Job Description

This position reports to the Senior Pastor and is the primary Worship Leader for Sunday services at Anchor Church Palos. They are responsible for recruiting, training, leading, and scheduling volunteers for main services, adult ministries, and special events.


  • Lead Worship Services.
  • Strengthen the culture of worship at Anchor Church that gives glory and praise to Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
  • Coordinate and oversee creative planning for all worship services and special events with the Senior Pastor.
  • Coordinate music for special productions and services as needed (Good Friday, Easter, Christmas Eve, All Church Events, etc.).
  • Lead worship rehearsals, ensuring that by the end of rehearsal there is clarity on each part of the service, and that technical excellence has been achieved.
  • Lead the Sunday morning run through from start to finish, ensuring that all parts of the worship service can be executed with excellence, and that all volunteers and staff understand their roles.
  • Provide for music arrangements as needed, including vocal charts (involves various preludes, offertories, congregational songs, and special presentations that take place on a weekly basis). Develop Worship Leaders, Vocalists, Musicians, and Tech Team Members
  • Coordinate a system that provides for the recruitment, auditioning and development of all volunteers on the Worship and Tech teams.
  • Identify key strengths to develop in each volunteer, and address them systematically and consistently.
  • Create a system and structure where vocalists and band participants are encouraged to develop their gifts and use them in various places throughout the ministry.
  • Encourage and Coach creativity and artistic Christ-centered expression in the development of artists, vocalists and musicians.
  • Shepherd the team spiritually by working to help everyone grow in their walk with Christ. Assist with Administrative and Shepherding Duties in the Church.
  • Some routine administrative responsibilities as delegated.
  • Some shepherding responsibilities as delegated.


  • The Worship Leader must meet the spiritual qualifications for pastors/elders/overseers and deacons found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 & 2. His leadership must grow out of his spiritual fellowship and integrity before Christ.
  • A spiritually and emotionally mature person prepared to provide leadership with integrity through their example of ongoing spiritual growth and devotion to Jesus Christ and his church.
  • A teachable spirit, a servant mindset, and a willingness to work as part of a collaborative creative team led by the Senior Pastor.
  • Strong leader, capable of casting vision and recruiting and managing volunteers.
  • Alignment with church doctrine and philosophy of ministry.

Education and/or Experience:

  • BA in related field (e.g. instrumental music, music education, etc.) or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in leading worship teams.

Other Skills and Qualifications:

  • Vocally proficient.
  • Acoustic Guitar or Keyboard proficient.
  • Proficient in playing lead electric guitar preferred.
  • A friendly, energetic personality.
  • Proficient in software such as Ableton for worship experiences, as well as presentation.
  • software such as ProPresenter.
  • Able to troubleshoot and solve problems quickly.
  • General understanding of lighting, live video systems, and Front of House audio systems.

About Anchor Church

Anchor Church Palos began in March of 2009 when 23 adults formed a launch team, united in their vision to launch a new,

Christ-centered church. Over time, the launch team grew to 60 adults who were all committed to seeing the gospel proclaimed in the south suburbs of Chicago. After working tirelessly to build ministry teams, purchase equipment and secure a facility, Anchor Palos had its first service on 9/13/2009. 350 people gathered to worship the Lord and hear a message from His Word.


As we searched for a building over the next 5 years, we worshiped at Stagg High School, Chicago Christian High School, and Moraine Valley College. In Spring of 2014 we purchased our own building, and excitedly began laying down roots in a community of our own. We have since renovated and updated everything to provide a modern space for worship and fellowship.


Since our very first service, we have sought to glorify Jesus through solid, biblical preaching and vibrant, contemporary worship driven by our 4 Pillars: Worship, Prayer, Preaching and Evangelism. We desire to make mature disciples who Worship Christ, Walk with Christ, Work for Christ and Witness for Christ. Everything we do is aimed at glorifying God through the fulfillment of

the Great Commission in the Spirit of the Great Commandment. Jesus Christ is the firm foundation of all our ministries.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
4 months ago
Palos Heights, Illinois


Church Size
300-500 people

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