Job Board

man walking into building

Worship Ministry

Contemporary Worship Leader

Henning Memorial United Methodist Church
Posted: 02/25/2022
Sulphur, Louisiana




Reports to:                Pastor

Effective:                  March 2022

Supervises:               Branch Musicians;

Volunteer teams directly related to Branch worship

Status:                      Part-time, salaried

JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Contemporary Music Ministries will provide dynamic leadership and oversight for all activities related to the contemporary music ministry of the church, in concert with the Pastors and Branch Band. Attitude and performance will be in keeping with the mission and ministry of Henning Memorial UMC.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for developing and facilitating engaging and inspirational contemporary worship services (including occasional special services), working with the Pastors.
Meet regularly with the Pastors to ensure a thematic approach to the contemporary worship services, and to coordinate long-range planning for future worship services.
Responsible for music selection for weekly and special services.
Rehearses the band with regularly scheduled practices and special rehearsals as needed for weekly and major seasonal or special events.
Coordinates with Traditional Service Music Director for occasional combined or special worship services.
Responsible for recruitment of instrumentalists and singers (both laity and contract) as needed for the Branch worship services.
Responsible for physical and technical setup of worship space for contemporary worship settings.
In planning and facilitating worship:
Develop and facilitate leadership within the Worship Team such that the Director, while maintaining administrative oversight, can delegate certain functions (e.g. on-stage leadership on Sunday mornings, worship rehearsal when necessary, etc.)
Recruit lay volunteers for needed teams.
Ensure the production and editing of video clips, slides, and other media are prepared for use in the service (in coordination with the AV volunteers).
Foster a sense of community and support among the worship team and volunteers.
Be the communication liaison between the various persons and groups responsible for contemporary worship.

Other Responsibilities

Attend weekly staff meetings.

Core Competencies:

Creativity and Innovation: Generates new ideas; makes new connections among existing ideas to create fresh approaches; takes acceptable risks in pursuit of innovation; learns from mistakes; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.

Influencing Others: Encourages others to cooperate, participate, provide resources or make decisions, in service to the work at hand; uses verbal and nonverbal skills to communicate respect for others, and to generate energy passion and commitment to an idea; creates an environment that others want to participate in.

Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles.

Motivating Others: Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate employees, volunteers and members; empowers others; invites shared input and decision making; makes each individual feel that his/her work is important.

Technical Expertise: Acquires and demonstrates the technical skills required to proficiently execute the essential functions of the job; understands which skills are lacking and seeks to develop those skills; continually works toward the mastery of technical proficiency.

Developing Others: Provides others with challenging and stretching tasks; holds frequent developmental discussions; is aware of the developmental aspirations of others; encourages people to accept challenging assignments.

Worship Leadership: Designs and facilitates relevant and inspiring worship; combines elements of theology, music and art to promote experiences of the sacred; crafts worship flow that reinforces a theme or purpose; fosters worship moments that invite participants into an encounter with the divine; creates liturgical moments that embrace the work of the people in worship.

Minimum qualifications:

Knowledge of Christian music styles.
Prefer Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.



Director of Contemporary Music Ministries is expected to:

·        Submit annual goals.

·        Meet regularly with the Senior Pastor and annually with the Senior Pastor/SPRC to evaluate job performance, growth and quality of the contemporary music program.

The job description may be amended at any time at the recommendation of the Senior Pastor with approval of the Staff Parish Relations Committee. All changes will be communicated in writing prior to implementation.

To apply for this job, please click here

To Apply: