Modern Worship Leader

First Presbyterian Church

Job Description


The Modern Worship Leader brings passion, leadership, and a drive for excellence to the Modern worship experience of First Pres. In close collaboration with the Director of Worship Ministries, s/he leads and develops the worship band, collaborating with a variety of instrumental musicians and singers. S/he exudes spiritual and emotional maturity when working with others. S/he collaborates with other staff members in music selection to create theologically deep and musically captivating worship services.


·     Minimum 2 years’ experience leading congregational worship

·     Highly skilled in singing and playing a core band instrument (such as guitar or piano)

·     Proficient in arranging music, and transposing chord charts

·     Skilled at leading band rehearsals for musicians with novice to professional skill levels

·     Versatile in playing a variety of music genres; ability to improvise by ear preferred


Characteristics of an outstanding Worship Leader:

·     Exemplifies a deep personal faith in Jesus Christ through word and conduct

·     Embodies an empathic and patient spirit in working with others

·     Highly organized and able to plan far in advance

·     Adaptable to last minute changes and ability to pivot on short notice

·     A team player, focused on growing the membership and quality of the band


Time commitment: approximately 10 hours per week with seasonal variance

To apply, contact Director of Worship Ministries Andrew Sedlacek and provide a resume and 2-3 relevant references. If able, also provide video examples of singing/playing.

About First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn (or “First Pres”) has a rich history of engaging in both local and international mission and justice ministries. There is a long history of equipping people for a life-long journey of discipleship through participation in Bible study, small groups, and mission. We are a growing PC(USA) congregation with an emphasis on both discipleship and outreach, and are looking for someone to minister in worship through the same lens. Having wrestled through issues at both the denominational and congregational level, First Pres is a church that has remained a family centered on Jesus Christ. We are a church that desires to see individuals of all ages serve alongside one another in what God is already doing in our church, community, and beyond.

Experience Required
Entry level


Education Required
High school diploma

Date Posted
1 year ago
GLEN ELLYN, Illinois

Presbyterian: PCUSA

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