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Grace Community Church

Worship Director

Grace Community Church
Lake Forest, California, United States

Date Posted: 09/15/2016
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Grace Community Church is looking for a godly and gifted worship director to lead our worship service each Sunday.  We've been loving God and loving people through truth, discipleship and service for over 40 years in Saddleback Valley.  We have a great elder board and ministry staff.  We're expecting great things to come in the future as we expand our outreach into our community in new ways for the glory of God.


The Worship Director will organize and lead the music ministry of the church and assist the Lead Pastor during worship services.


Ministry Area/Department



Worship Director

Accountable To

Lead Pastor

Ministry Target


Position Is

Hourly Paid Staff

Position May Be Filled By

Individual approved by Board of Elders

Minimum Maturity Level

Stable, mature Christian

Spiritual Gifts Desired

Administration • Exhortation • Shepherding • Serving

Talents or Abilities Desired

Planning and organizational skills • Directing worship teams and leading corporate worship • Inspires others to enjoy worshiping God

Personality Traits Desired

Leader • Dependable • Compassionate • Discerning

• Consistent • Godly lifestyle

Passion For

Praising God • Encouraging believers in Christ

• Influencing the lost through music


Anticipated Time Commitments

1.   Doing ministry/preparing for ministry: 10 hours a week (For example: Meet with pastor and staff {1hr}, select songs {1 hr}, arrange charts {1 hr}, personal practice {1 hr}, personal worship {1 hr}, rehearse with worship team {1 hr}, lead and participate in worship Sunday 8:00am-12:00noon {4 hrs}).

  1. It is expected that the Worship Director will be at the church on Sunday mornings between the hours of 8:00am – 12:00 noon.
  2. Pay is hourly at a rate of $20 an hour.  This is in the range of top hourly pay for worship directors in Lake Forest according to
  3. Participating in meetings/training: within the minimum scheduled weekly hours allocate at least one hour to meet with the lead pastor and pray with other ministry leaders.


  1. Develop the goals and strategies for building an excellent Music Ministry in keeping with the theology, passion and core values of Grace.
  2. Direct the Sunday morning worship team and provide general oversight to the choir and children’s choir when either of these respective choirs desire to sing in services.
  3. Choose songs (mixing hymns and new) for worship services, schedule worship team members and coordinate the selections with sermon topics and seasonal themes.
  4. Schedule and direct worship team rehearsals as needed.
  5. Lead worship in music in Sunday services by singing and/or playing an instrument.
  6. Recruit, train, equip, encourage and manage the worship team and sound room technicians.
  7. Provide training and online resources to further develop the worship team and sound room technicians.
  8. Maintain or arrange for maintenance of all church musical instruments and equipment. 
  9. Coordinate with the elder overseeing worship and the volunteers operating the sound room equipment. 
  10. Interface with the Elder Board, Pastoral staff, other Ministry leaders, and the church’s administrative staff as needed.
  11. Obtain reimbursement for ministry related expenses using the procedure defined in the Employee Handbook.
  12. Plan, administer and maintain the budget for all accounts associated with the Worship Ministry.


Contact: Please send inquiries and resumes and sample worship leading links to Lead Pastor Michael Goacher, 949-606-4089 and