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Cairo First United Methodist Church

Contemporary Worship Leader

Cairo First United Methodist Church
Cairo, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 07/29/2013
Categories: Other
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Title: Contemporary Worship Leader


Report To:  Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee


Mission and Overall Responsibility:  This position will work in conjunction with the senior Pastor to lead not only our contemporary service both in message and music but also lead our church’s technology and media communication into the 21st century.  The candidate should have a clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him.


The Contemporary Worship Leader will report directly to the senior Pastor.  Their primary responsibility will be to work with the senior Pastor to oversee and coordinate the production of the contemporary service.  This position is one that requires the individual to serve as a shepherd to the people who serve in this ministry.  In addition, the Contemporary Worship Leader would also need to be tech savvy and lead the church in its technology communication.


The ideal candidate will be passionate in their role and be able to connect well with the leadership, congregation, and staff.


Duties and Responsibilities:


1.  Planning worship services alongside the senior Pastor and worship team.

2.  Recruiting and training musicians and vocalists for contemporary worship services and other events.

3.  Coordinate with Director of Music for rehearsal times.

4.  Recruiting, training, and equipping Production Team volunteers.

5.  Managing church website, video/media communication, online bulletin, and public relations.

6.  Integrating Wesleyan theology into their ministry.

7.  Participating in ongoing spiritual growth and development consistent with the expectations of church members.

8.  Attend all regularly scheduled and special meetings of the senior Pastor and staff and other duties as prescribed by the senior Pastor.




1.  A dynamic speaker who can deliver God’s message in a contemporary format.

2.  An accomplished musician.

3.  A heart for the spiritual formation of those in the congregation of Cairo First United Methodist Church.

4.  Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading our church in worship.

5.  Skilled in choral, vocal, and instrumental direction.

6.  Skilled in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.

7.  Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of sound, lighting, computers, video projection, graphic design and web-site development.

8.  Ability to incorporate other musical styles and art forms as needed.

9.  A self-starter.

10.  A team player with a positive attitude.


General Expectations


1.  A strong personal relationship with Christ.

2.  Commitment to moral purity.

3.  Commitment to the Wesleyan theology.

4.  Respectful and sensitive to the principles and traditions of the United Methodist Church.

5.  A gifted musician and leader.

6.  Demonstrated excellence as a worship leader.


Consults With:


Senior Pastor, church staff, worship team and leadership of various church committees.




Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of two years’ experience in leadership of contemporary service or related field.


Does not require seminary training



This is an interim position with the possibility for a long-term placement.