Bethany Baptist Church
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Minister of Music and Praise



This is the perfect opportunity for someone who desires to serve in an environment marked by authenticity and health. At Bethany Baptist Church, the desire is to care deeply for one another, be connected in community, and to maintain unity within this body of believers. An incredible opportunity exists here for a person who wants to continue building upon an already solid foundation, and to do so with wonderful people in a beautiful part of the country.

Church Description *

For 127 years, Bethany Baptist Church has been established for the purpose of glorifying God by proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and preparing His people to worship Him forever. This is Bethany’s passion, their purpose, and drives everything they do. They are wholly committed to: Win people to a saving knowledge of Jesus; Build them into mature disciples of Christ; Equip them for their ministry in the church and their life mission in the world; Plant healthy churches. As a body of believers, they value the Word of God highly and are known for strong expository Bible teaching, having a family environment, and for their care of the needy throughout the community.

Bethany Baptist Church is located in Edwards, IL, a suburb of Peoria. Situated along the banks of the Illinois River, about 374,000 people call this area home. It’s centrality to several major cities, exceptionally affordable cost of living, as well as it’s natural beauty and plentiful amenities make Peoria a unique place where nature and culture meet. Bethany is committed to making a difference in this region and throughout the world.

Position Description *
Bethany is a multi-generational church with a strong legacy of musical excellence. The new Minister of Music & Praise should have a vision for blending contemporary, band-driven worship music with a modern worship choir and supplemental orchestra. Not only a worship leader themselves, this person should desire to shepherd and empower others to lead from the front as well. Bethany values worship that is engaging with an intentional flow that encourages congregational singing. The new hire should understand how to craft a multi-generational worship experience that draws worshipers into the moment. True to their love of God’s Word, theological depth in music selection is highly valued. They desire to sing great songs that communicate the gospel and teach the truth about God and His character. The qualified candidate must have the theological depth to lead and teach the church in this way.

Of high importance for the new Minister of Music & Praise will be the ability to connect with people, both, on and off the platform. This person should be authentic and relational with their teams and with those in the congregation. Not simply a musician, this person should have a love for people and the heart of a pastor.

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