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Summer Lead Worshipper Position

First Baptist Church of Collingswood
Collingswood, New Jersey, United States

Date Posted: 02/28/2018
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Baptist -- American
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Lead Worshipper Job Position - Summer 2018

Position Objective: to provide leadership to the ministry of music, praise and worship at First Baptist Church of Collingswood from May 21 through August 2018.  We are looking for a person who possesses a deep faith and a strong desire to grow as a leader in worship ministry.  

Hours: Part time – 20 hours per week

Faith Qualifications

  • A clear and compelling testimony of faith in and love for Jesus Christ, and a growing, personal relationship with Him.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and statement of beliefs of First Baptist Church of Collingswood.
  • Commitment to moral purity and Christian discipleship


  • Proficiency in voice as well as guitar and/or keyboard.
  • Capacity to learn and grow as a worship leader
  • Capacity to lead as well as play music
  • Possess a heart for spiritual transformation of others through worship ministry
  • Proficiency in organization, communication, and interpersonal relationships.
  • A team player with a positive attitude
  • A self-starter
  • Commitment to leading a multi-generational congregation in worship using both contemporary Christian music and traditional hymns
  • Commitment to working with the Senior Pastor to ensure that worship glorifies God, is biblically and theologically sound, and supports God’s vision for the church.


  • Planning
  • Meet weekly with the Senior Pastor to plan Sunday services (song selection, order of worship, etc.).
  • Provide church office (secretary) with information necessary to prepare the program and power point presentation for the service; review power point with secretary to make sure all slides are properly arranged; coordinate with technical ministries or secretary to make sure power point is on sanctuary computer.
  • Coordinate with technical ministries (sound board operator) to ensure technical aspects of the service are adequately covered
  • Coordinate with Senior Pastor and Church Office to schedule and communicate with lay leaders for service
  •  Coordinate with technical ministries to make sure we have what we need for Sunday services (mics, instruments, etc.)


  • Rehearsals
  • Communicate and conduct rehearsals with praise team members to ensure music is of a quality that encourages God-focused worship
  • Lead devotional time with praise Team members at rehearsals
  • Cultivate musical and spiritual growth of praise team members
  • Promote a sense of community within the worship team
  • Provide samples of music (audio files, youtube, etc.) to team members when learning new songs


  • Leading Worship
  • Come Spiritually prepared to lead the praise team and congregation in worship
  • Lead with a ‘Lead worshipper’ as opposed to performance mentality
  • Direct the congregation ‘upward’
  • Lead with multiple worship styles (contemporary and traditional)
  • Lead with both prayer and praise


  • Other
  • Attend staff and leadership meetings as needed and participate in the planning and implementation of ministries that enhance worship
  • Assist with other duties assigned by the Senior Pastor and Leadership Team consistent with this job description
  • Lead worship in Youth and Children’s Ministry activities when requested
  • Report and be accountable to the Senior Pastor and Leadership Team


Interested applicants should apply to First Baptist Church of Collingswood at

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