Employer: Church of the Apostles, Fairfield, CT
Closes: When position is filled
Church of the Apostles is looking for an energetic, passionate and qualified part-time (approximately 12 hours per week) Worship Leader to lead the parish in musical worship in Sunday Eucharistic celebrations, special services such as during Holy Week, and small group prayer services. Candidates must exhibit the Church of the Apostles leadership values, expected of all staff and Parish Councilors: creative, fun-loving, hard-working, perpetually learning, relational, flexible; demonstrate a vibrant and active faith lived out in the community by the power of the Spirit; maintain cordial and professional conduct; and exhibit excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates must possess and demonstrate the ability to recruit, train, and lead volunteer musicians and vocalists; the ability to organize and administrate the details of musical worship such as scheduling, planning, and editing the tools used in leading musical worship, the ability to meet deadlines; and an aptitude for technology and computer hardware and software. Church of the Apostles is a community of about 75 households and 115 regular Sunday attendees located in Fairfield, Connecticut in the New York City metro area. We seek to participate in worship, discipleship, service, and playfulness that lead to a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ that includes a passion for our neighbors in southwest Connecticut and around the world. Church of the Apostles is a liturgical church of the Anglican tradition; we are under the jurisdiction of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) as a member of the Diocese of Christ Our Hope. Candidates must affirm the Jerusalem Declaration, which is our guiding doctrinal statement of faith. Our worship is guided by historical, biblically based liturgy. The service is divided into two main sections: the Ministry of the Word, where we read from the Bible, listen to a sermon, and pray as a congregation, and the Ministry of the Table, where we receive Communion—bread and wine blessed in prayer—as our weekly celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Musical worship serves as an important bridge to these two sections of our weekly worship; therefore, Sunday morning’s musical worship should have broad appeal. Worship leaders should have a range of ability to lead in a variety of styles that span the spectrum of music, feel, and ethos. This includes worship that is high energy and passionate as well as reflective and contemplative.