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Modern Worship Leader and Director of Worship Ministries

First Pres Glen Ellyn
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/11/2018
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Modern Worship Leader and Director of Worship Ministries


At First Pres. Church of Glen Ellyn, we love and embrace inspiring worship and are looking for a Director of Worship who will lead modern worship services with vision, creativity, a passion for excellence, and a love of Jesus Christ. We are an active, multigenerational Presbyterian church. Members embrace their faith as a lifestyle, and the church is active all week with worship, community events, small groups, children’s and youth programming, and missions that are local, national, and global. 


Position Directive: Lead engaging modern worship services as the primary worship leader with passion and creativity, develop and mentor a large group of musicians and vocalists, work with staff members and lay members to find ways to include inspiring worship in church programming. 


Partners in Ministry: Pastors, Associate Worship Director, Worship Council. 

Reports to: Senior Pastor/Head of Staff

Peers include: Associate Pastors, Director of Children’s Ministries, Director of Youth Ministry, Preschool Director and Church Administrator.



• With the pastors, design and lead inspiring worship that deepens our love of Christ

• Develop the worship team, including the next generation of worship leaders

• Innovate new ideas for the worship experience at First Pres., including new uses of technology

• Other responsibilities, such as music at special events, scheduling guest musical groups, maintaining instruments and equipment, and other duties as mutually negotiated by the Pastor.



• Extraordinary music background and performance skill. Excellent instrumentals and vocals.

• Experience in modern worship leadership.

• An undergraduate or graduate degree in music is highly valued and significant experience in worship leadership is required.

• Ability to compose, arrange, and orchestrate for the Worship Team.

• Strong audio engineering skills with the soundboard (i.e. Midas Pro1)

• Administrative and organizational skills

• Diligence and creativity, with a strong sense of vision

• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

• Ability to mentor and nurture Christian discipleship

• Familiarity and comfort with basic Reformed theology

• Knowledge of modern Christian worship music

• Familiarity with necessary software and web resources (e.g. Planning Center Online, ProPresenter, Dropbox, Excel/Numbers) 


Salary Commensurate with Abilities and Experience


Contact Information for the Position:

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn

550 North Main Street

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137