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Wheatland Salem United Methodist Church

Worship Leader

Wheatland Salem United Methodist Church
Naperville, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 01/11/2012
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
The purpose of this position is to support the mission of Wheatland Salem Church: Love God. Love Others. Change the World.

This position’s primary focus is implementing the vision of the congregation to equip Christ-followers for everyday service that has a long-term impact. To that end, this position’s primary focus is to lead an active worship team at our Naperville Campus and assist the Coordinator of Worship in the development of opportunities to worship God using music as a key experience in our congregation’s faith journey.

Part Time (10 Hours)
*Sunday - 8:00am – 1:00pm
*Thursday – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
*Flexible Schedule – 3 hours per week

Accountable to:
Coordinator of Worship
Associate Pastor for Worship, Prayer, and Caring Ministries
Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)

Core Competencies:
*Committed growing Christian with a servant’s heart
*Person of high integrity, confidentiality, and patience
*Excellent relational and communications skills
*Creative, adaptable, flexible, and teachable
*Gracious, helpful and accessible in working with visitors and staff
*Targets and achieves results, overcomes obstacles, accepts responsibility, establishes standards and responsibilities, creates a results-oriented environment, and follows through on actions. Communicates well both verbally and in writing. Effectively conveys and shares information and ideas with others. Listens carefully and understands various viewpoints. Presents ideas clearly and concisely and understands relevant detail in presented information.
*Generates novel ideas and develops or improves existing and new systems that challenge the status quo, takes risks, and encourages innovation.
*Possesses the ability to define issues and focus on achieving workable solutions consistent with fulfillment of church mission and consistent with the church's ministry process.
*Effectively and productively engages with others and establishes trust, credibility, and confidence with others.
*Motivates, empowers, inspires, collaborates with, and encourages others. Develops a culture of cultivating people (both staff and volunteers). Builds consensus when appropriate. Focuses team members on common goals.
*Knows when and how to attract, develop, reward and utilize teams to optimize results. Acts to build trust, inspire enthusiasm, encourage others, and help resolve conflicts and develop consensus in creating high-performance teams.
*Demonstrates strong technical/functional proficiencies and knowledge in areas of expertise. Consistently does the right thing by performing with reliability.

*Collaborates with the Coordinator of Worship in the overall development of the worship life of the Wheatland Salem congregation
*Effectively leads congregational worship gatherings on Sunday mornings and at other worship services as assigned
*Attends weekly worship planning meeting with the Coordinator of Worship and others.
*Leads weekly worship team practices that will include working with current worship team members and developing potential team members
*Collaborate with other creative arts/tech arts people (staff and volunteers) to focus on creative use of media within the worship experience
*Develop a youth worship team by identifying and mentoring the musical interests and talents of young people.

*Understanding of contemporary worship forms
*Musical skills to lead a contemporary worship team
*Ability to communicate the Christian message through worship leading
*Knowledge of current trends in contemporary music
*Understands various contemporary trends in music, video and dramatic experiences
*Understanding of the operation of sound, lights and video production

Educational Requirements:
*Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry or equivalent experience

Other duties may be assigned by the Coordinator of Worship

Reply To: Tari Crema, Church Administrator
Fax: 630-904-2990

Location: Wheatland Salem United Methodist Church
1852 95th Street
Naperville, IL 60564

• Please include a cover letter including salary requirement along with your resume.
• No telephone calls please.
• Principals only, no recruiters please.
• No relocation benefits will be provided for this position.