St. Matthew Lutheran Church

Galena, Illinois, United States

Music Minister

  • Address: 127 South High Street, Galena, Illinois 61036
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Pastor Blake Shipman
  • Phone: 815.348.9770
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  • Category: Worship Ministry
  • Position Title: Music Minister
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Description:

    St Matthew Lutheran Church

    127 S. High Street

    Galena, Il


    Position: Music Minister

    Reports to: Primarily the pastor secondarily the council

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Leads, coordinates, and oversees a vibrant and intergenerational music ministry in the congregation; schedules musicians for each service and fills in for the pianist/organist in their absence.
    • Encourages the congregation to participate in congregational song, while working to introduce new hymns and liturgies.
    • Directs, rehearses, mentors, encourages, and coaches the adult choir using a variety of sacred music
    • Maintains copyright licensing agreements 
    • Manages the Music budget; purchases music, music equipment and supplies staying within the boundaries of the church budget.
    • Works collegially with St. Matthew’s staff and volunteers.   Participates in all meetings relevant to the music ministries.  Serves as chairperson of the music committee.
    • Seeks to bring special music opportunities to St. Matthew (e.g. visiting choirs, etc.) and strives to join other churches in joint projects (e.g. United Churches of Galena Christmas Concert, etc.)
    • Actively recruits musicians to participate in the music ministry.
    • Seeks to develop relationships with other church musicians and to keep abreast with developments in Worship and Music.
    • Be consistently available for all regular church services as well as special services (Lent, etc.) and occasional services (Funerals, etc.). 


    • Has a strong commitment to Jesus Christ and a willingness to spread the Gospel
    • Demonstrates proficiency on both piano and organ also sight reading, and choral directing.
    • Experience preferred in directing music ministries.
    • Possesses a self-motivated and positive attitude.
    • Possesses personal and professional organizational skills.