Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church has retained FaithSearch Partners to manage its search for a Director of Worship. The church, located in near Detroit in Northville, Michigan, was chartered in 1956 and has since grown to serve a congregation of more than 2,500 members.
Members of Ward are part of a forward-thinking congregation with a rich denominational heritage and deep roots in the community. The church culture has been shaped by an expression of theology based in the mainstream of evangelical tradition (EPC) blended with a commitment to innovation and multi-generational ministry. Through significant outreach efforts to invite all unsaved into a relationship with Jesus Christ, attendance and participation have increased steadily over the past three years.
Sally Morgenthaler and Doug Lawrence of FaithSearch Partners are leading the firm’s search initiative. “First and foremost, the ideal candidate would be a worshipper, exhibiting a contagious relationship with Jesus Christ, both upfront and in their personal life,” said Morgenthaler. “We’re looking for a leader who is able to provide both visionary and operational leadership to create dynamic, Christ-exalting worship experiences at Ward that consistently foster Christian maturity and witness.”
“Ward now has a marvelous opportunity to harness their innovative multi-generational approach and come together under a compelling, unifying view of worship that embraces both tradition and modernity,” said Lawrence. “The new Director of Worship will play a pivotal role in co-creating this rich vision. A top-level candidate would demonstrate the ability to administer and grow a complex worship program, possess high-level worship skills and be adept at dynamic, compelling worship planning.”
FaithSearch Partners is one of the nation’s leading retained executive search firms and is the only one of its kind focused exclusively on identifying and recruiting leaders for churches, parachurch organizations, as well as faith-based hospitals and healthcare systems. Combined, consultants at FaithSearch Partners have successfully managed more than 450 executive-level searches for numerous high-profile faith-based organizations across the country. Its website can be found at www.faithsearchpartners.com.