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St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Worship Leader

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Tracy, California, United States

Date Posted: 04/27/2016
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tracy, CA

(One hour East of San Francisco/One hour South of Sacramento)



Position Title:                   Worship Leader

Staff Designation:            Executive Staff

Reports To:                       Senior Pastor


I.    Position Summary:

*    Music/Worship/ Arts – Sundays (including scheduled Sunday services and extended nights of worship)

*    Music/Worship/ Arts Support for St. Paul’s and Bella Vista Christian Academy (BVCA)                   Preschool/Elementary (weekly chapel services, BVCA Praise Band and winter/spring musical support)

*    Some teaching


II.   Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

      (What duties are required for fulfillment of this position?)

*    Serve as the primary Worship Leader for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

*    Coordinate weekly, oversight, scheduling and support of all elements of both traditional and contemporary worship setting

*    Research music, select, purchase, rehearse, teach music to band/vocalists, schedule and mentor musicians / worship leaders

*    Oversee and direct all media incorporation to include scheduling of all audio/visual personnel and coordinating all required media needed for technical production of worship services/events (to include, sound engineer, visual aids, video, photography)

*    Provide technical support for BVCA Pre-School & Elementary musical programs

*    Oversee choir and drama ministry for use in worship

*    Coordinate music and technical support for all funerals, weddings, concerts, and off-campus events

*    Oversee selection, purchase, and maintenance of associated church musical         equipment

*    Develop and Oversee music and technology team community building

*    Conform to all copyright and music & video licensing requirements/laws

*    Support BVCA Chapel audio/visual requirements, and other as requested

*    Fill the role of Sound Engineer or Video Technician, as required

*    Oversight and scheduling of worship service Scripture Readers

*    Occasional teaching

*    Assist in creation/production of SP/BVCA musical program videos, DVD’s/CD’s

*    Partner with community leaders and sister churches


III.  Job Qualifications/Knowledge and Skills: 

      (Individual must possess these skills and abilities (degrees, certifications, etc.) or explain and demonstrate that he/she can perform the essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of skills and abilities.


*    Minimum of 2 years experience leading worship

*    Skilled vocally and instrumentally (at least one instrument)

*    Familiarity with musical theory that can deepen with additional training

*    Possess supervisory and organizational expertise

*    Prepare annual worship ministry budget and ensure proper implementation

*    Teaching capabilities

*    Must be a team player and fulfill role of supporter

*    Basic knowledge of sounding engineering


IV. Staff Expectations:

*    Member of St. Paul’s

*    Participate in regular Executive Staff meetings and ongoing education opportunities.

*    Strive to cultivate a spiritual walk with Jesus that is alive, growing, disciplined, and real

*    Recognizing the importance of your personal life, not only for your own

well-being, but also for the well-being of the team. 

*    Demonstrate a commitment to missions and the mission of St. Paul’s

*    Live as a Godly manager of all that has been entrusted to you, to include finances (tithing), time, and talents

*    Be committed to a small group


If interested in applying, please submit the following

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

3. Video sample of you leading worship

4. List of references. (We will not contact your references without your permission)


Please send all info to Pastor Kalvin Waetzig at



St. Paul's Lutheran in Tracy is unique in a number of ways, but at the forefront is an obvious love of the Lord and sharing the Gospel in music and song. Because we consider our Church and School as one (Pre-K thru 8th grade) we are able to integrate and support music/arts flowing back and forth between the two, and into the community. St. Paul's currently worships approx. 250-300 on Sundays with one Traditional service, and two Contemporary services.


The Worship Leader Position oversees all music/audio-visual for St. Paul's Lutheran and is a support/resource for music in our school. Our Senior Pastor is beginning his tenth year here and has a big heart for reaching those who do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ and developing those who do.

In the realm of LCMS churches, our music varies from traditional hymns to modern Christian/contemporary music.