Contemporary Worship Leader

St. John's Lutheran Church of Blenheim

Job Description

Contemporary Worship Leader


St. John’s Lutheran Church (LCMS) - Glen Arm, Maryland


About Us


Located in Glen Arm, Maryland, our church’s vision is to pour God’s love into hearts and hurts. Every Sunday, the Holy Spirit draws us closer to this vision by teaching our members more about our Lord Jesus, who has sent us out into the world as his people. Whether our members attend our traditional or contemporary worship services, we are all united through our mission to imitate Christ by Loving, Reaching, Teaching, Sending and Serving. 


Position


We are searching for a Contemporary Worship Leader, who will be excited to set a vision for the musical aspirations and sound arrangements of our church’s collaborative contemporary worship setting. The individual for this role must possess a true belief in the Holy Trinity and Apostle’s Creed, and be willing to gain an understanding of how St. John’s mission and vision fit into God’s plan as it relates to this role.


Responsibilities/Expectations


  • Lead the group of musicians known internally as the “Praise Team” to cultivate a worshipful environment in the contemporary service, which we call the New Song Service
  • Schedule and attend rehearsals with the Praise Team, which currently occur weekly on one weekday evening and before each 10:45 AM contemporary worship service on Sundays
  • Coordinate and collaborate all musical aspects with the Technology Team
  • Lead or assist in the delivery of all contemporary music needs for special church events and services as requested
  • Encourage members to use their musical talents as they participate in worship
  • Attend Worship Planning meetings
  • Provide prayer support, feedback, and mentoring to Praise Team participants
  • Initiate and grow the music program and additional initiatives (e.g., coffee house music gatherings, handbell choirs, youth groups) as the needs align with the growth mission of our church


Desired Traits and Skills


  • Open-minded, team-focused leadership style that will foster growth within the church’s musical outreach
  • Desire to receive and provide feedback in a collaborative environment
  • Aptitude for teaching others how to perform music to the best of their abilities with an ear for developing vocal melodies and harmonies
  • Understanding of how easily the congregation can sing along to songs, based on general congregational vocal ranges
  • Ability to coordinate with multiple parties simultaneously
  • Willingness to allow the Holy Spirit to guide you towards choosing songs that fit into the message of each service, as it pertains to St. John’s liturgical schedule
  • Flexibility in working schedule
  • Creativity in physically arranging the music equipment and Praise Team members to optimize musical performance, acoustics, and congregation engagement


Education


  • Education in music at the collegiate level preferred, including a degree or certification in music ministry


Position Type: Part-time


Compensation: To Be Determined


If you are interested in this role, please email: [email protected].

About St. John's Lutheran Church of Blenheim

Located in Glen Arm, Maryland, our church’s vision is to pour God’s love into hearts and hurts. Every Sunday, the Holy Spirit draws us closer to this vision by teaching our members more about our Lord Jesus, who has sent us out into the world as his people. Whether our members attend our traditional or contemporary worship services, we are all united through our mission to imitate Christ by Loving, Reaching, Teaching, Sending and Serving.

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Experience Required
Entry Level

Type
Part-time

Education Required
Some College

Date Posted
2 weeks ago
Location
Glen Arm, Maryland

Denomination
Lutheran

Church Size
0-100 people


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