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Cross of Glory

Contemporary Worship Leader

Cross of Glory
Hopkins, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 04/08/2014
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:




The Contemporary Worship Leader is responsible for preparing and leading the Contemporary worship experience at COG. He/she will lead, rehearse, recruit and shepherd the volunteer musicians in the band.  He/she will be responsible to the Senior Pastor.



  • Part-Time (15-20 hours per week, negotiable)



  • Negotiable based on experience and education
  • Includes continuing education and seminars upon approval





  • Passionate follower of Jesus – clear testimony of conversion
  • Demonstrates a humble heart and teachable spirit
  • Committed to spiritual growth and a God-centered Biblical view of worship
  • Gift mix of some or all of the following:  leadership, shepherding, organization, administration and creative communication



  • Previous worship leading experience
  • Experience in people management or team leadership



  • Bachelor degree or equivalent preferred



  • Passion to lead people in worship, strong worship leading skills
  • Vocally and instrumentally gifted and proficient
  • Eye for detail, organized and efficient with administrative tasks
  • Ability to work as a team player, but also independently motivated
  • Responsible to recruit, lead, develop and shepherd teams of volunteer musicians
  • Able to utilize the giftedness of others and encourage creativity  
  • Ability to introduce new music on a regular basis





  • Recruit, lead, and develop worship team members
  • Shepherd worship team members, both individually and corporately
  • Lead weekly band and vocal rehearsals one night/week and early Sunday mornings
  • Create a community feel to the team by organizing group events for prayer, vision casting and fellowship
  • Audition new musicians to expand teams



  • Select music for each week, assembling charts, and/or web links for songs, to be posted in Planning Center (on-line worship service planning program)
  • Plan and lead worship for Sunday AM contemporary services (10:00 am & 11:00 am), including special music when appropriate
  • Communicate with pastor; participate in weekly meetings as needed, for service planning, flow, content, and transitions
  • Work with pastors and the traditional worship leader in planning combined services for: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and some holidays
  • Attend regular staff meetings for vision casting, brainstorming and service planning (once a month)
  • Seeks to teach and deepen corporate understanding of Biblical worship



  • Plan a rotating schedule for worship team members
  • Prepare order of service each week, with notes for band and team 
  • Manage and prepare ProPresenter service slides/video clip needs each week (media presentation software used for both Traditional and Contemporary services)
  • Collaborate with Cross of Glory’s Technology staff regarding sound and AV equipment for Sunday morning contemporary services
  • Maintain and expand existing worship song repertoire
  • Research and incorporate new song possibilities
  • Maintain a yearly budget and purchase band and sound items as needed
  • Maintain & update licenses (CCLI, etc)



  • Contact information
  • Cover letter including a brief statement of faith along with a resume and references
  • CD, DVD, or other audiovisual recordings of recent worships services or performances demonstrating worship facilitation and leadership exhibiting vocal and instrumental skills


JOB DESCRIPTION available at:

Submit resumes to:


or send to:

Cross of Glory Church

Attn: Worship Search

4600 Shady Oak Road

Hopkins, MN 55343