We're Hiring: Minister of Music

The people of Oak Bay United Church are seeking a Minister of Music - a skilled musician who is a pianist, who feels called to be a spiritual leader, and is able to articulate a Christian faith that is aligned with the vision and values of OBUC. The successful person will inspire people to have fun and express joy using all types of Christian music (exciting, contemporary and from different musical traditions). They will use a variety of musical styles to help people grow in their relationship with God and to minister to people of all ages, including children and young adults.  Sensitivity and compassion will be shown when working with those who have special needs, and for those previously hurt by the church, including the LGBTQ+ community. Join us as we care for our community - locally and globally. 

How to apply

If you are called to use music ministry to help grow a modern, dynamic Christian community where we practice radical hospitality, we would like to hear from you.  

The position is 20 hrs/week, including Sunday mornings, and has a budget for some continuing education and occasional guest musicians.  The deadline for applications is July 22, 2017.

For more information, and to receive the full job description including requirements, experience needed and areas of passion, contact:  ministryandpersonnel@oakbayunitedchurch.ca.  

 
 

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A spiritual home

Oak  Bay United Church is seeking a skilled musician / pianist who feels called to be a spiritual leader and is able to articulate a Christian faith that is aligned with the vision and values of OBUC.  The successful person will inspire people to have fun and express joy using all types of Christian music (exciting, contemporary, contemplative, and from different musical traditions).  They will use a variety of musical styles to help people grow in their relationship with God, and to minister to people of all ages, including children and young adults.  Sensitivity and compassion will be shown when working with those who have special needs, and for those previously hurt by the church, including the LGBTQ+ community.

A place for everyone

We are a progressive Christian community, practicing the radically inclusive and egalitarian way of Jesus Christ. We find authority for our lives in God’s presence in Scripture, reason, human experience and church tradition.  The leadership and gifts of all people are welcome at OBUC: women, men and transgender; children, youth, young adults, adults and elders; straight, lesbian, gay, queer or questioning; seekers, doubters and believers. We trust that we all have something of God to share: experiences, knowledge, questions and beliefs.

We are honoured to gather on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lekwungen people, especially the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations who, for many thousands of years and to this day, have sought to walk gently on this land. We seek a new relationship with the Original Peoples of this land, one based in honour and deep respect.

Oak Bay United's float in the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade