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Next Level Church

Ft. Myers, FL
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Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance:  3,100

Location: Ft. Myers, Florida

The Role: Worship Director

Meet Next Level Church:

Founding and Lead Pastors Matt and Sarah Keller had it in their hearts, as high school sweethearts, that they wanted to be local church pastors. They also knew that “planting” a church somewhere was a great way to do that. God has used them to lead Next Level Church from 30 people, at its grand opening in 2002 to now over 3,100 people in three locations.

A piece of the Next Level Church vision has always been to be a multi-site church with locations stretching across southwest Florida, so that no one would have to drive more than 30 minutes to attend and be involved. The vision to become a multi-site church came to pass as the locations extended beyond the Fort Myers location and into the current East location in March of 2014, and our Cape Coral location in the Spring  2021, and with the newest location projected to launch in the fall of 2024.

The Next Level Church exists to lead people to become fully engaged followers of Jesus. With locations across Southwest Florida, people of all walks of life are welcomed and encouraged to come as they are.

The mission is simple yet focused …to see lost people found, found people free, and free people empowered through the love of Jesus and the community. With a vision for multiple more locations, a heart for other pastors and ministry leaders, and so much more, the future is bright, and Pastor Matt and Sarah believe the best is yet to come!

About the Worship Director:

The Worship Director will have the primary responsibility of growing and building dynamic teams that implement the systems and strategies for worship, production and student ministries in order to lead people to become fully engaged followers of Jesus.

The Worship Director’s Responsibilities Include:

Worship (Music & Production)

Care for, develop and lead production and music teams, including Next Level Students, in health and high impact.
Execute worship programming and priorities, preparing appropriate flow of the service; manage and update plans in Planning Center Online (PCO).
Develop, lead and direct coaches for production and music teams and empower them to lead.
Serve as primary worship leader for weekly services and lead the worship team, ensuring both spiritual and musical preparation.
Manage the use, maintenance and repair of production equipment in all environments, ensuring readiness for all services and events.
Administer and direct the recruiting and audition process for the worship teams then oversee the assimilation of team members using the Central systems.
Responsibly steward music and production resources such as budget, equipment, and supplies.
Maintain excellence for stage, production green room and backstage areas.
Collaborate with the Central Creative Arts team effectively to ensure levels of excellence.
Stay current on new music, equipment and techniques, and provide recommendations.
What You Bring:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Worship Director:

Education & Experience

High School diploma or GED required.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred, or ministry experience equivalent.
Minimum of three years band and worship leading in a local church

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be highly relational and possess great people skills, with an orientation towards serving, empowering others, and building strong teams.
High level of skill playing guitar and/or piano.
Developed vocalist skills.
Able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle change in a positive manner.
Able to handle confidential matters with integrity and discretion.
Demonstrated project management, time management and collaboration skills.
Skilled in the operation of Audio/Visual Production Equipment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Planning Center and ability to learn new technologies.
Experience with leading and orchestrating choirs.
Oversee and direct the choir when necessary, ensuring that it represents a diverse and inclusive group of vocalists. Coordinate choir rehearsals.
Help plan and lead worship services that resonate with a multi-ethnic congregation.
Help select and arrange worship songs, hymns, and other elements to reflect the cultural diversity of the community and sound of Next Level Church.
Experience in worship leadership with a focus on multi-ethnic congregations.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Must be able to communicate fluently in English. Fluency in other languages is a plus.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

See themselves as a son/daughter of God that is passionate about the Kingdom and have a total commitment to be planted in Next Level Church as their home.
Fully support the Church Purpose/Core Values, having the spiritual depth that supports the Leadership Behavioral Values while championing and defending the culture.
Able to uphold our Biblical Standards for Spiritual Leadership with a constant desire to become more like Jesus.
Participate in weekly staff gatherings, monthly staff chapels, yearly staff retreat, and other all-staff gatherings throughout the year.
Revisit the role description, goals/objectives every trimester.
Lives out and demonstrates the following for the Next level Church:

Core Values: Set Free to Be, Strive to Thrive, Better Together, Serve All – Love All, and Live to Give.
Behavioral Values: Love, Trust, Teachability, Sacrifice, Resourcefulness, Loyalty, and Fun.
What it’s Like to Live in Ft. Myers, Florida:

Fort Myers, known as the City of Palms, is located in Southwest Florida. The city is the county seat for Lee County, which also includes the cities of Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach and Estero. US News and World Report rank Fort Myers as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States.

The Fort Myers area offers a booming housing market and an unemployment rate below the national average. Hertz and Chico’s FAS have chosen Lee County as the location of their world headquarters and companies like Gartner have steadily increased their presence. Lee Health is the largest employer in the area.

A state university, Florida Gulf Coast University, a state college, Florida Southwestern, and numerous private schools offer continuing educational opportunities. Over 9 million passengers a year come through Southwest Florida International Airport. Hertz Arena is the entertainment venue in the region, hosting concerts, sports and other events. ​Fort Myers is also the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.

Fort Myers blends historic districts with new development. The city is located on the south bank of the Caloosahatchee River, about 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Cape Coral, located on the north side of the river, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers Beach and other areas provide numerous parks for beach access. Fort Myers has over 250 sunny days a year, making golf, fishing and outdoor recreation a regular part of Southwest Florida life.

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