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Regester Chapel United Methodist Church

Contemporary Worship Leader

Regester Chapel United Methodist Church
Stafford, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 08/10/2015
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Contemporary Worship Leader is a spiritual and organizational leader who oversees the contemporary worship ministries of Regester Chapel UMC. Oversight of the contemporary worship ministry of Regester Chapel UMC includes but is not limited to leading our contemporary worship; crafting the themes for contemporary services in conjunction with the senior pastor; training and nurturing team members while working with various groups throughout the church to use music and the arts for worship; ensuring each worship service is led in such a way that the congregation has an opportunity for an authentic encounter with God through the Holy Spirit.

15-20 hrs weekly



  • Fully support the mission and beliefs of Regester Chapel United Methodist Church

  • Ability and Experience in leading worship, vocalists, and musicians.

  • Sense a calling to serve in this kind of ministry role and ability to clearly articulate that calling to others.

  • Track record of success as a team builder.

  • Proficiency in playing piano or guitar with the ability to lead while playing.

  • Experience as a leader and recruiter of volunteers in all areas of Contemporary Worship Ministry and nurturing talent in multiple age groups.

  • Minimum of 2 years of contemporary worship leadership experience.



  • Heart for the spiritual formation of those in the congregation and the worship ministry.

  • Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading worship.

  • Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of sound, lighting, computers, and video projection.

  • Ability to work with Chord Charts, Sheet music, and Guitar Tabs.

  • Ability to incorporate other art forms as needed.

  • Commitment to ongoing personal & professional growth.

  • Must have vocal skills.

  • Must have a teachable heart.



  • In coordination with the Senior Pastor, formulate a church-wide vision for Contemporary Worship.

  • Provide leadership for all contemporary services.

  • Recruit and build the necessary teams to carry out the contemporary worship areas of Regester Chapel UMC.

  • Plan the contemporary worship services of Regester Chapel UMC in consultation with the Lead Pastor and worship planning team.

  • Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals as necessary.

  • Introduce our worship teams to worship training provided by other ministries, books, and conferences.

  • Set annual goals for the contemporary worship ministry that are in line with our vision and evaluate regularly how goals have been attained and modify as needed.

  • Lead with a prayer or devotion at every rehearsal.

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of new worship experiences with modern, contemporary and traditional styles of worship music and formats.

  • Be open to change and the shifting of responsibilities as growth and ministry develop.


Accountability: The Contemporary Worship Leader shall carry out his/her responsibilities under the supervision of the Senior Pastor. The Contemporary Worship Leader will coordinate with the Worship Committee in developing themes and content for contemporary worship. The Staff Parish Relations Committee shall provide support and consultation to the Contemporary Worship Leader.