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Good Shepherd

Modern Worship Leader

Good Shepherd
Los Alamitos, California, United States

Date Posted: 11/21/2013
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Modern Worship Leader (Up to 20 hours weekly depending upon availability, gifts, abilities and professional interests of successful candidate)


The Modern Worship Service Leader will lead and inspire the congregation to praise God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit through the medium of music


The Session is responsible for those who lead in music. As such, the Contemporary Worship Service Leader is supervised by the Preaching Pastor and responsible to the Session through the Worship Team



  • Develop Praise Teams for Modern gathering by recruiting and developing both professional, paid and volunteer musicians and singers as needed
  • Direct worship at Modern worship gathering each week
  • Improve the musical abilities and technical skills of the Praise Teams through inviting qualified persons to participate, through leading effective rehearsals, and through providing musical charts for musicians and singers.
  • Take the lead in and work with pastors to select hymns and songs that are appropriate to the Modern gathering
  • Secure and oversee all instrumentalists and singers involved in worship and in special programs
  • Willing and able to pray as appropriate during worship leadership
  • Lead worship for mid-week Children and Youth programs


Physical Requirements:


Requirements include the ability to use a computer and other office equipment, lift up to fifteen pounds, be able to sit and stand/walk to participate in meetings and presentations, and the physical dexterity to provide musical direction



  • Demonstrated ability to direct and develop the musical group appropriate to the job description
  • Ability to lead, coordinate and serve as a resource person to the music and arts program of the church
  • Ability to play a musical instrument, desirable
  • Training and experience in the field of Christian music and the arts with a Christian emphasis
  • Experience in praise team direction
  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a music major or minor, preferred
  • Ability to work well with and lead both professional and volunteer musicians with differing musical skills
  • Experience working with Children and Students, preferred
Please send resume and audio/video recording of congregational worship leading to