POSITION: Worship Leader
Thank you for considering the position of Worship Leader at Pinecrest Baptist Church.
Please review the following information as you pray about God’s next steps for your
life and ministry.
Pinecrest Baptist Church exists to honor and glorify God by obeying Jesus’
command to make disciples of all people groups. We accomplish this through our
Mission and Core Values.
Our Mission is to CONNECT TO CHRIST. We seek to reach our community and
beyond with the good news that Jesus saves. (Lk 15, 19:10) We also hope to
CONNECT TO CHURCH. We seek to teach believers through the Bible how to love
God and love their neighbors as themselves. (Co. 1:28; Mt 22:37-40) We need to
CONNECT TO COMMUNITY. We Send believers back out into the world to share
with others the story of how Jesus saved them. (Ro 10:13-15; Ac 1:8)
We are currently seeking our next Worship Leader to join our team and participate in
Connecting to Christ, Church, and Community.
The Worship Leader is responsible to the Pastor for the development and promotion
of the music ministry of the church. He or she shall work under the supervision of
the Pastor and look to him for direction in the performance of his or her duties. He or
she will work closely with our Pastor in cultivating worship services that glorify God,
edify God’s people, and inspire greater devotion to Christ.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Nurturing one’s soul and relationship with Jesus.
This is the first and most important responsibility the candidate will ever have.
We place the connection to Christ first in our vision statement. This is
because the greatest need of each person on the earth is a relationship with
- Authentically loving, leading, and caring for the church
Without partiality, he or she must genuinely love and care for the people God has
entrusted to our church. We are looking for someone who loves building relationships
with people, and who is willing to be an example to the church in word and action.
- Creating and cultivating a culture of worship in our congregation.
We desire to cultivate a culture of worship that is biblical, encouraging, and
- Planning of weekly Sunday services.
The candidate will work in conjunction with the Pastor and staff in planning and
executing all aspects of the worship services.
- Choosing songs that engage the congregation and support the preaching
of God’s Word.
The ideal candidate will be one who can lead worship using piano/keyboard or guitar
as the primary lead instrument.
- Modeling heartfelt worship, as well as encouraging the congregation to
The worship experience sets the tone for everything we do in our Sunday service, so
the candidate must be able to lead in a manner that connects people to Christ,
encourages participation, and gives verbal exhortations to the congregation to
worship the Lord.
- Recruiting, auditioning, and training singers and musicians.
The Worship Leader should be training and equipping those who serve with him. He
should be able to connect with the congregation to build and grow the worship team.
- Leading regular rehearsals for musicians and singers.
These rehearsals will assist in not only being prepared as a worship team but also in
spiritual formation as a group and individually.
When it comes to the leading of worship through song, the candidate will select
and lead the congregation in music that is:
- Theologically sound
The Worship Leader will select songs that reflect a healthy understanding of the Bible
and Christian theology. He will work in conjunction with the Pastor to ensure that the
“songs we preach” glorify God and are gospel-centered.
- Congregational participation
Engaging “stage presence”—in other words, not simply “doing a set,” and moving from
song to song. Incorporating Scripture, a brief word of encouragement, or testimony as
Stylistically, the ideal candidate will possess a deep knowledge of current trends in
congregational worship music and incorporate songs into Sunday gatherings. These
songs should be easy to learn and can be integrated seamlessly into our worship
services. The ideal candidate will possess an appreciation of Christian hymnody.
- A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship
- A passion to lead God’s people in worship.
- Commitment to moral purity.
- Commitment to the vision of Pinecrest Baptist Church.
- Possess good people, leadership, and organizational
- Be an example by supporting the total ministry of Pinecrest Baptist Church
through attendance and verbal encouragement.
- Pass a background check
SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION
The Worship Leader is a part-time, salaried position. The work schedule will consist of
at least 20 hours per week, with specific hours of work to be arranged and approved
by the Pastor.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position, send an email with your resume, cover letter, and links to
worship samples to email@example.com