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Worship Leader - Early Service

Ministry Description

Position Risk Assessment: High
Term of Office: 1 year, renewable - appointed by the Incumbent at Vestry
Supervision and Support: Reports to: Incumbent
Staff Liaison (if different from above):
Committee/Board responsible for this ministry: Worship Committee
Purpose: To facilitate musical praise and worship within the church
Population(s) served: The congregation

Skills / Qualifications:

  • requisite skill on the keyboard
  • basic knowledge of hymnody and contemporary repertoire
  • basic singing - able to keep on key
  • music skills (sight reading, improvisation, arranging)
  • have a biblical understanding of worship
  • mature Christian
  • have a thorough grasp of the liturgy and order of service
  • sensitive to the Holy Spirit
  • position requires a Police Records Check

Spiritual Gifts Recommended:

  • music
  • leadership
  • organization
  • teaching

Training Provided:

  • on-the-job training
  • Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith training at the parish level
  • Diocesan Sexual Misconduct training every 3 years

Meeting Date & Time:

  • Sunday 8:45 a.m. services
  • special services as planned
  • occasional Music Ministry meetings with other Worship Leaders

Time Commitment Involved:

  • 8:45 a.m. service - set-up, clean-up and service - 2 hours
  • preparation and practice time - 2 hours weekly (extra for special services)

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • choose the appropriate music according to theme, season and other directives in consultation with the Incumbent
  • set up keyboard, sound equipment, overhead projector
  • lead Worship by playing and singing
  • attend the Music Ministry meetings
  • to augment with singers, music accompaniment where and when possible
  • is responsible for interviewing other members of the Music Ministry Team and completing the appropriate section on the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Checklist

Limits of the Position:

  • comply with the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy if working with children or vulnerable adults, which includes completing the “One-on-One Record Form” where applicable

Benefits & Opportunities:

  • grow personally and spiritually through leading others in Worship
  • develop strong relationships with others in Music Ministry

Office Instructions: Provide a copy of this position description to the applicant. Place a copy in the applicant’s file in a locked filing cabinet. Record the completion of this step on the applicant’s Screening Checklist.

Rev: November 27, 2003