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Pastor of Worship

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Church: Collinsville First Baptist Church

Denomination: Southern Baptist

Weekly Attendance: ~500

Location: Collinsville, Mississippi

The Role: Pastor of Worship

Meet Collinsville First Baptist Church:

 God is moving in Collinsville, Mississippi! At Collinsville First Baptist, we are a thriving multigenerational congregation who loves Jesus and wants to reach others outside our own walls. With our Christ-centered, future-oriented mindset, we strive to reach others in order to further the Kingdom of God.

 Within the last year, we have experienced an attendance growth of 23% and are on track this year to continue this trend by already growing 12%. Collinsville First Baptist has many areas for service and discipleship such as our student, children's, and music ministries. We also offer Life Groups and discipleship classes during SN@C (Sunday Night @ Collinsville). Our church is very mission-minded. We desire to serve others at all levels, beginning right here at home and flowing outward to our annual international mission trips.

 Collinsville First Baptist Church will celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 2026. The church has come a long way since it was founded by 21 charter members. In 1926, the members initially worshiped once a month in the Collinsville Methodist Church building. In 1928, construction was completed on our one-room cinderblock building. In the years following the inception of our church, we have grown exponentially, allowing us to serve a multitude of people throughout our community and surrounding areas. Our goal is to continue this trend in the future as we desire to expand the Kingdom of God by sharing the good news with everyone.

 Our church has built and updated many facilities throughout the years, but the entire facility had to be demolished after an EF2 tornado came through and caused severe damage to many homes and the church in February of 2016. Despite the tragedy of the tornado coupled with the loss of our entire campus, the church continued to grow steadily. During our time of displacement, a state-of-the-art facility was built, and the inaugural service was held on March 25, 2018. Our facility currently has a Worship Center that seats approximately 700, a large gathering area for our students, a large gathering area for our children, and 33 rooms for small-group discipleship.

 Although the buildings have changed multiple times over the years, one thing remains constant:  our church is a Christ-centered, future-oriented body of believers building a legacy of faith.

About the Pastor of Worship:

The Pastor of Worship will advance the mission of God locally and around the world by leading the people of God in the worship of God. He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the music ministry, including planning and leading congregational singing, overseeing audio-visual technologies and teams, directing any choir or choral ensembles, organizing special music events, and raising up others to serve and to lead.

The Pastor of Worship’s Responsibilities Include:
 Feed the flock
  • Choose songs that build a rich church worship repertoire that is biblically sound, reflecting the truths and hope of Scripture
  • Select passages of Scripture to intersperse in the Worship Gathering to saturate the experience with the Word of God
  • Communicate biblical truth at appropriate times throughout the worship set and when given the opportunity to preach or teach
Lead the flock
  • Model the faithful Christian life
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with members of the congregation, staff, and community
  • Support the vision, mission, values, and strategy of the church in partnership with others in church leadership
  • Collaborate with the Lead Pastor and other church leaders to plan worship gatherings that are Christ-centered, engaging for the congregation, and use a variety of musical styles and instrumentation
  • Ensure that all audio-visual (AV) elements are ready for worship gatherings
  • Oversee congregational singing during worship gatherings
  • Direct and rehearse the praise team, soloists, and any choir or choral ensemble, choosing appropriate music and arranging for featured performances
  • Recruit members to serve in the music ministry, and train, develop, schedule, and evaluate them
  • Supervise any paid musicians
  • Rehearse and coach the Student Praise Team for Wednesday nights
  • Oversee and recruit leaders for any preschool or children’s choir or choral ensemble
  • Organize and lead special music events, such as Christmas and Easter programs, musicals, and concerts
  • Create and manage the music ministry and AV budgets, including the purchase, maintenance, and repair of instruments and equipment
Protect the flock
  • Promote biblical unity and diversity within the congregation
  • Ensure that the content of the music ministry holds firm to the faith and sound doctrine
  • Refute and rebuke those who depart from the faith and sound doctrine
  • Assist in the effort to reconcile wayward church members back to the Lord and to the church through the biblical means of church discipline
Care for the flock
  • Engage in the system of ministry built to physically and spiritually care for all the members of the church, particularly the sick, the widowed, the orphaned, and those in crisis among us, and especially to those on your ministry teams
  • Provide biblical counseling to church members and the community as you are able
Represent the flock
  • Represent the church in the community and denominationally
  • Collaborate with other local pastors and churches to advance the mission of the church
 Additional Responsibilities:
  • Attend regular staff meetings and participate in church-wide events and activities
  • Serve as the point person for all weddings and ensure the Worship Center is ready and AV needs are met
  • Ensure the Worship Center is ready for funerals hosted at the church and AV needs are met
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor

What a Candidate Should Bring:
 Education & Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in music is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading a music ministry in a Baptist church or similar setting is preferred
  • Ordained to the office of pastor or able to be ordained upon arrival
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Proficient in music theory, vocal and instrumental techniques, and conducting
  • Skilled in planning and executing a variety of musical styles and genres
  • Ability to lead and develop a team of volunteers, including recruiting, training, and scheduling
  • Knowledge in AV technologies (current systems include Allen & Heath dLive and ME-1, ProPresenter 7, Black Magic ATEM w/ PTZ cameras, Chroma-Q Vista 3, all supported by a Netgear Insight Layer 3 network)
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to a Christ-centered approach to worship and music
Personal Characteristics
  • Proven to be above reproach in the qualities for men who hold the office of pastor as laid out in     1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
    • Family and Finances: faithful to his wife if married, his children follow his godly leadership if a father, stewards his resources well, not a lover of money, hospitable
    • Character and Reputation:  self-controlled, respectable, not a drunkard, gentle, not quarrelsome or quick-tempered, well thought of by the community, not arrogant, a lover of good, holy
    • Faith and Sound Doctrine: not a recent convert, holds firm to the faith and sound doctrine, able to teach and encourage others in the faith and sound doctrine, able to refute and rebuke those who depart from the faith and sound doctrine
  • Affirms without reservation our Articles of Faith, the Baptist Faith and Message 2000
  • Models godly giving by being at least a tither (a 10-percenter) of his household net income to the church or is engaged in a growth plan to become a tither to the church
  • A passion for evangelism and outreach so that people come to know Jesus Christ and join this church
  • A strong commitment to the mission and values of Collinsville First Baptist Church and the Southern Baptist Convention
What It’s Like to Live in Collinsville, MS:

 Collinsville is a desirable, close-knit community located in east central Mississippi. Almost 2,000 people call Collinsville home, but the surrounding communities, which include Newton, Neshoba, Kemper, and Clarke counties, well surpass 100,000 people. Situated between Meridian and Philadelphia, Collinsville is a short distance from excellent dining options, shopping opportunities, and other recreational activities. Okatibbee Lake is a 3,800-acre reservoir. The area around Collinsville is truly a sportsman's paradise with hunting, fishing, boating, and lodging opportunities! Meridian is home to the newly constructed Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Riley Arts and Entertainment Center, and the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music is located in Philadelphia, Mississippi, along with Geyser Falls Water Theme Park. Our area has numerous other opportunities for entertainment for families and friends.

Where Church and Community Intersect:

 Collinsville First Baptist is known for its outstanding partnership among local schools, the community, and other organizations. Most notably, we have a strong partnership with our local West Lauderdale schools. Not only do we find ways for ministry at the schools weekly, we also host several teacher trainings, banquets, and ceremonies. Furthermore, we host Fellowship of Christian Athletes worship nights, partner with the SPOT (Special Place for Others to Thrive, an organization to bring together the fragmented community of special needs families), strongly support the Center for Pregnancy Choices (our local crisis pregnancy center), and currently host each week the Anchor Christian Academy (a local Classical Christian homeschool co-op program). We love to see our facility used by our community because here at Collinsville First Baptist, we see ourselves as the intersection of the social, educational, and spiritual crossroads of Lauderdale County.

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 Collinsville First Baptist Church

Attn: Worship Search

PO Box 70

Collinsville, MS. 39325

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