Contemporary Worship Leader

Mount Zion Baptist Church

Job Description

Mount Zion Baptist Church of Huntsville, AL is seeking a full-time Contemporary Worship Minister to lead our growing contemporary service in vibrant and powerful contemporary worship. The Contemporary Worship Minister will oversee all musical and technical aspects of the Contemporary Worship Service.

Primary Functions

Worship Services

- Lead contemporary worship on Sunday mornings and at other contemporary worship opportunities.

- Coordinate with all aspects of media and technical support teams to ensure all areas of worship (lights, light-programming, mixing audio for room and livestream) are cohesive and aiding to the focus of Jesus.

- Oversee stage design/aesthetics as well as the transition of stage setup between the blended and contemporary services.

- Recruit and oversee musical volunteers to promote Christ-centered/focused contemporary worship services.

- Work with newer/less-confident musicians in building musical skills and abilities.

- Expand a repertoire of theologically sound worship songs through outside worship artists and from inhouse-created worship songs. 

Staff/Church Unity

- Work with Senior Pastor and other staff to promote long-term health/growth of the contemporary service.

- Collaborate with the Blended Music/Media Minister to help facilitate a unified Sunday morning atmosphere of corporate worship between different worship services.

- Plan worship sets and schedule musicians for Sunday morning contemporary services.

- Create worship videos to promote contemporary worship at Mount Zion.

- Perform general ministry duties such as visitation, outreach, and discipleship as a member of the ministerial staff. 

Student Worship

- Plan worship sets and schedule student musicians for Wednesday night student ministry.

- Coach student ministry bands in rehearsals, equipping them to lead worship for Wednesday nights and special student ministry events. 

The Candidate We Are Pursuing

More than anything, we are pursuing a man who has a genuine love for the Lord Jesus Christ. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and engaging worship leader who can shepherd our contemporary service in singing in a growing repertoire of theologically sound worship songs. We believe that the ministry will continue to flourish under the leadership of a worship leader who has a strong stage presence and a humble heart. We need an individual who will shepherd the hearts of our contemporary worship team and bring out the best in the musicians around him through coaching and mentoring. We are also praying for an individual who can work effectively with student musicians. The ideal candidate will have a strong vocal ability and proficiency in, preferably, guitar and/or keyboard. 

About Mount Zion Baptist Church

Mount Zion Baptist Church was founded in September 1855 as a rural church in a farming community west of Huntsville, AL. Mount Zion has always been a spiritual light and leader in our community. Over the years, Mount Zion has grown from a small country church to a large suburban church, drawing people from a multitude of cultures, professions, and backgrounds. Mount Zion is located in one of the fastest-growing areas of Madison County in North Alabama. Our congregation includes professionals (doctors, lawyers, scientists, et al), military (Redstone Arsenal is located on the southeast edge of our ministry field), and a wide array of engineers (mechanical, electrical, software, etc.). Mount Zion is a theologically conservative Southern Baptist church, holding to the doctrinal beliefs contained in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

Mount Zion is located on 12 acres of land with approximately 110,000 square feet of building space. This space includes worship, education, recreation, fellowship, and administrative spaces. In order to accommodate all of the young families in our church, we recently developed a beautiful Family Life Park for children to play on and enjoy throughout the week. Mount Zion Baptist Church has a strong and thriving gospel ministry. Our annual budget has grown to over $4M and our pre-pandemic attendance is approximately 1200 people.

We offer 2 Blended Worship services at 8:30am and 9:45am, and a Contemporary Worship Service at 11:00am. Sunday school classes and childcare are available during these three worship services. Mount Zion has a rich family environment where people of all ages engage in worship and fellowship. Mount Zion has a thriving children’s ministry, education ministry, student ministry, and senior adult ministry. We offer a wide array of opportunities for those who are musically gifted. We have graded choirs for children of all ages, an orchestra, bell choir, and several singing ensembles for adults. Our church loves gathering for meals on Wednesday night in our Gymnasium (Christian Ministries Center), participating in Small Group Bible Study, and engaging in Discipleship Groups.

Mount Zion has a long and rich tradition of gospel ministry in our community and around the world. We call ourselves an Acts 1:8 church because we believe that the Spirit of Christ can empower us to reach our local community and the ends of the earth with the Gospel message. Our vision statement is, Living Sent to Make Disciples. At Mount Zion, we experience true life in Christ as we mobilize for the Great Commission. Corporate discipleship through Discipleship Groups and Sunday School is incredibly important to our church. Missions truly is the heartbeat of our congregation. In addition to designating 10% of our general budget to the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program, we participate in annual offerings for North American and World missions. By the grace of God, in 2020, Mount Zion gave approximately $895,000 toward the Cooperative Program giving, designated missions offerings, and community ministry programs.

Contemporary worship at Mount Zion began as a pilot ministry in 2012 to provide a venue for those interested in fresh expressions of worship. Over time, the service outgrew its space and required a second service. When that was no longer sufficient to accommodate the growing crowd, the two smaller services were coalesced into one service in our main worship center at the 11am hour. We believe that the contemporary service has not yet reached its full potential. We look forward to all that God has for us as we love our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Experience Required
6 – 10 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Huntsville, Alabama

Baptist: SBC

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