Knapp St Reformed Church

Worship Leader

Knapp St Reformed Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 07/27/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Knapp St Reformed Church Weekly attendance (100-150)

Job Description

Position Title: Worship Leader

Reports To: Senior Pastor/ Executive Committee

General Summary: The Worship Leader (WL) is a part-time position (approximately 10-15 hours), providing leadership within the music worship ministry, responsible for designing, leading, and resourcing worship for KSC’s weekly service and for a minimum of four special worship experiences annually. i.e. Advent; Lent, Easter; Veterans Day, etc.




Essential Job Functions:

The WL is responsible for carrying out the following functions in alignment with KSC's mission and vision. Knapp St Reformed Church belongs to the Reformed Church in America (RCA).



Plan in advance, and lead weekly worship sets, so that they (a) integrate with each week’s sermon and (b) facilitate authentic, growing and intergenerational experiences of congregational worship:

• Discover and develop the congregation’s worship language, select music, design musical and spoken transitions, coordinate theme and time requirements with pastor, transpose songs into appropriate keys, introduce and teach new songs, and balance congregational singing and listening.




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Qualifications, Skills, Abilities:


• Demonstrate a clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him. Must have a passion for celebrating and sharing their faith in Jesus through vibrant worship.

• Proven ability to lead a team of vocal and instrumental musicians in a positive experience of leading worship, seeking growth musically and spiritually.

• Knowledgeable of contemporary music trends and ability to discern applicability of trends to differing worship contexts as well as knowledge of and appreciation for the rich theology of  hymns.

• Able to empower others to worship in and through music and prayer. Capable of moving the congregation through music, scripture, and the spoken word as they worship.

• Have a record of success in building and empowering musical teams.

• Display strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster teamwork in a positive atmosphere with both staff and volunteers.

• Be well organized, with solid administration and communication skills, and computer proficiency, as well as A/V familiarity and basic skills.

• Display a high level of positive energy, creativity, and the capacity to learn and grow. Must be a self-starter.

• Provide leadership in preparing the worship space for practices, services and removal of equipment pending other service needs, with assistance from A/V and other staff.

  • Should be able to read music
  • Please include a video of your previous experience leading worship



Lead the Praise Team(s)

• Must articulate a vision for the team, incorporating all members as participants of the Team, and serving them with a heart that leads spiritually and relationally.

• Recruit musicians and vocalists, integrate new members, build a strong sense of team, empower healthy communication, arrange for and lead appropriate number of practices, and teach and arrange new songs.

• Lead the team so that each participant grows in their experience and ministries of care, fellowship, discipleship, and mission.



Provide administrative support:

• Manage online music accounts, provide recorded and printed music to team members in advance, communicate worship design to the Senior Pastor and the Administrative staff, provide weekly written sound cues to A/V Team, prepare and manage budget (examples – music purchases, equipment, conferences, special music).

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