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Trinity United Methodist Church

Contemporary Worship Director

Trinity United Methodist Church
Arlington, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 02/27/2017
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Contemporary Worship Director – Job Description


Trinity United Methodist Church

Arlington, Texas





The primary components of this position involve leading the 8:30am Elevate Contemporary

Worship Service and cultivating a team of musicians to serve the church’s contemporary music needs.  These duties support the mission of the church: Becoming Disciples of Jesus to Make a Difference.  They are organized around the church’s ministry strategies: Connect, Learn, Grow, Serve, and Give.  This position, supervised by the Director of Music & Worship, is an essential leadership component of the church’s overall Music and Worship Ministry.  The ideal candidate will possess a contagious passion for contemporary worship and will demonstrate an ability to work well in a team-centered environment with particular focus on providing authentic, engaging, powerful worship experiences.


This is a paid part-time position.  Salary is commensurate with past experience.


** This position may be expanded to include Youth Choir direction should the candidate possess interest and experience in that related field.




  • A deep and growing love for Christ
  • A demonstrated history of leading effective contemporary worship
  • Agreement with the vision, direction, and theological beliefs of Trinity UMC
  • A commitment to mobilize the gifts of the congregation and apply them to furthering the mission of the church
  • An ability to organize and administrate as a ministry leader
  • A proven team player who values healthy church-staff interaction
  • A competent vocalist with proven mastery in worship band leadership
  • An affinity and a deep love for engaging in worship
  • A thorough understanding and familiarity with the common contemporary worship styles of the current time



Overall Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Senior Pastor and the Director of Music & Worship to plan and coordinate all the contemporary worship needs and ministries of the congregation.
  • Lead worship weekly in the 8:30am Elevate Contemporary Worship Service and in occasional contemporary worship services throughout the year.
  • Recruit, teach, direct, nurture, and develop music skills of singers and instrumentalists who have a desire to serve through contemporary music – enabling them to use their gifts in service to God at TUMC.
  • Lead a weekly rehearsal with our Elevate worship band in preparation for Sunday worship.
  • Participate and support the vision for cohesive worship design with preachers, music staff, and print/media support staff for all worship styles.



Staff Responsibilities

  • Prepare and coordinate the contemporary music budget.
  • Develop relationships with staff and congregation members to enhance ministry – including staff meetings (if the schedule allows), church social activities, etc.  
  • Submit articles to the ENTOS (church newsletter) as needed.
  • Meet weekly with the Director of Music and Worship.
  • Attend continuing education events as needed to enhance contemporary music goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.



To Apply


As a first step, submit a current resume which highlights your background of leading contemporary music in worship to:


Kendall Carter, Director of Music & Worship

Trinity United Methodist Church  |  Arlington, TX


Following an initial review, invited candidates will be asked to forward supplemental materials (recordings, statements of belief, etc.).