TITLE:                  Director of Music Ministry

Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Michigan


To serve Trinity Lutheran Church and School by developing, coordinating, and administering an effective and well-rounded music program and providing leadership to and supervision of staff members and volunteers involved in this ministry.


The Director of Music Ministry is supervised by the Senior Pastor.


1.    Assist pastors in designing music content (hymns, choir music, liturgies, etc.)  for worship services.

2.    Develop and maintain musical excellence in worship.

3.    Build and direct choirs through recruitment and training.

4.    Act as senior organist.

5.    Coordinate, assist and utilize soloists, vocal groups, ensembles (brass and woodwind) and school choirs for worship services.

6.    Utilize choirs liturgically in worship and help teach new services to congregation.

7.    Plan and coordinate concert series and/or musical events.

8.    Oversee, coordinate, and assist in the teaching of classroom music in the school.

9.    Assist in the development, teaching and coordinating school musical needs for chapels, operettas, talent shows, and youth choirs.

10. Recruit and develop adult and youth hand bell choirs.

11. Plan and coordinate music for funerals and weddings.

12. Assist in the development of the Praise Team for Contemporary Worship.


1.    Theologically sound in Lutheran faith and liturgy.

2.    Regular and faithful in worship.

3.    Skilled Organist.

4.    Choral directorship and leadership skills.

5.    Excellent communication skills and teaching ability.

6.    People skills for recruiting, teaching, and retaining musical talent.

7.    Ability to support traditional and contemporary worship.

8.    Musicianship and administrative skills as required.

9.    Attributes: servant’s heart, team player, adaptable to change, humble, empowering leadership and passion for music excellence.