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Sidney First United Methodist Church

Contemporary Worship Leader

Sidney First United Methodist Church
Sidney, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 03/06/2012
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Contemporary Worship Leader

Reports to:
Senior Pastor

Leading worship teams
o Recruit, train, and lead a variety of musicians as teams
o Schedule volunteer personnel and team rotations.
o Direct and lead weekly rehearsals to meet primary goals of worship.
o Invest in the spiritual growth of team members as a servant small group through devotions, encouragement and prayer support
o Provide timely communication to worship teams and other personnel (scheduling, lead sheets, provide arrangements, audio recordings, sound and other resources for weekly rehearsals)
o Train and direct the Sidney First Youth Band
o Recruit, train and schedule the Sound Team for all services.

Leading worship services
o Lead weekly worship celebrations including special events.
o Engage the congregation in authentic, passionate worship experiences
o Select music that supports thematic worship
o Lead Contemporary Worship Planning Team weekly to evaluate and plan worship services
o Introduce and teach new songs to the congregation.
o Assist church leaders in visioning and executing new worship services.

o Experience leading contemporary worship and developing volunteer-based praise services.
o Strong vocal and instrumental skills, both in sung and spoken word
o Ability to teach harmonies, instrumentation, etc.
o Excellent team-based leadership abilities (leading musicians to form a cohesive team)
o Exceptional communication, relational, and organizational skills
o Passion for working with servant volunteers
o Understanding of sound boards and equipment.

Education and Experience:
o Knowledge of various styles of music and knowledge of hymns
o Demonstrated experience in leading a congregation in worship
o Proven leadership in development of a community of musicians
o Demonstrated skills in communication and organization
o Demonstrate relationship with Jesus Christ.

o Starting at $25,000 (negotiable)

Interested candidates should send resume, references and video of leading worship via email to Cheryl Christman, Worship Coordinator at

Sidney First United Methodist Church
230 E. Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365