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Contemporary Worship Leader

First United Methodist Church
shreveport, LA
Category: Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor
Posted on: July 25, 2013
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Job Description:

Contemporary Worship Leader
First United Methodist Church, Shreveport, LA
500 Common St.
Shreveport, LA 71101

FUMC Shreveport is a larger, downtown church in Northwest Louisiana, with a rich history of offering meaningful worship in both traditional and contemporary languages. Presently our combined worship attendance for all services is around 950 people. FaithLink is our contemporary worship service, meeting on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM, where we currently average around 220 people. Our worship experience seeks to passionately lift up Jesus Christ as the one through whom, in whom, and for whom all things are made. We strive for faithful preaching and teaching of the Bible, honesty in our expressions of community and worship, and a willingness to follow as the Lord leads.

We are looking for a person whose gift mix and willing spirit can partner with our team to help lead our community into the presence of God. We believe vocal and musical excellence, in addition to a discerning spirit, are gifts for those whom God has called to lead.

Responsibilities Include
Lead the FaithLink worship team.
o Musically—Provide guidance to the team for direction of music, including selection, rehearsing, critical suggestions, and overall teamwork.
o Spiritually—to nurture and foster spiritual growth with the worship team, both personally as and a team.
Lead Sunday Morning Contemporary Worship Service with musical excellence, helping invite our community into the presence of God through the rhythms of song.
Selecting music in conjunction with vision for the service that coordinates with themes, scriptures, and overall direction of worship.
Remain abreast of emerging worship music.
Meet weekly with key leadership to pray, vision, plan, and implement worship experiences.
Coordinate with worship team and volunteers using Planning Center Online.
Set up media for worship, including slide prep for lyrics, backgrounds, and other video.
Help coordinate volunteers for logistics of worship service, including ushers, media team, communion servers, set up and break down teams, and so on.
Manage budget.
Other responsibilities will emerge, contingent upon the gifts and passions of the applicant.


Committed follower of Jesus Christ
Loves God and loves people
Wesleyan theological perspective
Desire to work with team
Musical proficiency, including instrument and vocal
Demonstrates ability to vision, organize and implement initiatives
Sense of humor
Adaptable to changing cultures

Strong leader

This is a full-time, salaried position.
Please send email inquiries, including resume, headshot, and audio/video file or link to:

Derek Joyce
Associate Pastor


Position Information:

Job Title:Contemporary Worship Leader
Time Type: Full Time
Job Category: Worship Leader, Music Minister, Worship Pastor
Organization Type: Church
Denomination: United Methodist
Worship Style: Contemporary
Church Size: 250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:First United Methodist Church
Contact Name:Tammy Hogg
Address1:500 Common St
State or Province:LA
ZIP Code:71101
Country: USA
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