Aldersgate UMC: Director of Music and Worship

Date Posted: 5/11/2023

Aldersgate UMC, Carrollton, TX

Job Description

The Director of Worship is responsible for the leadership, development and growth (spiritually and numerically) of the music ministry and worship for Aldersgate United Methodist Church.


  • Prepare and coordinate Sunday worship and congregational music for the 10:00 service through a variety of sources. Prepare and copy music sets for each instrumentalist.  Work with the visual/audio technician at 9:00 in creating a balanced and blended sound for all instruments and vocalists.

  • Choose music, lead rehearsals and conduct the adult choir for their weekly role in the 10:00 am. Worship service. 

  • Work with the Ministerial staff to recruit youth and adults for choir, band, and/or AV team members as part of worship ministries.

  • Work with the visual/audio technician in overseeing the accuracy of text for visual presentation.

  • Be present at Praise Band rehearsals to prepare the musical accuracy of congregational music.

  • Assist, provide resources and encourage the volunteer director of the children’s choir, and represent the needs and capabilities of the children’s choir in the periodic worship planning sessions with the pastor. 

  • Facilitate communication between the various music groups. 

  • Assist with maintenance, use, and set-up of sound equipment. 

  • Meet with the pastor regularly to report the progress of the music ministry and to plan worship.

  • Arrange for repair and tuning of all keyboard instruments within the church building as necessary.

  • Coordinate Sunday Service requirements with Altar Guild, Worship Host, Liturgists and Communion leader.

  • Provide leadership for the worship team by setting agenda items and meeting times to gather their input on how to improve Sunday worship.

  • Attend staff meetings when possible 

  • Oversees AV Team, Worship Host, and instructs them on their duties

  • Responsible for maintaining and recruitment of scholarship singers. 

  • Oversee scholarship singers are invoicing and getting paid monthly.

  • Hire and communicate with all guest musicians.


  • Be proficient in voice and music conducting.

  • Be skilled in Choral Directing and selecting appropriate music.

  • Be proficient in keyboard.

  • Be able to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and musical backgrounds. 

  • Be interested in a wide range of musical experiences. 

  • Be able to work with volunteers and teams. 

  • Be skilled in researching music issues and programs related to people in the congregation and community. 

  • Be skilled in researching issues involved in worship. 

  • Be sensitive to what makes worship effective.

  • Be knowledgeable of copyright law and CCLI Licensing Guidelines. 

How to Apply

Email a resume and cover letter to Rev. Rodney Whitfield at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 972-492-9393


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