Job Description

Are you passionate about modeling and leading authentic worship that points people to Jesus and not simply musical entertainment? 

Friendship Baptist Church, a church situated about 40 miles southwest of Chicago in the suburb of Plainfield IL, is looking for a Worship Leader to facilitate a meaningful weekly worship experience for our congregation as we seek to live out our mission to Love God, Love Others, and Light Our World!


This position will require 8-12 hours per week and will include the following responsibilities:

·       Develop and execute a creative vision for worship ministry and inspire others to join in pursuit of that vision.

·       Select songs that will support the preaching theme/topic/text for each week.

·       Involvement in mentoring on various aspects of pastoral ministry from experienced pastor and leader.

·       Support the growth and development of musical talents and gifts of church members.

·       Support the planning of the weekly worship service by creating and uploading worship slides. Familiarity with or a willingness to learn Planning Center and Pro Presenter to set up worship services on the sanctuary computer.

·       Rehearse with our praise band. This currently occurs 6:15PM on Wednesday evenings and also Sunday mornings. Our music style is blended and includes contemporary worship songs, hymns with contemporary arrangements, and traditional hymns.

·       Lead or support worship for special events (i.e. Christmas Eve, Good Friday, Outreach events)

Perfect opportunity for either a current student or someone who is willing to serve in a bi-vocational role for the time being.

Successful candidates will have the following:

·       An authentic and growing faith in Jesus Christ

·       Passion for exalting the Lord and leading others to worship Him

·       Demonstrated ability to lead a positive and effective team dynamic

·       The vocal ability to lead the musicians and a multi-generational congregation in authentic worship.

·       Talent and ability as an instrumentalist a plus.

After prayerful consideration, interested candidates should send a resume or reach out with inquiries to:

Friendship Baptist Church

Email: [email protected]

Office Phone: 815-436-2380

About Friendship Baptist Church

Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) is a church situated about 40 miles southwest of Chicago in the suburb of Plainfield IL. Plainfield is a growing community of around 47,000 recently named one of the top ten “hipsturbias” in America (a term coined by the New York Times). Plainfield is a developing residential area with thriving businesses which presents great growth potential for the church. 


Typical Sunday morning services follow a blended style whereby a mix of contemporary Christian songs and hymns complement sermons that are relevant, practical, and biblically centered. FBC is a Southern Baptist Church that subscribes to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. FBC is affiliated with the Illinois Baptist State Association (IBSA) and the regional Three Rivers Baptist Association.


Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
High School Diploma

Date Posted
1 week ago
Plainfield, Illinois

Baptist: SBC

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