2017-2018 River Life Covenant Church Job Description

Lay Pastor of Worship Arts and Spiritual Direction

Time Commitment: Approximately 25-30 hours per month

Duties Include:


1) Worship Arts

  • Mentor Worship Intern by meeting weekly for training in weekend service planning & execution, as well as, leadership and development of volunteer team members.
  • Train Worship Intern and River Life volunteers on ProPresenter.
  • Provide leadership in planning Advent, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, and Easter services with Worship Intern and Worship Arts volunteers.
  • Create a team responsible for developing a visual and artistic upgrade.
  • Preach when needed.


2) Spiritual Direction

  • Meet with at least one Spiritual Directee from the congregation per week
  • Available for Group Spiritual Direction with Staff, Leadership Team, & Ministry Teams

Formal spiritual direction involves a voluntary relationship, explicitly defined and with a clear separation of roles, between a person who seeks to grow in the Christian life (the “directee”) and a mentor and guide (the “director.“) The director is a mature, trained Christian who helps the directee both to discern what the Holy Spirit is doing and saying, and to act on that discernment, thus drawing nearer to God in Christ. Meetings are usually scheduled in advance on a regular basis, and a spiritual directee normally has only one formal director. An “engagement agreement” or “covenant contract” between the director and directee establishes the ground rules and boundaries for the relationship. 

The focus is on intimacy with God. Some significant aspects of spiritual direction are:

1. Spiritual direction focuses on religious experience. It is concerned with the directee’s actual experience of a relationship with God.

2. Spiritual direction is about a relationship. The religious experience is not isolated, nor does it consist of extraordinary events. It is what happens in an ongoing relationship between the directee and God. 

3. Spiritual direction is a relationship that is going somewhere. God is leading the directee to deeper faith and more generous service. The spiritual director asks not just “what is happening?” but “what is moving forward?”

4. The real spiritual director is God. God touches the human heart directly. The human spiritual director does not “direct” in the sense of giving advice and solving problems. Rather, the director helps a person respond to God’s invitation to a deeper relationship.

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