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First Presbyterian Church

Worship Coordinator

First Presbyterian Church
Berkeley, California, United States

Date Posted: 10/22/2014
Categories: Secretarial/Office
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley

Worship Coordinator

Non-Exempt Position – 36 hours per week, benefits

Open until filled





Position Overview

To coordinate the planning and execution of all worship services in partnership primarily with the Senior Pastor, Director of Music Ministries, and Director of Contemporary Worship. Liaison between worship planning staff and sound support staff and lay worship leadership.


Creative/Programmatic Responsibilities

  • Execution of the details relating to the vision and practices for all worship services
  • Facilitate and actively participate in all worship planning meetings
  • Provide individual worship preparation input and assistance, as needed, with preaching pastor and music leaders
  • Assess and attend all worship services 
  • Facilitate debriefing of worship services and events, and help ensure implementation of suggestions in the future


Managerial Responsibilities

  • Oversee worship staff and volunteers (sound, set-up, children’s ministry/choirs, deacons, ushers, flowers, fine arts, etc.)
  • Oversee and coordinate scheduling of worship leaders (pastors, staff, volunteers, elders).
  • Oversee and coordinate scheduling of special worship service elements (baptisms, all-church announcements, commissionings, multi-media presentations, etc.)
  • Instruct worship leaders for all worship services
  • Coordinate worship “props,” i.e. candles, crosses, media, lights, room set-up, etc.
  • Facilitate Sunday pre-worship meetings for both services
  • Lead weekly Worship Logistics meeting for both services
  • Financial management responsibility for all worship budgets including WFA, worship administration, special worship elements, worship teams, all-church worship, etc.


Publishing/Marketing Responsibilities

  • Create Worship Bulletins, PowerPoint slides, special service bulletins, and concert programs
  • Maintain Worship Planning Current file, music/hymn database, and contemporary worship database
  • Oversee scheduling of bulletin inserts and special announcements 
  • Oversee the sound team’s production of the weekly radio show, deciding what elements of each service are included in the final edit, facilitate communication with KFAX, assist with troubleshooting, etc.
  • Maintain archival recordings and other information for all services and worship events
  • Manage publicity for all First Pres worship events



  • Global Church Conference: Provide oversight, facilitation, and creative input for worship planning; handle all logistics, stage managing, etc. of worship throughout the weekend, including working with speakers to facilitate all plenary sessions.
  • Provide support for three annual concerts, including publicity, event production, and house management.
  • Partner in the creation of all special worship services which and ensure the execution of the details of all services


Reports to:  Senior Pastor




Desired Background and Skill Set

  • Growing and deepening faith in Jesus Christ
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational experience
  • Attention to detail to follow projects, ideas, and needs all the way through to completion
  • Ability to strategically organize work coming from executive staff members
  • Good people skills with an ability to work with staff and volunteers
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient knowledge of software programs including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Finale, InDesign, as well as willingness and ability to learn new software applications.
  • Familiarity with how churches work is highly desirable.





Work schedule: Tuesday- Friday; Sunday

Final job offer will be contingent on criminal record background check.

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