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East Valley Church

Worship Leader

East Valley Church
San Jose, California, United States

Date Posted: 01/22/2015
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

We request that all interested applicants visit our website at to fill out our East Valley Church employment application.



The Worship Leader will be responsible for the design and execution of engaging, creative, thoughtful and Christ-centered worship experiences.


Volunteer Team Development

  • Recruit, train and develop teams of volunteers to use their gifts in the area of worship (leading, singing, playing instruments, and support)
  • Lead and shepherd the worship team while fostering a sense of community and trust among worship team members
  • Run weekly worship team rehearsals and Sunday morning sound check
  • Facilitate trainings, social outings and other opportunities for worship team members to connect and fellowship
  • Coordinate and communicate regularly with tech team volunteers in conjunction with rehearsal and service schedules, specific technical requests, etc.’
  • Hold auditions for those interested in joining the worship team.  Discern candidate’s spiritual compatibility / musical ability and team mentality

Creative Service Design

  • Responsible for the thoughtful and prayerful selection of worship songs for Sunday morning services
  • Collaborate with Pastor and other staff to weave sermon themes and Scriptures into worship flow
  • Maintain a balanced song repertoire that includes both contemporary and classic worship music
  • Introduce new and relevant songs to keep worship experience fresh for congregation
  • Facilitate the congregation’s participation in authentic worship
  • Assist tech team in direction and selection of visual content for worship slides/motion backgrounds
  • Design and lead other worship services as needed (including Good Friday, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve)
  • Collaborate with Celebrate Recovery staff to weave sermon themes and Scriptures into worship flow and lead worship at the Celebrate Recovery meeting on Sunday evenings



  • Monthly scheduling of and communication with worship team members
  • Maintain and utilize Planning Center Online website for monthly scheduling, service planning, band member access to charts and recordings, etc.
  • Maintain proper CCLI licenses and reporting
  • Create, edit and copy musical charts and arrangements
  • Maintain and update library of charts for band members

Equipment and Logistics

  • Maintain musical and sound equipment
  • Oversee worship team budget and purchases.  Work with Elder overseeing Worship Team / Tech Team in evaluating and planning for upcoming ministry need expenses.
  • Keep stage area organized, safe, visually appealing and distraction free



Personal Qualifications

  • A committed and transformed follower of Christ
  • Sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit
  • Belief in the authority of Scripture as God’s Word
  • Maintain a healthy spiritual balance of work and rest
  • Pray for the ministry and serve in response to God’s love
  • Be open and transparent with other staff members; admit struggles and fears; encourage; deal with conflict in an authentic, healthy, direct manner
  • Demonstrate maturity and good decision-making



Ministry Qualifications

  • A desire to see people grow in the image of Christ
  • Committed to being an active member of the East Valley church body
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and effective communication skills
  • Confident, talented and competent vocalist / instrumentalist
  • History of working collaboratively and effectively in a team setting with a variety of artists, musicians, and styles
  • Able to shepherd and develop people
  • Able to communicate ideas and parts effectively to different instruments to achieve desired musical results / arrangements
  • Ability to evoke excellence in others in a nurturing and encouraging manner
  • Experience using loops / backing tracks in worship (Garageband/Abelton) a plus, but not required