Director of Worship Ministries

Date Posted: March 19, 2024
Hours Per Week: 15
Grace Evangelical Free Church
Stamford, CT, USA
Job Type: Music or Worship Director
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The Director of Worship Ministries leads & develops the Worship & Tech Teams to lead the congregation in musical worship during the Sunday service, exalting God and building up the Body of Christ.

Spiritual Requirements: 

  • A mature disciple of Jesus with a strong grasp of Scripture & Biblical Theology
  • Maintains a devotional life of personal Bible study, prayer, and praise
  • A deep love for the Body of Christ and desire to help believers grow
  • A strong desire to see non-believers come to know Jesus
  • Able to lead the congregation in prayer
  • In full agreement with the 2019 EFCA Statement of Faith
  • Willing to become a member of the church
  • Humble, teachable, servant heart, team player



1. Lead the congregation in musical worship & prayer during the Sunday service

  • Select songs that are theologically sound, singable, and beautiful 
  • Meet with the Senior Pastor weekly to plan & coordinate services

2. Lead the Worship & Tech Teams

  • Recruit, train, develop, and spiritually care for all volunteers
  • Plan & lead a weekly practice
  • Coordinate all team scheduling
  • Integrate teams to orchestrate the Sunday service

3. Ensure the weekly recording and online posting of sermon video & audio

4. Ensure maintenance of all worship-related hardware, software, and equipment

Key Competencies:

1. Leadership

  • A strong leader able to recruit, train, develop, and spiritually care for all volunteers on the worship & tech teams
  • Able to integrate teams with diverse gifts to orchestrate a Sunday service
  • Able to administrate & coordinate the scheduling of all team members

2. Musical Ability

  • Gifted vocalist and musician on acoustic guitar or piano/keyboard, or both
  • Able to plan and lead a service with both hymns and contemporary songs
  • Understands basic music theory; able to read sheet music & chord charts
  • Able to engage with and encourage the congregation while leading
  • Able to plan and execute smooth transitions that maintain a posture of worship

3. Technical Knowledge

  • Proficient with Planning Center, ProPresenter, Praise Charts
  • Knowledgeable of audio equipment, including sound boards & microphones
  • Knowledgeable of video equipment, including recording & posting online
  • Knowledgeable of lighting equipment & software


  • 3+ years experience leading worship in a church of 100+
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required


  • This is a paid position. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Potential Opportunities:

  • We may be able to provide housing in the local area
  • We may be able to provide financial assistance with continuing education, such as:
    • Academic degree programs or certificates
    • Attendance of worship/tech conferences
    • Attendance of audio/visual technical trainings
  • This role could potentially grow into a Pastor of Worship Ministries position

About Grace:

Grace Church exists to love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus Christ, for the glory of God. We are a growing congregation of 100+ people of all ages and many different ethnicities and backgrounds. What unites us is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

In 2021, Grace called GCTS graduate Tom Hansen as their next Senior Pastor. Tom has brought a commitment to prayer, biblical worship, and to expository, Christ-centered preaching. He has also led the launch of Community Groups and Sunday Classes, as well as the renewal of the church’s facilities. 

Grace is seeking a Director of Worship Ministries to provide spiritual and musical leadership to the congregation on Sundays by developing and integrating the all-volunteer Worship and Tech Teams. Grace is blessed with several talented and servant-hearted musicians, vocalists, and technicians who work together to sustain the Worship Ministry from week to week. 

Our prayer is that the Director of Worship Ministries would play a pivotal role in building up the Body of Christ, enabling us to be more effective in our mission to love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus, for the glory of God.

About Stamford:

Stamford is a vibrant, diverse, and growing city in southwestern Connecticut. Just a 50-minute train ride from Grand Central Station, Stamford is an ideal location for New York City commuters. Stamford is also an economic hub in its own right, hosting several Fortune 500 companies and many corporations in its downtown office buildings. Stamford boasts a rich cultural scene, with diverse forms of arts & entertainment, cuisine from all over the world, beautiful public parks, and prime recreational areas like the Long Island Sound and local State Parks. Even more recreation is within a few hours’ drive, including Boston, the Berkshires, the Catskills, Cape Cod, and more. Stamford also has access to outstanding educational options, including local campuses of the University of Connecticut and the University of Bridgeport, as well as nearby Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, Fordham University, Pace University, Iona University, and more. Lastly, Stamford has large Roman Catholic, Jewish, and non-religious communities, providing the church with tremendous opportunities for outreach and evangelism.

How To Apply

Next Steps:

  • If you are interested, please pray about this opportunity.
  • After praying, please send your resume and cover letter to Senior Pastor Tom Hansen, [email protected].