Worship Leader Job Summary
We are seeking a confident worship leader who is a passionate follower of God and will invest in the mission of our church. This person will direct our worship team to lead the congregation into the heart of worship, and pioneer a music ministry at SMVC.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinate all music ministries of SMVC
Facilitates and leads worship on Sunday mornings and for special services
Recruits, develops and empowers worship team members and worship leaders
Provides training for worship team members and A/V team members
Works with the Lead Pastor and Staff in planning and affecting a relevant and timely worship service
Schedules worship teams and leaders as needed for other gatherings
Manages SMVC music equipment
Establishes and seeks approval for the worship budget. Manages worship budget expenses
Well organized, able to maintain monthly schedules for the worship teams, sound board and computer volunteers
Able to provide qualified leadership when absent from Sunday services
Plans and leads additional holiday services and occasional worship events
Creates and schedules a worship rehearsal routine
Confirms the worship team members each week whether it be instrumentalist, vocalist, sound board or computer
Oversees the maintenance of the sound system, the computers used for worship services, other equipment used for worship, and the music library of the church
Makes recommendations for upgrading equipment and electronics used in Worship
Develops relationships with other Vineyard Worship leaders
Stays current on national worship trends in the Vineyard
Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Listens to others without interrupting.
Team Work – Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively.
Leadership – Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Displays passion and optimism.
Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Conserves resources.
Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required:
Understands and embraces the Vineyard’s beliefs and philosophy as stated in the “Vineyard Genetic Code” and the “Vineyard Statement of Faith”
Meets the Vineyard Leadership Requirements as delineated in the Vineyard Statement of Faith
Demonstrates solid time management skills and organizational abilities
Demonstrates ability to recruit, train, empower, mobilize, nurture, and monitor volunteers
Skilled and gifted as an instrumentalist/vocalist to lead the congregation in relevant contemporary worship
Education and/or Experience
Degree in music or qualifying music leadership experience
Experience with audio/sound or media helpful