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Worship Leader - Later 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:

  • capable guitarist and / or keyboardist
  • have a good singing voice
  • mature Christian
  • sensitive to the Holy Spirit
  • have a biblical understanding of worship
  • strong leadership skills
  • have an ear for music
  • good teaching skills
  • good public speaking skills
  • proficient at musical preparation
  • musical presentation experience is an asset
  • position requires a Police Records Check
  • a thorough grasp of the liturgy and order of service

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 10:45 a.m. service 1 -2 times per month
  • practices are held Wed. or Thurs. evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • lead Worship at Healing Service as scheduled, as well as other special services
  • occasional Worship Leaders meetings (usually on a Wed. 6:30 - 8 p.m.)

Time Commitment Involved:

  • preparation varies from 3 - 7 hours per week for each Sunday service
  • up to 12 hours preparation for a Healing Service.

Description of Duties / Responsibilities:

  • pray / prepare for the service
  • select the music - for 10:45 a.m. Service 12 songs plus Sanctus & Lord’s Prayer
  • practice by yourself and with others whom you need to contact
  • arrive at church with time to set up the sound system and have sound checks, and get out the overheads - provide list of songs for Priest & overhead person
  • provide music for the band
  • watch the priest for any variations in the service, communicate with the person doing the overheads. You must be very flexible.
  • after the service, pack up the sound system, overheads and music
  • attend the Music Ministry Meetings
  • give assistance to the Incumbent in interviewing Worship Leader candidates, completing the appropriate section on the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Screening Checklist
  • 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