Director/Minister of Worship and Music


Contact: Sean Gilliland

Organization: St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Address 1: 1267 N. Rutherford Blvd

City: Murfreesboro

State: TN 37130

Phone: 615-893-3455



Director/Minister of Worship and Music
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church is seeking applicants for a full-time, permanent position to lead the music and worship ministry of their vibrant congregation. 
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in sacred music and worship, resume, and contact information for three references, by May 15, 2019.  
Send the packet to the attention of the Search Committee at:  
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
1267 N. Rutherford Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130   

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serving as the worship leader
  • Facilitating planning of the weekly worship services
  • Directing the Adult Chancel Choir, the Chancel Ringers (handbells), and the SONlight youth choir
  • Administering the Children’s Music Ministry
  • Working with lay leadership on Worship Focus Group, Altar Guild, and Communications Team
  • Managing music/worship ministry employees
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor of Music required; Master of Music or Divinity preferred
  • Desire to share his/her faith and ministry with others
  • Skilled in conducting and instruction
  • Vocal skills to lead congregational singing
  • Appreciation and knowledge of varied styles of worship music
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a team
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Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience and education

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
St. Mark’s is a dynamic church striving to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  This mission-oriented congregation is blessed with members committed to showing God’s love through service and worship.   St. Mark’s has a strong music program that allows people to find, develop and use their talents through many different opportunities of teaching, singing and instrumental performance.   We avoid labels on worship style but incorporate many different genres of music and litany to complement the worship service.   St. Mark’s enjoys a strong relationship with Middle Tennessee State University, which is the largest undergraduate college in Tennessee and is located just ½ mile from the church campus.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, the geographic center of Tennessee, is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.    It is the county seat of Rutherford County, the fifth most populous in the state and a suburb of Nashville.   Murfreesboro is attractive for its blend of economic opportunity, education, culture, parks, and history.