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First Baptist Church of Kenova – Worship Director

1120 Poplar St
Kenova,
WV,
25530
USA

Position Type

Worship Director

Denomination

Other

Ministry Area

Worship

Avg. Weekly Attendance

500

Job Description

First Baptist Church of Kenova, WV is seeking a full-time Worship Director or Worship Pastor. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

OVERVIEW

The candidate shall oversee the organization, direction, development, and evaluation of the worship ministry for people of all ages from pre-school through senior adults. The candidate shall use the worship ministry to create an atmosphere that causes people to worship in spirit and truth.

The candidate will coordinate with the Lead Pastor to ensure the music is applicable to the sermon topic and any special events.

***The successful candidate will take on a secondary role in addition to worship ministry duties based on the candidate’s gifting and passion. Possible ministry roles include missions, college ministry, technology, or senior adults. A completed job description with secondary responsibilities added will be finalized with candidate during the interview process.***

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Character – The candidate should demonstrate growth toward all the biblical qualifications for an elder/overseer in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, and Titus 1:7-9. The candidate must conduct himself with others within the church and outside the church with the highest level of truth, humility, integrity, purity, and care.

Competency – The candidate should have experience leading diverse musical styles and a desire and ability to recruit, train, lead, and nurture worship team members. Should also be proficient as a vocalist/instrumentalist and demonstrate familiarity with technology used in worship services.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Be a passionate worshipper of Christ in private and in public

• Work alongside children and youth ministries to develop a cohesive churchwide worship ministry

• Recruit, train, and develop church members to serve in worship ministry and on the tech team

• Periodically evaluate the spiritual health of the worship ministry and provide feedback to the Lead Pastor and Council of Shepherds.

• Coordinate sound and music for church events (picnics, etc.) and other events such as funerals, weddings, etc.

• Meet with Lead Pastor weekly to plan Sunday services and other church events/projects.

• In coordination with the Trustee, the candidate shall maintain control of all sound equipment, portable systems, and any instruments belonging to FBC.

• Any other project as assigned by Lead Pastor and/or Council of Shepherds.

• Preparation, justification, and submission of any budget requirements to the Budget and Finance Committee each year. In addition, the candidates is responsible for monitoring and expending funds from accounts under the assigned control of the candidate.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The candidate works under the direction of the Council of Shepherds with direct oversight by the Lead Pastor.

CHURCH PROFILE

First Baptist Church of Kenova is located in the heart of the Tri-State Area (WV, KY, OH) between Huntington, WV and Ashland, KY. Over the past two decades, the Lord has truly had His hand on our church body and, through the work of the Holy Spirit, has grown our congregation both in spiritual depth and in number. With a current average attendance of 400 people, FBCK has an excellent representation of people from every age group, with our largest demographic being 30-40 year olds with young children.

We are a church family that has cultivated a “Berean” mindset, having a reputation for being impacted, sustained, corrected, and compelled by Word of God as our sole rule for Christian faith and practice. We are passionate about reaching our community and region with the gospel of Christ, supporting missionary work, and building strong Christian homes. Above all else, we desire to glorify the Lord with our lives, both inside and outside of our church building.

Doctrinal Distinctives

We generally affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and the 1689 London Baptist Confession.

Missions

We are currently giving 19% of our budget to missions with the desire and intent to increase that percentage each year. We consider our mission budget to be “the first check we write.” We are currently in the process of sending one family to serve diaspora Muslims in Europe through International Project. We have ongoing ministry partnerships Africa, Central America, Europe, and Asia.

Children & Youth Ministry

As a church, we are deeply committed to nurturing a love for the Lord in our children. We currently have two full time staff positions devoted to coordinating discipleship and outreach for ages pre-K through 18 year olds. FBCK has an AWANA program and youth ministry called “The Garage.” Both ministries have a host of parent volunteers and continually prove to be fruitful. A majority of the members of our church have either volunteered in or directly benefited from these ministries.

In addition to our children’s and youth ministries, the FBCK cultivates a culture that encourages families to educate and instill a Biblical worldview in our children. A large portion of our students receive a christian education through local Christian schools or home school.

Fellowship

Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, our church body truly does demonstrate a love for one another, being purposeful in breaking down dividing walls in our congregation. We have a reputation for loving like Jesus and living our faith.

We have a well-attended fellowship dinner open to the entire church every Wednesday night. Following the fellowship dinners, our church meets in small groups all over our campus.

Sunday Morning Worship

We currently have two services (9:00 & 11:15) consisting of expository preaching and Biblically sound worship. Average attendance for 2024 is 465 as of mid-April. We value an overall expository teaching method from the whole counsel of God’s Word, understanding that all scripture is God-breathed.

Our adult Sunday school classes meet in between services. We encourage didactic teaching methods, recognizing difficult questions, examined in the light of the Word, lead to deeper understanding and deeper understanding to greater praise.

Leadership

We are led by a team of four elders (one staff elder and three lay elders) whom we refer to as Shepherds. Our congregation is served by a group of 15 active deacons.

Our ministry staff consists of a full-time Lead Pastor, Children’s Director, Youth Director, a Church Secretary, a Financial Secretary, and a volunteer Pastoral Care Minister.

Financial Information

Our budget for 2024 is $968,000 and our weekly giving in recent months has been exceeding our budgeted expenses.

Location

Kenova is the “Western Gate to the Mountain State”, just a 10 minute drive to the center of Huntington, WV (pop. 46,000) and Ashland, Kentucky (pop. 21,600). The Tri-State area itself is largely made up of small-town communities with a population of over 350,000 in the metropolitan area. This makes the region a desirable area that combines a small-town community-centered mindset with enough of a population to support many of the resources only available in a larger city.

Huntington is home to several notable institutions, including Marshall University, which has a strong focus on STEM fields, and the Huntington Museum of Art, which features an extensive collection of American art and artifacts.

The city also has a vibrant arts and culture scene, with a number of galleries, theaters, and performance venues. The Keith-Albee Theatre, a historic venue for live performances, is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike.

In terms of outdoor recreation, the region surrounding Huntington is known for its natural beauty and opportunities for activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing. The nearby Beech Fork State Park and the Wayne National Forest are popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts.

The region’s economy is diverse, with major industries including healthcare, education, manufacturing, and transportation. The area is home to several major healthcare providers, including Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The manufacturing sector is also significant, with major employers including the Huntington Steel & Supply Company and the Hirschbach Motor Lines trucking company.

Carter Caves State Park, Greenbo Lake State Park, Yatesville Lake State Park and Ohio’s Lake Vesuvius are all only a short drive away. Whether your pleasure is boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, camping or hiking, you’re sure to find what you enjoy in the Ashland area. First-class golf and tennis are also options. The area has numerous 18-hole golf courses and one of the best tennis centers in Kentucky located in Ashland (15-minutes from Kenova).

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