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Job Title:

Worship Leader

Job Description:

Title: Worship Leader
Reports To: Senior Pastor Supervises: Technical Director

MARCO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH POSITION DESCRIPTION: Worship Leader

Position Summary: The worship leader leads the ministry that designs gospel-centered worship music environments and experiences which invite people to discover and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and love our neighbors by bringing them hope in the Gospel.

Tasks and Duties:

  1. Work closely with pastors and worship team in developing weekly music worship environments and experiences and special events (Easter on the Beach draws 5,000-10,000).
  2. Lead worship music for a congregation of 200 during the summer and 800 during the winter and spring at multiple Sunday services, which requires flexibility through the seasonal changes.
  3. Recruit, train, and lead music teams on Sunday mornings.
  4. Recruit, train, and oversee the technical team for audio, visual, and lighting aspects of services.
  5. Prepare and manage the annual Worship ministry budget.
  6. Oversee the church musical instruments and technical (audio, visual aids & lighting) hardware and software.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Excellent instrumental and vocal skills (music training required and college education preferred)
  2. 10 years of music ministry experience (leading in a church/ministry context preferred)
  3. Technical skills in utilization of audio, visual, and lighting hardware and software
  4. Supervisory experience in guiding, evaluating, and interacting with supervised personnel
  5. Reformed in theology – (subscribing to the fundamentals of the Westminster Confession)
  6. Aligns with the mission of Marco Presbyterian Church by bringing hope to people with the truth of Jesus on Marco Island and in East Naples and participates in the life of the church body
  7. Ability to rise above style and utilize various instruments and voices in the worship songs

Character and leadership:

  1. Exhibit a close walk with Jesus that results in deep humility, joy, and hope.
  2. Exhibit a love for the local church that results in quality relationships throughout.
  3. Be a team player that builds consensus among divergent personalities and generations.
  4. Be able to hear and implement correction and advice from leadership, staff, and team members.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Excellent instrumental and vocal skills (music training required and college education preferred)
  2. 10 years of music ministry experience (leading in a church/ministry context preferred)
  3. Technical skills in utilization of audio, visual, and lighting hardware and software
  4. Supervisory experience in guiding, evaluating, and interacting with supervised personnel
  5. Reformed in theology – (subscribing to the fundamentals of the Westminster Confession)
  6. Aligns with the mission of Marco Presbyterian Church by bringing hope to people with the truth of Jesus on Marco Island and in East Naples and participates in the life of the church body
  7. Ability to rise above style and utilize various instruments and voices in the worship songs

Application Deadline

03/31/2021

Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:

TBD

General Information

Church/Organization Name

Marco Presbyterian Church

Contact Name & Contact Info

(239) 394-8186
reception@marcochurch.com

Industry

Church

Denomination

Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

City, State

Marco Island, FL

Description of Organization

Congregational Worship Music at Marco Presbyterian Church

Marco Presbyterian Church is a body of believers who bring hope to people with the truth of Jesus. Our greatest privilege as the church is to worship God through the congregational gathering where we remember the Gospel together and respond to His grace.

1.The Leader: The one who leads the music team and congregational is a leader who is under authority. He or she is not a “lone ranger” doing “their own thing” until it’s time for the preacher to do “his thing.”

First and foremost, the music leader is under the authority of God, to lead the music according to the prescriptions of God (the Regulative Principle), and ultimately to the glory of God. Being “under authority” manifests itself by leading under the authority of the Local Session of Elders and the Teaching Elder who is presiding over the service for that day. The Teaching Elder presiding over the service is ultimately responsible for the worship of God’s people on any given Sunday. Therefore, the music leader should be Reformed in his or her theology and should work closely with the Pastors. There should be weekly prayer and close planning between the Pastor and the Music Leader going into each Sunday service. They should work in tandem to lead God’s people in worship. Additionally, the music leader should exhibit a close walk with Christ, a teachable spirit, a desire to see the glory of God and the edification of God’s people, and a humble approach to leading that does not bring undue attention to the leader or team members. The music leader should continually be pointing people to the glory of Christ with the humility of John the Baptist who said, “may he [Christ] increase and I decrease.”

2. The Atmosphere: There should be a joyful atmosphere as God’s people prepare and engage in New Covenant worship. Because of the amazing grace of God and finished work of Christ, worship should be, “a festal gathering” (Hebrews 12:22). There should be a sense of coming home to a party filled with “music and dancing” (Luke 15:25). Because we are coming before the King of Kings, there should also be a reverence and awe. The worship leader should seek to lead the congregation to experience this unique tension between child-like confidence and awe-inspired reverence with God-glorifying excellence.

3. The Story: The ministry of music should follow the trajectory of the gospel narrative. Each Sunday, the songs that are selected should have a flow and order to them that reflect an “Isaiah 6” movement. They should begin with exalting the majesty and grandeur of God. Seeing the holiness of God naturally leads to seeing the sinfulness of man. This leads us into a =me of prayerful confession and assurance of pardon. Coming out of this should be songs that celebrate the mercy and grace of Jesus. Musically, this needs to be the most Christocentric time of the service that prepares us to hear God’s word from a place of deep rest in the finished work of Jesus. The communion and closing songs should be more thematic with the particular message that God has for the people that day and capture the commitment of the people. The closing song should be a song of commitment or sending as we say to God like Isaiah did, “Here I am Lord, send me!”

4. The Singing: Following the instruction found in Ephesians 5:19 to, “address one another in Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs,” we want two things to take place during time of singing: 1. The congregation singing loudly (not mouthing or whispering the songs), and 2. The congregation hearing each other singing the songs. To accomplish this, many things are involved: volume of music, familiarity with songs, arrangements that encourage singing, and planning the type and number of selections well.

In short, the worship leader should craft the service and exhort the people in a way that leads to robust congregational singing.

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