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Grace Harbor

Contemporary Worship Leader

Grace Harbor
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 07/26/2011
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: under 50
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
Job Description:

The part-time Worship Leader will join a growing staff at Grace Harbor Church. We are a new United Methodist faith community in northern Suffolk, Virginia committed to Shining Light, Sharing Life, and Showing Love. As a campus of New Creation UMC, we offer a safe place to follow Jesus with informal worship, modern music, relevant biblical messages, intentional relationships in small groups, and hands-on missional service to others. Our staff serves with a team approach to ministry.

Basic Expectations:
• Ability to model authentic Christian worship and to lead and engage a diverse congregation
• Display a strong passion and spiritual gifts in the arts, specifically music and worship
• Dynamic vocal ability with a contemporary vocal tone and quality
• Guitar and/or keyboard player with ability to lead a guitar-based worship service
• Ability to read sheet music and chord charts
• Proven experience in a contemporary worship setting
• Strong communication skills for speaking in worship setting
• Ability to lead a worship band through a structured rehearsal
• Encourage, cultivate, and coach music volunteers
• Counsel, shepherd, and disciple music volunteers in their spiritual growth
• Research, introduce, and teach new and culturally relevant music for specific messages
• Partner with Media team to prepare multimedia worship elements
• Participate in regular planning meetings with pastor.

Additional Preferred Abilities:
• Recruit, train, evaluate, and schedule music volunteers, both instrumental and vocal
• Ability to coach vocalists in the areas of blend, pitch, tone and presentation of the music
• Enable volunteers to offer children’s music ministries
• Maintain music library and make available necessary music resources for weekly teams
• Participate in and/or lead special events such as weddings, funerals, workshops and conferences as needed.

Application Process:

Applicants are asked to submit a resume with cover letter and at least three references via email to

In addition the following items should be provided in digital format (mp3, mp4, etc.) on a DVD:

1 – A digital file offering a recent example of your singing and playing abilities;
2 – A digital file offering a recent example of your leadership in Christian worship.