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Contemporary Worship Leader star

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Gainesville UMC

Gainesville, Virginia, United States

Date Posted:
Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
United Methodist
Church Size:
351 to 500
Job Type:
Gainesville UMC
Job Description:

Gainesville UMC, a rapidly growing church in one of the fastest growing areas of the Mid-Atlantic, is seeking a part-time Contemporary Worship Leader to continue growing our praise band and contemporary worship service.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for leading authentic worship and will have demonstrated not only exceptional musical talent, but also Christian leadership skills. Our worship leader is not only a band leader, but is a spiritual leader of the praise team.

This position is slated for 20 hours per week - the pay/salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.


- Ability to lead an experienced praise band in authentic Christian worship.
- Ability to lead productive, efficient and thorough rehearsals.
- Be able to lead with strong vocals - the ability to lead while playing an instrument is a plus.
- Strong understanding of contemporary music.
- Strong leadership and organizational skills.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience participating in contemporary worship groups; previous praise team leadership is a plus.

- Work with the Senior Pastor to formulate and implement a vision for the continued growth of our contemporary worship service.
- Responsible for leading worship at all contemporary services (Weekly at 9:30am, other special services as planned).
- Plan and develop all weekly rehearsals and other activities as scheduled.
- Facilitate the congregation’s participation in authentic worship - this includes breaking through the wall that can develop between the stage and the congregation.
- Participate in all scheduled staff meetings and development activities.
- Be open to the growth of the position as well as shifting/growing of responsibilities as the praise team ministry continues to develop.

How to Apply
Please send your resume, cover letter, references and a video sample of your skills (actual worship service videos preferred) by email to churchoffice@gumchurch.com with “Worship Leader Position” in the subject line.

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About the Church

Gainesville UMC

Gainesville United Methodist Church is a rapidly growing congregation in one of the fastest growing areas of the Mid-Atlantic - with approximately 470 in worship each Sunday and approximately 1,100 members, we are passionate about being the hands and feet of Christ to our community and the world. Our mission is to Win and Nurture Disciples for Jesus Christ. Visit our website, www.gumchurch.com for more information!