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Brainerd Presbyterian Church

Contemporary Worship Leader

Brainerd Presbyterian Church
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 09/15/2015
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


Position Purpose: To be the Lead Worshiper in our Contemporary Service.


Characteristics: ”A faithful worship leader magnifies the greatness of God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit by skillfully combining God’s Word with music, thereby motivating the gathered church to proclaim the gospel, to cherish God’s presence, and to live for God’s glory.” Bob Kauflin


Focus: To help develop, launch, lead, and grow a contemporary worship service at BPC that meets the needs of our existing membership and engages the community.


Educational Requirements: College degree preferred


Professional Qualifications: Experience leading a contemporary worship service. Proficient in musical instruments guitar and/or piano.


Personal Requirements:

  • Have a growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  • Be in agreement with the 7 Essentials of the EPC (found at

  • Be familiar and willing to work within the Reformed tradition

  • Relationally minded

  • Servant’s heart

  • Outreach oriented


Primary Responsibilities:


The primary responsibility of the Worship Leader will be to help plan, coordinate, lead, and grow a weekly contemporary worship service for the church. This role will include coordinating service themes or lessons with the Senior Pastor, as well as coordinating music with members of the Praise Team, providing lyric slides to audio/visual support staff, interacting with Choir Director and Choir, Youth Minister, Children’s Minister, Worship Committee and Session members. In assisting with the contemporary worship service, the Worship Leader prays, sings and interacts with Praise Team, Senior Pastor, and congregation to ensure the service flows in a smooth and worshipful manner.

List of Responsibilities:


  • Assist the Senior Pastor in leading worship for the contemporary service

  • Responsible for weekly rehearsals with the Praise Team

  • Develop and recruit musicians from both members and non-members

  • Help create order of worship for contemporary service

  • Select worship music for the contemporary service incorporating modern worship music, new hymns, and re-worked/re-imagined hymns

  • Education/implementation of contemporary style worship music

  • Make appropriate prayers/comments between songs to enhance the contemporary worship experience

  • Assist in planning and coordinating all combined and special services as scheduled by the Senior Pastor and Session

  • Minister to and mentor Praise Team members

  • Collaborate with Children and Youth Ministries with worship/media needs

  • Attend weekly staff/planning meetings

  • Coordinate all audio/visual aspects to contemporary service (i.e. lyric slides)

  • Assist the Session and Senior Pastor in developing and implementing musical activities that are consistent with our mission and vision statements and that are designed to engage the community. (See attached Vision and Mission Statements)

  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Session and/or Senior Pastor


Hours: 20 hours


Pay: Salary negotiable





BPC Mission Statement


To be a family of believers engaging the community by sharing Christ’s love.


BPC Vision


-A Church that fully utilizes the gifts that the Lord has provided for His glory


-Engaged with our community by offering worship and programs that are relevant and Biblically centered


-A family of Christ followers that loves, supports, encourages, and strengthens all


-A Church that equips our members to bring others to know Christ Jesus