Supplemental P/T Church Musician/ Children’s, Youth Choir Director

Hello! We are searching for a supplemental part-time musician for a mainline Protestant church (Reformed Church in America) in Manahawkin, NJ to lead us with keyboarding/choral traditional music at our 11:00 a.m.service, supplementing Praise Band leadership at 9:00 a.m.(our current director can only be there every other week at this time), starting up a children’s music program and facilitating special music, such as solos or small ensembles.  This position will be temporary to start but may lead to a more permanent position.

We have just installed a new sound system including a new electronic soundboard with monitors and speakers. We have a new electronic keyboard with a midi, a grand piano and a Rodgers organ from the 70’s (it still works!) for you to play.

We are a missional church with a significant local presence in the community with our food/clothing pantry on Wednesdays, meetings of small and large groups throughout the week and Worship services on Sundays. Our Pastor is not only a Reverend; he is a Doctor of Communications and teaches as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University on Tuesdays during the school year.

We are looking for someone with a heart for Christ’s love, a personal spiritual life that expresses itself in the joy of music and the social leadership skills to work with imperfect people who love Christ also!

Please contact our church office at 609-597-5151 to let us know you are interested in this position. If you have a resume, please send it to us via email attachment.

We look forward to meeting you!

In Christ’s love,

The Music Search Committee


The Rev. Dr. Philip Bakelaar, Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Philip Bakelaar is a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions in Columbia, SC. He has served churches as pastor since 1985, originally preparing for overseas mission service. Pastor Phil is sometimes known as "Pastor Gadget" or "Tech Pastor" because of his interest in and use of technology in teaching and preaching. Since 1992 he has been an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, teaching courses in Communication Studies (PhD Temple University, 1997, Rhetoric and Communication).

"Our focus as a church is to live out a missional theology that celebrates the work of Jesus in his death, resurrection and ascension as the inbreaking of the kingdom of God in a lost and broken world so loved by God. We hope to be a sign, instrument and foretaste of the kingdom, bringing God's restoration into the life of our local community and world."