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Avon United Methodist Church

Worship Leader for Youth and Young Adult Ministires

Avon United Methodist Church
Canton, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 06/21/2014
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Job Description                                                                                                   Church of the Lakes UMC

Worship Leader for Youth and Young Adult Ministries                                  5944 Fulton Drive NW

                                                                                                                                       Canton, Ohio 44718


Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church has an active youth and young adult ministry in need of a worship leadership.  This part time position would be mostly on Wednesday evenings with the youth worship service (Chaos) and Sunday mornings with the young adult worship service (Oasis) and the youth program (Muse). 


Hours: 12 hours per week

  • Weekly Hours
    • Wednesdays 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Sundays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Important Characteristics

  • A Christ like spirit of acceptance, warmth and conviction.
  • Spiritual depth and maturity as a role model for youth and young adults.
  • Practices regular spiritual disciplines.
  • Team player with staff, parents, students and worship team members.
  • Ability and hunger to connect with people outside of the church community.
  • Flexibility and hard work.
  • Excellent vocal, instrumental, and worship leadership skills
  • Knowledge of various praise and worship music styles with particular emphasis on Contemporary praise.
  • Remain consistent with the theology of the United Methodist Church.


Key Roles and Responsibilities for Young Adult Ministry (Oasis)

  • Lead worship on Sunday morning at least every other week. 
  • Develop and disciple the worship team.
  • Create and maintain relationships with attendees of Oasis.
  • Co-lead the planning of worship with the other worship leader.
  • Assist in coordinating multi-media and sound for worship.
  • Co-lead setup and tear down for worship on Sunday morning and practice.
  • Meet with the pastor and other worship leader every other week to develop the themes and patterns for worship.
  • Meet regularly with the leadership team.
  • Other duties as assigned by Pastor.


Key Roles and Responsibilities for Youth Ministry

  • Recruit, train, and nurture youth volunteers for the youth praise      team.
  • Supervise the music selection and build a library of appropriate      music for the band to play.
  • Training the students to help with Worship Service including audio      visual needs
  • Create a PowerPoint presentation with lyrics for each weekly      service.
  • Recruit, train, and nurture youth volunteers to set up and tear      down for CHAOS each week.
  • Help cover additional Worship responsibilities as Director of      Student Ministry vacation and camp schedule requires.
  • Be available for the COOL Retreat in December to lead worship.
  • Run a yearly day long retreat for the Youth Praise Band.
  • Work with Worship Team to help enhance the worship setting, grow      the CHAOS service, and build a better worship program.
  • Musical leadership for Sunday morning Muse program from 9:00 -      10:00 am.
  • Other duties as requested by Director of Student Ministries.



  • A college degree or in the process of obtaining a college degree.
  • Experience in leading worship, developing a team and ministry with youth and young adults.
  • Appropriate references and background check.



This position is responsible to the pastor of young adult ministries and the Student Ministries Director for weekly guidance. The employment of the worship leader is the responsibility of the Staff Parish Relations Committee.


Please submit your resume, three references and a video of youleading worship to Pastor Micah Holland at  Resumes are to be submitted by Friday, July 4th.