Worship Leader Intern

Highlands Bible Church

Job Description

Worship Ministry Internship Overview [Full-Time, PAID]


The purpose of the Highlands Worship Ministry Internship is to prepare men to enter full-time

musical worship ministry by providing 1) practical ministry experience in corporate musical

ministry at Highlands, 2) mentoring by Highlands pastors and/or elders, and 3) part-time salary

including housing. We view this as an investment in the church at large and our local body.

Applicant Requirements:

Each applicant should meet the following requirements:

• He should recognize a distinct calling by God to full-time Christian ministry.

• This calling should be initially affirmed by the elders.

• A male who is enrolled in or has recently completed an undergraduate or graduate program at

a reputable conservative evangelical Bible college or seminary.

Application Process:

1. Fill out Pastoral Internship Application.

2. Participate in an interview with elders interview team (topics of discussion will include

the applicant’s calling to ministry, employment status, family situation, spiritual gifting, etc.).


• Interns will serve for a pre-determined period of time (Ex. Summer break or a certain number

of months) and be required to work 40 hours per week, including the Sunday worship


• Interns must be graduated from high school and in the age range of preferably 20- 26.

• Interns will take part in meetings and prayer, staff meetings within the church, and will be

considered team members of Highlands.

• Interns are allowed to work part-time jobs as long as there is no interference with the ministry

hours at Highlands.

There is a thorough interview process for interns to ensure that every person is in a healthy

place in their life to be focused on ministry and have the maturity to work well on an elder-led

ministry team at Highlands.

• Interns are subject to evaluation and the intern can be terminated at any time due to poor

performance or moral failure that would disqualify one from ministry.

• At the end of the internship, interns should expect to have valuable ministry experience and

life experience and be sent toward where God may be leading.

• Interns should not expect to be hired by Highlands at the end of their tenure.

Worship Ministry Training Responsibilities will include:

• Fulfill a weekly musical assignment (e.g., leading worship during Sunday AM services, youth

meetings, prayer meetings, or playing an instrument on a worship team during any of the


• Assist Senior Pastor in planning weekly worship services. (Song selection, team members,


• Meet weekly with Pastor Mike for regular feedback and spiritual mentoring

• Attend elder meetings, as invited

• Participate in various pastoral activities as requested (e.g. hospital visits, counseling

observations, wedding rehearsal and ceremony, funeral, etc.)

• Attend other meetings as requested

• Participate in ministries specific to his gifting and calling

• Teaching assignments as requested (ex. Youth Meetings, or small groups)

• Assist elders in shepherding as needed

• Reading reports as assigned

Salary and Expenses:

• A moderate salary to cover some expenses will be determined during the hiring process

• Housing will be provided

• The intern will not be provided any health benefits

• The intern will be provided with an iPad for use in ministry in lieu of a computer.

About Highlands Bible Church

We are a Christian, Protestant, and Biblical non-denominational church in rural northern New Jersey focused on the gospel. We just turned eight years old this Easter and have a growing, vibrant and welcoming church membership with many young families. We stand on the principles of the Protestant Reformation, preach expositionally, and seek to bring glory to God by making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ.

Experience Required
Entry Level


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 month ago
Vernon, New Jersey


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