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Worship Pastor

McLean Bible Church
Leesburg, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 04/16/2018
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


McLean Bible Church (MBC) looks for individuals with a wide variety of gifts and talents who are dedicated to Jesus Christ and are living a lifestyle consistent with our Vision, Values and Standards of Christian Conduct. This Worship Leader reports to the Campus Pastor of the Loudoun Campus of McLean Bible Church and is responsible for creating an inviting, worshipful environment for the congregation. The MBC Loudoun campus is located in Loudoun, Virginia (in northern Virginia near Washington, DC) and serves approximately 1000 congregants per week. The Worship Leader will help build the identity of the Loudoun campus and McLean Bible Church as a whole. The Worship Leader is responsible for training and shepherding bands at the local church and collaborating with the Campus Pastor to plan weekly worship services, especially as relates to musical selection and arrangements. The Worship Pastor will also collaborate with all MBC campus worship leaders for churchwide events.


Job Description:

  1. A shepherd for the congregation.

    1. Lead, teach, protect, equip, love, and be an example to the church (1 Pet. 5:1-3; 2 Tim. 4:2-3; Eph. 4:11-12; Acts 20:28).

      1. Be known by the congregation.

      2. Actively involved with MBCL’s Discipleship and Outreach priorities.

      3. View congregational singing as a pastoral function before it is a musical one.

      4. Respond to pastoral issues with discernment.

      5. Strong verbal communicator.

    2. Plan and lead weekly services with other pastoral staff.

      1. Understand and thoughtfully arrange the various elements of congregational worship: songs, prayers, Scriptures, exhortations, ordinances.

      2. Oversee and lead singing portion of services and special events.

  2. A skilled leader for the music and production team.

    1. Lead team toward servanthood.

    2. Lead team toward undistracting musicianship and production.

      1. Skilled as a vocalist and instrumentalist.

      2. Able to lead in a variety of musical styles.

    3. Recruit, disciple, develop, and empower new musicians, worship leaders, and tech volunteers.

      1. Able to discern and handle various attitudes and aptitudes.

    4. Lead weekly rehearsals efficiently and pastorally.

  3. A team player on staff.

    1. Humble, willing to listen and learn from others.

    2. Adaptable, willing to change course on short notice.

    3. Shares ministry responsibilities as needed.

    4. Celebrates others and their initiatives.

    5. Maintains positive, loyal relationships with those inside and outside the church.

    6. Collaborates with leaders from other campuses.

    7. Carries out the overall vision of corporate worship at MBCL.