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Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church

Part Time Worship Leader

Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 10/06/2010
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary
We’re starting something brand new by opening a satellite campus across town from our current location. Not only will the location be new, but we’re reaching out to a group of people very different from ourselves in cultural and socioeconomic background. We need the help of a passionate and culturally-aware worship leader to shape our mid-week and Sunday morning worship experience to meet the needs of our new neighbors.

The satellite campus will be located in a neighborhood that is very diverse with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Our hope is to create a worship experience that can offer something to all of our new neighbors, so that they’ll feel welcome and find a way to connect with God through worship and community.

We need an enthusiastic leader who can build a worship team from the ground up. You’ll be recruiting new musicians, engaging in community with our new neighbors and shaping every detail of what the mid-week and Sunday morning worship experience will be. You’ll be starting with a blank slate, and you’ll need the presence of mind and dedication to pull together all of the pieces to make a great worship experience. Musicianship and leadership are of the utmost importance. You’ll be responsible for creating great music and for discipline your team of musicians and other volunteers.

It’s also important that you be fully devoted to the mission, vision and values of Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church and that you teach, preach and live the five characteristics of a fully devoted follower of Jesus: daily devotional life, weekly worship, weekly discipleship, weekly service and weekly small group or accountability experiences.

Desired Characteristics
Leads an exemplary life as a follower of Jesus Christ
Talented musician
Relevant experience leading worship
Self-starter who needs little direct supervision
Gifted speaker capable of speaking in front of large groups
Vocal and/or musical talent in a lead role in order to guide the congregation through the worship experience.
Organizational skills to effectively plan worship in advance that complements the teaching lesson.
Knowledge of and/or access to a diverse array of Christian and appropriately-secular music suitable for worship.
Works efficiently and effectively in teams
Thoroughly Wesleyan in theology and practice
Supports the traditional, conservative, evangelical theology for which Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church stands

Recruit and train a team of musicians and other volunteers to serve in Sunday worship
Lead the satellite location congregation in Sunday morning worship
Lead worship for our Celebrate Recovery program
Select culturally relevant music based upon the demographics of the area, theme of the message, scripture passage, or prayer of the day
Create a musical environment and atmosphere that is relevant to those in the community surrounding the satellite campus
Participate in staff meetings, retreats, continuing education and other professional activities
Organization and participation of worship planning in advance that complements the teaching lesson

This position reports to the Director of Worship and interacts with a wide variety of pastoral staff, lay leaders and members of the congregation and community.