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Swansboro United Methodist Church

Contemporary Worship Leader

Swansboro United Methodist Church
Swansboro, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 12/10/2015
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Swansboro United Methodist Church is a community of faith dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our church is rapidly growing, and no area is growing faster than our Beacon Worship Service. We just moved into a new facility and it is time to find the right person to join our staff and help us continue to live out our mission of worshiping God, loving others, and serving the world. Though this position is part-time now, there is incredible potential for growth and the part-time salary is generous. All interested applicants are invited to send their resume as well as a video link showcasing your worship leading ability. Please email 

Swansboro United Methodist Church

Staff Job Description


Position Title and Overall Description:  Contemporary Worship Leader

The Contemporary Worship Leader is a part-time position responsible for organizing, planning, and leading the Beacon worship service of Swansboro United Methodist Church.  The Contemporary Worship Leader reports to the Associate Pastor.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Invite and equip gifted and called musicians and other artists, utilizing their gifts, to provide passionate music as a part of the weekend Beacon worship service.
  • Meet with the Associate Pastor to identify the music that will amplify the worship themes.
  • Lead the Beacon praise team during worship services by selecting music in partnership with the pastor and conduct weekly rehearsals.
  • Recruit and schedule media, lighting, and sound volunteers to serve in those capacities during the Beacon Service.
  • Use Planning Center Online to schedule musicians/vocalists/technicians, and provide the music and other information about the service to the worship team.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Develop and manage the Contemporary Worship budget in partnership with the Associate Pastor.
  • Meet with pastors to identify music and worship arts components for Sunday Services
  • Promote Swansboro United Methodist Church in its purpose of worshiping God, loving one another, and serving the world.


General Requirements

  • Pray regularly and actively develop one’s personal faith
  • Sense God’s calling to this ministry and be eager to use one’s gifts and talents to serve Christ
  • Commit to invite and equip laity to serve in this ministry area


Position Requirements:

  1. Minimum of three years relevant work or servant experience - required.
  2. Passion and demonstrated skills in worship arts - required.
  3. Vocal proficiency; and experience leading a band - required.
  4. Ability to mobilize and equip volunteers from within the congregation and community - required.
  5. Effective interpersonal skills; respectful of people from all walks of life - required.
  6. Demonstrated experience in building teams and managing details - required.
  7. A self-starter who is a team player - required.
  8. Proficiency at public speaking - required.
  9. Bachelor’s degree - preferred.
  10. Multimedia skills and proficiency in worship software such as Pro Presenter - preferred.