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RENO CHURCH JOB OPENINGS

KID'S DIRECTOR

Snapshot
Denomination: Non-Denominational
Weekly Attendance: 1,100
Location: Reno, Nevada
The Role: The LS Kids Director will spiritually form and empower the next generation of the church with a deep love for Jesus founded on the Gospel through God’s Word.
The Kids Director Will:
FULLY STAFF ALL SERVICES
  • Ensure all 7 classrooms at each gathering are equipped with trained lead teachers and support volunteers.
  • Appoint hallway coordinators at each gathering that will help serve as a welcoming presence and troubleshoot classroom needs as they arise.
  • Fully staff welcoming and competent check-in volunteers.
  • Recruit and train 20-30 new volunteers every year.
FORMATION
  • Creatively foster the weekly spiritual formation of the kids through regular rhythms of musical worship, engagement with the Word, offering, and prayer.
  • Develop or implement an age-appropriate curriculum that is specific to developmental capacities.
  • Have a vision for what 5th graders should know and help them mature during their time in LS kids with a discipleship strategy to get them there.
  • Overhaul and maintain a vibrant, clean, and welcoming environment in each of the classrooms.
TRAINING
  • Organize initial and ongoing training opportunities for the base of 120 volunteers comprised of lead teachers, classroom volunteers, and check-in people.
  • Ensure every volunteer knows proper protocols in the LS Kids handbook to ensure child safety, manage classrooms, and work with families on disciplinary issues.
  • Develop a quarterly family communication strategy to align and resource parents in the discipleship of their kids.
MISSION
  • Increase LS Kids participation by 15% in the first year.
  • Develop a follow-up system for 1st-time families with a connection opportunity for parents.
  • Work with LS Students Director to assimilate graduating kids into the next stage of ministry and clearly communicate the process with their parents.


What you Bring:
Education & Experience
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree that is applicable to the area of ministry. They will have 3-5 years of experience working with kids and leading others.

Personal Characteristics
  • Proven track record of being able to teach kids and develop leaders to do the same.
  • Great with kids and possesses a desire to nurture them into maturity.
  • Ability to lovingly command the attention of adults and children as you lead and disciple.
  • Ability to equip and empower - lead through others.
  • Strong presence and gathering ability - create contagious enthusiasm for the ministry.
  • Strong administration skills.
  • Ability to cast a compelling vision with insight as to ministry needs and opportunities for improvement.
  • Flexible/Adaptable - Handle curveballs with grace in problem-solving.
  • Possesses a conviction and passion for the Word of God.

What it's Like to Live in Reno, Nevada:
Reno, NV , ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’, is located 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, surrounded by mountains with the Truckee River flowing through the heart of the city.  The church is located in the up and coming Midtown District that has quickly become the cultural center of Reno offering a wide range of food and dining options, unique local shops, and murals.  Reno is home to approximately 250,000 people (460,000 metro area) of which Barna Research Group listed in 2017 as the second Most Unchurched City in America, second to San Francisco.  The mission of Living Stones Church is to see a fundamental shift in the spiritual climate of Northern Nevada.

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RENO CHURCH JOB OPENINGS

WORSHIP DIRECTOR

Snapshot
Denomination: Non-Denominational
Weekly Attendance: 1,100
Location: Reno, Nevada
The Role: The Worship Director will lead the people of God into His presence through musical worship.  Living Stones seeks to see a fundamental shift in the spiritual climate of northern Nevada, and we believe transcultural music is vital to that shift in our city, as we seek “Unity in Diversity.” The Worship Director’s role is to recruit, train and mobilize the church body to that end.
The Worship Director Will:
Develop Transcultural Worship Ministry
  • Develop a vision and strategic plan to secure a healthy transcultural worship ministry.
  • Research and connect with other peer and aspirant ministries - helping us to grow in our own approach to worship ministry.
  • Be comfortable leading a diverse range of musical genres.
  • Ability to genuinely connect and unify people from different racial and cultural backgrounds in musical worship.
Formation of Bands and Music
  • Develop three (3) different worship bands or teams.
  • Recruit, train, and mobilize a base of 25-40 worship ministry volunteers.   
  • Coordinate spiritual care and shepherding of worship members.
  • Record backing tracks to assist in achieving musical excellence.
  • Introduce 12 new songs to worship catalogue a year.
  • Rearrange four (4) songs or hymns a year.
  • Write three (3) new songs a year for corporate worship or for special music during a particular service.
  • Work with the children's director to incorporate music in LS Kids.
Architect Worship Service
  • Creatively program weekly order of service.
  • Plan out a music catalogue for each sermon series months in advance.   
  • Schedule and prepare volunteer musicians for weekly service.
  • Manage musical instruments and maintenance. 
  • Manage and maintain stage presentation.
Innovate and Create School of Music
  • Develop robust biblical theology of music for band members and church.
  • Foster creative collaboration with other musicians.
  • Train and develop future musicians.
  • Connect missionally with the arts and other musicians in the city.


What you Bring:
Education & Experience
  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree that is applicable to the area of ministry or demonstrated extensive knowledge of music theory.  
  • They will have 4-7 years experience developing bands and creative programming.

 Competencies
  • Heart for spiritual formation of those in the congregation and worship ministry.
  • Proven track record of being able to build bands and develop leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a transcultural experience.
  • Understanding of music theory, composition, and direction.
  • Proficient in producing click tracks.
  • Ability to gather and attract other musicians with their skill and presence.
  • Can equip and empower - lead through others.
  • Effectively manage communication and administration with volunteers.
  • Willfully engages culture missionally, while remaining grounded in core doctrine of the church.
  • Flexible/Adaptable - Handle curve balls with grace as you problem solve.
  • Possesses a conviction and passion for the Word of God.
  • Willing to be vulnerable in pursuit of spiritual health with pastors, staff and band members.

What it's Like to Live in Reno, Nevada:
Reno, NV , ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’, is located 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, surrounded by mountains with the Truckee River flowing through the heart of the city.  The church is located in the up and coming Midtown District that has quickly become the cultural center of Reno offering a wide range of food and dining options, unique local shops, and murals.  Reno is home to approximately 250,000 people (460,000 metro area) of which Barna Research Group listed in 2017 as the second Most Unchurched City in America, second to San Francisco.  The mission of Living Stones Church is to see a fundamental shift in the spiritual climate of Northern Nevada.

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