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St. John Lutheran Church

Contemporary Worship Leader/Director

St. John Lutheran Church
Linthicum Heights, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 03/16/2017
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

St. John Lutheran Church (SJLC), Linthicum, Maryland, is seeking a Contemporary Worship Leader/Director to join our dynamic team as soon as possible.  This is a Part-Time (12-15 hours per week) salaried position. 

SJLC, a robust established church nearing our 100th anniversary, has delivered highly successful Contemporary Worship Services for two decades and desires to embrace a gifted musical leader who will lead Spirit-filled worship to ensure we continue to reach a world in need! 

The primary responsibility of the Worship Leader/Director will be to plan, coordinate, and lead weekly contemporary worship services as well as innovative services during special times of the year (i.e., Christmas Eve; Lent; etc.) that enable us to live our mission to go into the world “Led by Christ…..sharing love…..serving all.”  The selectee plays a key role enhancing the worship, spiritual formation, and congregational life of SJLC to achieve this mission!  


Worship Leadership and Administration

  • Collaborate with Pastors, volunteers, Music Director, and Worship and Music Committee to plan and deliver weekly worship and special services, with emphasis on creative presentation of Lutheran doctrine.  
  • Select and organize all music and other components for Contemporary and periodic Blended services.  
  • Serve as staff liaison for the Worship and Music Committee.
  • Attend and actively contribute in staff meetings and strategic planning activities.   
  • Direct and lead Contemporary Band rehearsals.  
  • Maintain and ensure copyrights are up to date.  
  • Oversee band equipment.
  • Develop and submit an annual worship/music budget. 


  • Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise, shepherd, and increase the number of Contemporary Worship ministry participants.
  • Implement a vision that encompasses ways for Contemporary Worship Ministry to grow and engage the community.
  • Participate in the life and ministry of the church so as to grow the whole church.



  • Develop strong musical ministry and support team(s). 
  • Lead musical skill development, community building, and spiritual growth.  
  • Disciple and encourage participation on a wide scale. 



  • Direct outreach events in the community.
  • Plan, coordinate, and provide leadership for Contemporary Worship Ministry opportunities.

  • Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and a passion to glorify God with music ministry.
  • Possesses a heart for worship and music, both personally, and in leading others.
  • Has a reflected theology consistent with our Lutheran heritage. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in music, ministry, or related field. 
  • Willingness to commit to SJLC vision and mission.
  • Highly collaborative and strong “team player”.
  • Possesses exceptional planning and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent relational and leadership skills.
  • Knowledgeable of Contemporary Christian music and open to continuous learning and exploration of new music.
  • Plays keyboard and/or guitar.
  • Able to read music and direct musicians and vocalists. 
  • Able to learn music from a recording and create chord sheets as necessary.
  • Thorough knowledge of music theory as it relates to chord progression, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of sound equipment (i.e., how to use a mixer, etc.).
  • Ability to lead the congregation in worship and train others in worship leadership.
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office applications and other related technical and multi-media programs required for contemporary worship.   
  • Experience leading and participating in contemporary praise/worship bands and choirs. 
  • Experience with technical aspects of worship (i.e., sound boards, multi-media, etc.).
  • Salary is negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.   Benefits are not authorized. 


Resumes should be submitted to with cover sheet and references.

Canidiates will be contacted for an interview and audition/rehearsal with the band.