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Northampton United Methodist Church

Worship Leader

Northampton United Methodist Church
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 05/01/2012
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Church Profile of Northampton United Methodist Church, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

NUMC Mission Statement – “To experience and express the life changing love of Jesus Christ.”

Northampton UMC is an energetic, Spirit-led congregation located in a suburban region just north of Akron and 30 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio. It has served the community for over 150 years but was transformed and renewed following a tornado strike twenty years ago. We are a two campus, multi-generational, family-oriented ministry which offers 5 weekly worship services. There are three sanctuary based services on Sunday morning: one “blended” and two incorporating a Worship Team. The Collide youth service is conducted on Sunday mornings in the on-site cafe. The satellite campus location is in East Akron and has services on Saturday night. In addition, there is a very active Youth Program, Small Groups and numerous missional outreach activities (see

Job Responsibilities –
The successful candidate will be a worship leader who:

• Lives a Christ centered life that continues to dive deeper into the presence of God
• Has a God revealed calling to be a worship leader
• Is attentive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in worship
• Has experience leading worship
• Has strong vocal ability and plays an instrument
• Lead weekly rehearsals for the 3 worship services (currently Wednesday evenings)
• Can lead our worship ministries in the 8:45am, 9:45am, and 11:10am services
• Is willing to lend insight and support to our youth and satellite worship services
• Is committed to excellence in planning and execution of worship
• Has the ability to lead, disciple and assimilate volunteers into a gifted and established worship team
• Embraces the need to recruit, train, and involve new members in the worship team
• Is comfortable with a range of music from hymns to contemporary
• Is flexible within the context of worship and with personal scheduling
• Is an effective organizer
• Is able to work within a budget
• Is in harmony with the vision and mission of NUMC
• Has the ability to work with a pastoral team
• Is passionately searching for ways to improve skills as a worship leader and communicator

Desired Qualifications –
• Working knowledge of sound system technology
• Ability to use multi-media presentation software
• Substantial college-level training in vocal/instrumental performance, worship arts, music education, choral/instrumental conducting, or the equivalent.
• 2 or more years of worship arts leadership experience (either in a volunteer or professional capacity) which has included managing volunteers, leading worship services, directing instrumental and vocal groups, and overseeing technical and creative aspects of a worship arts ministry for a variety of settings and styles.
• Demonstrated interest and aptitude in the serious study of Scripture and a commitment to the integration of Biblical truth into his or her approach to and the practice of Christian worship.

Candidates are asked to send a cover letter, a current resume, a statement of their philosophy of worship and a statement of Christian testimony. It is also strongly encouraged that a video of worship leadership be provided. Applications will be accepted by e-mail or postal mail (postmarked by May 31, 2012) or until a suitable candidate is found.
Contact Person: Craig McSparran, Chair SPR Committee, Northampton UMC, 852 W. Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. E-mail address: