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Trinity United Methodist Church

Modern Worship Leader, option for Youth Director

Trinity United Methodist Church
Elkhart, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 04/18/2016
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:




Title:     Modern Worship Director


Reports to: Lead Pastor, Director of Music and Worship Arts and Staff-Parish Relations Committee


The Modern Worship Director shall plan meaningful worship services for diverse congregations and organize and lead the Church Praise Teams (instrumentalists and vocalists) in presenting praise and worship music to the congregations and leading the congregations in praise and worship during designated worship services and special events.   This leadership position shall be responsible for ensuring that the music is of a high quality and spiritually inspirational to the congregation.


Job Duties:

  1. Recruit, train, schedule, resource and rehearse persons of diverse ages for all presentations for which the praise teams are scheduled.           
  2. Develop praise teams comprised of musicians (vocal and instrumental) who provide high quality music which lead the congregations in an experience of praise and worship.

3.    Plan training sessions for volunteers and participate in training opportunities as presented.

4.    Regularly introduce new selections so the praise team presentations provide a good mixture of familiar and new music.

5.    Actively participate in worship planning with the pastors and other members of the church staff.

6.    Propose and oversee the approved budget and expenditures for the praise team and modern worship services.

7.    Mentor and coach members of the youth praise team.

8.    Working under the direction and guidance of the Director of Music and Worship Arts to plan and present creative expressions of corporate worship involving, but not limited to, music and other  arts, that express multicultural and multigenerational interests and ancient-modern as well as cutting-edge worship expressions.

9.     Work with and support the Director of Music and Worship Arts with a variety of combined musical efforts for various worship services during the year.

10.   Administer modern worship ministry by :

  • Insuring compliance with applicable copyright licenses
  • Maintaining instruments and equipment owned by the church
  • Continuing to learn about creative and modern worship through readings, workshops and conferences

11. Be a committed and collegial member of the church staff team.

12.  Be a continuing student of Christian worship.


 This is a part-time position with the option to be full-time if we find the correct person for it.