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Minister of Music & Worship - Lynnwood, WA



The Minister of Music & Worship (Full-time, 1.0 FTE) is responsible to Jesus Christ and the Church through the pastors, the congregation and Trinity Lutheran Church and Schools (TLCS) leadership. This position reports directly to the Lead Pastor.


Develop, direct, and coordinate the music & worship ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church & Schools.


A. Christ-Inspired service in our community (Local and Global)

  1. Anticipates, builds, and adapts the worship and music ministry to changing conditions in the congregation, local, and global communities

  2. Utilizes technology in innovative ways to enhance the worship experience

  3. Seeks ways to encourage and support worshippers in building up the body of Christ outside the walls of the church

  4. Works with pastoral staff in developing partnerships and relationships with the community at large

B. Inclusion of all people

  1. Plans and utilizes many forms of worship and styles of music

  2. Identifies, develops, and coordinates diverse leaders in music and worship ministry

  3. Seeks to develop music and worship opportunities and experiences which are relevant and accessible to all

C. Impactful relationships with one another that provide support for Life’s Journey

  1. Creates an environment for meaningful relationships that foster mutual accountability, accompaniment, and spiritual growth

  2. Instills and sustain a culture of collaboration

D. Faith-Based communal experience of worshiping and learning together

  1. Works with pastoral team to align music, plan worship, and cultivate leadership that creates space for building, belonging and becoming

  2. Fosters and creates educational opportunities for the congregation – liturgy, church music history, etc.

  3. Fosters and encourages growth in making worship relevant, contemplative, and transformational

E. Multi-Generational ministry relevant to all ages and promoting relationships across generations

  1. Works with young worshippers and youth to develop and integrate their gifts in worship

  2. Develops and fosters mentoring relationships across generations

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Work closely with the pastors to develop, plan, and implement worship services

  2. Work with Communication Coordinator in production of worship bulletins and other materials

  3. Record instrumental or vocal to an accompaniment track, or unaccompanied solo

  4. Play organ and/or piano for worship services, producing quality recordings and/or playing live, or recruiting appropriate substitutes

  5. Attend weekly staff meetings, Council, and other committee meetings as appropriate or assigned

  6. Develop and maintain Trinity’s music library

  7. Develop system for using, securing, and maintaining Trinity’s musical instruments and accessories

  8. Seek intentional engagement with the greater arts community, and ensure events and concerts relate to the values of Trinity expressed through the music and worship ministry

  9. Collaborate with Administrator to arrange for hosts and other needs for groups utilizing Trinity’s sanctuary/concert space

  10. Supervise publicity for the music and worship ministry

  11. Oversee scheduling, recruitment, and training (in collaboration with pastors and lay leaders) worship assistants as needed.

  12. Seek out additional resources (videos, music, alternative media, etc.) that can be used to augment and enrich worship.

Skills & Qualifications

  1. Skill and competency at the organ and keyboard/piano, with a working knowledge of other instruments

  2. Ability to lead congregational singing in all styles

  3. Technical ability to produce quality recordings and direct and guide recruits in recording

  4. Flexibility, creativity, and adaptability, as worship environment changes and evolves

  5. Willingness and capacity to be creative about how we use Lutheran hymnody and liturgy, other traditions, and new resources in a way that is relevant and meaningful today and in our context.

  6. Preference for demonstrated and significant experience working in a church setting

  7. Preference for choral and instrumental conducting experience

  8. Preference for post-secondary degree in music or church music

To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and two recordings: one organ and one piano piece, of hymnody and/or prelude, offertory, postlude pieces of up to four minutes in length each – may be classical and/or more modern styles. Recordings should be in MP4 or YouTube link format – can be audio only, or both audio and video. Email:

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