Associate Pastor Overseeing Music/AV/Missions

Date Posted: June 16, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Grace Bible Church
Allenwood, NJ, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
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Grace Bible Church (Allenwood, NJ) Associate Pastor Overseeing Music/AV/Missions

The Big Picture

Grace Bible Church (jerseygrace.org) seeks a full-time Associate Pastor to oversee Music/AV/Missions.


At Grace we are committed to making, maturing, and multiplying disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God, here on the Jersey Shore and around the world. We’ll do that best in the context of music when lyrics and instrumentation is intended to complement and facilitate congregational singing. This ministry requires a pastoral approach that prioritizes the development of musicians and leaders for the benefit of the church’s worship in its gatherings throughout the week. AV serves and supports the worship of the church, advancing the gospel online, and introducing the church to those planning a visit. International and local outreach is the outlet of gathering, equipping, and growing as servants of Christ. We want to prioritize the investment in qualified fruitful outreach and develop people to send out into the harvest.



  • Lead the congregation in singing most Sunday mornings and some Wednesday evenings.
  • Prioritize discipleship/equipping/training of leaders and musicians.
    • Provide instruction in how to play instruments in a way that facilitates congregational singing.
    • Provide regular instruction/feedback in how to lead the congregation in their singing.
  • Meet weekly with staff pastors to review and develop order of service including songs and Scripture.
  • Maintain a document with song choice and Scripture reading throughout the year to ensure variety and appropriate repetition with a variety of musical style.
  • Develop multiple bands or individuals that will be able to serve on Sundays, Wednesdays, and lead music in other ministries throughout the week (Children’s, youth, various adult ministries, eldercare).
  • Participate in regular (annual) training and fellowship with other faithful music leaders.
  • Schedule and organize leaders and musicians for the variety of opportunities throughout the week.
  • Maintain a variety of songs: old and new hymns, doctrinally rich, singable, expressing the range of faithful human responses to life and theology.
  • Be familiar with current hymnody while searching historically faithful music that serves the church.
  • Lead weekly practice sessions which include music practice and discipleship.
  • Recruit, maintain, and develop a choir that’s regularly a part of Sunday morning music.
  • Identify individuals and give opportunities to lead on Sundays and throughout the week.
  • Be available to lead or organize music for weddings and funerals.
  • Maintain ongoing training for AV volunteers.
  • Oversee Sunday morning live service and livestream.
  • Recruit AV volunteers to serve at funerals who would be available for hire for weddings.
  • Recruit AV volunteers for Wed. night Adventure Club and Prayer and Praise.

Local and International Outreach


  • Assess potential missionary partnerships.
  • Communication with existing missionaries and familiarizing the church with their ministry.
  • Oversee short-term missions trips (locations, leaders, participants).
  • Provide weekly prayer needs to the congregation.
  • Coordinate a yearly missions conference.
  • Coordinate home accommodations for visiting missionaries as needed.
  • Operation Christmas Child.
  • Local Evangelism.
  • Soccer and Basketball Clinics.
  • Local evangelism opportunities.
  • Eldercare Ministry.
  • Tract Ministry.
  • Harvest Fest.


  • 5+ years’ experience leading worship in the church.
  • Track record of raising leaders and developing musicians.
  • Music degree and M.Div (preferred)


  • Health, eye, dental benefits.
  • Salary ~$70K
  • 3 weeks vacation

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Associate Pastor at Grace Bible Church?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Associate Pastor of Grace Bible Church?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Grace Bible Church?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to your worship leading to [email protected].