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Bethesda UMC

Contemporary Worship Leader and Youth Director

Bethesda UMC
Salisbury, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 05/20/2015
Categories: Combo Positions - Music Ministry - Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Bethesda United Methodist Church in Salisbury, MD seeks a passionate, energetic, talented and self-motivated person to serve as CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER and YOUTH DIRECTOR. This is a FULL-TIME position.


Salisbury, MD is located just 30 minutes from ocean beaches and about 2 hrs. from Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia and Virginia Beach.  Our city’s population is 31,000.  Our church is multi-generational and weekly attendance averages 220. 


The ideal candidate must:

*Be a follower of Christ and maintain vision and values consistent with United Methodist beliefs.

*Have previous experience as both worship leader and youth leader

*Be a ‘team player’ and exemplify strong leadership skills and ‘people skills’


CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER Primary qualifications/responsibilities:

 * Good communication skills and an engaging presence to lead congregation in contemporary worship

 * Skilled vocalist and instrumentalist who can lead worship from a guitar, keyboard or piano

 * Have knowledge of contemporary Christian "Praise & Worship" music

 * Make weekly song selections, working with pastor to plan worship service

 * Recruit, rehearse and prepare music for Praise Team members

 * Have knowledge of presentation software, MediaShout, in order to prepare lyrics for congregation


YOUTH DIRECTOR Primary Responsibilities:

*Lead youth (grades 6 – 12) to become disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, study and service

 *Develop a creative and comprehensive ministry for youth that includes Sunday mornings, Friday nights and special events (youth rally, mission projects/trips, fellowship events, fundraising events, etc.)

*Establish and maintain relationships/communications with youth and their families

*Recruit and train volunteers to assist with programming

* Plan fundraisers for the youth program

*Assist in yearly confirmation program (jointly with other UM churches in area)


SALARY: Commensurate, based on experience; housing provided as part of salary; benefits include utility allowance, health insurance, paid vacation, etc.


Send 1) resume, 2) letter sharing personal vision as a youth/contemporary worship leader and relevant personal experiences, and 3) three references to:

Worship leading videos and YouTube links are welcome.    


First review of applications will be June 15.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.