Music Ministry enhances the quality of worship with music to honor and glorify God and proclaim the name of Jesus Christ through song.
Duties of the Minister of Music
The duties of the minister of music include the following:
1. Serve as music committee chairperson. If your church does not currently have a music committee, now is a good time to establish one. This committee can assist you in finding talent and scheduling musicians for the worship service. This group can also work creatively with you to develop ideas for expanding your existing music program. The group should consist of at least the following members: minister of music (who serves as chairperson), head organist and/or pianist, pastor, two members at large (preferably one younger person and one older person). Depending on the size of your congregation, you can add other individuals contribute to the music program.
2. Schedule musicians for the worship service. You will need to arrange for an organist and/or pianist and special music for the worship service each week. This will require some planning every week and should be scheduled three to four weeks in advance with a follow-up call to the musicians one week prior to the service.
3. Get music information into the church bulletin. Once you have made these arrangements, contact the church secretary or bulletin typist with the musicians’ names and the selection to be presented.
4. Serve on the worship committee. Your responsibility on this committee is to ensure that the musical considerations in the worship service are addressed. If you have ideas for using music more effectively or for expanding the music in the service, this committee can discuss and implement your ideas.