The Worship Leader is a spiritual and organizational leader who oversees the worship ministries at Harvest. Oversight of the worship ministry includes but is not limited to leading our community worship; implementation of Harvest’s vision, mission, and strategy in the worship area; crafting the themes for each service in conjunction with the senior pastor; training and nurturing team members while working with various groups throughout the church to use music and the arts for worship; ensuring each worship service is led in such a way that the congregation has an opportunity for an authentic encounter with God’s presence.
A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him.
Experience in leading worship, vocalists, and musicians.
Sense a calling to serve in this kind of ministry role and ability to clearly articulate that calling to others.
Track record of success as a team builder.
Proficiency in playing an instrument with the ability to lead while playing.
Experience as a leader and recruiter of volunteers in all areas of Worship Ministry in a church with multiple worship services with nurturing talent in multiple age groups.
Experience in leading worship that transcends modern, contemporary and traditional genres.
Minimum of 2 years of worship leadership experience or qualified worship degree
Heart for the spiritual formation of those in the congregation and the worship ministry.
Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading worship.
Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of sound, lighting, computers, ProPresenter, live streaming, and video projection.
Ability to work with Chord Charts, Sheet music, and Guitar Tabs.
Ability to incorporate other art forms as needed.
Commitment to ongoing personal & professional growth.
Fully support the mission, vision, and worship philosophy of Harvest.
Must have strong vocal skills.
Must have a teachable heart.
Build the necessary teams to carry out the worship areas at Harvest.
Plan the corporate worship services in consultation with the Lead Pastor and staff.
Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals as necessary.
Introduce our worship teams to worship training provided by other ministries, books, and conferences.
Set annual goals for the worship ministry that are in line with our vision and evaluate regularly how goals have been attained and modify as needed.
Lead in some form of spiritual formation at every rehearsal.
Work closely with the children and student ministry pastors to develop their worship programming experiences
Lead the student ministry worship team.
Assist in the planning and implementation of new worship experiences with modern, contemporary and traditional styles of worship music and formats.
Be open to change and the shifting of responsibilities as growth and ministry develop
Harvest is a church that is 31 years old. Gary Bragg is the founding pastor and current lead pastor. We have 3 other pastors on staff. Two of those pastors have 20+ years of being on staff at Harvest.
We are located in Wapakoneta, OH. We consider ourselves to live in a small rural community with a population of around 10,000. Our target audience is 20-30 year old families with children. We have a good mix of blue collar and white collar in our congregation. We currently have 2 Sunday services with an average attendance of 550. We also have Wednesday night services for our children and student ministries.
We are focused on helping people know Jesus in a deep personal way. We emphasis 3 things to our congregation. Surrender, Grow, Serve. Surrender your life initially to Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him. Then daily surrender your plans, desires, and wants to His plan. Grow daily in your love and walk with Jesus. We believe that knowing scripture is key. This year we have been reading through the whole Bible (30,000 foot view) and preaching each Sunday from one of the passages that we have just read. We desire to see deeply rooted followers of Jesus. Serve people within the church and in our community. We try to provide ways for people to be involved in serving here at Harvest and ways that we can serve our community. We encourage members to be serving in their community as they have the opportunity. All this to say the we desire to help people walk with Jesus in a meaningful way that will change them and the world around them.
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