In a corporation-less sounding way: You’ll lead three songs before the sermon and one or two at the close of the service. You’ll practice once a week with the band. That’s basically what the position entails. This assumes you love Jesus and have an essential
grasp of your theology.
If you are influenced by several or all of the following – Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, John Piper, Mark Driscoll, Timothy Keller,
Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Paul Washer, Michael Horton, David Platt, The Gospel Coalition, Dustin Kensrue, The Citizens – then we’ll be on the same page.
Here’s a fuller, more newpapery ad way of putting it…
Position Purpose: To lead others in gospel-centered worship as you worship.
Lead Worshipper: You will lead worship of both the congregation and the band. This requires musical skill and vocal capability, but most importantly a humility that directs people’s attention to Jesus. (Not that we’re going to scrimp on talent.)
Team Leadership: You will need to mentor musicians at various talent levels, moving each toward greater excellence. In addition, you will help band members develop a gospel-centered understanding of worship.
Administration: You will be responsible for scheduling a weekly rehearsal, scheduling band members for Sunday’s service, providing charts, media files, etc. via Planning Center and coordinating with tech personnel (sometimes called a sound check).
Lover of God: William Temple defined worship this way: “Worship is the submission of all our nature to God.” That being said, you must demonstrate an authentic relationship with Christ that leads you to want to lead others to praise Him.
Here are three things you must cultivate in your life as a worship leader:
- A disciplined pursuit of God’s Word
- A desire to lead God’s people toward a greater awe and affection for Jesus
- A devotion to teaching and singing gospel-centered, Christ exalting songs and hymns.
About Canyon Lake Community Church
Every Sunday we average between 700 and 740 people on campus between our four worship options. The service this worship leader will be responsible for averages between 180 to 220 every Sunday.
Hours: 10-15 hours per week.