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First Presbyterian Church of Allentown

Assistant for Alternative Worship

First Presbyterian Church of Allentown
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 02/18/2016
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant for Alternative Worship (Musical Leadership) is 1/4 time, approximately 10 hours a week. As a member of the Worship Team the Assistant is a supporter of alternative worship services and opportunities at FPCA, and will assist in leading and organizingmembers of the 10:10 Band as well as other Alternative Worship lay leaders


  • A deep personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to the church
  • High degree of musical knowledge and experience in leading alternative worship, as well as the ability to sing and play multiple instruments (i.e. acoustic, bass, percussion)
  • High level of creativity and demonstrated ability in the areas of planning alternative worship with a strong theological grounding
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with people and groups
  • Possess a high degree of sensitivity and respect for the diversity that multi-platform worship brings, recognizing that there is more than one way to enjoy God and to be in God’s presence through worship
  • Work collegially with the Director of Worship, members of the 10:10 Band and other lay leaders, the pastoral staff, traditional worship staff and support staff


  • Be present for, and assist in leading, two weekly Alternative Worship services alongside members of the 10:10 Band
  • Be present for, and lead, weekly rehearsals on Thursday evenings and Sunday morning sound checks
  • Attend meetings as directed by the Director of Worship in order to select liturgically appropriate music
  • Assist in recruiting and scheduling band members for Alternative Worship through Planning Center
  • Recruit and lead an Alternative Worship choir
  • Organize an annual Worship Band concert / festival to be held at FPCA
  • Comply with all applicable copyright and other intellectual property laws
  • Lead 10:10 Band annual retreats


  • Support the A/V team
  • Other jobs as assigned by Director of Worship 


  • Possess sufficient mobility and dexterity to fulfill the responsibilities as outlined above.


  • Demonstrated competency in worship leadership (musically/theologically)
  • Additional related education or experience preferred 


  • Salary, benefits, and other terms of employment will be administered in accordance with the policies contained in the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown Personnel Manual, a copy of which will be provided to each employee.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check in accordance with the congregation’s Safe Sanctuaries policy.

Those who are interested in applying for this position are encouraged to send a cover letter, resumé, and a list of three references to