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Worship Arts Leader/Worship Pastor

La Croix Church
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

Date Posted: 10/20/2010
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
La Croix Church - Staff Job Profile
Our Mission: Leading People to wholeheartedly follow Jesus Christ

Title: Worship Leader
Purpose: To create sacred space through the use of art in worship
Supervisor: Worship Arts Pastor
Spiritual Gifts: Leadership, Shepherding, Exhortation, Administration, Music (Vocal or Instrumentation)

The Worship Leader will provide leadership to a team of staff and volunteers who together create gatherings and experiences that invite and direct the church into expressing worship to God through music, both participation and performance. The Worship Leader demonstrates a deep and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, and is above all the “lead worshiper”. The Worship leader develops teams of volunteers, mentoring them in the theology and practice of worship and worship design, as well as encouraging musicians and other artists to develop their gifts to serve and glorify God.

1. To lead people into worship through the design of creative and participatory elements
2. Lead and develop teams of volunteers for weekend worship
3. To select all music for the weekend
4. Lead or facilitate band and vocal rehearsals
5. To oversee administration of Music Ministry

• Create charts for worship songs and special music
• Proficient vocalist and instrumentalist
• Experience in leading worship in a large church environment
• Familiar with modern worship expression and music
• Conversant with contemporary culture
• Knowledge of current technology as it relates to worship design (i.e. music, media, and sound)
• Proficient knowledge of music and music theory
• Proficient vocalist and instrumentalist
• Proficient knowledge of audio signal flow and sound reinforcement
• Proficient knowledge of the following or similar software packages
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Easy Worship
• Proficient in leading band rehearsals

1. Weekend worship
• Primary leader for weekend worship (vocal and instrumental)
• Lead and develop teams of volunteers for weekend worship
• Work with worship arts pastor to establish and communicate vision for each weekend
• Select songs for musical and creative elements for the weekend
• Choose songs for congregational worship
• Participate in creative team and process to plan series and unique weekend worship experiences

2. Lead or facilitate band and vocal rehearsals
• Form worship teams for weekends and other gatherings as needed
• Create charts as for band and vocalists as needed
• Provide volunteers with rehearsal notes and CDs
• Transcribe additional elements (strings, etc) as needed
• Create audio programming, loops, click-tracks, etc as needed.

3. To oversee administration of Music Ministry
• Oversee scheduling of volunteer in areas related to music/sound/tech using Planning Center
• Produce (or oversee production of) song slides/videos for weekends
• Maintain CCLI and other licensing required
• Assist and/or oversee audition and interview process for potential volunteers
• Work with a creative team to develop web-based connections and communication for music ministry