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St. Paul's Evangelical Church

Contemporary Worship Director

St. Paul's Evangelical Church
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Date Posted: 03/15/2011
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
Contemporary Worship Director

St. Paul’s Evangelical Church (affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America) is a mid-sized congregation with two worship services, one traditional and one contemporary. We are seeking a part time (20 hrs/wk) worship leader for our contemporary service.

Skills Required:

• The applicant must have a heart of worship, a mature Christian faith, and a desire to lead the congregation into the presence of the Lord.
• The applicant must be able to organize, develop and lead a meaningful, contemporary worship service incorporating diverse musical styles and worship forms. The applicant should have excellent communication and organizational skills, and a strong knowledge of worship styles and trends.
• The applicant must be skilled and gifted as a vocalist and instrumentalist, and able to choose and arrange songs appropriate for each message. The applicant must be able to synthesize music, visuals, and lighting, with congregational participation.
• The applicant must have excellent team-based leadership abilities. The applicant will provide mature Christian leadership for the contemporary worship team, encouraging growth and development of both musical skills and personal faith of team members.
• An undergraduate degree in a field closely related to one of the categories above is desired, along with previous church experience.


• Direct weekly Sunday contemporary worship service.
• Create a worship rehearsal routine for all service volunteers. Maintain a regular schedule for worship teams, sound and video technicians, and other worship volunteers. Plan and confirm the role of worship team members weekly.
• Lead rehearsals for Sunday morning services. Encourage development of personal musical skills and passionate spirituality of those involved in the worship ministry.
• Development and implementation of a personal plan for continued professional growth/training that will have a strategic impact on the worship ministry.
• Meet regularly with lead pastor to evaluate previous services, review plans for the next services, and plan upcoming series.

Spiritual Requirements:

• Professes personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and to the local church as an expression of the body of Christ.
• Is compatible with the Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America.
• Considers prayer/devotional life to be vital to their spiritual journey.
• Commits to personal spiritual growth and obedience to scripture.
• Values, honors, and respects all people.
• Considers this position a life ministry, not just a job.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and audio visual samples of the applicant leading in worship to:,

Or mail to:

St. Paul’s Evangelical Church
c/o Worship Director Resumes
9801 Olive Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63141