Music and Worship


Eastern PA District C&MA

Name of Church: State College Alliance Church Church location description: State College Alliance Church is located in beautiful central Pennsylvania. Located near Penn State University, we enjoy the energy of a college town and the natural beauty of the outdoors. Title of job position: Worship Pastor/Director Full/part time: Full Time Contact: Please contact the church office: or 814-237-7991. For more information or to apply directly, please visit: Requirements/qualifications: Position Description: Serves with the pastoral team to move the church forward in the broad categories of Worship and Music Ministry. Reports to the lead pastor and serves on the pastoral team. Church Services: The Worship Pastor/Director will oversee and develop all worship, musical, and creative aspects of the worship service experience, including: 1. Appropriate song selection for services and distribution of rehearsal materials to worship team members 2. Recruitment, development, shepherding, and scheduling of volunteers who are gifted and anointed to lead in worship 3. Oversight and support of musicians including worship teams, accompanists, choir, etc. 4. Oversight of stage space: decoration, care of instruments, and organization of storage room 5. Leading music rehearsals for weekly services Holidays and Special Services: The Worship Pastor/Director will oversee and develop the musical and creative aspects of all holiday and special services including but not limited to: 1. Holy Week Services - Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday 2. Advent Season including Christmas Eve 3. Baptism Celebrations, Living Waters Prayer Gatherings and Worship Gatherings: Hymn Sing or Worship Night Proficiencies: The Worship Pastor/Director will be proficient in the following areas: 1. Vocal and Instrumental talent sufficient to lead the congregation as well as develop other worship leaders. 2. Well-rounded appreciation for traditional hymns and modern worship styles. 3. Technical skill to handle software including Planning Center, ProPresenter and Song Select. Other: 1. The Worship Pastor/Director may serve on the preaching/teaching team and fill the pulpit when scheduled by the Lead Pastor. 2. The Worship Pastor/Director may assist in pastoral duties including hospital/shut in visitation, weddings, funerals, and pastoral counseling. 3. The Worship Pastor/Director will help in the process of Leadership Development. Qualifications: 1. As set out in I Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:6-9 2. Seminary degree or exceptional training and/or experience with a measurable track record that has proven results 3. Education, training, and doctrine must conform to the requirements of the CMA 4. Leadership ability – able to develop individuals and groups involved with ministry Compensation type: Salary and benefits. The ideal candidate... We are looking for a Jesus-loving, Spirit-filled, musically gifted Worship Pastor/Director who will: • work well with a variety of personalities • appreciate a variety of worship styles • develop other leaders Church information: Church size: • Average attendance was 220 adults in our 9am Classic (Traditional) Service • Average attendance was 320 adults in our 10:30am Contemporary Service • We also have a campus congregation of approximately 200 students Church history: For almost 60 years, State College Alliance Church has ministered to the people of our region, including significant outreach to Penn State University and church planting efforts across our state. God has blessed this congregation with a newly expanded facility and thriving ministries for our multi-generational congregation. Church vision: We strive to grow in three primary areas: Worship, Belong, and Serve. We have a wonderful God! We endeavor to offer Him our very best in WORSHIP. The Church is an amazing, living entity, the collection of His people united in His love. We desire that every person who comes would find a place to BELONG. We are thankful that Jesus has given His very life for us, and everything we do springs from what He has already done in His finished work on the cross. We are motivated to SERVE Him with our best energy and effort. The worship pastor/director role ties directly to our vision to help our congregation grow as worshipers as part of our discipleship. Church ministry style: Our church has a distinct personality for each of the main Sunday services. Our Classic Service has become a gathering place for many of our long-term members, as well as an attractive alternative to older members of our community who are seeking the deeper life and who are familiar with a more traditional approach to worship (choir and hymns). Our contemporary service has seen significant growth in recent years and has approached a maximum capacity for our facility.


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