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Hi, I’m Jamie Bos.

Campbellsville, KY

Phone Number

(541) 554-3478

Email

[email protected]

Experience

Severns Valley Baptist Church
Worship Intern

Education

Christ for the Nations Bible Institute
B.S. Practical Theology
Southwestern AG University
B.S. Professional Development
Wheaton College
M.A. Christian Formation & Ministry
Campbellsville University
M.A. Music

Church Affiliation

Southern Baptist Convention

Years In Ministry

4 years

Vocals/Instruments

Baritone, acoustic guitar, keys & piano

Skills

Teaching/preaching, loops & multi-tracks, some choir leading experience, some social media, and basic course work in
composition/songwriting & arranging

Tools & Software

ProPresenter, Planning Center, Media Shout, PowerPoint, Ableton, Logic, Finale, GarageBand

Personal

Single
Personality: ENFJ

Top 3 Strengths

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Philosophy of Worship
What is your philosophy of worship?

The foundation for my philosophy of worship rests on an essential premise that the Church exists to be Christ’s Body on earth, loving God and giving Him glory above all else, and loving people because of these pursuits. God’s divine love results in our redemption, and our resulting love for God, and the consequent love for people because of God’s love, lead us to obey the Great Commission of sharing and living out the truths of the Gospel so as to make new followers of Christ. Implicit within the calling to such a mission is a culture of worship that necessitates the twin actions of proclamation and transformation. In this, proclamation of God’s Word is essential for worship to happen and truth is essential to the goal of worshiping. However, echoing James K. Smith from Calvin Theological Seminary I would assert a philosophical anthropology of human nature that suggests that people are not primarily thinking beings, but rather our orientation is primarily that of worshiping beings. Thinking and logic have merit because faith comes by hearing God’s Word, but practices that touch the heart and move toward action also have merit because, as James points out, faith without works is no faith at all. In this light, every practice we engage, and every idea we come in contact with has the propensity to shape dispositions of the heart toward attitudes of love, admiration, desire, and enjoyment of the thing experienced (or conversely toward vice, lust, sinful passion, etc.) Recognizing our true anthropological nature in attempting to reach people with the Gospel is important, because in it we see that while truth can change the mind there is often an additional ingredient necessary in changing the heart. Transformation happens when, by grace, people worship. Transformation that leads to repentance or further growth in Christ is an experiential work involving the ministry of the Holy Spirit and involving the whole person – body, mind, and spirit as an individual encounters the Person and work of the Trinitarian God. This has implications for the worship leader who desires to fulfill his role pastorally in that he must seek to involve all of these human capacities with prayerful concern that God in His grace will be present to reveal Himself and enact transformation of those in the worshiping community. In considering the physical nature of humanity, we note that our bodies are engaged in worship as we sing and use physical posture to express our love and honor of God. In addition, I believe our bodies can enact the Gospel story simply through the order of worship selected and commonly used in a congregation. If a church chooses to be intentional about this, it can disciple congregants by using its order of songs to lead people through experiences of gathering, confession, assurance of pardon, adoration, celebration, and being sent out in commission. Paying mind to how the order of worship can create habits and dispositions of the heart toward understanding of the Gospel through the body can provide a significant support to the preaching and teaching of God’s Word. Secondly, as we look to the implications for engaging the mind, it must be observed that the Gospel of Christ is not antiintellectual. Paul says in Romans 10:17 that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Thus, the capacity for reason must be engaged in creating worship sets so that persons can feel the depth and gravity of the truth of what has been provided in the work of Christ. Songs sung in the congregation should be doctrinally sound and attention should be given that there is regularity of including at least one or two songs each week with solid and rich theological content. In addition, attention to the rational properties of worship is significant in that a worship leader can truly support the teaching ministry of a church by incorporating worship experiences that embody whatever doctrinal truth is being expressed by the pastor in his pulpit ministry. Finally, in turning to the third part of what it means to be human, I believe there are truly serious implications for engaging the spirits of people in worship. In many ways worship leaders must recognize in humility how limited they are in engaging this aspect of creating a worship set. They must pray and be faithful in their own spiritual discipline so they can be sensitive to the leadings of the Holy Spirit in the processes of creating song sets, leading songs, and voicing prayers with the congregation. However, the revelation of God’s worth and transformation that occurs through the work of a worship leader is ultimately up to the work of the Holy Spirit. Recognizing the presence and leading of God in our midst as we gather is paramount; it is the most important component of a worship leader’s role and has the greatest significance in leading people toward transformation into Christ’s likeness. From the previous statements made it should be seen that Gospel-centered churches need worship ministry. Worship is the heartbeat of what a church does and God’s desire to engage the human being who worships in redemptive intimacy is a central reason why the church should seek to reach out to the lost. Thus, persons pursuing worship ministry should have pastoral intent and realize how their roles integrate with the various other components of church ministry. In considering practical measures which must be taken in order to foster a sincere environment for Biblical worship that spiritually forms and directs the hearts of believers to the person and work of Christ in the Gospel, it is incumbent that pastors and musicians of the church consider both the history of church musical practice as well as present trends. This must be approached with the mindset of a humble critic and curator who carefully discerns the good from the bad and seeks to present the best as an offering for congregants seeking a genuine expression of worship to their creator.

Ideal Relationship with Lead Pastor
How would you describe the ideal relationship between senior/lead pastor and worship leader?

This is based upon mutual respect and healthy boundaries. Both need to encourage one another in the faith. The staff member needs to respect the authority God has placed over him or her without voicing their opinions every time there is a difference of perspective, while also utilizing their gifts and talents to the best of their abilities to fulfill the mission and leading of their spiritual leader. Meanwhile a leader in a healthy staff relationship will do their best to communicate effectively and spend time listening for honest feedback from those on his team. They have perspectives that are valuable, and if they are in a ministry relationship, their callings to ministry are also given by God, who has equipped them with wisdom and giftings to support their senior pastor. Along with this, it is important that a leader see his staff members as individuals, seeking ways to get to know their unique stories so that he can encourage and equip them in the unique paths that God has for them.

References

Caleb Buddemeyer || (423) 243-7188
Connor Moore || (270) 510-0070 || [email protected]
Dr. Tony Cunha || (270) 789-5340 || [email protected]
Ethan Barker || (502) 298-7422 || [email protected]

Favorite Worship Song

God of Revival

Favorite Scripture

Ecclesiastes 11:9