LakeRidge Methodist Church was founded as Lakeridge United Methodist Church in 1979. It is unique among Methodist churches in that its founding pastor was there for 37 years before retiring. Its second lead pastor, Lyndol Loyd, has been there for seven years. The church was founded on the southwest side of Lubbock just as growth was beginning in that part of the city. The church has had a long history of focus on missions and has grown to be the largest church in the denomination’s Annual Conference (regional body). In 2022 LakeRidge disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church and has moved into the Global Methodist Church. This historic decision was based on the continued movement of the United Methodist Church to a more progressive theological position.
The ideal Director of Music and Worship will possess a wide range of skills and experience, including leadership of vocal choirs/praise teams, orchestras, handbell choirs, children’s music, and congregational singing. He/she will be a great communicator and vocalist, as well as a deeply personable and approachable individual. A great candidate for this position will have a strong desire to develop members musically and spiritually, growing and bringing out the best in the groups they oversee.
The new Director of Music and Worship is responsible for:
- Directing the Sanctuary Choir for all morning worship services and weekly rehearsals
- Serving as lead vocalist with the praise team
- Leading congregational singing
- Developing groups through fellowship and quality music making
- Working with children’s, youth, college/young adult, and adult ministry teams to meet all worship and music needs
Lubbock combines the amenities of a city with small town charm. Over the last decade Lubbock has been one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. The cost of living in Lubbock is very affordable, boasting the title of ninth-most affordable city in the United States in 2021. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University, whose university system has the seventh-largest enrollment in the state of Texas. Most notably known as the region’s hub for a diverse selection of sectors including healthcare, education and agriculture, the “Hub City” is an ever growing metro area rich in opportunity. With a robust technology sector on the rise, software developers from across the country, namely the Silicon Valley, are discovering Lubbock as an attractive market thanks to the many resources inside the city including the Lubbock Coding Academy, Texas Tech University, the Innovation Hub at Research Park and South Plains College.
Are you a passionate worshipper of Jesus with the skills to lead a congregation vocally and lead both a choir and orchestra ministry? Do you possess a high EQ in understanding how to relate to and lead people? Are you comfortable working with a diverse group of musical styles and genres, as well as navigating the unique challenges of leading a blended service? If this sounds like you, then apply today!
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