announcements
  • Engage in community outreach as time permits
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Work with the Treasurer and Session to oversee the financial affairs of the church
  • Assist boards and committees in their ministry and offer training as needed 
  • Train newly elected officers and assist in preparing persons for membership
  • Work with Session to provide educational opportunities for the congregation
  • Attend Presbytery assembly meetings and participate in the life of the Presbytery of Chicago
  • Report regularly to Session on Presbytery matters and actions
  • Promote Presbytery program opportunities

Terms of Call

Term                     .50 FTE / 20 hours per week (on average)

Salary/Housing     $29,000

Benefits                 Full coverage under the Board of Pensions

Expenses               Per POC guidelines

Duration               One year, renewable

Contact

Kelly Villegas, Clerk of Session
Church Phone: (708) 599-4025    

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Administrative Assistant, Community Presbyterian Church, Lombard, IL

The successful candidate will serve as the Administrative Assistant to the Pastor. This part-time position will manage the efficient operation of our friendly but busy church office. Responsibilities include typical and traditional office and administrative duties as well as those unique to a church setting.

The ideal candidate will have a background in office and administrative work and will have exceptional skills in MS Office as well as the ability to interact with staff and volunteers in a spirit of hospitality and integrity. 

Please check our website www.cpclombard.org for a detailed position description.

Send resumes and inquiries to resumes@cpclombard.org


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Director of Music Ministry, Community Presbyterian Church, Lombard, IL

This is an exciting opportunity to serve as our Director of Music who will be called upon to stimulate our existing music ministries during challenging times. We are an established church family with proven musical programing that is searching for a director for our overall music ministry. This includes a variety of enthusiastic vocal groups, and instrumentalists who possess a variety of skill levels in their ongoing musical growth in worship and related events at CPC.
 
The ideal candidate possesses strong vocal and keyboard, or guitar skills and most importantly team leadership / directing skills.  This is a great opportunity to help stimulate our current programming and to identify, and motivate lay believers in a variety of traditional, and contemporary music.

The main responsibility will focus on the church’s enhancement of our various established and potential musical ensembles, both vocal and instrumental, which is made up of all ages.

Sunday mornings are a must as well as special events. Regular rehearsals and some administrative tasks are a part of the schedule depending on the season. This position reports to the Pastor. Compensation commensurate with experience and skills.

Please check our website www.cpclombard.org for a detailed position description.

Send resumes and inquiries to resumes@cpclombard.org


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Associate Pastor for Caring Ministries and Spiritual Formation, Fourth Presbyterian Church

Fourth Presbyterian Church seeks an Associate Pastor for Caring Ministries and Spiritual Formation to oversee and coordinate the multiple facets of Caring Ministries, including pastoral care by clergy staff for hospital and home visits; the work of Stephen Ministers and the Board of Deacons; and the Parish Associate for Older Adults. The Associate Pastor also coordinates, with the Events Coordinator, memorial and funeral services; provides program leadership for the Spiritual Formation Council; supports the work of the Ecclesiastical Relations Council and its Seminarian Care Subcommitte; has responsibility for administrative duties; and participates in worship leadership.
 

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Faith Formation Coordinator, First Presbyterian Church, Libertyville, IL

The primary goal of our faith formation at First Presbyterian, Libertyville is to create lifelong Christian disciples. That means providing faith formation for children that grows with them, rather than offering them a faith they will outgrow. Recent research has shown that the best seeds for a lifelong faith come from doing faith formation together across generations. First Pres is committed to making our faith formation more intentionally intergenerational, and the Faith Formation Coordinator (FFC) will be one of the chief architects and leaders of this new and innovative ministry.
 
FAITH FORMATION
 
The FFC plays a key leadership role in developing and implementing faith formation ministry designed to bring together children, youth, and adults across generations in our church. But the FFC won’t do it alone. We are a highly collaborative team, and the FFC will partner with the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation, the Intergen Vision Team, and other Faith Formation teams and volunteers to fulfill our vision for faith formation ministry by:
  • Creating an innovative and engaging Sunday morning faith formation experience for our community:
    • Customizing curriculum for a weekly intergenerational Sunday morning faith formation experience;
    • Helping design and lead a weekly worship experience for children (Kindergarten through 3rd grade);
    • Implementing a play-based curriculum for our 2-4 years olds;
    • Creating safe, vibrant, and welcoming spaces for all of our faith formation;
  • Playing a lead or support role in organizing other intergenerational faith formation events (e.g. Bible Sunday, Advent Workshop);
  • Implementing intergenerational summer faith formation experiences;
  • Curating and customizing digital resources for family faith formation at home;
  • Participating in the Intergen Vision Team meetings and other faith formation leadership meetings, as appropriate;
ADMINISTRATION & COMMUNICATION
 
The FFC will also collaborate with the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation, the Intergen Vision Team, the Faith Formation Committee, and our administrative staff to:
  • Recruit and train volunteers for faith formation experiences, and ensure training and compliance with our Child, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult Protection policy;
  • Coordinate registration, attendance records, forms, and communications for our family and intergenerational ministry;
  • Via email, text, church website, and social media, create and coordinate communication for volunteers, parents, faith formation teams, the Church family, and our wider community about our faith formation opportunities.
  • Maintain essential supplies in classrooms and coordinate the purchase, preparation and distribution of materials needed for all Faith Formation events;
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • As part of a lifelong learning community, take advantage of continuing educational opportunities to deepen your own theoretical, theological, and technological skills and understanding;
  • Take on other responsibilities as determined in conversation with the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and/or the Head of Staff.
The Faith Formation Coordinator will have many demands on their time. The FFC will be encouraged to find a balance between the many calls on their time and the need to renew, deepen and continuously develop their own spiritual and personal life.
 
The FFC reports directly to the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation. The FFC should have a degree/certificate in a field of education and/or commensurate professional experience in the area. Though the FFC doesn’t need to be Presbyterian, they should be a committed Christian who is excited about growing a new and vital ministry at First Presbyterian
Church.
 
As a member of the staff of the church, the FFC is expected to:
  • Pray regularly for the staff, the congregation and the Church;
  • Be a friend and colleague to all members of the First Presbyterian team; Model the values and practices of our staff covenant;
  • Give and receive constructive feedback from colleagues and church leaders.
The Faith Formation Coordinator is a part-time position, currently 25 hours/week and requires on-site ministry on Sunday mornings (generally 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and at other faith formation events.
 
Interested candidates should send their resume to Firstpreslibstaffopenings@gmail.com

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Full-time Director of Christian Education, First Presbyterian Church, La Grange

First Presbyterian Churchof La Grange, located in the near west suburbs of Chicago, is receiving applications for a full-time Director of Christian Education to coordinate learning programs for an intergenerational congregation of the Presbytery of Chicago, PC(USA). Interested candidates should email resumes to the pastor, Rev. Jonathan Krogh, at Jkrogh@fpclg.org. Additional information regarding the programs and ministry of FPCLG may be found on our website, www.FPCLG.org.
 
 
The Job Description may be found here

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Contemporary Worship Music Director, Park Ridge Presbyterian Church

Park Ridge Presbyterian Church (PRPC) is a multi-generational and growing congregation with 275+ members located in Park Ridge, Illinois (northwest suburb of Chicago) with a calling to “Engage and Inspire All People to Share God’s Love, Grow in Faith, and Serve as Disciples.” As part of that calling, PRPC is committed to supporting people of all ages in the journey of faith so that they may share God’s love, grow in faith, serve as a disciple, and help others do the same.
 
Job Summary:
The Contemporary Worship Director will work with the Associate Pastor to plan, coordinate and oversee the implementation of a new worship style for PRPC.
 
Essential Functions:
  • Provide contemporary worship music leadership for the online service

  • Provide special music for in-person services

  • Collaborate with the Worship Committee for Special Services

  • Train and oversee any additional contemporary worship musicians

 
Responsibilities Include:
  • Selecting songs for online worship service in coordination with Associate Pastor

  • Supporting the launch and directing the new band, including leading the group through all songs during worship recording, conducting rehearsals, and coordinating musicians and singers for each week. Recruiting new musicians and singers into the band as needed.

  • Assisting in the set-up and tear-down of sound equipment before and after rehearsals, recording sessions, and in-person worship services.

  • Preparing sheet music/chord charts in advance of rehearsals, keeping music organized, and continually seeking out new songs for the service

  • Arranging for a qualified alternative leader when away

  • Leading the band to provide special music for in person worship or other gatherings

 

Core Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong vocal performer

  • Ability to play piano or guitar strongly preferred but not required.

  • Skilled in organization, administration and interpersonal relationships

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and integrate feedback from multiple people/groups

  • Comfortable working in a Presbyterian Church USA congregation

 

Terms of Employment:

  • The contemporary worship director is a contract position for PRPC.

  • Up to 10 Hours a week – hours can be flexible week to week

  • Compensation – starting hourly rate is $20 an hour

    o This is an hourly position
    o Additional hours may be available if approved by the senior pastor/head ofstaff

  • The contemporary worship director reports to the associate pastor. Employment contingent upon completion of a background check

  • Other terms of employment are outlined in the Park Ridge Presbyterian Church Employment Manual and Policies

 
Application Information

Please send a cover letter and resume to Rev. Josh Erickson, Senior Pastor/Head of Staff, at josh@parkridgepresby.org to apply for this position. Please contact Rev. Erickson directly with any questions about the position.

 

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