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Praise Band Worship Leader

Trinity United Methodist Church
Job Description

Trinity United Methodist Church in Orrville, OH is hiring for the part-time position of Worship Leader for our 11:15 a.m. Kindling worship service on Sunday mornings. We are seeking a spiritually mature person who can work in a team setting to help people connect with God through music and other experiences. Applicants should have previous experience, as well as strong vocal and piano and/or guitar skills. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Pastor David Rittgers at trinitypastordavid@gmail.com

POSITION TITLE: Praise Band Worship Leader (part-time, 10 hours/week)


PURPOSE: To provide overall direction to the development and implementation of the Kindling service (currently at 11:15 a.m.), with primary emphasis on music leadership


1. Lead congregational singing for Kindling (alternative/contemporary) worship service with use of vocals and lead instrument (guitar and/or keyboard)

2. Lead the Praise Band in rehearsal (currently Wednesday evenings)

3. Select music and coordinate with band and audio/visual teams using Planning Center

4. Make sure that song lyrics and other information are in Pro Presenter weekly

5. Proactively schedule volunteers for band and technology using Planning Center

6. Actively promote and recruit new singers and instrumentalists

7. Coordinate regularly with the Senior Pastor and Kindling planning team in order to assure that the contemporary worship services are properly planned and implemented

8. Insure that musical instruments are functional and operating properly


1. Working knowledge of Christian music and clear understanding of Christian worship

2. Ability to draw people into the presence of God through music and speaking/prayer

3. Ability to effectively train, motivate, and lead others

4. Keep up on current trends within Christian music and worship

5. Ability to work with a wide variety of musical styles, formats

6. Ability to give clear direction about arrangements and orchestrations

7. Ability to organize music and manage teams of people effectively

8. Familiarity with sound equipment and ability to work with tech crew


?h Undergraduate music degree preferred

?h Previous worship leading experience required


?h Various seminars and workshops

Contact Information

Orrville Area Chamber Champions