Worship Leader

First Baptist Church

Job Description

Job Description: Worship Leader; Full Time, Salaried


To be considered, any applicants for this role must be able to fully support the Mission, Vision, Values, and Beliefs of First Baptist Church found here: firstbaptistcambridge.org/about-us/who-we-are


About This Role

The role of the Worship Leader is to lead all aspects of the musical worship of First Baptist Church, which involves envisioning, equipping, and mobilizing the musical, technological, and creative skills, and talents of volunteers. This role also involves maintaining an effective technology infrastructure with which to accomplish the needs of the worship ministry of First Baptist. The Worship Leader shepherds people in authentic worship through contemporary as well as traditional music styles and assists in all aspects of the creative efforts of the church.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Lead and facilitate musical worship at First Baptist worship services and gatherings.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor traditional and contemporary volunteer worship leaders to give leadership to each service as needed.
  • Build, direct, coordinate, and schedule the volunteer worship team.
  • Plan and coordinate weekly worship services, all church-related celebrations, and seasonal events in coordination with the Lead Pastor.
  • Oversee worship teams, band, seasonal choirs, instrumentalists, accompanists, drama/visual worship, audio/visual technicians, and other related aspects of worship.
  • Ensure all needed service content is prepared for seamless operation in worship services, this includes ensuring that all worship and streaming software and technology is prepared in advance.
  • Prepare financial requests to the church Board for audio, video, and/or structural improvement to enhance the worship experience.
  • Manage and maintain the musical instruments and worship technology equipment.
  • Propose and manage the worship budget.
  • Develop, coach, and care for all worship team volunteers, investing in key leaders to help them continue to grow and thrive in their areas of ministry.
  • Additional duties may be requested by the Associate Pastor of Formation and Administration or the Lead Pastor.


Strengths & Skillset

  • Strong up-front leader who is gifted and passionate about bringing people close to God’s heart in worship.
  • Ability to lead the congregation in prayer as a vital part of worship services.
  • A good “team player” and team builder with experience in supervising, motivating, and encouraging others.
  • Able to keep calm under pressure and respond in a measured way in stressful situations.
  • Proven organizational and administrative skills.
  • Able to set realistic goals and targets and be able to create a work/life balance that is sustainable in the long-term.
  •  Excellence as a musician, keyboard/piano, or guitar preferred.
  • Willingness to learn and grow in musical styles that are less familiar.
  •  Ability to spiritually shepherd those serving in the worship ministry.


  • Vibrant and growing personal faith in Jesus Christ. This is the most important thing in this and any ministry staff role at First Baptist Church!
  • Firm commitment to the mission, vision, values, and beliefs of First Baptist Church.
  • Experience leading congregational worship.
  • Experience coordinating and guiding musicians.
  • Experience planning events or worship services.
  • Knowledge of basic music theory.
  • Willingness to become proficient and to train volunteers in the use of worship related software/hardware.
  • Undergraduate Degree in Music, Ministry, Worship, Bible, or a related field preferred.

Your Schedule

This is a full-time, salaried position with an expectation of 40-45 hours per week. Thursday evening rehearsals beginning at 7pm are required as well as Sunday mornings. Regular office hours are to be established as well as attendance at Tuesday morning staff meetings.


A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with a position of this nature and the education, experience, and qualifications will be offered to the final candidate.


To view a comprehensive version of this job description go to: firstbaptistcambridge.org/careers/open-positions


To apply please mail a cover letter and resume to Pastor Dan DeRushia: [email protected]

About First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church exists to help people know, love, and become like Jesus.

Our vision is summarized as follows, As we seek God, he will form us to become increasingly Christlike, and to be family to everyone who needs family.”

Our strategy is to personally and corporately grow in the three core areas of faith, love, and witness. Growth in these core areas will lead to our mission being accomplished and the results of our vision being realized in our community and around the world.

Our motivators are passionate discovery as demonstrated by an obedient desire to know God and His will, authentic relationships as demonstrated by being family to those who need family, and community transformation as demonstrated by courageous commitment to people who are without Jesus.

All of this is founded on and guided by the following values:

God’s Word

We are committed to Bible-based teaching and living. We believe the Bible is the authoritative Word of God, communicates what we believe, shows us how to live, and is used by the Holy Spirit to speak into our lives. As passionate followers of Jesus, we will seek to have the transforming message of the Bible permeate our lives through study and prayer. (2 Timothy 3:16)


We are committed to deepening relationships with God, fellowshipping with other believers, and reaching out to those who do not yet know Christ. We believe that our relationship with God is primary and given evidence by our relationships with one another and that loving relationships are at the center of the Gospel. As passionate followers of Jesus, we will nurture our relationship with God and cultivate relationships inside and outside of the church. (Matthew 22:37-39)


We are committed to joyfully accepting God’s gift of grace and generously extending that gift to others. We believe that people matter to God, that the church is made up of broken people saved by grace, that authenticity cannot exist without grace, and that by extending grace to others we are reflecting the very heart of Jesus. As passionate followers of Jesus, we will live authentically, meet people at their point of need and walk alongside those on the path of recovery and reconciliation. (1 John 3:16)


We are committed to becoming the individuals and the church that God desires us to be. We believe that the Holy Spirit transforms the hearts of those who seek God and intentionally live as disciples of Jesus, that as individuals are transformed into the likeness of Christ the church is also transformed, and that transformation is a lifelong journey. As passionate followers of Jesus, we will utilize every day as an opportunity to become more like Him. (Romans 12:1-2)


We are committed to being generous with the resources we have been given. We believe that generous living is a natural byproduct of a life in transformation and that it removes obstacles for accomplishing the mission to which we have been called. As passionate followers of Jesus, we will use biblical principles to manage the time, talent and treasure God has entrusted to us and we will seek to honor God by caring for those in need.

(2 Corinthians 8:5,7)


We are committed to reaching out to the world with the message of Jesus Christ. We believe this work starts locally with our neighbors, expands regionally, and extends globally. As passionate followers of Jesus, we will reach out to the world by praying continuously, trusting fully, giving sacrificially, serving faithfully, and going confidently.

(2 Corinthians 5:18-19, Matthew 28:19-20)

Experience Required
Entry Level


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
5 months ago
Cambridge, Minnesota


Church Size
300-500 people people

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