At home and PBC Offices, Banstead Road, Purley CR8 3EA UK
Part time, Permanent
Job Title: Minister for Worship
Accountability: Senior Minister, Leadership Team
Hours: & Remuneration are negotiable but not less than 0.5 FTE
Work Base: Home / PBC church offices
Primary Purpose: To lead our church community in honouring God with authentic Christian praise and worship incorporating a variety of cultural styles
A Christian in sympathy with the 30TUEvangelical Alliance Basis of FaithU30T and the 30TUBaptist Union Declaration of Principle
A member of PBC (or willing to join the membership)
To maintain personal devotion to Christ through personal prayer and bible reading
To maintain high standards of Christian conduct (in accordance with our Code of Conduct which can be found in our Staff Handbook)
To be a person of vision, seeking to develop a Holy Spirit inspired Praise and Worship ministry of the church in line with the church’s vision and strategy
An experienced and capable worship leader and musician comfortable with different expressions of praise and worship
A proven leader with excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
To lead and relate to church members warmly, appropriately and sensitively
To be conversant with contemporary a/v technology used in the production of high quality live and online events
Have a legal right to live and work in the UK
Good written and spoken communication skills
Proven ability in the use of a variety of IT applications including MS Office 365
Proven ability in the effective use of social media platforms.
Experience of leading and training individuals and teams, particularly volunteers
A high degree of personal maturity, wisdom and tact
To be an enthusiastic and supportive member of the church’s Leadership Team attending team meetings as required.
To be an enthusiastic and supportive member of the church’s staff team attending staff meetings whenever possible.
To develop a culture of excellence around the church worship of the Lord
To oversee the church’s praise and worship at worship services:
To deliberately provide a mixed diet of worship styles with the emphasis upon a sensitive ‘Charismatic / Pentecostal’ style
To ensure high standards of appropriate praise and worship at PBC weddings and funerals
To make appropriate use of more traditional forms of prayer, praise and worship including written congregational prayers and historic Christian confessions
In addition to sung praise and worship, to enable and encourage a range of creative expressions of prayer, praise and worship.
To lead, encourage and train those involved in leading praise and worship, singing or playing an instrument
In partnership with PBC’s youth worker, to develop a culture of worship among the church’s young people and to encourage and train young singers and musicians to be involved in, and given opportunity to lead PBC’s worship.
To lead, encourage and train those involved in the use of A/V technology to support both live and online worship services
2. Public Ministry
To lead worship at morning services, not less than twice per month
To speak, lead and participate in church services and events as required
3. Other tasks
To carry out any reasonable activity or task requested by the senior minister or the leadership team
To be loyal, encouraging and where appropriate offer challenge to other church leaders
To pray for the church family both personally and with others – making attendance at PBC prayer meetings a priority
Flexibility in working pattern including working some evenings and weekends.
Purley Baptist Church. Building authentic courageous generous Christian community
We are a large and lively church situated close to one of South London's busiest traffic intersections. We cater for all age groups and stages of life with a membership of over 400 people. We have multiple services each Sunday, in-person and streamed, with Children's Ministry at morning services. We are dynamic in our outlook, and bring together people from all walks of life and from different nations. Our worship is vibrant and lively as we lift up His name together.