Minister of Music, Children, and Youth
First Baptist Church
8 First Baptist Church Road
Piedmont, SC 29673
The Minister of Music, Children, and Youth must be of such character that s/he reflects the Christian standards espoused by this church. In addition, the Minister of Music, Children, and Youth should recognize and accept the philosophical belief that music in our various worship services has the potential to enrich and enhance the church-wide ministry, as well as enrich lives.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills/Abilities for Position
The Minister of Music, Children, and Youth must have graduated from or be enrolled in an accredited college with at least status as a junior in appropriate areas of study and must have received appropriate formal training and experience. This will include vocal, directing, piano/keyboarding experience and experience working with children/youth in their development as Christians, as active church members, and as useful citizens to the community. The person must understand and adhere to Baptist theology and practice.
The Minister of Music, Children, and Youth shall have education and/or experience with children’s development and learning, as well as demonstrated ability to organize and manage programs designed to help younger Christians grow in their knowledge of Bible teachings and Christian standards.
Persons interested in the position must have a written reference submitted from a professional member of clergy sufficient to substantiate the applicant’s skills and character as pertains to working with persons of all ages, especially with children and youth.
Responsibilities and Duties of Position
The Minister of Music, Children, and Youth is under the general supervision of the Pastor and the Personnel Committee. S/he will work closely with and provide reports to the Music Committee and the Children, and Youth Ministry Teams in all programs/activities.
The Personnel Committee will review the job description and meet with the Minister of Music, Children, and Youth annually or at any other time necessary to discuss personnel matters related to their work.
After the first 12 months of employment, the Minister of Music, Children, and Youth will be eligible for reimbursement of related professional expenses of up to $500 ($250 for music and $250 for children and youth) per year for approved continuing education courses offered through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship or the Southern Baptist Convention.
Applicants will be required to consent to a SLED background check, a DMV driver’s check, and a urinalysis to test for substance abuse. Any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results being obtained in all three areas showing no history of criminal activity, evidence of a safe driving history, and no evidence of substance abuse.
Employment will be considered probationary for 6 months.
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