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Church of the Good Shepherd

Oswego, Illinois, United States

Date Posted:
Music Ministry
United Methodist
Church Size:
251 to 350
Job Type:
Church of the Good Shepherd
Job Description:

Good Shepherd UMC has had a praise band for nearly a decade, and we are in need of new directions and new leadership. We already have a fine drummer and some young singers. We have a sanctuary newly furnished with large TV screens to enhance contemporary worship, and a new cutting-edge digital organ. We also have a Yamaha Motif XS8 keyboard.


The preferred candidate for this position:

1)      Will have praise band experience.

2)      Has a sincere Christian faith.

3)      Will play an instrument – preferably a guitar or keyboard. But if you meet the other qualifications, and don’t play an instrument – we can talk.

4)      Is willing to talk and work with the church leadership about where the contemporary service is, and where it needs to go.


It would also be mutually helpful if the candidate lived within a reasonable distance of Oswego. And vocal ability would be great, but not essential.  The compensation is negotiable, but less than 10k.

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About the Church

Church of the Good Shepherd

The Church of the Good Shepherd is located in the heart of Oswego, a town of 30k about an hour southwest of Chicago. The congregation is multi-generational and currently sponsors and participates in a large variety of ministries, including Scouts, PreSchool, PADS, adult and children's Christian education, AA, and the Kendal County Food Pantry. In 2014 we have upgraded our sanctuary with four large TV screens, a Bose L-1 sound tower, and a Rogers 578 digital organ and midi. We have a praise band, an adult choir, a handbell choir and a kids' More...