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Ovilla United Methodist Church

Contemporary Worship Leader

Ovilla United Methodist Church
Ovilla, Texas, United States


Date Posted: 04/25/2017
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Contemporary/Student Ministry Worship Leader
Job Description: Contemporary/student worship leader will play a critical role in the creation of excellent, authentic and compelling worship experiences at Ovilla United Methodist Church for both the 8:30 AM contemporary worship and the student ministry services. The worship leader will lead rehearsals for the bands, coordinate worship planning, provide music leadership, participate in the contemporary and student ministry worship services, as well as foster the engagement and participation of the congregation and its gifts.

Essential Functions:
• Be a visionary leader for worship ministries.
• Provide a staff leadership presence during the contemporary and student ministry worship services as well as additional liturgical and/or new worship experiences. (i.e. Lord's Acre, special Easter or Christmas services, VBS, special youth events, etc.)
• Develop and encourage Christian leadership from musicians.
• Partner with the Director of Student Ministries in planning student ministry worship experiences.
• Lead worship for both the 8:30 AM contemporary and the student ministry worship services, as well as provide leadership for both bands.
• Stay current with contemporary Christian music in order to introduce and teach new songs in worship.
• Maintain an active presence in the church, form relationships, for example by participating in after-service fellowship/coffee time, attending Sunday School, and other social activities within the OUMC body of Christ.

Job Duties:
• Lead both the Sunday 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM student ministry worship music with quality, consistency, and in a participatory way, in order to draw the congregation closer to Christ.
• Select and prepare music for the Sunday 8:30 AM and student ministry weekly worship services, as well as any other additional worship services, in consultation with the liturgical calendar, sermon topics, and staff worship planning process.
• Schedule, plan, prepare, and lead weekly band rehearsals for the Sunday 8:30 a.m. service and Sunday evening youth worship time, and any additional services.
• Contribute creatively to the overall worship experience.
• Coordinate with audio/visual and communication staff and volunteers.
• Coordinate social media presence.
• Attend and contribute to regular worship planning meetings.
• Connect with other worship leaders and continuing education events.
• Must be vetted through Minisitry Safe child safety program training.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Commitment to Ovilla United Methodist Church’s mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ!
• Personal, growing relationship with Christ, and ability to lead others in that journey.
• Strong ability to effectively lead worship vocally and instrumentally.
• Previous experience leading worship and/or bands, along with knowledge of worship music.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Team player with teachable spirit and ability to adapt quickly in a continuously growing ministry environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Songwriting ability & experience
• Skills and experience with audio/visual/lighting systems
• Familiarity with computers, software, and audio-visual technology for worship (e.g. MediaShout, Prezi, PowerPoint, etc.
• Previous experience with social media management: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Reports to: Pastor & Director of Student Ministries

Compensation Range: (based on experience)

Description: Full-Time or Part-Time