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St Paul Lutheran Church/The Summit

Praise Band Director

St Paul Lutheran Church/The Summit
Aledo, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 06/11/2015
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

The Summit Praise Band Director

  • Serves at The Summit, Aledo TX campus for St Paul Lutheran Church with two Sunday morning services having attendance ranging from 140-200.
  • Reports to the Director of Worship
  • Works an average of 10 hours per work week
  • Serves as a member on the Worship Staff and collaborates with other members of the staff (choir & handbell directors, organist, etc.)
  • Complete duties listed




Enhancing Worship through Music

-          Create a Spirit filled service

-          Use music as a tool to bring people closer to God.

-          Seek to develop heartfelt worship among the musicians and the congregation.

-          Be open to God’s leading in whatever direction these duties require.


Plan and Lead

-          Lead the Praise Band to sing / play for the glory of God.

-          Lead worship service at least twice monthly.

-          Assist other song leaders in preparations for Sunday worship.

-          Organize group (non-Sunday) rehearsals as established with worship director.

-          Delegate tasks as opportunities arise.


Leading, Mentoring, Coaching Praise Band Members

-          Maintain a high standard of quality while also seeking to make everyone feel valued and appreciated.

-          Coordinate and ensure adequate rehearsal time for musicians and audio/visual technicians

-          Assist in recruiting, integrating and developing prospective new singers and musicians.

  • Seek new praise team members and strive for a rotating schedule.
  • Refer prospective band members to worship director for interviews.
  • Encourage musicians to grow musically and spiritually within and outside of rehearsals and services.



-          Suggest praise songs to worship director

-          Assess congregation’s repertoire. In other words, keeping an eye on the music that fits the congregation’s sweet spot.

-          Attend Worship Staff meetings to report on Praise Team, successes, needs etc.

-          Work with Worship Staff to arrange music for additional services, i.e. The Tent Service.

-          Collaborate with audio, video and lighting leaders.

-          Coordinate with worship director and campus pastor.


Worship Music Planning

-          Work directly with worship director in planning the worship services.

-          Provide feedback and review of previous services with worship director

-          Review song set well enough in advance to allow proper time for making adjustments and changes.

-          Schedule bandleader and musicians well enough in advance using creativity to keep a fresh environment.