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STEVE JESTER
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We welcome you to Second Presbyterian Church and pray that you will experience God’s love, mercy, and grace in this place and through this congregation.

We are an historic church, witnessing to Jesus Christ in this city for nearly 200 years. We also are a church seeking to speak to the needs of today’s world and wrestling with new and exciting ways to be God’s people.

We welcome and encourage questions about the Christian faith and life. We believe that the Bible is a living, authoritative document that shapes our lives. We interpret Scripture in context, using the intellect and skills God has given us. Worship is at the center of our life together, engaging both heart and mind, sending us out to witness to God’s love in the world. Because the Good News of Jesus Christ touches all aspects of human life, we make outreach to the wider community and the world a priority. We believe all we are and all we have is a gift from God and that we are responsible for the faithful use of those gifts for the sake of Jesus Christ.

If this approach to the Christian faith speaks to you, we invite you to explore Second Presbyterian Church further and invite you to share in its life and ministry.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)

Passport to Peru

Dates: July 10-14

Enjoy God’s good world. Hike cloud-shrouded ruins of Machu Picchu. Savor exotic flavors of the Amazon. Hear what daily life is like from kids in Peru. We will learn together about God’s good gifts as we explore God’s beloved world from right here in Louisville.

From: 9am -12pm  | Ages 4 – 5th grade

From: 12pm – 3pm  |  Grades 4 and 5 only

With older kids, we will explore some local sites that will help us connect the global and local world through service. Peru is dealing with water issues: so are we! Peruvians care for their immigrants: so are we! Peruvians are concerned with those who have little money or support: so do we! God’s good gifts are everywhere!

SMILEY CAMP

"Camping Under the Stars": June 12 - 16
"The Mighty Jungle": June 19 - 23

Dates: June 12 – 16, June 19 – 23 (Registration begins: April 15)

SMILEY CAMP is for children age 3 (potty trained) through age 6 years old (entering 1st grade)

Camper Fees:
1 week – $175
2 weeks – $300

Question and Information?

Lucy Roth
(502) 895-3483
lroth@2ndpreslou.org

Full-time position for Director of Music Ministries

Please read more info below

Those interested in a full-time position @ Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY 40207 should inquire by viewing the material below. All details regarding application instructions, requirements and submissions are also included in the below information.

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Scope and Purpose

The Director of Music Ministries will develop and maintain a program of music, providing leadership to assure the quality of the church music program; to provide music at regular and special worship services; and to enhance the congregation’s knowledge and appreciation of music as well as the enjoyment of singing hymns and spiritual songs.  This is communicated through a ministry of music that introduces people to Jesus Christ, nurtures their faith, and builds up the body of Christ.


Qualifications

  1. Demonstrates a faith in God and a commitment to Jesus Christ and His church.
  2. A minimum of a Master’s Degree in music from an accredited university/college.
  3. Demonstrable skills in leading/directing an adult choir in vocal repertoire from all periods of music.
  4. The ability to select music that complements and enhances the worship experience, due to a solid understanding of the church year and reformed liturgical worship.
  5. Trained and proficient in the classical tradition of sacred music but open to diverse and broader forms of sacred music.
  6. Experience in developing music programs for all ages.
  7. Relationship-building in nature, to work collaboratively as a team player with all staff members.
  8. Ability as an organist a plus but not a prerequisite for consideration.
  9. Intermediate keyboard proficiency needed for warm-ups, sectionals, etc.
  10. Ability to demonstrate vocal technique and musicianship at high level.

Responsibilities

  1. Supervises or conducts all adult choirs, ensembles, children’s or youth choirs and other music groups.
  2. Recruits, hires and supervises section leaders for the Sanctuary Choir.
  3. Recommends the hiring of musical assistants, such as directors for children or youth choirs, as needed to the Personnel Committee.
  4. Recruits and trains volunteer choir members.
  5. In consultation with pastors, selects hymns, anthems, and other music appropriate for each worship service.
  6. Ensures the choir rehearsal room is properly maintained.
  7. Attends Music Committee meetings, Worship Committee meetings and weekly staff meetings.
  8. Ensures the development and direction of bell choirs and their participation in worship.
  9. Supervises and supports Second Act in their outreach and their periodic participating in worship.
  10. Encourages participation of children and youth in the music program.
  11. Participates in and collaborates with the large music community.
  12. In consultation with the Organist, helps to ensure the music instruments are tuned and in good repair.

Administration

  1. Prepares the music budget and oversees the music expenditures.
  2. Oversees the music personnel budget and payroll.
  3. Prepares articles for the church newsletter.
  4. Oversees development and updating of music portion of the website.
  5. Oversees publicity about community concerts to the larger community.
  6. Oversees the music library.
  7. Oversees the purchase of music supplies.

Work Schedule

Flexible work schedule as established in cooperation with the Senior Pastor/Head of Staff that includes Sunday mornings and evenings, regular weekday evenings, weekends and occasional attendance at conferences in order to meet the needs of the congregation.


Accountability

The position of Director of Music Ministries reports directly to the Pastor/Head of Staff and is fully accountable to the Session for performance and conduct under the aegis of the Personnel Committee.


 

Letter of interest and resume to:

Chair – DMM Search Committee Second Presbyterian Church 3701 Old Brownsboro Road Louisville, Kentucky 40207

Or by email to: Church Administrator churchadmin@2ndpreslou.org

Scope and Purpose The Director of Music Ministries will develop and maintain a program of music, providing leadership to assure the quality of the church music program; to provide music at regular and special worship services; and to enhance the congregation’s knowledge and appreciation of music as well as the enjoyment of singing hymns and spiritual songs.  This is communicated through a ministry of music that introduces people to Jesus Christ, nurtures their faith, and builds up the body of Christ.
Qualifications 1. Demonstrates a faith in God and a commitment to Jesus Christ and His church. 2. A minimum of a Master’s Degree in music from an accredited university/college. 3. Demonstrable skills in leading/directing an adult choir in vocal repertoire from all periods of music. 4. The ability to select music that complements and enhances the worship experience, due to a solid understanding of the church year and reformed liturgical worship.   5. Trained and proficient in the classical tradition of sacred music but open to diverse and broader forms of sacred music. 6. Experience in developing music programs for all ages. 7. Relationship-building in nature, to work collaboratively as a team player with all staff members. 8. Ability as an organist a plus but not a prerequisite for consideration. 9. Intermediate keyboard proficiency needed for warm-ups, sectionals, etc. 10. Ability to demonstrate vocal technique and musicianship at high level.
Responsibilities 1. Supervises or conducts all adult choirs, ensembles, children’s or youth choirs and other music groups.  2. Recruits, hires and supervises section leaders for the Sanctuary Choir. 3. Recommends the hiring of musical assistants, such as directors for children or youth choirs, as needed to the Personnel Committee. 4. Recruits and trains volunteer choir members. 5. In consultation with pastors, selects hymns, anthems, and other music appropriate for each worship service. 6. Ensures the choir rehearsal room is properly maintained. 7. Attends Music Committee meetings, Worship Committee meetings and weekly staff meetings. 8. Ensures the development and direction of bell choirs and their participation in worship. 9. Supervises and supports Second Act in their outreach and their periodic participating in worship.  10. Encourages participation of children and youth in the music program. 11. Participates in and collaborates with the large music community. 12. In consultation with the Organist, helps to ensure the music instruments are tuned and in good repair.

Administration 1. Prepares the music budget and oversees the music expenditures. 2. Oversees the music personnel budget and payroll. 3. Prepares articles for the church newsletter. 4. Oversees development and updating of music portion of the website. 5. Oversees publicity about community concerts to the larger community. 6. Oversees the music library. 7. Oversees the purchase of music supplies.
Work Schedule Flexible work schedule as established in cooperation with the Senior Pastor/Head of Staff that includes Sunday mornings and evenings, regular weekday evenings, weekends and occasional attendance at conferences in order to meet the needs of the congregation.
Accountability The position of Director of Music Ministries reports directly to the Pastor/Head of Staff and is fully accountable to the Session for performance and conduct under the aegis of the Personnel Committee.
Letter of interest and resume to: Chair – DMM Search Committee Second Presbyterian Church 3701 Old Brownsboro Road Louisville, Kentucky 40207
Or by email to: Church Administrator churchadmin@2ndpreslou.org

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