Praise and Worship Director Job at Holy Trinity Church in McLean, Virginia
Holy Trinity Church
850 Balls Hill Rd. McLean, VA 22101

Overview:

The Praise and Worship Director will oversee and lead the worship ministry at Holy Trinity Church.

THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH STORY

In 2010, a group of local believers, inspired by God’s work at Holy Trinity Brompton in London, England, and influenced by their experience with Alpha (a discussion
group), established Holy Trinity Church (HTC) in McLean, VA. They held their first worship service in a local family’s basement at 10:10 on Sunday, October 10th, 2010. The founders chose the time and date on purpose to signify the life-verse of the congregation: John 10:10. In this verse, Jesus proclaims His mission, “I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness. “Today, the same desire to engage with God’s Spirit, learn from His word, share meaningful relationships, and live life in Christ in all of its fullness, guides the community onward. A broad array of influences intertwine to make HTC a unique environment. The services include liturgical elements that go back to their Anglican
roots. Yet, they are non-denominational and draw as heavily from contemporary praise and worship songs as they do from hymns. Some clap and raise their hands. Others enjoy quiet reverence. They don’t see one expression of worship as better than another. They are all just there to worship their God and Savior. Located just outside the nation’s capital in a 45,000 sq. ft facility, HTC carries a heart for the greater Washington, D.C. area. Likewise, their passion for the nations is unmistakable. The first two lead pastors were from the United Kingdom, and the current lead pastor, Brian Weaver, has served in ministry for more than 22 years, including leadership roles in the US, Tanzania, and Germany.
HTC embraces orthodox theology and practices its faith with grace toward others. They are multi-ethnic, multi-generational, and multi-socioeconomic. They hope that
everyone who encounters God through HTC, and its amazing people, experience the life Jesus promises in John 10:10.

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH VISION & MISSION

Vision: Holy Trinity Church exists to grow closer to God and encourage others to do the same

Mission: To facilitate the spiritual formation of believers, attract the unconvinced into the family of God, and make a meaningful
difference in the greater Washington, DC area

CORE VALUES

  • Christ-centered: Christ is at the center of all we do
  • Biblically-based: Scripture is the foundation upon which we establish our lives, and therefore, we preach biblically sound and rooted messages
  • Spirit-sensitive: We are committed to being a continuationist church. We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit and His present supernatural work in our lives, homes, and church
  • Missionally-motivated: We are committed to obeying Jesus’ commission in Matthew 28, both locally and globally
  • Grace-grounded: We believe in Grace-grounded ministry, which impacts how we live, treat our colleagues, and honor one another in ministry
  • Relationally-rooted: We want to live out our lives in authentic community and real life-giving relationships with one another

JOB SUMMARY

To oversee and lead the worship ministry at Holy Trinity Church.

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Christ-centered
  • Talented
  • Songwriter
  • Visionary
  • Creative
  • Leader
  • Empowers Others
  • Patient
  • Collaborative
  • Passionate for Christ
  • Trainer
  • Excellent
  • Skilled
  • Vocalist
  • Musician
  • Flexible

CANDIDATE COMPETENCIES

  • Has a deep faith and love for the Lord
  • Shows high organizational skills and is motivated to add structure and build processes
  • Possesses leadership and team-building skills
  • Shows self-directed initiative and ability to complete tasks promptly with limited supervision
  • Has a minimum of three years of experience leading worship sets and worship teams for a congregation of over 200
  • Understands and has worked with Planning Center Online
  • Has theological training (preferred)
  • Plays guitar or is key lead in worship (preferred)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and schedule worship on Sundays and during weekly staff meetings
  • Provide musical, community, and spiritual direction for worship team members including organizing weekly rehearsals, monthly gatherings, monthly newsletters, and blog
  • Raise up, mentor, and release worship leaders and members within the church
  • Seek out and audition potential worship team members
  • Grow creative culture through providing church congregants with songwriting sessions, musical development, and one-on-one mentoring
  • Cultivate worship community in larger DC metro area
  • Oversee mentoring and scheduling worship leaders and teams for all HTC ministries requesting worship at their events
  • Schedule all worship leaders and teams through Planning Center Online
  • Populate Planning Center with songs, running order, and announcements for each Sunday service and special services
  • Co-coordinate weekly service meeting and service components
  • Choose, compose, arrange, rehearse, and play songs
  • Maintain an online resource library (chord and lyric sheets)
  • Compile and provide song sheets for the worship team
  • Manage and oversee the worship team
  • Oversee compensation of hired musicians with the Finance Director
  • Maintain organization and tidy stage, backstage, and studio
  • Help to create a discipleship culture within the worship team
  • Work closely with the Senior Pastor for service development, music coordination, value alignment, and culture formation for the worship ministry
  • Support other ministries and courses within the church
  • Attend regular team, department, and service meetings
  • Book and manage outside performers
  • Co-lead project managing
  • Provide event liaison (inside and outside of HTC)
  • Schedule events and negotiate riders
  • Orchestrate team and volunteers
  • Coordinate larger music events at HTC
  • Fill in AV and technical roles for events and rehearsals as needed

 

McLean, Virginia 

McLean is situated just outside of Washington, DC and is dead-center on the Eastern Seaboard. Northern Virginia is known for its diverse population, affluent suburbs, countless restaurants, Fortune 500 companies, family-friendly vibe, and its proximity to pristine hiking trails and forests.

Starting at Holy Trinity Church (McLean, VA), one can be in downtown DC, in the Appalachian Mountains, or in an international airport – each in a mere 30 minutes. The greater DC/Maryland/Virginia area, affectionately known as “the DMV,” boasts world-class educational opportunities for all ages, the second-largest number of theater seats in the nation, fantastic museums (many of them free), US and World History sites, dozens of concert venues, and numerous professional sports teams. It is also one of America’s “healthiest” regions. But even with all of that included, the true stars of the DMV are its people. Often focused, well-read, involved in interesting work, and ready to engage, the people of NoVa and the greater DMV form a unique culture that is hungry for truth spoken in love.